2FM boss says D’arcy move boosts RTÉ morale

Head of RTÉ 2fm, Dan Healy has welcomed Ray D’arcy’s return to the national broadcaster saying it has boosted morale within the radio department there.

Following D’arcy’s shock announcement that he’d be departing his mid-morning slot on Today FM to take over Derek Mooney’s afternoon Radio 1 show, Healy has told the Herald newspaper: “Someone like Ray committing to RTE radio is brilliant – morale in there is very high. I’m only there a year-and-a-half and the energy in there was positive before this but this really is immense.”

The 2fm boss also believes Ray will bring a younger audience to his new afternoon slot and admitted his move removes Ryan Tubridy’s lead competitor: “I think Ray can grow and bring 25 to 44-year-olds into Radio 1 and it’s a nice opportunity for us on 2fm at 9am as well.”

Meanwhile, Louise McSharry, out on leave undergoing treatment for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, is due to return to RTÉ 2fm next year, and Healy says he’s looking forward to her return.

He told the newspaper: “We’re really looking forward to having her back; We’re thinking she’ll be back on May 1st, but it could be sooner if she’s able.”

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  1. jack says

    dan healy doent know how to run 2fm he messed it up big time doing away with the golden oldies that was a mistake nobody lisens to music thats out today as a dj my self noday askes me to play new stuff the oldies are much better becouse i get requests for music dating back to the 50s ect music that out today usely are covers i have heard a few covers in the past but dan should of never got the job at 2fm he should of stayed at newstalk john taylor ex 98fm would of been a better man at 2fm thats why 2fm is so crap becouse dan healy is there

  2. EoinKoenigBaio says

    It will be good to have Louise back.

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