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Dave Fanning leaving 2fm and moving to RTE Gold

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,060 ✭✭✭Declan A Walsh


    8Radio.com was set up by Phantom's original founder Simon Maher in 2013. He had been let go from Phantom by Communicorp in 2011 not too long after they got a major shareholding in the station. Phantom was relaunched as TXFM during the spring of 2014. 8Radio had a number of temporary license runs before TXFM called it a day in October 2016. It is a great option to have, particularly with their enthusiastic music-loving presenters.

    I rang 2FM one Friday evening when Dave was presenting. It was a rare enough occasion for me to be listening to 2FM at that stage (it had to be in the last 10 years I think). I got through to Dave and I was on the air! He was looking for examples of songs where the music contradicted the mood of the lyrics. I contrasted the happy music, written by Johnny Marr, of The Smiths' Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now with Morrissey's lyrics! Dave said - "Come on, this is Morrissey we are talking about"!



  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 11,401 Mod ✭✭✭✭Say Your Number


    I remember a few weeks ago he was talking about Ozzy cancelling his tour and said 'My producer is telling me to talk about Sharon, forget Sharon it's all about Sabbath'

    I really enjoyed the weekend show and will miss it, no interest what is taking his place.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,522 ✭✭✭ford fiesta


    Did dave mention on-air that it was his final 2FM show a few weekends ago ?



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    No, I doubt he even knew it was going to be his last show.



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