RADIO MOMENT OF THE WEEK
The unexpected death of broadcaster Sandy Harsch casts a shadow over last week, robbing Irish music radio of one of its most distinctive voices. As presenter of RTÉ Radio 1’s longrunning show Country Time, Harsch was a wonderful advocate of country music in all its variations. Up until two weeks ago, she could be heard on her Saturday-night slot playing tracks by veteran and emerging artists from the US and Ireland, while offering honest opinion and deep knowledgeinhergentlyauthoritativeAmerican accent, still strong after more than 50 years living in Ireland. An invaluable resource for country fans, Harsch’s show was also a revelatory pleasure for any music lover who stumbled across it. A true fan and a natural broadcaster, she will be sadly missed.