This Week In Radio 05/02/2022

Lots happens in the radio industry each week so here’s a summary of the week we just enjoyed.

Here’s What Happened

The 2 Johnnies posing on an orange background, same orange as in the 2FM branding.

The big story this week is of course that the 2 Johnnies are taking drive time on 2FM. The lads will be hosting the 3-6 slot each weekday with the show broadcasting live from Tipperary.

“This show is gonna be for the man in the van, the parents minding kids eating the light switches off the wall, the students pretending to study, those laying blocks or curling locks. For listeners who are on their commute home, or if they’re home alone, walking the dog, or out for a jog. For the farmers, the sandwich makers, the chicken roll eaters, those in the truck, the bus, the car or working from home commuting to the kitchen. From the lads drinking tay in Mountmellick to the women in Rathdowney wondering where the outlet centre went – this show is for everyone.”

The 2 Johnnies speaking about their new show

Head of 2FM Dan Healy also seems excited.

2FM is moving house for evening drive and we are off to Cahir! We have been listening to the 2 Johnnies for the last number of years and 2FM is thrilled to welcome them to the station. The lads have incredible chemistry and content. I believe the 2FM audience will love them. So, with the show coming daily from South Tipp, it really proves that 2FM is ‘The Sound of The Nation’.

Dan Healy, the boss over at 2FM

I must say I think this is the perfect move for 2FM so I’ll be interested to see how they do in the JNLR’s. The new show starts on the 21st so not long to go. Very best of luck to the lads from us at Radio Land, and welcome to the industry.

Read the story here

Gareth O’Callaghan has announced he’s returning to host a weekend show with Classic Hits. Gareth hosted the afternoon show on the station for many years but left in 2018 after being diagnosed with a neurodegenerative illness.

Gareth’s new show will air each Saturday from 10 until 2 on Classic Hit’s. We’re sure he’ll do great.

Read the story here

Finally this week, more new shows. Dublin’s 98FM have announced a full weekend shake up, with Samantha Mumba among the names getting a new show. Full detail’s of the changes can be found at the link below.

If you read Radio Land last week, you’ll know that 98FM got some criticism around the cancellation of their Irish music show. We spoke to people on both sides of this debate during the week and we’ll have an in depth look at all that in a bonus post on Wednesday.

Read about the new schedule here

Quick Bits

Seán O’Rourke wants his RTÉ gig back

Corks CSN College has Rebranded its Radio Broadcasting course to a Radio and Podcasting course

A listener won €3,000 on Beat

Today FM announced this week that they are the Official media partners of Wellfest

The BAI along with other regulators welcomed the publication of the National Digital Strategy this week

The word Covid was banned on Midlands 103 yesterday, resulting in the word being used here

QRadio presenter Declan Wilson had an interesting realisation during a meeting with his boss this week

Ray Foley has officially left Red FM

A former director of Highland Radio has passed away

And that’s the summary for this week. Come back to radio land next week for more radio news📻 and be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram for extra stories.