Will Leahy and Rick O’Shea join RTÉ Gold

RTÉ presenters Will Leahy and Rick O’Shea are set to present their first weekday programmes on RTÉ Gold as part of the new schedule announced by the station today.

As part of the new RTÉ Gold schedule, Will Leahy kicks off a brand new weekday breakfast radio show weekdays from 7 – 10am, while Rick O’Shea will present an afternoon show from 3 – 6pm daily. Both presenters will officially join the station on Monday November 6th 2017.

Will Leahy has been with RTÉ 2FM since 1996 and has hosted several shows on the station including The Saturday Show, More Music Drive and Weekend Drive. With RTÉ Radio 1, Will has presented and produced many documentaries since 2015 including “The Trip To Tipp” and “From Dancehall Days to Boogie Nights”.

Rick tweeted today to say he is leaving 2fm after 16 years.

Part of RTÉ Radio’s suite of digital radio services, RTÉ Gold has been broadcasting on the Digital DAB platform and streaming online for nine years. Aimed at a 35+ audience, RTÉ Gold delivers a music playlist made up of classic hits as well as quality album tracks spanning five decades.

RTÉ Gold’s Programme Director, Aidan Leonard told RadioToday: “RTÉ Gold has been a hidden gem in our digital suite of stations for many years and I am very excited about two more experienced and popular presenters joining our new schedule. I hope listeners seek it out as they will be hooked when they do.”

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4 Comments

  1. mindyoureoinbusiness says

    37 years at 2FM between them, that is almost as much as the station has been on-air. The very best of luck to Will and Rick with their new shows.

  2. John Moloney says

    Very hard to seek rte gold considering the half arsed job done on the digital radio network,# no reception

  3. Brian,Sligo says

    Hope RTE Gold goes on to FM at some stage,would be nice to have it in the car!

  4. Bob says

    Such a pity to see two great presenters wasted on RTÉ Gold….., Not saying that Rte Gold is a bad station (better than most of the FM stations on the air today), but how many people are actually listening. Will they even be live …, or will it be lifeless pre recorded voice tracks. What a waste of license payer money. These presenters should feature on RTE Radio One at least.

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