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Fanning welcomes weekend move

THERE are more changes afoot at 2fm, with the announcement that Dave Fanning is joining other station veterans in making the move to the weekend.

It was previously announced that Will Leahy and Larry Gogan will take on weekend slots and now Dave will present his show on 2fm on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-12pm.

Fanning's new programme will include a morning paper review, chats with guests, and film and music reviews.

The DJ has welcomed his return to the weekend.

"I've loved every minute of my 2fm Saturday morning talk show and I'm delighted that I've got another chance to do it all again on Sundays," he said.

"It will afford me more time to squeeze in more great music, more movie reviews and more big interviews with the biggest names in town."

Head of 2fm, Dan Healy, said: "Dave Fanning has been with 2fm since day one.

"He's an icon in his own right with utter credibility across all demographics. Crucially Dave resonates with the 20-44 target audience for the station and his two weekend programmes will really allow him to build on this connection with listeners."

This is the fifth announcement that 2fm has in recent week regarding changes in their line-up.


Last week, Bernard O'Shea, Keith Walsh and Jennifer Maguire were revealed as the new 2fm breakfast presenters, while Westlife's Nicky Byrne was announced as the new presenter of a weekday show which will air from 11am.

RTE 2fm has also restructured the station's night-time schedule with sports show Game On continuing at 7pm, Louise McSharry debuting at 8pm and new presenters Chris Greene and Ciara King from 10pm-1am.

According to 2fm insiders there will be more changes announced to the schedule in the coming weeks. Last week Ryan Tubridy asked listeners to have patience while changes were happening at the station.

"It all sounds a bit chaotic, but there is sense to it all," Ryan said, adding: "It will make sense in due course. Hold tight, my friends, the ship will steady."