Larry Gogan to move from 2fm to RTÉ Gold

RTÉ has confirmed that 2FM veteran presenter Larry Gogan will be leaving the station after 40 years and is moving to host shows on RTÉ’s digital station, RTÉ Gold. Gogan will present his last show on 2FM on this Thursday as part of a day of special events celebrating the DJ. He presented The Golden Hour and was known as the DJ with the Golden Voice.

Gogan began presenting shows on RTÉ Radio in the 1960’s, working primarily on pop music programmes and he was in the original line up for Radio 2 in 1979. But he will best be remembered on 2FM for The Golden Hour and the infamous ‘Just a Minute’ quiz where contestants offered all sorts of amusing answers to Gogan’s questions.

Even if the contestant got the answer wrong the man behind the mic was always kind and is best known for simply saying “they didn’t suit you”. Gogan was the voice of the National Chart Show counting down Ireland’s top 40 hits each week and announcing the new number one.  Known as a gentleman in Irish  broadcasting, he has given huge support to Irish artists.

He has won many awards for his contribution to Irish music, including a Meteor award. He is a member of the IMRO radio awards hall of fame. On successive occasions, he was voted top DJ in various polls. In 2008 The Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) presented the DJ with the IRMA Honours Award, with Terry Wogan handing over the honour.

He will continue to present The Golden Hour on RTÉ Gold weekdays at 1pm. Gold has been broadcasting on RTÉ’s digital platforms for the past 10 years. Phase one of the expansion began in 2015,  with the addition of a full weekend schedule. Phase two started in September 2016 with the simulcast of RTÉ Gold overnight on RTÉ Radio 1.


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