Tuesday 23 January 2018

DJ Dara Quilty to take 98fm slot vacated by popular duo Dermot and Dave

Dara Quilty will take over from 98fm’s popular duo Dermot and Dave, the Dublin station has announced.

The outspoken personality will take to the airwaves in late August, for the weekday show which runs from 4pm – 7pm.

Dermot Whelan and Dave Moore are on the move to Today FM.

Quilty said: "I’m delighted to make the move to 98FM and develop as a solo presenter.”

“The station actually gave me my first gig holding a balloon on Grafton Street – there were 300 of us holding them, but I’m the only one who still works in the business today!” he joked.

“Having been part of a duo for the past few years on Spin 103.8 I’m really looking forward to the challenge of ridin’ solo on 98FM!”

Meanwhile, 98’s station manager Michael Brett said, “Dara is an exciting addition to the 98FM family.”

“His youth and energy will bring a really fresh approach to the drivetime slot and we look forward to welcoming him into the fold and adding him to our already really strong line up.”

The pair, who have been with Dublin’s 98FM for 12 years, are planning to make their debut in September.

The switch comes less than two years after 98fm shocked Today FM by recruiting one of their biggest names, Ray Foley.

As well as presenting for radio, Quilty was the first host of RTE's Two Tube but made the switch to radio in 2007.

Dara with his trademark big hair and quirky sense of style, won a PPI after his first year on-air with SPIN 1038 on ‘The Lock.

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