Monday 11 December 2017

'2FM is changing a lot - it's becoming a much younger station' - veteran DJ Colm Hayes

Colm Hayes
Colm Hayes
Colm Hayes and Al Porter at The Vodafone Comedy Festival 2015 launch at The Odeon

Elaine McCahill

DJ Colm Hayes has said he doesn't want to still be spinning pop tunes when he's older.

The Santry native has left his afternoon slot and will now present the weekend breakfast show from October.

"2fm is changing a lot at the moment and it's becoming a much younger station during the week," Colm told the Herald.

"Do I want to be playing Justin Bieber when I'm 60? Probably not."

Colm is now using his extra time to focus on building his production company and is writing some TV projects with comedian Al Porter.

"We're just working out if Al will be moving to the weekend show with me," he said.

"He may just be doing bits and pieces, as he's really taken off in England at the moment.

"We're still writing together, we're working on a couple of TV shows which we might see commissioned in the New Year," he added.

The radio stalwart also revealed he had been approached by other stations when his slot change was announced.


"A couple of stations contacted me with a view to going there, but I need to see what I want to do," Colm said.

"RTE are being very good to me, but commercial radio is where I could go if there was an opportunity that I thought would be good for me."

Colm was speaking at the launch of the Walk In My Shoes Radio, which is a pop-up digital station that aims to raise €10,000 to help young Irish people with their mental health.

The station will broadcast live from St Patrick's University Hospital from October 5 to 9.

Donations can be made at or by texting "Shoes" to 57802 to donate €2.

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