Marcus Connaughton is a veteran of the Irish record industry. In the late 1980s he joined RTÉ, Ireland's national public service broadcaster, as a radio producer. Over the past twenty-plus years, he has produced a wide range of programming from the Metal Show on 2FM to Bluestime on RTÉ Radio 1. He was invited to deliver the Inaugural Rory Gallagher Memorial Lecture in November 1995 in Rory's home city of Cork. He has compered and spoken at numerous tributes to the late guitarist in Ireland, Britain and Europe. Marcus presents and produces RTÉ Radio 1's maritime programme, Seascapes.