Two presenters to depart Today FM schedule

Upcoming changes to Today FM’s schedule means Declan Meehan is leaving the station after 20 years and Jim O’Neill also hosts his last On The Road show.

The changes bring in a regular weekend show for Hector O’ Heochagain and a new series with Danny O’Reilly from The Coronas.

From July, Danny will host an 8 week series entitled ‘A Different Side’ on Sunday afternoons from 4pm. The show will explore and celebrate the role of music in the lives of some of Ireland’s best known figures from the world of sport, cinema, television and radio.

Hector O’ Heochagain, who is currently covering for Ian Dempsey on Today FM, will join the weekend schedule in August with ‘Hector’s Sunday Sitting Room’ – a 3 hour show from 4-7pm.

He commented: “I’ll be bringing the craic and keeping listeners company as they journey home on Sunday evenings, all to the backdrop of an eclectic upbeat soundtrack. Just think of it as Hector’s Sunday Sitting Room and the key is in the door”– you’re all invited!”

The new line up will see Alison Curtis extend her Saturday Breakfast to a Sunday morning slot while journalist and presenter Nadine O’Regan will host ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ on Sunday nights.

Also, festival and club scene DJ Kelly Anne Byrne will present ‘The Beat Goes On’ from 10pm on Sunday nights as well as Saturday nights. Ed Smith will bring his ‘Ed’s Songs of Praise’ indie music show to an earlier time of 7pm on Sundays.

Commenting on the refreshed schedule, Keith McCormack, CEO at Today FM said: “We’re excited to announce this new weekend line up and the opportunity to add new talent to the schedule. We’re confident that our refreshed offering can build on previous successes and bring in new audiences. The new shows will continue to deliver the great music you’ve come to expect from Today FM, and invite listeners to participate in Ireland’s weekend conversation”

Phil Cawley will continue to host his afternoon shows on both Saturday and Sunday while Neil Delamere’s Sunday Best and The Sunday Business Show complete the station’s weekend line up.

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