Phantom’s new morning schedule

Great night at the Odessa Club in Dublin yesterday where we launched the new weekday morning schedule for Phantom 105.2.

Though I had to slip away early to present Bedrock, I enjoyed the first couple of hours and managed to catch up with the other part-timers who like me slip in and out of the building at odd times in the hours of darkness.

The new schedule – described below – includes some great presenters, and I really look forward to hearing how it sounds in practice.

The breakfast show, Pure Morning, which will run from 7am-10am, will be hosted by well known DJ, Richie McCormack, supported by Charlotte Flood. Richie has worked with Phantom 105.2 since 2002 and for the past two years has been working with the station presenting its new music show ‘The Producers’ which gives many bands their first exposure on Irish radio and producing the popular ‘Stadium Rock’ on Saturday afternoons. Producer Charlotte is new to Phantom and joins the station from XFM in South Wales.

Michelle Doherty, who also presents Channel 6’s late night interactive music show ‘Nightshift’, will present ‘Finest Worksongs’ from 10am-Noon. Michelle will bring her love and knowledge of the alternative music scene to deliver great music for those at work.

Front Row with Sinéad Ní Mhórdha will air from Noon2pm and bring listeners music, entertainment news and interviews. Sinéad, who’s been described as “Ireland‘s First Female DJ Superstar” by The Star and as “a music junkie and one of Phantom’s “leading lights” by the Sunday Independent, has been with Phantom since 2004. After initially joining in 2004, Sinéad returned to the airwaves on Halloween 2006 to re-join the ranks as Presenter on Phantom 105.2.

Michelle and Charlotte are new to us – welcome! – and they have both done good stuff elsewhere.

Richie has been around at Phantom forever and steadily shining brighter.

Sinead will be doing the new music/entertainment magazine show, Front Row, and if her recent fill-in on Access All Areas is anything to go by, she’ll be brilliant. I remember when she joined in 2004, I used to read the new during her Saturday afternoon show, and thought she was one of the best new voices I had heard in a long time.

I’m off to do Bedrock now, and will be back with Random Access as usual Sunday evening 7-9pm.


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