Tuesday 17 October 2017

Tuned in: the voices who helped establish 2fm Pat Kenny

Pat Kenny
Pat Kenny
Larry Gogan
Gerry Ryan
Dave Fanning
Vincent Hanley
John Meagher

John Meagher

Pat Kenny: Needs no introduction, but presented the station's upmarket album show every weekend in the early years.

Mark Cagney

Joined Radio 2 from Cork pirate radio and stayed in RTé for 12 years. He moved to the newly formed Dublin station 98FM in 1989 and is now host of TV3's morning show, Ireland AM.

Vincent Hanley

'Fab Vinny' was one of the station's best loved presenters, but died at 33 from an Aids-related illness.

Jimmy Greeley

Associated with Radio 2 during the 1980s, Greeley became one of the best known presenters on 98FM. Recently a DJ on 4FM.

Ronan Collins

After cutting his teeth in pirate radio, the former showband drummer became an RTé staple.

Gerry Ryan

The most significant "name" in the history of Radio 2/2FM, Ryan helped change the course of Irish radio in the 1980s with his irreverent style of presentation. His untimely death in 2010 badly damaged 2FM's market share.

Dave Fanning

Another who came of age in the pirate radio scene of the 1970s, Fanning would play a huge role in the fortunes of several Irish bands, most notably U2.

Now presents a weekend show.

Larry Gogan

The daddy of them all.

Long established on Radio 1 before 1979 and a man who was playing pop in the staid old station when very few others were.

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