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Today FM loss will be a big RTE gain

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Ray D'Arcy.

Ray D'Arcy.

Ray D'Arcy.

RSO Ray D'Arcy is leaving Today FM and returning to his spiritual home in RTE, a broadcaster that he left 14 years ago. Come Februrary D'Arcy will be taking over the Derek Mooney afternoon slot on RTE Radio One, a position left vacant as Mooney himself moves on to a wildlife job elsewhere within RTE. This is good news, and not just for D'Arcy. RTE was in need of a big name boost following the upheaval in the wake of the defection of presenter Pat Kenny to Newstalk last year. The D'Arcy switch isn't quite as seismic as the Kenny move but nonetheless it leaves Today FM with a headache - and a big gap to fill in its morning schedule. While much of the radio talk in recent years concerned Kenny, Ryan Tubridy and the loss of Gerry Ryan to 2FM, Ray D'Arcy was busy chipping away, attracting a loyal listenership. He's a gifted and talented presenter. He has a proven track record of attracting and keeping listeners. And so Today FM's loss will be a major RTE gain.


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