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Anton 'honoured' to take over Today FM's morning hotseat

Anton Savage at Today FM today where it was announced he would be taking over from Ray Darcy's radio slot, Dublin, Ireland. 15.01.2015. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM
Anton Savage at Today FM today where it was announced he would be taking over from Ray Darcy's radio slot, Dublin, Ireland. 15.01.2015. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

Broadcaster Anton Savage is "honoured" to be taking over Ray D'Arcy's morning slot on Today FM.

D'Arcy abruptly left the radio station last month to return to his broadcasting "home" within the grounds of RTE.

Following D'Arcy's sudden departure, Today FM began searching for a "new voice of the nation".

And it appears they have found that in Anton Savage.

"It's a great honour to be given the task of picking up the huge audience Ian (Dempsey)hands over," Savage said.

"I've hosted in that time-slot before, so I think I've a sense of what the listeners want."

Savage has extensive experience both on radio and television, having worked on 'The Sunday Business Show', 'The Last Word' and TV3's 'The Apprentice: You're Fired!'

Since 2011, he has hosted 'Savage Sunday' from 11am-1pm. His new programme will launch in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, Ray D'Arcy is busy developing the format of his upcoming RTE Radio 1 show.

The programme will run in Derek Mooney's former time slot of 3pm-4.30pm and will hit the airwaves on February 2.

D'Arcy's wife Jenny Kelly and his former Today FM producer Will Hanafin have both followed him to RTE and will produce the programme.

2fm boss Dan Healy has stressed the importance of D'Arcy's move. "He brings in a young audience to Radio 1 and it's a nice opportunity for 2fm at 9am," he said, referring to the former on-air rivalry between D'Arcy and Ryan Tubridy.

Irish Independent

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