Tom McGuire, Head of Radio 1 says: "If you told me 12 months ago after we made major changes to our presenter schedule that we would continue to have such strong audience figures given the commercial radio world I would have been delighted. Today with Sean O'Rourke has delivered 295,000 listeners in a hugely competitive market which is a considerable achievement".
Commenting today, Head of RTÉ 2fm, Dan Healy said: "It's good to see the hard work invested in the schedule changes now bearing some fruit however we have a lot more work to do. I am particularly pleased for Ryan and his team who put enormous effort into the station over the past four years."
Aodan Ó Dubhghaill, Head of RTÉ lyric fm, said: "As more and more people discover the place where life sounds better the words of Composer Gustav Mahler spring to mind: "If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music". And that's what makes RTÉ lyric fm so special - whether it's George Hamilton taking us through the (musical) scores on a Saturday morning, Liz Nolan accompanying our drive home each day, Tim Thurston providing a space to reflect to some glorious music on Sunday mornings or Carl Corcoran tucking us in to bed at night with a warm soundtrack to finish the day - we welcome all on 96-99fm."