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Sunday 16 June 2019

Ryan Line: 2FM in tribute to iconic late DJ Gerry

Laughs: Doireann Garrihy and Eoghan McDermott at the 2FM launch. Photo: Kinlan Photography
Laughs: Doireann Garrihy and Eoghan McDermott at the 2FM launch. Photo: Kinlan Photography
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

RTÉ's youth station 2FM turns 40 today and will celebrate with a tribute to legendary host Gerry Ryan.

The anniversary will be marked with the 'Ryan Line" returning to the airwaves at 9am.

The hour-long segment will be introduced by Gerry's daughter Lottie.

"When I first heard of it, I was taken aback," Lottie said at the unveiling of 2FM's new schedule on the eve of the anniversary.

Gerry drove the success of the station from 1988 to his death in 2010.

Meanwhile, Jenny Greene has revealed the reason behind her decision to depart 2FM and now return as part of the new schedule.

The 36-year-old DJ had been with 2FM since 2007, co-presenting 'The Nicky Byrne Show' for the past five years. However, as part of the shake-up prompted by Byrne going off to tour with Westlife, Jenny was offered a new evening show.

Jenny, who will now take on a daytime show, said: "If I was working Sunday to Thursday night till late, I would actually never be at home."

Doireann Garrihy and Eoghan McDermott also attended the launch of the new schedule.

Irish Independent

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