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Fanning returns to midnight slot

RTE 2fm have just announced their new weekend schedule, which sees Dave Fanning return to his midnight slot on the station.

The Hot Press Newsdesk, 16 May 2008

RTÉ 2fm DJs Jenny Greene, Jenny Huston, Dan Hegarty, Cormac Battle, Mr Spring and Dave Fanning will be fronting a new look evening schedule announced today by 2fm for weekends.

"The new look evening schedule features different, dedicated music strands each Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening as the DJs give fans their personal guides to the music maze and their music passions" a 2fm spokesperson told "The music strands featured include the best of new rock and rock anthems, progressive dance and dance classics, indie and alternative music."

The weekend includes a brand new dance programme, Electric Disco, at 6pm on Saturday evenings with RTÉ 2fm’s newest DJ, Jenny Green.

“It's the new soundtrack to Saturday nights," says Jenny. "We've got you covered with the biggest tunes, mash-ups, indie-pop remixes, dance classics. We'll also be taking a look at some of the big gigs of the night and upcoming dance events, chatting to listeners on air and finding out what's going on in their town for the night, not to mention rewarding the odd gem with the all important 'free stuff'! It’ll be three hours of pre-club tune-age every Saturday night from 6pm to 9pm!"

There’s also a new slot for Jenny Huston’s The Annex. Now, at the new time of 7pm on Sundays evenings, Jenny will continue to play her favourite rock anthems from The Clash and The Who to Oasis and Blur. Jenny H remarks: “Summer’s here and the weather’s looking good so why not get the barbeque going, invite your friends around and blast up the volume for The Annex. I’ll be playing the best rock sounds for your back yard party. Just what you need on a Sunday evening after a heavy weekend.”

RTÉ 2fm also plan to broadcast more live studio sessions and festival recordings from across Europe,with Jenny Huston presenting at 9.30pm on Friday and Cormac Battle at the same time on Sunday. Over the summer RTÉ 2fm, and the trial digital radio stations, will also broadcast from Oxegen, Planet Love and Electric Picnic.

Dan Hegarty broadcasts as usual at midnight on Friday and Mr Spring continues to bring his dedicated fans progressive dance and live dance sessions from 9pm on Saturday. Meanwhile Dave Fanning returns to midnight, where he started, on Sunday nights. "He'll do what he does like nobody else," a 2fm spokesperson said, "playing quality music that pays no attention to fashion, fads, trends or this week’s big thing!"

Weekends on RTÉ 2fm:

7pm – Jenny Greene
9.30pm – Jenny Huston
With live studio sessions and festival recordings from across Europe
Midnight – Dan Hegarty
2am – Late Sessions ‘til 5am

6pm – Jenny Greene’s Electric Disco with guest mixes, mash ups and remixes
9pm – Mr Spring with progressive dance and live dance
Midnight – Late Sessions ‘til 5am
2am – Late Sessions ‘til 5am

7pm – Jenny Huston’s The Annex
9.30pm – Cormac Battle
With live studio sessions and festival recordings from across Europe
Midnight – Dave Fanning
2am – Late Sessions ‘til 5am

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