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Dave Fanning promoted to Lunchtime

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  • 19-01-2020 4:22pm
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    Broadcasting giant Dave Fanning will be on 1pm/3pm Sat & Sun from next weekend on 2fm


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,742 ✭✭✭✭EmmetSpiceland


    Long_Wave wrote: »
    Broadcasting giant Dave Fanning will be on 1pm/3pm Sat & Sun from next weekend on 2fm

    I stopped listening to 2FM when they got rid of his evening show.

    “It is not blood that makes you Irish but a willingness to be part of the Irish nation” - Thomas Davis



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,043 ✭✭✭✭Sleeper12


    Long_Wave wrote:
    Broadcasting giant Dave Fanning will be on 1pm/3pm Sat & Sun from next weekend on 2fm


    How is that a promotion?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,101 ✭✭✭Max Headroom


    More sideways if anything...anyway who's going to be listening to the radio once the rugby starts in February. ...:P


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,802 ✭✭✭robo


    That's not a promotion - agree with other poster that less will listen at lunch time than at 9am. Will it still be the same type of show - cos Louise McSharry is taking his slot & says on her social media that she is doing more chat than on her week night evening show


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,047 ✭✭✭Clonmel1000


    More sideways if anything...anyway who's going to be listening to the radio once the rugby starts in February. ...:P

    Me for one.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 318 ✭✭galwayllm


    Do people still listed to 2fm?

    Last time I listened to 2fm was about 15 years ago


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,043 ✭✭✭✭Sleeper12


    galwayllm wrote:
    Do people still listed to 2fm?


    When Gerry Ryan died is the day the music died for me as far as 2fm goes


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,812 ✭✭✭Addle


    I’ll miss Dave in the mornings.
    Louise has big shoes to fill.


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,571 ✭✭✭✭NIMAN


    Will he be allowed to play his own choice of music, or will he have to play the radio friendly cr@p that's usually on during the day.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,526 ✭✭✭ford fiesta


    why couldnt they have given mcsharry 1 to 3pm and left Dave alone at 9am?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,802 ✭✭✭robo


    galwayllm wrote: »
    Do people still listed to 2fm?

    Last time I listened to 2fm was about 15 years ago

    The only show I listen to is Dave's show


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 136 ✭✭Long_Wave


    Sleeper12 wrote: »
    How is that a promotion?

    The Saturday show with Will Leahy had 250k+ listeners in that slot in 2006.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,575 ✭✭✭worded


    Used to listen to the rock show way back.

    I’d record a lot of the shows and listen to them afterwards. Recording the xmas top 100 was always a challenge as it was spread out over several days.

    He introduced me to such a wide variety of bands.

    I cant help about the shape I’m in ....



    Class DJ


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,570 ✭✭✭vriesmays


    Is he still doing his awful fab 50.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,770 ✭✭✭shockwave


    Dave should move on hes just plodding along now, a change of station would do him good.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,526 ✭✭✭ford fiesta


    I am guessing the current talk/music format will be gone from Dave's show.
    I can't see Dave airing interviews of Pete Best or Roger Waters or archives of Rory Gallagher at that time of the afternoon on 2FM.

    I think with the direction 2FM have been pushing in the last few years, it will be simply Dave showcasing new Irish music only with some interviews of such young artists for 2 hours Sat and Sun.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,536 ✭✭✭paddylonglegs


    Interested to hear what the format will be for the new show, it’s an odd time that starts to fill up with sports reports around then. Have always enjoyed dave in the mornings on weekends, nice time to listen when cooking breakfast and a coffee


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,038 ✭✭✭rapul


    Ah that's bad news, the only time I listen to 2fm is for Dave the legend Fanning on weekend mornings, terrible new time slot


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,735 ✭✭✭AwaitYourReply


    Dave Fanning has done such a lot on 2FM down through the years for nurturing and showcasing the Irish music scene.

    This does NOT seem like a promotion - it is probably ensuring he fills a gap in the schedule.

    Unfortunately, he has been pushed around and no longer has a stable slot. I can recall him over on RTÉ Radio 1 for a short period when RTÉ Radio 1 launched "Drivetime with Mary Wilson" - It was originally promoted around three leading RTÉ personalities (i.e.) Mary Wilson, Des Cahill with Drivetime Sport @6:30pm and Drivetime with Dave Fanning at 7:00pm which had introduced a music element although; Mary Wilson became the show with her team of leading reporters and Des & Dave were quietly phased out after a while.

    https://www.rte.ie/entertainment/2006/0815/407607-rte/

    Dave Fanning eventually returned to 2FM and I recall he used deputise a lot for the late Gerry Ryan in the 9am-12noon weekday morning slot on a regular basis. Dave had a stint on 2TV for a number of years on Sunday mornings and also does his movie reviews even to this day. I honestly think the current younger target audience cohort listening to 2fm no longer appreciates Dave Fanning and he would be better off in a slot on a station that he enjoys and the audience benefits in the current climate. RTÉ Gold should switch to FM (not close) and 2fm should switch to digital/online and Fanning should have a specialist slot on authentic Irish Rock both new emerging and also classic Irish Rock from the vaults.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,735 ✭✭✭AwaitYourReply


    vriesmays wrote: »
    Is he still doing his awful fab 50.

