LOUISE DUFFY ANNOUNCED AS NEW PRESENTER FOR WEEKDAY 12-1 MUSIC SHOW ON RTÉ RADIO 1
RTÉ announced today that Louise Duffy will present a new music show from January on RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays from 12pm to 1pm, in the slot formerly held by The Ronan Collins Show.
Louise is one of Ireland’s brightest radio and television broadcasters, and has recently been heard on RTÉ Radio 1 filling in on Late Date, Rising Time, and The Ronan Collins Show. Louise will also be familiar to television audiences, most recently as the presenter of RTÉ’s The Ballycotton Sessions, featuring some of Ireland’s best-known and loved artists, the second series of which will air in Spring 2023. Louise spent eight years presenting and producing her own shows on Today FM, including the IMRO award-winning Lost In Music.
Louise is passionate about supporting Irish music and up-and-coming artists. She has broadcast and reported from every live music festival in Ireland, from Electric Picnic to Longitude.
Louise Duffy said:”I am honoured to be given the opportunity to host the biggest music radio show in Ireland, and follow in the footsteps of a great broadcaster like Ronan Collins. I look forward to connecting with music lovers all over the country, discovering new talent, and complementing the line-up of great broadcasters at RTÉ Radio 1.”
Peter Woods, Head of RTÉ Radio 1, said: ”Louise Duffy knows her music. We’re delighted to have her on this station. Louise is the first woman to present the lunchtime music programme on RTÉ Radio 1 – the number one music programme in the country. She will bring to it integrity, both as a presenter and with her musical choices.”
Louise will present her first show on RTÉ Radio 1 on Monday 9th January.