There’s a new weekend schedule published for Newstalk, with Newstalk Breakfast extending to seven days a week.
Susan Keogh will host the show on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 8am, and the station says it will be the only live national news and current affairs breakfast show on the weekends.
— Sinead Ryan (@sinead_ryan) March 6, 2019
Newstalk Business Editor Vincent Wall will host a new business programme Taking Stock on Sunday mornings where he will take a global view of the big business stories and the trends affecting the world economy.
The new weekend line-up includes new lifestyle programmes.
On Saturday mornings, The Home Show presented by journalist and broadcaster Sinead Ryan will update listeners on everything from the property market to interior design, home technology and gardening. Sunday mornings sees the addition of Alive and Kicking presented by Clare McKenna. The programme will cover the important topics of fitness, nutrition, mindfulness and the latest in health news.
Newstalk has also announced Gavan Reilly as the host of On The Record on Sunday mornings from 11am.
Down to Business with Bobby Kerr, Futureproof with Jonathan McCrea, Tech Talk with Jess Kelly and Between The Lines with Andrea Gilligan continue as part of the new schedule, while John Fardy joins as the new host of movie and TV show ScreenTime.
In addition, some of the new programmes will be available on demand via podcast prior to broadcast allowing the audience to listen on demand when it suits their schedule. All Newstalk programmes are available on listen back and podcast after broadcast.
New sponsors are also joining the refresh. EBS is title sponsor of The Home Show with Sinead Ryan and PwC is confirmed as title sponsor of Taking Stock with Vincent Wall.
Speaking about the new weekend schedule, Patricia Monahan, Managing Editor, Newstalk, said: “We are constantly evolving our output to cater for a new generation of talk listeners. This weekend schedule delivers great new programmes and the only seven day a week news and current affairs breakfast programme in Ireland. We are excited about the new line-up and confident it will be a hit with our audience.”
The new schedule starts this Saturday March 9th.