Today FM is making a few changes to its weekday schedule including the appointment of Mairead Ronan on the 12pm till 2pm slot.
In addition, Ed Smith is set to present his own nightly music show from 7pm following on from his weekend show Ed’s Songs of Praise.
The appointments mean Muireann O’Connell and Louise Duffy are leaving the station.
Hello lovely people! I have been fired from @TodayFM It’s all good. Like, it’s embarrassing and I’m a bit sad but I love almost everyone in that station and wish them all the best in the future. @cocomairead will be great!
— Muireann O'Connell (@MuireannO_C) July 30, 2019
Mairead has produced and presented several key shows across the station in recent years, before being part of Dancing with the Stars earlier this year.
Keith McCormack, CEO, Today FM said: “Today FM entertains thousands of listeners every day and this exciting new line-up will now speak to even more people than ever before! I’m delighted to have Mairead return with her very own show and I know she will prove a massive hit with our audiences.
“I’d also like to congratulate Ed Smith on his new evening show ‘National Anthems’, which will be the soundtrack to the nations evenings.”
Mairead said: “It’s hard to put into words how thrilled I am going back to Today FM with my own show. This was always a dream of mine, ever since I was making coffee and posting prizes at the very start of my radio career. After two very busy years away it now feels like I’m going home. I can’t wait to get started.”
Exciting times ahead! ??
— Today FM (@TodayFM) July 30, 2019
Commenting on his new show, Ed said; “I am absolutely delighted and excited to be getting this opportunity to do what I love the most. This will be the listeners’ show as much as it is mine, and they’ll play a huge part in what comes out of their speakers every evening. From banging tunes to the very best in Irish music, this show will have it all.”
Keith McCormack added: “I would like to thank both Muireann and Louise for their contribution to the station and wish them well in their future endeavours”
Speaking about her time at Today FM, Louise said: “I have been so lucky to have had such incredible experiences with this station, but the time has come for me to move on. I bid a very fond farewell and a big thank you to my colleagues and listeners at Today FM and look forward to the next chapter”
Ed Smith is set to take the reins in mid-August, while Mairead Ronan’s lunchtime show will debut in early September.