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New boss makes his first changes at 2fm

New 2fm boss John McMahon has finished kicking the tyres and has made his first changes at the station. Let’s start with the Monday to Friday schedule. No changes on the breakfast or mid-morning shifts – that would be Colm …

Tue, Dec 22, 2009, 11:31

   

New 2fm boss John McMahon has finished kicking the tyres and has made his first changes at the station.

Let’s start with the Monday to Friday schedule. No changes on the breakfast or mid-morning shifts – that would be Colm Hayes and JimJimJimJimJimJimJimJim followed by G Ryan. At lunchtime, it’s Rick O’Shea with what the press release calls an “interactive” show from noon to 3pm. “Whether you Facebook, Tweet or text, Rick wants to hear from you”. Strike one for the Rickster who was actually doing a show as described off his own bat until he was told by The Previous Management to stop it and just say give the name of the record he just played. Interactive stuff, it’s so 2010.

Then, it’s the return of that man Larry Gogan with the Golden Hour, including the Just A Minute quiz, from 3pm. The nicest man in Irish radio was badly shafted by The Previous Management and then went on to prove that he still has an audience with his weekend show. Ironically, The Previous Management were then forced to big up Larry’s impressive weekend figures in their quarterly post-JNLR press releases.

Will Leahy gets an extended drivetime slot (4pm-7pm), followed by two hours of Dave Fanning (7pm-9pm). Then, there’s a brand new two hour show for Dan Hegarty, the thinking man and woman’s Peter Crouch, from 9pm. Dude may actually get home before midnight for once. Damien Farrelly gets to lock up the station after his show finishes.

There you have, an all-male line-up for 2fm from Monday to Friday.

At the weekends, there’s a Saturday morning show with the Galway-based Beavis and Butthead, Tommy Tiernan and Hector Ó hEochagáin, new slots for Ruth Scott and Nikki Hayes, a two hour gallop through the world of Dave Fanning every Saturday afternoon (blimey, they’re working him hard) and “party nights on 2fm with Jenny Greene, Jenny Huston and Mr Spring” every Friday and Saturday nights.

The changes take effect from early January.