This morning saw RTE 2FM reopen the legendary Ryan Line, in honour of the late broadcaster Gerry Ryan.
The one hour special, put together to celebrate the station’s 40th anniversary, was a compilation of some of the best bits chosen from Gerry’s 2FM radio show.
Introduced by Gerry’s eldest daughter, Lottie – who has worked on Breakfast Republic on 2FM alongside Jennifer Zamparelli, Keith Walsh and Bernard O’Shea for over five years, the show was a nostalgic throwback to the great days when the radio legend was on the airwaves.
Fans took to social media to share their feelings about the Ryan Line reopening, and it seems to have struck a chord with fans of the late presenter.
Such an amazing idea. People of Ireland get to hear the familiar voice that got them through their mornings. What a man #2FM40 #TheRyanLineIsOpen #TheRyanline
— Pippa (@pippadoyle92) May 31, 2019
Listening to #theryanline on @RTE2fm bringing me straight back to my teenage years at work listening to his deep voice a lovely tribute from @LottieRyan1 well done @willleahy @jayhartigan and team putting it together #2fm40 — Sinéad (@Sinead_od1) May 31, 2019
Yes #theryanline is back on #2fm. Great to hear Gerrys voice again @LottieRyan1
— barrymcmanusF1 (@barrymcmanus51) May 31, 2019
What an absolutely incredible idea, amazing work. #TheRyanLine #2FM40 — smokey bacon b (@beckybyrne_) May 31, 2019
Ah lads, @RTE2fm, this tribute to Gerry Ryan is magic. Grew up listening to that voice. What a legend. #2FM40 #TheRyanLine
— Aislinn O’Toole (@AislinnOT) May 31, 2019
Great idea from @2fm to celebrate 40 years of service. Listening to #ryanline shows how good a broadcaster the late Gerry Ryan was. Congrats to @willleahy for a great initiative. #2FM40
— barry downey (@barrydowney) May 31, 2019
Well that was emotional. The #RyanLine is open once again. Hearing Gerry’s voice coming out of the radio is amazing. Well done @LottieRyan1 for a beautiful introduction &@willleahy @jayhartigan & everyone who helped you put this hour together #2FM40
— Amanda Fennelly (@amandafennelly) May 31, 2019
Listening to #Ryanline #2FM40 has transported me back in time
— Donal Ó Tuile (@DonalTully) May 31, 2019
Did you tune in this morning?