January 31st, 2015

Hector axed by 2FM

NewsBy Daragh Keany

Despite denying the rumours last month 2FM have finally admitted that gaeilgoir disc jockey Hector O hEochagain is being cut.

RTÉ 2fm have just confirmed that presenter Hector Ó hEochagáin will finish broadcasting his RTÉ 2fm breakfast show. Hector will return to RTÉ screens in the spring in the second of his hugely popular series ‘Hector Goes’ and will also pursue other development projects with RTÉ Television in 2014.

Dan Healy, Head of 2fm and Director of Radio Sales told sundayworld.com: “Hector is a major personality and hugely loved by Irish audiences and has played a significant role in developing breakfast radio with his show ‘Breakfast with Hector’ on 2fm. ‘Keep her lit’ helped take the country through the past three years of the recession with outside broadcasts from Friday factory floor fillers to second chance debs.

"RTÉ 2fm would like to take this opportunity to thank Hector for the enormous effort it takes to broadcast a breakfast show and for the entertainment he gave to his ‘soldiers of the dawn’.”

RTÉ 2fm will be announcing a breakfast show early in the New Year.