Speculation had been mounting recently as to whether Ryan Tubridy will leave his 2FM morning show to replace John Murray on Radio One, and this afternoon it was confirmed.
Since John Murray’s departure from the show on July 3rd there have been various hosts taking over the coveted 9-10am slot. Ray Darcy, Brendan O’Connor and Ryan have all been heard on the morning show.
The news of the presenter change over comes as an insider revealed to the Irish Sun that 2FM are trying to appeal to a younger audience and compete with the likes of Spin 1038 and FM104. “2FM is a younger station and they want to compete with the likes of Spin 1038 and FM104 with more music content,” the source said.
The insider also stated that there will be no replacement for Tubs: instead Breakfast Republic and The Nicky Byrne show will be extended.
“There has been a trial run for this, with Breakfast until 10am and Nicky and Jenny Greene on from 10am until they finish at 2pm”.
It has been confirmed that Ryan will return to Radio One, after five years with 2FM, in September. His new show due to begin on September 7th. This change follows the announcement that Eoghan McDermott will replace Colm Hayes on DriveBy, while Colm will move to a weekend slot, also all due to start in September.