Mike Houlihan

Mike Houlihan

Hibernian Media Chairman Mike Houlihan’s promotional tour of Chicago’s Irish pubs continues in saluting Irish first responders on his weekly show “The Hibernian Radio Hour.”

The show is broadcast every Saturday, from 7 to 8 p.m., on WSBC 1240AM and podcast online at hibernianradio.org.

“We started the show in 2019 to honor our Irish cops, firefighters, and paramedics, but recent statements pushing to ‘defund the police’ have really ticked me off,” Houlihan said. “We’d like to record our show from a variety of Irish pubs in Chicagoland to salute the local police officers for their valor and fortitude in this very troubling time. The cops deserve our respect and prayers in their continual fight against societal ignorance and bias spawned by uninformed politicians and ‘social justice protestors.’”

The tour will visit Irish pubs throughout the city and record talks with each pub’s “favorite cops” as they discuss their careers and Irish backgrounds, including music and community news along the way.

Locations on the police tour scheduled for July are as follows: Wednesday, July 1, Celtic Boxing Club, 3012 W. 111th St.; Wednesday July 8, The Curragh Irish Pub, 6705 N. Northwest Hwy.; and on Wednesdays, July 15, 22 and 29, Cork & Kerry Tavern, 10614 S. Western Ave.

The shows will be recorded starting at 6 p.m., and they include interviews with an Irish cop, music, community news and a trip to “Houli-Town” for some laughs along the way.

Hibernian Media was founded in 2013 as a 501c3 charity dedicated to Irish and Irish-American culture.

To arrange for Hibernian Radio to record a show in an Irish pub, contact Houlihan at (312) 431-8700 or email mikehoulihan7@gmail.com.