Thursday 20 July 2017

Shaun Doherty leaving Highland radio after 27 years hosting mid morning show

Shaun Doherty is leaving Highland Radio. PIC: The Shaun Doherty Show Facebook
Shaun Doherty is leaving Highland Radio. PIC: The Shaun Doherty Show Facebook

Popular broadcaster Shaun Doherty has announced he is leaving Highland Radio.

Doherty (52) has helmed his own mid-morning show on the Donegal station since 1990 and broke the news of his upcoming departure to his loyal listeners on Tuesday morning.

“It is time for me to look for fresh challenges in my life, new opportunities," he said.

"I will be leaving on July 14th which is two weeks this Friday. So, I wanted you as my loyal listeners to know that before you get to hear about it anywhere else.”

The Shaun Doherty Show features discussions and debates on current affairs.

In a statement the station said, "All of us at Highland Radio are dealing with mixed emotions today. While we are delighted for Shaun to have the chance to explore new opportunities, we are very saddened to be losing a friend and colleague.

"Shaun’s contribution to Highland Radio, and the media in general, is immeasurable. He has been with the company from the very beginning and helped cement Highland Radio’s reputation as Ireland’s No1 local radio station.

"We all support Shaun in his decision and wish him all the best in the next chapter of his career; there is always a place for him in Highland Radio."

Fans took to Facebook to wish him good luck and express their sorrow to see him go.

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