Hector to leave the breakfast show on 2fm

Hector Ó hEochagáin is ending his run on the breakfast show at RTÉ 2fm, making way for a new yet-to-be-announced presenter to start next year.

Hector will return to RTÉ screens in the spring in the second of his television series ‘Hector Goes’ and will also pursue other development projects with RTÉ Television in 2014.

He tweeted less than half an hour ago a screen-grab of a press release to say he is leaving, adding ‘Here ye Go … I Will speak to All Of you in The Morning … Keep Her Lit x”

Dan Healy, Head of 2fm and Director of Radio Sales said: “Hector is a major personality and hugely loved by Irish audiences and has played a significant role in developing breakfast radio with his show ‘Breakfast with Hector’ on 2fm.

“‘Keep her lit’ helped take the country through the past three years of the recession with outside broadcasts from Friday factory floor fillers to second chance debs. RTÉ 2fm would like to take this opportunity to thank Hector for the enormous effort it takes to broadcast a breakfast show and for the entertainment he gave to his ‘soldiers of the dawn’.”

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