Rick O’ Shea has announced that he is leaving RTE 2FM and is finishing up this weekend.
The broadcaster wrote a blog post about the move and described the change as brilliant and exciting.
Rick will now present a show on RTE Gold weekdays from three to six.
And though the presenter is excited about his new gig, he admitted it would be an emotional goodbye for the station he worked at for 16 years.
“That doesn’t mean though that it’s not hard to move on from the longest gig I’ve ever had, a place where I learned how to do this bloody job properly, and a spot where I made some genuine friends.
“To give you some idea of where it fits in my working life I was 28 when I joined, I’m now 44 – I’ve spent 3 times as long here as I did at my previous longest job and almost 2/3 of my entire working life,” he said.
He added: “This hasn’t been an easy decision to make, it’s been a hard one, but it’s rare enough that you get a chance in this job to take over a greenfield site on a project that’s becoming something more and more exciting here in RTE.”
This news comes shortly after the same announcement from Will Leahy, the 2FM is leaving his show after twenty-one years to also work on RTE Gold.
“I have never taken for granted the great privilege and honour it is to work for the station I have loved all my life,” Will said.
You can read Rick O’ Shea’s blog post of this big news here.