Since his early youth George Butler was fascinated by radio. He grew up in Howth and reminisces about the steam trawlers, the Scottish fishermen who followed the shoals of herring up the East coast and the women who worked at the gutting and barrelling of the fish. George’s father was involved in the musical trade and was put out of business when the Black and Tans blew up the premises at No. 2 Abbey Street. George’s first introduction to Radio Eireann was in Henry Street and his show was broadcast for several years. Prior to the war years, he developed an amplifier for public address, which was later used in the Mansion House and in Guinness’s.