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Radio interference Louise McSharry says she is 'gutted' after claiming she wasn’t allowed host her final episodes

'I really hate this kind of radio practice of not letting someone finish out their show, I think its s***ty'

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Louise McSharry

Louise McSharry

Louise McSharry

Louise McSharry has said she is “gutted” after claiming she wasn’t allowed host her final episodes this weekend. 

The DJ and presenter announced her departure on Twitter yesterday morning, writing; “After eleven years on RTE 2FM, the time has come for me to move on.”

She thanked RTE “for the time I spent as part of their organisation” and in particular for the support “it offered me around my illness in 2014 and 2015”.

However, Louise who had planned to host her final two shows on Saturday and Sunday morning, said network bosses had allegedly decided against it.

Speaking on her Instagram Story, Louise said: “Lots of people have been asking me if I’m on this weekend, I’m not.”

“I thought I was going to be, but then they decided that I shouldn’t be so I’m gutted about that because we actually had such a good show planned… So yeah I’m gutted.”

The radio presenter continued: “This wasn’t my call, but I’m honestly ok. This has happened to me before, it’s the nature of the beast, it’s the industry that I’m in. You just never know how long your job will last.

“The last time this happened, if you’ve read my book you’ll know, that I was absolutely devastated. But I learned from that that you always have to have several pots on to boil and a plan in your back pocket for if things go wrong.

“So I do have a plan, I plan to continue making the kind of content that I’ve been making on the radio station, but I’ll just be serving it up in a different way. So if you stick around, I’ll tell you as soon as I have concrete news on that,” she said.

“I really hate this kind of radio practice of not letting someone finish out their show, I think its s***ty.”

“I think it’s s***ty for me and my team who have put shows together for this weekend and I think its s***ty for the listeners who enjoy the show and expect it and I really wish that this wasn’t the situation,” Louise confessed.

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The mother-of-two thanked her team, and wished her 2fm colleagues the best.

Louise concluded her posts by saying: “Sad that I won’t get to do the show this weekend, sad obviously that it’s over, but excited about what’s next and getting the ball rolling on that.”

In her earlier tweet announcing her departure she said she relished having the opportunity to play and support emerging Irish artists on the new music show she had presented for five years.

"I am especially grateful for the opportunity for the last two years to create a talk show I'm really proud of. It was an immense privilege to be part of people's lives during such a difficult time for us as a society, and I will never forget it,” she had added.

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