Tubs bounces back – on Irish airwaves from tomorrow

by Rose Barrett
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Ryan Tubridy returns to Irish airwaves tomorrow morning, Tuesday January 2, broadcasting live on Dublin’s Q102 from 10am-1pm.

Focusing on a mix of music, engaging chats, celebrity guests and listener interaction, the popular presenter joins the weekday lineup on Dublin’s ‘Feel-Good Music’ station.

A new year, a new Ryan Tubridy show on Irish radio. You can listen to Ryan by tuning your radio to Dublin’s Q102, logging on to Q102.ie, downloading the Q102 app or asking your smart speaker to play Dublin’s Q102

Q102 provides the soundtrack to the daily lives of Dubliners aged 35 and over. Feel-Good Music is the heartbeat of Q102, with hits spanning across the decades including the 80s, 90s and 00s.

Ryan said “I’m really looking forward to getting back on the Irish airwaves and back to the listeners who have supported me since day one. I love Irish radio, so it’s great to be back on air six days a week especially with such an iconic station like Q102. It’s a real privilege to join their stellar weekday and weekend line-up of shows and presenters. Make sure to tune in for some great music, chats, and of course, plenty of fun along the way!”

The new 2024 weekday schedule on Dublin’s Q102 is:

  • Liam & Venetia, who will be entertaining listeners on the morning commute on Q102 Breakfast from 7am to 10am
  • Ryan Tubridy, playing all the hits and having great conversations from 10am to 1pm
  • Andy Preston playing the best Feel-Good Music across the afternoons from 1pm to 6pm
  • Debbie Allen will continue to present the Love Zone on Q102 evenings from 6pm

Ryan, who will be live from the London studios of Q102’s sister station Virgin Radio UK, will also host a dedicated Irish weekend show called ‘The Ryan Tubridy Show on Sunday’ from 10am to 12pm, meaning the much-loved presenter will be available to Irish audiences six days a week. This show will broadcast across Dublin’s Q102, Cork’s 96FM, Limerick’s Live 95 and LMFM. Both the weekday and weekend show will be brought to listeners in association with Hyundai Ireland.

The 2024 weekend schedule for Dublin’s Q102 features Aidan Cooney’s new Sunday slot and a host of firm favourites:

  • Q102 Weekend Sports Breakfast on Saturday’s from 7am to 8am
  • Paul Bradley on Saturday’s from 8am to 11am
  • Johnny Bowe on Saturday’s from 11am to 3pm and Sunday’s from 3pm to 7pm
  • Martin King on Saturday’s from 3pm to 7pm
  • Q102 80’s Party with Lisa Armstrong on Saturday’s from 7pm to midnight
  • An Bleas Beag on Sunday’s from 8am to 9am
  • Lynsey Dolan on Sunday’s from 9am to 10am
  • The Love Zone on Sunday’s from 7pm to midnight

Wireless Ireland MD Sean Barry says “We are delighted to have Ryan as the new voice of mid-mornings on Dublin’s Q102 each weekday from 10am until 1pm. His talent as a broadcaster is unparalleled and he absolutely deserves a place on Irish airwaves. Dublin listeners and indeed listeners all across Ireland are looking forward to hearing Ryan broadcast again; as part of the Q102 line up and part of our broader network of stations at weekends, doing what he does best.

“Last year we kicked off a strategic repositioning project at Q102, so when we saw the opportunity open up with Ryan, it was perfectly timed for us. We’re looking forward to continuing to develop this repositioning project later this year.”

The former RTÉ renowned broadcaster and best-selling author was at the helm of the iconic Late Late Show for 14 years, where he interviewed guests including U2, Sinead O’Connor, Tony Blair, Russell Crowe, Hillary Clinton and Ed Sheeran, and helped raise more than €20m for charity. His successful radio career has spanned more than 20 years to date, with listeners tuning in to his eponymous The Ryan Tubridy Show on radio.

Ryan has written four books to date. His first, JFK in Ireland, a profile of US President John F. Kennedy’s 1963 visit to Ireland, was a number one bestseller and sold more than 100,000 copies.

Wireless Ireland is home to some of Ireland’s best-loved radio stations: Dublin’s FM104 and Q102, Cork’s 96fm and C103, Live 95 in Limerick, LMFM and U105 in Belfast. Its sales house is Urban Media.

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