Dermot & Dave replace Anton Savage at Today FM

Today FM lunchtime duo Dermot & Dave are to host a brand new mid-morning show on the national station, replacing Anton Savage.

Anton disappeared suddenly from the schedule last month following a disagreement with management.

Today FM is now promoting Dermot & Dave, saying they will bring their lives, laughs and loves to 9am weekdays, along with big name interviews, from January 23rd.

Dermot & Dave joined Today FM in August 2014 after a 12 year run on 98FM where they presented breakfast before moving to the drive-time slot.

The pair have been recognised for their radio achievements on numerous occasions. 2016 marked seven in a row for Dermot & Dave as they picked up a PPI award for ‘General Music Programme’ while Dermot Whelan was awarded the ‘Best Music Presenter’ accolade.

Commenting on the announcement, CEO of Today FM, Keith McCormack said: “Dermot & Dave have a unique on-air chemistry that listeners enjoy and interact with on a daily basis. They consistently keep the listener at the forefront of what they do and have an ear for a great story and what makes the people of Ireland tick. We’re delighted to launch this brand new show in the coming weeks as it marks what’s set to be an exciting year for Today FM.”

Speaking about the new show, Dermot Whelan commented: “We’re very excited about taking over this slot on Today FM. It’s a very natural fit for us and the bigger available audience means even more fantastic listeners to get to know. For us, radio is all about the listener and we can’t wait to get stuck in later this month.”

Dave Moore said: “Our show is about having fun and that’s what we’ll fill the airwaves with. 2017 is going to be huge for us with the Ah, Sure Lookit Tour and, now, this new opportunity to bring our radio show to more people. We’re thrilled!”

Today FM will announce a new lunchtime show in the coming weeks.

It’s a big year for the duo as they also recently announced their nationwide comedy tour entitled ‘Ah Sure Lookit’ which kicks off in March and will take in 30 venues across the country in 2017. Dermot & Dave debuted their stage show in Cork and Galway in October last year.

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  1. Eoinindahouze says

    I predict Fergal’s show will run 12-3pm and The Last Word will be 3-7pm.

  2. Eoghan says

    On reading the hundreds of replies to this announcement on the Today FM Facebook page it seems this has not gone down well with listeners. 3,600 people are now on a dedicated Bring Anton FB page with almost 2000 signatures on a petition page for his return to radio. Watch this space D&D will not bring in the ratings expected of them. Q1 JLNR results will be blamed on a hand over period etc. I fear for the future of the boys at Today FM.

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