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Laura goes live Former Miss Sunday World Laura Fox officially unveiled as 2FM's newest DJ

'After years of working every odd job under the sun, rejection, and heartache it’s finally happened- I have my own show'

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Laura Fox

Laura Fox

Laura Fox

Former Miss Sunday World Laura Fox has been officially unveiled as 2FM's newest DJ, which we exclusively revealed a month ago. 

We reported how Galway girl Laura had both been lined for a primetime gig at the station and this evening RTE confirmed the exciting news, alongside a host of other changes to its weekday and weekend schedule.

Laura Fox at the Weekend will feature a mix of the music, ticket giveaways, and “positive vibes” on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 9am.

On Saturday listeners will have the chance to win big with competitions while Laura chats with some of Ireland's brightest people from music, fashion, beauty, and beyond.

On Sunday, listeners can enjoy The Sunday Service when Aifric O'Connell will update Laura and the nation on all the best celeb stories of the week.

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Laura is a former Miss Sunday World

Laura is a former Miss Sunday World

Laura is a former Miss Sunday World

In a statement released by the station, Laura said she had moved from Galway six years ago knowing absolutely nobody but with a mission to make it onto 2FM.

“After years of working every odd job under the sun, rejection, and heartache it’s finally happened- I have my own show.

“I can’t tell you how happy I am to be able to play great music, meet new people and keep everyone company every weekend from 9am.”

Meanwhile, presenter Jenny Greene will open The Greene Room, from Sunday to Thursday from 10pm, with Sunday's episode being a chill-out show, while Monday to Thursday will feature a mix of new Irish music, including indie and alternative, plus exclusive interviews.

Jenny will also be performing with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra this coming summer in a range of concerts across the country.

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"If this pandemic has thought us anything, it is to do what makes you happy and music has always been that consistent thing that has brought me so much joy,” Jenny said.

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Jenny Greene

Jenny Greene

Jenny Greene

“The Electric Disco will continue as normal every Saturday and I’m really excited to be given this new and exciting opportunity to showcase many different genres of music that I love. The Greene Room is my new orchard, and I am so excited.”

Jenny’s official replacement on 2FM Drive Time will be announced in the coming weeks.

Head of 2FM and Radio Strategy, Dan Healy said: "Stations like 2FM must continue to evolve with audience needs. We see an enormous opportunity for the station as more audiences listen to audio outside what was traditionally regarded as peak time radio.

“Therefore, the great Jenny Greene is bringing her household name and her passion for music to evening-time audiences. Jenny will be back out this summer with the wonderful RTÉ Concert Orchestra and with some other collaborations to follow. We are looking forward to working with Jenny over the coming years.

He added: “Laura Fox will be filling in from 3pm to 6pm Monday to Friday until we reveal our new evening drive show which is almost ready to go. Laura is a wonderful new talent who has filled in all over the schedule, including for Jennifer Zamparelli.

“So, we are delighted to announce she has a permanent home on Saturday and Sundays from 9am. 2FM has been at the forefront of promoting new female talent and with Laura Fox, Emma Power and Aifric O'Connell this continues across the station.

“Change is continuously needed to meet audience needs and obviously we engage with our talent and their agents to outline where we believe the station should head. We are always grateful for the patience our presenters show as they wait for the agreed time when we are ready to communicate alterations to the schedule."




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