After nearly a decade after closing, The Ryan Line reopened on 2FM this morning to celebrate 40 years on air.

Using archived audio from his time on air, Gerry Ryan returned to the airwaves in what was an emotional experience both for staff in Montrose and listeners at home. 'The Gerry Ryan Show' began broadcasting in 1988, and ran essentially as a call-in show that ran right up to Ryan's passing in April, 2010.

Ryan's daughter, Lottie, introduced the hour-long, one-off segment and was helped along with the show's original broadcast coordinator manning the phone lines.

Here's a selection of some of the tweets from the broadcast as it happened.