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In Rambles on April 17, 2007 by alanswan

Had to give this a mention on the blog! AS

iRADIO Signs Up Tommy Tiernan and Hector Ó hEochagáin

iRadio, which will operate the regional youth licence for the North West, today (April 16th 2007) announced that comedians Tommy Tiernan and Hector Ó hEochagáin will soon be on the airwaves across the North West of Ireland. The two stars have agreed to team up to present a weekly show on i102-104, the new youth station for the North West. Some months ago, during an appearance on The Late Late Show, Tommy Tiernan announced he had a keen interest in radio and would love to present a radio show. iRadio made immediate contact with him and set about making this a reality. Now both Tommy and Hector, who were classmates in school, are looking forward to reuniting for the new venture on i102-104.

Speaking about his new role, Tommy Tiernan commented; “I’ve always wanted to have loads of craic on the radio. What better way to have a mountain of devilment than to do a show with my best friend.”

Hector Ó hEochagáin had this to say about the team-up for i102-104; “It’s been a long time since I togged out beside the fella for PE class! We’re now about to tog out on the airwaves. Let the games begin!”

Commenting on this significant coup, Dan Healy, Chief Executive of iRadio, said; “this is a major breakthrough for Irish radio, particularly for regional radio. We have promised to deliver fresh and exciting radio to the North West and Tommy and Hector are a key part of this. The plans for i102-104 are well underway, in fact we are two months ahead of schedule, and can’t wait to be on air.”

Recently awarded a licence by the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland, i102-104 will broadcast to the Galway, Mayo, Longford, Roscommon, Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal areas. In addition to signing up these well known stars, the station has conducted a region wide talent search to uncover new talent and find the next generation of broadcasters. iRadio has auditioned approximately 300 people across the North West to date. i102-104, which will be based in Galway City, is seeking to employ 32 people full-time and 10 in a part-time capacity.

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