Sunday 18 February 2018

DJs safe at 2fm but 80s music gets the boot

Peter Flanagan

Peter Flanagan

THE stars at RTE's 2fm are safe, but 80s tunes have been banned by the station's new boss.

Dan Healy said he was concentrating on the music and content of the station and that meant old hits are out, unless they are on specific shows.

"Since I took over I have been concentrating on getting the music right for our core 15 to 34 audience," he said.

"We'll be playing the new stuff and then the really contemporary hits. After that there will be music from the 1990s and Noughties but nothing before 1990 for now." Mr Healy said the rule would be broken the odd time, but mostly he wanted it strictly enforced.

"When the rules get broken, it becomes very evident and you get great radio, but if you have no rules then nobody knows when anything has been broken so it gets lost," he said.

Mr Healy said he had not even thought about making changes to 2fm's DJs.

"Hector O hEochagain, Ryan Tubridy, Colm Hayes, Larry Gogan and Rick O'Shea are strong broadcasters. A shake-up isn't in my head," he said.


Irish Independent

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