East Coast FM made a fitting tribute to Berkeley victim Olivia Burke this morning on the Morning show.
Listeners could tell host Declan Meehan was shaken by the news of the awful events in California, Olivia had just completed 5 months working at the Wicklow station before departing for the USA.
Anne Kennedy remembered Olivia as a girl who was full of life and well orginised and was so excited about going to America for the summer. Listen to the tribute here
East Coast first heard of the news on Wednesday night and posted the following message on their Facebook page.
“East Coast FM are devastated to learn of the deaths of so many young Irish people in the US today but our thoughts are particularly with the family and friends of Olivia Burke. Olivia had just completed a 5 month college work experience programme with us where she excelled hugely and demonstrated a great appetite for the business world. She designed digital platforms for us and sold advertising space on that platform. For a girl of just 21 she showed massive potential for a bright and fruitful career in media. Our thoughts are now with her loved ones. RIP sweet girl x”
The seven students injured in the Berkeley balcony collapse have been named as Clodagh Cogley, Aoife Beary, Niall Murray, Hannah Waters, Sean Fahey, Jack Halpin and Conor Flynn. Aoife Beary and Hannah Waters are said to in a critical condition.