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Miss Hector's voice on the airwaves? We have good news for you...

The radio presenter also opened up about his mother’s death.

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HECTOR Ó H’EOCHAGÁIN has made a major hint he’s returning to the airwaves.

The presenter said radio listeners should “stay close to the wireless” to hear about the next stage in his career.

“The countdown has begun…and the journey will be made again, and all will be revealed very very soon on Today FM,” he stated.

Ó h’Eochagáin told Anton Savage, who recently took over from Ray D’Arcy on Today FM’s mid-morning slot, his own job is safe.

“It will be good when it happens, and it’s going to happen soon.”

Ó h’Eochagáin hosted a 7-9am breakfast show on 2FM from 2010-2013, before being axed. He referred to his listeners as “soldiers of the dawn”. The Irish langauge speaker has also presented a number of TV programmes for RTÉ and TG4.

When Ó h’Eochagáin filled in for Savage on 19 January last, his mother passed away while he was on the air.

He told Savage he was concerned something was wrong when his mum, Trina, who he called “his biggest fan”, hadn’t been in touch after the show.

“I got off air at 12 o’clock, and my brother couldn’t find the key to get into the house, and he rang me. And I didn’t get a text off my mother, who was my biggest fan by the way, she was the Chairman and the President of the Navan Hector Fan Club and she was so proud of what I was doing.”

Because I didn’t get a text off her on the radio, I felt something was up. And low and behold, at half two that afternoon, we found my mum and she had passed away in her sleep.

Ó h’Eochagáin said he’ll miss everything about his mother: “I’ll miss the phone calls, I’ll miss the stubborn arguments, I’ll miss the giving out, I’ll miss her cooking, I’ll miss her driving her Renault Clio, I’ll miss the way she spoke to the kids.”

Read: Hector confirms that he is leaving 2FM breakfast show

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