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Monday 15 October 2018

The show's already over for FM104's Adrian

RADIO host Adrian Kennedy heard from bosses he had presented his final Phone Show via a telephone call.

The broadcaster did his programme on Wednesday without knowing it was his last one after 16 years at FM104.

An insider said he and his producer Jeremy Dixon were contacted by station management after they went off-air.

"They got the call after they left and were on their way home," a source told the Herald.

But relations between the pair and their former bosses are said to be amicable. Kennedy and Dixon even had lunch with FM104 programme director Dave Kelly and chief executive Margaret Nelson yesterday.

 

Emotional

A source close to the duo, who will present a new morning show on rival station 98fm early next year, said they were glad to get a break from doing the night shift. "Sixteen years on nights would get to anyone, but they are not finished with radio," the insider added.

Dixon told friends on social media that he had mixed emotions over leaving the radio station after such a long stint.

"My workmates in 104 have been brilliant over these past couple of weeks, which have been difficult at times," he said.

"This is not a decision we made lightly, it's taken months of decision-making. After years of working late nights, I'm just looking forward to having a normal life!"

 

Popular

In the most recent JNLR figures, Kennedy and Dixon had the most popular nighttime slot on Irish radio with 46,000 listeners.

Broadcaster Chris Barry billed as "the creator of late-night talk radio" takes over the Phone Show from Monday.

ksweeney@herald.ie

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