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I'll work till I drop, says DJ Larry as he wins daily show

VETERAN broadcaster Larry Gogan has vowed he will not be giving up his spot on the airwaves until the day he drops.

The 2fm star, who has been with the station since they first launched in 1979, claims he has no intention of hanging up his headphones just yet, despite being 72 years of age.

Larry says he's relishing his return to weekdays and told the Herald he's delighted that station bosses had the confidence in his DJ'ing skills to bump his radio slot up to five days a week.

"My motto is stay going until you drop," he said. "People are always asking me when I plan to retire but the way I see it is the legs can go, the back can go, but as long as your voice keeps going, you're grand. I'm doing what I love to do and I don't plan to quit until they force me out the door."

The DJ says the reaction from listeners to the return of the Golden Hour has been phenomenal, with fans from as far as New Zealand contacting him to wish him well.

Meanwhile Larry claims that there is no ill feeling among stars of the station over the schedule shake-up that was announced after Christmas.

The changes in programming saw female DJ Nikki Hayes lose her daily slot The All Request Lunch and move to a weekend show, with Rick O'Shea moving to the earlier time of midday.