The Chief Executive of Cork’s 96FM said it’s business as usual at the station after three key staff left for Red FM.
Talk show host Neil Prendeville left last week after 25 years at the station to host a new morning programme from March 31st, taking his Senior Producer Emer O’Hea-Martin and Producer Colm Moore with him.
96FM CEO Kieran McGeary told RadioToday.ie that 96FM will “continue to lead the way with innovative and popular programming” but wished Neil the best in his new job.
“We wish Neil every success with his future career. In the meantime its business as usual with PJ Coogan hosting Ireland’s most listened-to local radio talk show each morning from 9am until 12 noon.”
Meanwhile Red FM are excited at signing Prendeville, to complete a new morning line-up which includes Today FM’s KC on breakfast. KC said: “Our new CEO Diarmuid O’Leary has pulled off the biggest Surprise signing ever. It’s incredibly exciting for everyone at RedFM.”
Kieran McGeary added: “Cork’s 96FM & C103 is the most successful local radio operation in Ireland and by far the market leader in Cork with a massive share of 47.1%. Our daily talk show is one of three dayparts on our schedule which deliver over 100,000 listeners each. Our success is built on knowing what our audience wants and we will continue to lead the way with innovative and popular programming.”