    I think it was dropped as it was not on during December/Christmas just passed after many years.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,526 ✭✭✭ford fiesta


    the fab 50 was not awful. It was essential listening in the 80s/90s.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,735 ✭✭✭AwaitYourReply


    Sleeper12 wrote: »
    When Gerry Ryan died is the day the music died for me as far as 2fm goes

    Apart from the very odd piece of music, "The Gerry Ryan Show" rarely played much music. Yeah, I remember he had a few favourites like the track "I'm horny" which was funny in those days to hear on an RTÉ national radio station at that time of the morning!

    Maybe you were referring to Gerry when he had a popular show called "Lights Out" from 10pm-12midnight until around February/March 1988 as this show had plenty of music. Gerry Ryan would come on straight after Dave Fanning's 8pm-10pm weeknight rock show and after Gerry's "Lights Out" you had "Nightrain" with Mark Cagney from 12midnight to 01:50am closedown! Then on weekends "Lights Out" was presented by the late Tony Fenton and "Nightrain" was presented by Mike Moloney.

    Gerry was a legend in his own right as was the great Larry Gogan and Vincent Hanley on early Radio 2 and MT USA video music tv programme all those years ago.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,735 ✭✭✭AwaitYourReply


    the fab 50 was not awful. It was essential listening in the 80s/90s.

    It was highly respected in it's day - I believe the last one broadcast was in 2017!

    https://fanningsessions.wordpress.com/fannings-fab-50-index/


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,061 ✭✭✭✭Harry Palmr


    So 2fm keeping a DJ of bus pass age, is this what the kids want or has rte decided to pursue an older demographic?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,526 ✭✭✭ford fiesta


    The fab 50 was not on for a few years here and there lately, but I think revived ones in recent years were just pick your favourite 3 songs from 2000 onwards. That format did not last long.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,526 ✭✭✭ford fiesta


    Apart from the very odd piece of music, "The Gerry Ryan Show" rarely played much music.

    In the early years of Gerry's 2FM morning show there were probably around 6 songs played per hour.
    By the time of his death in 2010 he would have been playing 2 or 3 songs per hour, chosen by his production team.
    Ray D'arcy on the other hand would have played around 6 songs per hour while competing with Gerry on Today FM in that exact same time slot.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,001 ✭✭✭✭BPKS


    I liked Daves morning weekend show, the only time I'd listen to 2FM all week as the Canadian is on Today FM and I don't like the Newstalk shows on weekend mornings.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,735 ✭✭✭AwaitYourReply


    In the early years of Gerry's 2FM morning show there were probably around 6 songs played per hour.
    By the time of his death in 2010 he would have been playing 2 or 3 songs per hour, chosen by his production team.
    Ray D'arcy on the other hand would have played around 6 songs per hour while competing with Gerry on Today FM in that exact same time slot.

    I don't think it was typical for Gerry to get in X 6 songs per hour even in the early days unless there was something amiss - Gerry talked a lot to his reporters Brenda Donoghue & Barbara Jordan, "Terence" (aka John Creedon) the hairdresser from Cork, funny skits/sketches commercial breaks, news. In the later years I recall him doing paper reviews which is not something he did in the early years of that show.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,735 ✭✭✭AwaitYourReply


    So 2fm keeping a DJ of bus pass age, is this what the kids want or has rte decided to pursue an older demographic?

    I honestly think they might be bound by contract although; this is pure speculation on my part. I do not believe it's what the "kids" want as such but they probably need to accommodate him somewhere in their schedule at this time. I do not get the impression that RTÉ 2fm is in the process of changing direction right now unless we start seeing the return of Rick O'Shea and Will Leahy & others if RTÉ Gold closes down and/or RTÉ Lyric fm is downsized resulting in some job losses/retirements/redeployment.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,432 ✭✭✭✭kneemos


    I stopped listening to 2FM when they got rid of his evening show.

    Not a fan of Dave,but I'd have thought he was an evening show type of of DJ. playing daytime pop on rotation isn't really his bag.

    But it is RTE.


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