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The Kitchen Party Ceilidh, Indianapolis’ only homegrown Celtic-music radio program, will be moving to WICR the Diamond, 88.7 FM in Indianapolis.  The first broadcast on WICR will be on Sunday, March 5, at 10:00 PM.

The Kitchen Party Ceilidh went on the air on July 19, 2013, and was originally aired on WITT FM 91.9, an Indianapolis community radio station, until June 30, 2016, and has continued as a podcast since then.  The show’s March 5 debut on WICR will be the 189th episode. “I really couldn’t be more thrilled about the move to WICR,” says Dave Bagdade, the Kitchen Party Ceilidh’s host and producer.  “Doing the show as a podcast was rewarding in its own way, but I’m a fan of broadcast radio. WITT’s station master, Jim Walsh, was a great promoter of the show and I’ll always be grateful to him, but I can’t help but be excited about moving to a station with a fifty-plus year history and a much bigger broadcast area.”

Bagdade says the format of the show will remain exactly the same.  The Kitchen Party Ceilidh is a weekly hour-long program devoted to Celtic music from wherever it originates, whether it be Ireland, Scotland, Canada or even central Indiana, in addition to more far-flung regions of the globe. The show will offer its usual recurring segments: New to You, Closet Classic and Local Focus, along with Theme Third Sunday, which concentrates an entire episode on a particular artist, instrument or sub-genre. “The bottom line,” says Bagdade, “is that our longtime fans will find the show to be the same as it has always been, while new listeners will hopefully find much to enjoy.  Our mission has always been to bring the very best in Celtic music from wherever it originates, and that definitely will not change.”

Since its inception, the Kitchen Party Ceilidh aired on Friday at 8:00 PM, even as a podcast, but the show will move to Sunday evenings at 10:00 and will follow the nationally syndicated Folk Sampler.  “WICR is known for exceptional classical and jazz programming,” explains Bagdade, “and the pairing of our show with the Folk Sampler makes great sense.  I think fans of the Folk Sampler will find much to enjoy in our program, and vice versa.”

Those wishing to hear the Kitchen Party Ceilidh can tune in to FM 88.7 in the broadcast area or stream live at  All the previous episodes of the show are available at and they will soon be offered through SoundCloud, iTunes and Google Plus, all free of charge.

“Whether you’re new to Celtic music or a longtime fan,” says Bagdade, “come give the Kitchen Party Ceilidh a listen.  I think you’ll be excited by what you hear.”

For further information Contact:
Dave Bagdade, Host Kitchen Party Ceilidh
Airing every Friday at 8:00 PM Eastern

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