New Late Date presenters for RTÉ Radio 1

Cathal Murray has been announced as the new weekday presenter for RTÉ Radio 1’s Late Date, whilst Fiachna O Braonáin will host weekends.

Cathal will make his debut on Sunday 29th May and will present the show from 11pm Sunday to Thursday. They are the full time replacements for Alf McCarthy who retired last year.

“I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to take over and put my stamp on one of Ireland’s best loved radio shows. I can’t wait to put together a programme to take listeners who are ‘into the music’, ‘into the night’“ said Cathal Murray. “Having spent the last six years rising before the dawn for The Weekend on One I’m looking forward to changing my feathers from ‘early bird’ to ‘night owl’.”

Fiachna O Braonáin will present Late Date, Friday and Saturday night, Friday 3rd June at 11pm and Saturday 4th June from midnight. “Late Date is like an old friend to me! A friend that navigated me home from gigs on many occasions over the years. It is now a great pleasure to be the navigator!,” Fiachna said.

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