I'd love more 2fm airtime, says early riser Lottie Ryan
2FM DJ Lottie Ryan is eyeing up more airtime but said that the dawn starts have finally turned her into a morning person.
The daughter of the late 2fm DJ Gerry Ryan has been occupying the Early Early Breakfast Show weekend slot at the station for over a year now and admits the early start has taken a bit of getting used to.
However, the enthusiastic brunette said that Saturday and Sunday mornings from 6am are the perfect learning curve as she begins to make her way up the ladder at 2fm.
"I think I'm the same as everybody in radio, you're looking for more airtime and to move up the slots in the future," he said. "But I'm exactly where I should be at the moment."
Lottie, who had previously worked as a showbiz reporter on the Colm Hayes Show, told the Herald that the early rising listeners are "usually in good spirits" when interacting with the show.
"The show is going really well, I'm doing it over a year now, since last February and I'm really enjoying it," she said.
"I'm having a ball. The early start took a bit of getting used to but I can finally say that I'm now a morning person.
"I like waking up with people in the morning because they're usually in really good spirits," she added.
"You've either got mothers waking up with their babies or people coming in after a night out, so the people interacting with the show are normally upbeat."
Lottie was speaking at the launch of the HB Ice-cream Fundays Campaign in support of Down Syndrome Ireland, and is calling on people across Ireland to support the campaign by organising their own ice cream party in aid of DSI.
The 29-year-old also insists that she'll be getting involved with a few ice-cream parties of her own.
"I'll definitely be hosting a few. It's perfect for barbecues, but it doesn't have to be a party, it can be just you and a couple of mates.
"What's great about it is that it's so easy to do. It's not rocket science and there's no work involved really, which is usually what puts people off.
"It's so simple, you just order a pack online, and it's that easy."
To get involved with the campaign freephone 1890 37 37 37 or register online at www.downsyndrome.ie.