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Monday, October 03, 2005

marty in the mornings

Marty Whelan, on the breakfast show... Right...

He started last week, and I didn't hear one show, which is a shame, considering I usually do catch the for of a new show on 2fm, like Rick's today (and another top show *nods Ricks direction*). So it was this morning where I heard the new Breakfast show.

First Impressions: Very poor I thought. Could they come up with anything better? They dragged Shane back to do sports again, and back to the usual time as well. And Marty and Shane aren't getting on at all. The amount of sarcasm thrown around this morning! Its like they forced Shane to come back.

I will give it this week, and next week (1st week back in college) and if not I'm going to have to change my radio from where it has been stuck since I got it back in the early nineties:
and press this button change it to... dare I say it... TodayFM.
Altho for the last 6 months I was forced to listen to Ian on TodayFM any morning I got a lift into work by a neighbour, so I have no problem turning back full time if I have too!

Check out Dec's Blog Entry about it.
Update soon...


  1. Anonymous4/10/05 22:49

    Would have to agree about Marty Whelan in the mornings, don't know what RTE were thinking. I think he's going to tank. Who does he appeal to? Women mainly and older women at that. Maybe the ultimate goal is for Marty to be the warm up act for the ladies choice Gerry Ryan whose own listening figures were down some 50,000 or so.

    Like you, I've always had 2fm on in the morning and I've started to turn the dial now for the first time in about 10 years I think.

  2. Couldn't agree with you more!! Like Dec said in his Blog, I think 2FM are trying to aim themselves towards the middle aged market... Isn't Radio 1 supposed to cater for them?

  3. Two weeks in and Marty isnt doing it for me. I've actually slept in twice because I fell back asleep after turning the radio off instead of listening to him. Time to channel hop and find something I like, maybe FM 104.

  4. We dont have FM 104 down here... maybe i could hook up my laptop and stream it!

    I heard him yesterday morning just after 7 saying: "The current time is... eh... I dont care what time it is..."

    I thought a Breakfast DJ's job was to keep you informed of the time!! Then I fell back to sleep and woke up when Gerry was on. (the life of a student!)