- 31 Jan 19
Today, Thursday January 31, RTÉ 2FM has been re-named Larry Gogan FM for the entire day.
Larry Gogan will be leaving the station after 40 years and will now present on RTÉ's digital station, RTÉ Gold. Larry will present his last programme on 2FM tomorrow as part of a day of special events celebrating the DJ.
According to 2FM, listeners can expect to hear plenty of Larry throughout the day, from way back in the 80s and 90s right up to the present day, including some of his fabulous Celeb Just a Minute quizzes.
The man himself will be Tracy Clifford’s guest on air after 1pm. Larry will be joined by music stars from home and abroad who will have a few things to say about our national treasure and constant supporter of Irish music.
Tracy will then hand over the reins to Larry who’ll present his final Golden Hour on 2FM from 3 – 4pm.
Larry Gogan presented the Golden Hour and was known as the DJ with the Golden Voice. He began presenting shows on RTÉ Radio in the 1960's, working primarily on pop music programmes and he was in the original line up for Radio 2 in 1979. But he will best be remembered on 2FM for The Golden Hour and the 'Just a Minute' quiz.
Even if the contestant got the answer wrong the man behind the mic was always kind and is best known for simply saying 'they didn't suit you'.
Larry was the voice of the 'National Chart Show' counting down Ireland's top 40 hits each week and announcing the new number one.
He is known as a gentleman in the broadcasting world and praised for the support he has given Irish artists. He has won a number of awards for his contribution to Irish music including a Meteor Award and is a member of the IMRO radio awards Hall of Fame.