Monday 23 October 2017

Bressie for 2FM? The Voice star and Angela Scanlon meet radio bosses in new shake-up

Bressie is lined up for a 2fm slot
Bressie is lined up for a 2fm slot
Bressie at the Maire Keating Foundation Christmas lunch
Bressie
Angela Scanlon
Guests at the Respect Christmas Lunch 2013 at The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, Ireland - 23.12.13. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Angela Scanlon

Eimear Rabbitte

RADIO boss Dan Healy has made it clear that he wants to introduce more female names to the 2FM airwaves as the search for fresh talent continues.

The former head of 98fm has secured new slots for both 2FM newcomer Jennifer Maguire and weekend presenter Louise McSharry, who will be playing a crucial role in the station's new schedule.

MEETINGS

Healy has also enjoyed meetings with several other young media personalities, including stylist and presenter Angela Scanlon, as well as Voice of Ireland star Bressie, the Herald can reveal.

He is also said to be interested in what iRadio presenting duo Chris Greene and Ciara King can offer to the station.

The move comes following the axing of Hector O Eochagain from the station’s daily breakfast slot and the impetus on boosting the station's listenership with fresh talent.

“Angela was in RTE for meetings with Dan in recent weeks and it went really well by all accounts,” a source told the Herald.

“She has a very outgoing personality so he just wanted to get to know her better and discuss her radio interests.

 “Bressie also had a meeting with Dan as did Chris Ring and his partner from iRadio.”

Well known as a stylist in Ireland and abroad, Angela has made a name for herself with Montrose bosses and enjoyed success with her Reality Bites series Oi Ginger!

Meanwhile, Voice of Ireland mentor and former Blizzards frontman Bressie will have more time on his hands after revealing that he has given up on his solo music career.

“The station is expected to film Hector O'Eochagain's empty breakfast slot with Jennifer Maguire and Bernard O'Shea,” a source told the Herald.

Louise McSharry will be moved from weekends to present a daily evening show, airing Monday to Friday.

The 30-year-old, who lives in Dublin with her long-term boyfriend Gordon Spierin, went down a storm when she filled in for Ryan Tubridy last summer.

hnews@herald.ie

Irish Independent

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