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Rock DJ Kildare man (91) is one of the oldest DJs in the UK

Patrick has been broadcasting a show on St Luke's Sound Hospital Radio every Wednesday and Thursday for the past decade, after getting bored of retirement.

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Patrick Murphy (Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)

Patrick Murphy (Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)

Patrick Murphy (Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)

A 91-year-old Kildare man has said that he has “no intention” of stopping his UK radio show any time soon.

Patrick Murphy, who lives in Bradford, West Yorkshire, is one of the oldest radio DJs in Britain.

Originally from the Curragh in Co. Kildare, he moved to London in 1945 for work, before relocating to Bradford where he was in the engineering trade from 1951 until his retirement in 1995.

Patrick has been broadcasting a show on St Luke's Sound Hospital Radio every Wednesday and Thursday for the past decade, after getting bored of retirement.

“In 2012, I was a bit bored and I saw a story in the paper advertising for new DJs to help run programmes at hospital radio,” he told RTÉ News.

“I thought, ‘That's just the job for me’ so I went down to the station, had an interview, got the gig and have been there ever since.

“I absolutely love my time there... it keeps me young.”

Patrick said that he decided to try his hand at DJing after growing tired of hearing the same old songs being played on the radio.

He said: “I turned to a friend one day and said, 'If I can't change the music, I might as well start DJing, as I could do a better job myself', and that's where it started.

“Now I've got around 20,000 to 30,000 CDs and a couple of thousand records that reach from floor to ceiling in a box room at the back of my house.”

His show covers “anything and everything”, from reggae to folk to Ministry of Sound, once it’s upbeat and “gets people up and dancing.”

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“I like to play music to get people's toes tapping and smiles to their faces,” he said.

“There's been too much misery recently in the world... For two mornings a week, I am pleasing people and bringing them joy so what's not to like about that?”

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