98fm's drivetime presenters are set to leave for pastures new as it's just been announced the funny duo are about to go national and are heading to Today FM. The pair have been with the Dublin station for 12 years, firstly with their award winning Breakfast Show and then their early evening slot which they've held for the last four years.
The pair are delighted with the move with Dermot Whelan saying; Other broadcasters have come knocking over the years to try and attract us away but to be honest, the creative track record and reputation of Today FM over so many years made it a simple enough decision to join their stellar line-up. We’re very excited about moving to Today FM and look forward to having the craic with a wonderful national audience."
Dave Moore added; "98fm gave us the chance to develop and grow. But taking the chemistry that Dermot and I have to the entire country on Today FM is an amazing opportunity. It’s the station we've admired for years and we know we'll really enjoy making more great radio every weekday and we hope Ireland enjoys it too!"
Speaking about the duo’s move to Today FM, Peter McPartlin, CEO of Today FM said, “Today FM has always prided itself on a strong line-up of personalities that are loved by listeners right across the country. Given their pedigree, it’s a real coup for us to add Dermot and Dave to that existing pool of talent. We’re all very excited about what this pair will bring to the station.”
It's not been made clear yet which time slot the pair are going to move into, which does leave us slightly worried as to who will be shifted from their already stellar lineup of presenters to make room.
However, we won't worry about that for the moment and just enjoy knowing that the whole nation can now be entertained with the antics of this talented duo come August.