This RTÉ Radio 1 presenter is leaving their show


After approximately 40 years with RTÉ Ronan Collins is leaving his show on Radio 1.

The broadcasting legend announced that he will be leaving Radio 1 on the 23rd of December and signing off for the last time on The Ronan Collins Show, which he began presenting in 1985.

Speaking on the departure he said, “I’ve been working on afternoon radio on RTÉ Radio 1 for nearly 38 years, plus six years before that on Radio 2, and nobody will ever know how grateful I have been for all the opportunities over the past 40 years and going forward with RTÉ.

“I often ask myself ‘how much longer can I continue to do this?,’ and the answer always is ‘just keep going.’ New challenges await now on RTÉ in 2023, and I will continue to be on RTÉ Radio 1 with The Collins Collection on Bank Holidays.”

Head of RTÉ, Peter Woods, also shared his thoughts on the departure, “Ronan Collins is a legend on Irish radio. He has fronted the biggest music programme in the country and leaves it at the top of his game. He has had a career that is unlikely to be paralleled or exceeded at any time in the future – playing discs on national radio for 44 years.

“He will continue with Radio 1, with The Collins Collection, and we are so very grateful to him for the part he has played on this station and with The Ronan Collins Show in particular – long may he continue.”

Catch Ronan’s last show on the 23rd December on RTÉ Radio 1 at 12:30.


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