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Hector and Danny O'Reilly are joining Today FM

The station is revamping its weekend line-up.

TODAY FM HAS released its new weekend line-up.

TV and radio personality Hector Ó hEochagáin and Danny O’Reilly, frontman from The Coronas, are joining the station.

File Pics Hector is facing the chop from his radio show. Hector Ó hEochagáin Source: Leon Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Ó hEochagáin, who is currently filling in for Ian Dempsey in his morning slot, will join the weekend schedule in August with Hector’s Sunday Sitting Room – a three-hour show from 4-7pm.

“I’ll be bringing the craic and keeping listeners company as they journey home on Sunday evenings, all to the backdrop of an eclectic upbeat soundtrack. Just think of it as Hector’s Sunday Sitting Room and the key is in the door,” the former RTÉ 2fm DJ said.

Meanwhile, O’Reilly will host an eight-week series entitled A Different Side on Sunday afternoons from 4pm. Today FM says the show “will explore and celebrate the role of music in the lives of some of Ireland’s best-known figures from the world of sport, cinema, television and radio”.

The majority of the schedule will come into effect from Saturday, 2 July.

10/7/2009 Oxegen Music Festivals Danny O'Reilly Source: RollingNews.ie

Alison Curtis will extend her Saturday Breakfast to a Sunday morning slot, while Nadine O’Regan will bring her award-winning Songs in the Key of Life from sister station TXFM, which is set to close down later this year, to Today FM.

Kelly-Anne Byrne will present The Beat Goes On from 10pm on Sunday nights as well as Saturday nights. Ed Smith will bring Ed’s Songs of Praise to the earlier time of 7pm on Sundays.

Phil Cawley will continue to host his afternoon shows on both Saturday and Sunday, while the Sunday Business Show and Neil Delamere’s Sunday Best will complete the station’s weekend line-up.

Sunday morning presenter Declan Meehan will retire from Today FM after 20 years of a weekend morning show, while Jim O’Neill’s last show will air on Sunday 26 June.

Keith McCormack, Today FM CEO, said: “We’re confident that our refreshed offering can build on previous successes and bring in new audiences. The new shows will continue to deliver the great music you’ve come to expect from Today FM, and invite listeners to participate in Ireland’s weekend conversation.”

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