Mike Moloney is joining Radio Nova from June 8 to host part of a new weekend schedule segment to be known as Classic Gold Sunday.
The move is in reaction to the end of the ‘Sunday Oldies’ programming recently vacated by national stations 2FM and Today FM.
“When we say Classic Gold Sunday, think Springsteen, Clapton, The Police, Creedence, Elton, Beatles, Eagles, Kinks, Stones, Doors, Queen, Blondie, Steely Dan, Bowie, Neil Young, Dylan, Lizzy, Fleetwood, Van, Dire Straits, Meatloaf – and plenty of surprises”, says Nova’s Kevin Branigan. “The music will literally be the greatest songs of all time and will become a new ‘must-listen’ on Sunday mornings throughout Dublin and the commuter belt”.
Nova’s new classic gold show will run from 8am to 2pm every Sunday and will be presented by both Ernie Gallagher Moloney. He’s best known for his “Moloney After Midnight” show on 2FM and working on the 80s version of Nova.
The move follows recent JNLR gains for Nova, particularly a sizeable increase in its 35+ market share. It also comes after the recent cancellation of John Clarke’s “Ireland’s Biggest Juke Box” on 2FM and Jim O’ Neill’s ‘Classic Gold Sunday’ show on Today FM, both of which have been replaced by pop/chart shows.
Kevin points to the available audience for classic gold as being “sizeable and still available” and says that the new programme will be “full of personality and stuff to the gills with great music”.