Today FM presenter Muireann O’Connell is to host a brand new lunchtime show on the national station, as a permanent replacement for Al Porter.
Muireann’s new progamme will be a two-hour music and listener-driven show, which the station promising engaging and entertaining content delivered in her own inimitable way. She has presented across the daytime schedule filling in for Ian Dempsey, Dermot & Dave and Fergal D’Arcy in recent times, as well as presenting ‘Saturday Hits’ each week.
Originally from Limerick, Muireann started her radio career in Limerick’s Live 95 before moving to SPIN South West in 2007. Muireann then joined Dublin alternative music station Phantom four years later covering for Alison Curtis. In 2012, Muireann moved across the city to 98FM where she produced and later presented a late night talk show. In 2014 Muireann began presenting her own music show on 98FM before joining the breakfast show a year later.
Muireann joined Today FM in 2016 where she presented a number of shows across daytime and weekends.
In May 2017, Muireann was announced as the full-time co-host of the ‘Six O’Clock Show’ each evening on TV3.
Speaking about her new show, Muireann commented: “I have loved Today FM for as long as I remember and the idea of ever getting to work here was something I never imagined would happen. I love this place and everyone who works here and I can’t wait to get stuck in.”
CEO of Today FM, Keith McCormack said: “We’re delighted to welcome Muireann to the daytime line up on Today FM. Listeners will already be familiar with Muireann from her various roles on the station, notably her hugely successful ‘Saturday Hits’ show. Muireann is an extremely talented broadcaster and presenter and on behalf of the Today FM team, I’d like to extend our best wishes to her as she takes up the midday mantel. We have big plans in 2018 for the station and look forward to sharing these with our listeners”
The new lunchtime show begins on Today FM on Monday, 22nd January from 12-2pm while Fergal D’Arcy will extend his afternoon show by half an hour with a new show time of 2pm to 4.30pm.
Al Porter quit the show late last year after recent allegations against him.