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Making Air-waves Samantha Mumba to host weekly radio show Good Time Anthems on 98FM

Her new show, Good Time Anthems, kicks off this weekend.


Samantha Mumba

Samantha Mumba

Samantha Mumba

Samantha Mumba has landed her own weekly show on a Dublin radio station.

The Irish singer-songwriter, who rose to fame in the 2000s after releasing hits such as Body II Body and Gotta Tell You, will be hitting the airwaves on Dublin's 98FM radio station every Saturday night.

Her new show, Good Time Anthems, kicks off this weekend.

Speaking about the move, Samantha said: “I’m beyond excited to be joining the team at 98FM. As someone who grew up listening to the station and literally calling in with song requests so I could record them on my tape recorder this is a lovely full circle!”

The 39-year-old's new show comes as 98FM debuted a fresh tagline for the station: ‘Dublin’s Good Times.’

Listeners can expect to hear music that reflects the new motto, including classic anthems from Daft Punk, Eminem, Destiny’s Child, and the Black Eyed Peas.

And 98FM has welcomed some other new faces and voices to its line-up, such as Leanne Hanafin - who will present weekday evenings - and Níamh Ní Chróinín and Andy Gleeson who join weekends on the station.

Meanwhile, Dublin actor and playwright Emmet Kirwan will be taking on a new role as station voiceover.

Commenting on 98FM's new schedule, James Brownlow, Managing Editor, Music & Entertainment, Bauer Media Audio Ireland said: “With Dublin’s Good Times, 98FM is for a Dublin audience who, in the noughties, were out discovering life, having their first big relationships, holidays, responsibility-free and just living their best life!

"As the country feels like it’s heading towards the Good Times again, we’re bringing a format to the market that is super focused on delivering nothing but Good Time anthems and experiences all day every day.

"There is nothing like 98FM in the Dublin market for audiences, I’m confident listeners are going to love how it makes you feel”

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