Monday 20 November 2017

I'd happily move slot, says 2FM DJ Gogan

The 75-year-old presenter, one of the most well-known voices in Irish radio, has been associated with 2FM since its very first broadcast in 1979.
The 75-year-old presenter, one of the most well-known voices in Irish radio, has been associated with 2FM since its very first broadcast in 1979.
Laura Butler

Laura Butler

Veteran DJ Larry Gogan has insisted he would “be very happy” to front a weekend show on 2FM and give up his slot in the weekday schedule.

The 75-year-old presenter, one of the most well-known voices in Irish radio, has been associated with 2FM since its very first broadcast in 1979.

With its new boss Dan Healy making changes across the board at the RTE station in a bid to boost audience, Larry said he'd be more than willing to play his part and host an easier-going slot.

Larry's programme, The Golden Hour, airs Monday to Friday from 1pm to 2pm.

“I'd be very happy to move to the weekends if that's what happens. It would be nicer,” Larry said. “I'd rather do that than three hours a day. I'm just content to be working, at my age.

“We haven't been told anything yet or been told what exactly is happening – we're not doing the breakfast show anyway.”

With plenty of experience under his belt, Larry said that he's already familiar to the weekend format.

“I've done a programme on weekends before; in fact I've been all over the place in there.”

”I did lunchtime radio for 20 years and then I started moving into drive time. After that I moved to 2pm in the afternoons, went on to weekends, and then came back to weekdays again.

“So I'll go anywhere, I've no preference.”

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Larry Gogan

And he plans to continue all the programme elements he's famous for on a new show.Larry is not the only one stepping in a different time slot at the radio station.

Healy, who moved to 2FM from 98FM earlier this year, is planning to fill Hector O hEochagain's empty breakfast slot with Jennifer Maguire and Bernard O'Shea.

He's also going to bring up and coming presenter Louise McSharry into the weekday line-up, giving her an evening show, airing Monday to Friday.

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