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Colm O'Sullivan set to join Today FM line-up

He's leaving Red FM for pastures new.

The Hot Press Newsdesk, 03 Jan 2013



Red FM's Colm O'Sullivan announced today that, after a decade at the Cork station, he is moving to national airwaves with Today FM from February 4.

The PPI winner will take charge of the 7-9pm slot from Monday to Thursday, as well as 7-10pm on Sunday.

"I can't wait to get started to be honest," a clearly delighted O'Sullivan told Hot Press.

"In December, I met the crew at Today FM to chat about possible opportunities, what we could do. It turned out we had great commonality in terms of what we wanted. They'd heard what I was doing in Cork on the radio. A couple of PPIs were mentioned for the shows I did! Then just be before Christmas, they asked me if I wanted to come on board. I said 'yes!' and nearly bit the hands off them."

O'Sullivan has been with Red FM since its inception in 2002, launching the acclaimed Green On Red and giving airtime to a huge amount of Irish musical talent in the process. Most recently he has been acting as a programme director and hosting the cross-genre Transmission show.

"Ten years of broadcasting! It flew in though, because they're a great crew to work with at Red FM. It was a good stint, a lot of work done, a lot of bands broken."

He's now looking forward to a new era with Today FM.

"Hopefully I'll add to the existing set-up," he says, "In terms of putting the night stuff on the map, along with the stuff Paul McLoone is doing. I'll be bridging the gap between the daytime playlists and the less commercial stuff later on. The plan is to act as a bridge between both."

It does mean a move to Marconi House for the Corkonian...

"Dublin-bound," he laughs. "I won't don the blue jersey yet! Though I might reserve some space on the Cork jersey for a bit of blue!"


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