Larry Gogan is to bring down the curtain on his 40 year career at 2FM on the 31st January.

He’ll not be going too far though as he will then transfer to a mid day one hour programme on RTE’s digital Gold station.

This is a switch which was also made by Rick O’Shea and Will Leahy in the past year and while it may not have the mainstream numbers yet of the FM stations, it is likely to be the future as more and more people shift towards streaming entertainment.

“I have loved all my time on 2FM and would like to thank all the amazing support from all my listeners, great colleagues and all the fantastic Irish and International artists I have been privileged to support and be a part of their success,” said Gogan in a statement this morning.

“I am thrilled to be moving over to Gold full time and being part of that exciting new digital world.”

It’s not a bad career shift for the veteran broadcaster who has worked in RTÉ since the 60’s and was part of the original line up on Radio 2 when it launched in 1979.

There will not be a ’60 second quiz’ as part of the new show but in the same way as veteran music acts continue toi fill Arena’s there will be an increasing level of interest from sponosrs looking to tap into the nostalgia that a station like Gold is delivering.

 

 

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