Tramore-native Debbie Ridgard is joining Beat to present the Top 7 at 7, and The Takeover, each Monday to Thursday evening from 7pm.
Debbie will also be presenting the More Music Sunday each weekend from 4-6pm.
In addition to her brand new presenting role, Debbie will also be taking over the reins as Beat’s Multi-Platform Coordinator, responsible for producing the online content shared across Beat’s Social Media channels.
Speaking following the announcement of her appointment, Debbie said; “I am so excited to take on my new role as Presenter and Multi-Platform Content Coordinator. This job is my 15-year-old self’s dream come true. I’ve always loved Beat and am beyond thrilled to be the new presenter for the Top 7 at 7, The Takeover and More Music Sunday. I’ve loved my time in the news and sports department and can’t wait to get to learn more about Beat’s listeners in the South East.”
Debbie has previously worked as a Multi-Platform News and Sports Journalist, and presenter of the SportsBeat roundup show, each Saturday evening from 5:30pm.
Debbie was shortlisted in the newcomer category at the 2018 national IMRO radio awards, and before joining the on-air team, Debbie worked in promotions and sales in Beat.
So, you might have heard me the past few nights on-air but…SURPRISE! I’m the new Takeover presenter! I actually can’t believe I can say that.
Join me Monday to Thursday from 7 for the Top 7 at 7 and the Takeover and Sunday’s from 4 for More Music Sunday ?????❤️ https://t.co/FCIP1jKqyk
— Debbie Ridgard ?? (@Debbie_Ridgard) July 11, 2019
Beat 102 103 CEO, Gabrielle Cummins, added: “The company thrives on fostering new talent. I am delighted that we can afford this opportunity to someone internally, and I am delighted that Debbie agreed to take on the role. Debbie has proven herself as a great broadcaster during her time with Beat, and I am really excited to see what she is going to bring to the show.
“Her additional role as a Multi-Platform coordinator means our listeners can also keep up to date with what’s happening at Beat through our social media channels, a crucial element of our 360 approach to connecting with our much valued audience.”