Marty in the Morning

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Marty in the Morning was RTÉ 2fm's breakfast show, presented by Marty Whelan, from 26 September 2005 until it was axed[1] when Colm & Jim-Jim joined from FM104.[2] The duo held the 2fm breakfast slot with The Colm & Jim-Jim Breakfast Show until the death of Gerry Ryan prompted a further change in the schedules in 2010. Marty in the Morning was an attempt by 2fm to find an able successor to Ryan Tubridy who had left The Full Irish and defected to RTÉ Radio 1 in 2005. However, in May 2006, it emerged that the show was receiving less listeners than its rival The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show on Today FM.[3] Prior to this, Whelan's predecessors Rick O'Shea and Ruth Scott had Tubridy's replacement The Rick & Ruth Breakfast Show axed after it emerged the flagship The Gerry Ryan Show was losing 40,000 listeners to Today FM's The Ray D'Arcy Show.[4] O'Shea and Scott were blamed for this and quickly disappeared off the morning airwaves. Whelan too disappeared and has not been heard on 2fm since.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Avril's popular show to stay in 2fm schedule". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media. 16 January 2007. Retrieved 22 November 2008. 
  2. ^ O'Brien, Jason (13 January 2007). "'Alarmed' RTÉ radio axes Marty's show". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 17 October 2008. 
  3. ^ McCaughren, Samantha (19 May 2006). "Radio Ray rocks Ryan". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 22 November 2008. 
  4. ^ "2FM cancel Rick & Ruth breakfast show". Hot Press. 30 August 2005. Archived from the original on 18 November 2007. Retrieved 19 October 2008. 
Preceded by
The Rick & Ruth Breakfast Show
RTÉ 2fm's breakfast show
2005 – 2007
Succeeded by
The Colm & Jim-Jim Breakfast Show