Today FM hires Al Porter for lunchtime show

Al Porter is the replacement for Dermot & Dave’s lunchtime show on Today FM.

News of his appointment was broadcast live on-air and on Facebook live just after 11am Wednesday, during Dermot & Dave’s new morning show when Al was in the studio talking to the duo.

A comedian, presenter, singer, writer and actor, Al was the youngest comedian ever to headline Dublin’s venue, Vicar Street in 2015 with his stand up and live band. He has just completed his 2016 comedy tour of Ireland Al Porter At Large: The Honeymoon Tour, including sold out nights in Dublin’s Vicar Street and Cork Opera House.

Al commented: “Today is a huge day for me! I grew up listening to the radio and anytime I’ve been into Today FM, whether it’s to talk to Ian, Matt or Dermot & Dave, who have been interviewing me since I was a kid, I’ve enjoyed each and every visit!

I’ve come to realise that it’s such a personal and intimate thing to have a relationship with listeners and over the past 12 months I think people have gotten to know me better. I brought people into my home at the end of last year and now I am looking forward to being in THEIR homes every day, not as a comedian but as a friend”

Commenting on the announcement, CEO of Today FM, Keith McCormack said: “Here at Today FM we are delighted to welcome Al Porter – the broadcaster, comedian and entertainer to the team. Today FM is on an exciting journey, an evolution of the station, where we bring together new talent with established household names to offer our listener a great variety of music and talk. Today FM is Ireland’s favourite media brand and we are excited to have one of Ireland’s most exciting rising stars joining the schedule”

Al Porter will present lunchtimes on Today FM from Monday, 13th February.



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6 Comments
  1. eoinindahouze says

    Congratulations Al, you will do well.

  2. John Boyle on Facebook says

    Clutching at straws

  3. I’m sure he’s a lovely fella but… Are any radio professionals even being hired and given prime time slots anymore?

  4. Frankie Beats on Facebook says

    Some station managers don’t even listen to demos anymore.. they go for the same old same old. Tell you what people, post your most recent demo here: https://soundcloud.com/frankiz1/frankiebeats2017

    1. Jack Delaney on Facebook says

      frankie thats very true i cant see al lasting becouse he is not made for raido it looks like today fm pick any one now a days if they been on tv and frankie they usley have to sign a contract thats the way raido work say if your on a contract and they dont renew it that means you have to go i work in the broadcasting industry my self it quite hard to get in to raido now a days i tryed nova they put you on file

  5. Jacob Lang says

    What has happened to the real DJ? They know their music, audience,links, and they know when to stop talking. It seems like we have created this celebrity culture for radio now. I blame management and their marketing teams for this.

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