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Today FM will replace Anton Savage with a pair of familiar faces

Dermot and Dave will be making the move to mid-morning.
Jan 3rd 2017, 5:54 PM 56,159 63

TODAY FM HAVE announced that radio presenting duo Dermot and Dave will be taking over the slot that until last month was filled by Anton Savage.

Savage’s position as the mid-morning host on Today FM ended abruptly with both sides insisting that the decision to end their relationship was theirs.

Savage had hosted his show between 9am-12pm on weekdays following Ray D’Arcy’s much publicised return to RTÉ.

Alison Curtis presented a show in Savage’s place following his departure, but Today FM have now confirmed that Dermot and Dave will move from the afternoon slot to the high-profile morning position.

The pair joined Today FM in 2014 after over a decade on Dublin’s 98FM.

Today FM’s CEO Keith McCormack says their show will begin on Monday 23 January and will be “a brand new show”.

“Dermot and Dave have a unique on air chemistry that listeners enjoy and interact with on a daily basis. They consistently keep the listener at the forefront of what they do and have an ear for a great story and what makes the people of Ireland tick,” McCormack said.

After the announcement, Dermot Whelan said that the show was a “very natural fit” for them and that it provides them with a “bigger available audience”.

Dave Moore said that their show, “is about having fun and that’s what we’ll fill the airwaves with”.

The decision to move Dermot and Dave to the mid-morning slot leaves a gap in Today FM’s afternoon schedule and the station has said that it will announce a new lunchtime show “in the coming weeks”.

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