Friday 28 October 2016

Murray says goodbye to his morning listeners


John Murray
John Murray

He's one of Ireland's most popular radio personalities, but John Murray's "great adventure" on morning radio came to an end as he presented his last show.

The broadcaster, who has hosted The John Murray Show on RTE Radio One for the past five years, presented his last morning show yesterday.

Murray (50) took over the one-hour slot at 9am when Ryan Tubridy moved to 2fm in 2010 and described his time on the show as a "privilege" as he thanked his listeners.

"I think we'd all agree, it's been a great adventure from start to finish. There have been very few dull days. I'm proud of what we've achieved in that time," he said on air.

"The relationship we've forged [with listeners] through the letters, cards, texts, emails, and just listening, I'd like to think this bond wouldn't easily be broken."


The radio veteran was joined by guests including actor Michael Harding, former politician Mary O'Rourke and comedians Tommy Tiernan and Brendan O'Carroll.

Mrs Brown's Boys star O'Carroll paid tribute to the broadcaster, saying he will be "missed an awful lot".

RTE announced last week Murray was leaving the morning slot and will be returning in September to front a new show.

While the presenter's role is yet to be filled by RTE, the national broadcaster confirmed broadcaster Brendan O'Connor will take over the show for the rest of July.

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