JJ’s wins award at New York Radio Festival!

JJ’s – The Story of JJ Smyths won a BRONZE Award at the New York Festival Radio Awards, 2019, in the Music Documentary category.

Listen to the full documentary here

Award winning documentary, taking bronze at the New York Festival awards

Near FM present JJ’s a radio documentary about the revered Jazz and Blues music venue JJ Smyths which operated on Dublin’s Aungier Street for over 30 years. Listen in to hear the story of how JJ Smyth’s transformed from a function room above a pub into the most authentic Jazz and Blues club in Ireland. Featuring contributions from some of the many musicians, staff and promoters who knew JJ’s best.

First Broadcast at 2pm on Thursday April 25th 2019 as part of Pat Farrell’s Behind the Groove blues programme


Produced, narrated and edited by Paul Loughran. JJ’s is supported by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland Sound and Vision scheme with the television licence fee.