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Rick O'Shea's 2FM radio show is moving to the weekend

The presenter has just made the announcement.

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RICK O’SHEA’S weekday afternoon show on RTÉ 2FM is moving to the weekend.

The presenter made the announcement today on Twitter:

His afternoon show was the longest-running show on the current schedule.

The Rick O’Shea Show with Cormac Battle will air from 11am -1pm on Saturdays and Sundays. RTÉ said the show “will continue to bring listeners their unpredictable, off-the-wall show with great competitions, live bands, social media trends and live broadcasts from around the country”.

Rick O’Shea has been broadcasting on RTÉ 2fm for over 14 years and has worked in the radio sector since he was 19 years old.

O’Shea said:

Over the past 14 years, 2fm has become my home and I’m thrilled to be a big part of this new and exciting schedule. The weekends are a brand new adventure for me and the guys and we very much look forward to disrupting your mornings with our usual brand of total nonsense. For all the show’s listeners, we’re moving shop around the corner and the sign over the door will remain the same. See you on the other side!

Head of 2fm, Dan Healy said he has been a “huge fan of Rick ‘O’Shea’s since he presented on Atlantic 252″ and is “delighted Rick is bringing his brand of fan to a weekend audience”.

2fm has been increasing its audience at the weekend and Rick will definitely help accelerate that. Being a leader in the social media field and with his broadcasting prowess, I know that there’s a huge opportunity to grow 25-34 audience in the market.

Tracy Clifford from Spin 1038′s Fully Charged with Ryan and Tracy will take over the afternoon slot.

She commented:

Growing up, 2fm was always the station on in the car. I actually think that is where my interest and love of radio started at a young age. So for me now to say that it’s my new radio home is such a surreal but unbelievably exciting moment. It is an honour to follow in the footsteps of my radio heroes. I cannot wait to get cracking.

Dan Healy said that listeners will get “a blast of the Tracy Clifford magic”.

The changeover will take place in September. More schedule announcements are expected from the station in the coming weeks.

In an interview with TheJournal.ie earlier this year, O’Shea said of his show’s success:

Something I’ve always tried to do, and something we are really conscious to do in the daytime show, is never to treat people listening to you like they’re thick.

He added:

My presumption is I’m always one step away from being fired and that the next paycheck is being my last. I don’t think that will ever change, and I think it’s a healthy instinct as a radio presenter, because it doesn’t make you complacent.

O’Shea recently presented a poetry show on Radio One.

Read: “Just damn the consequences and see what happens”: Rick O’Shea on his new poetry show>

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