The Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, Rt Rev Ken Good, was among church leaders and other well-known community figures who joined Donegal’s favourite broadcaster on Friday for the final instalment of Highland Radio’s eponymous Shaun Doherty Show.
The presenter is stepping down after 27 years at the station – mostly spent presenting his popular morning show.
Appearing alongside the Bishop of Raphoe, Dr Philip Boyce, Bishop Good complimented the radio personality on his years of success behind the microphone, during which time Highland has become the most popular radio station in the Republic of Ireland. “Highland Radio is a station perfectly in touch with its community,” Bishop Good said, “and Shaun is a presenter perfectly in tune with his audience.”
Other contributors to Mr Doherty’s last programme included the husband and wife singers Daniel and Majella O’Donnell, broadcasters Gay Byrne and Ryan Tubridy, the composer Phil Coulter, and the former international footballer Packie Bonner.
Bishop Good offered Shaun Doherty his best wishes for the future – whatever role Mr Doherty chooses to pursue. Bishop Good also extended his best wishes to Dr Boyce who retires next month after more than 20 years service as Bishop of Raphoe.