The popular Irish dance programme 'Take the Floor' is introduced by Din Joe (Denis Fitzgibbon) from Achill with 'The Harvest Time Jig'.

'Take the Floor' featured an hour of Irish dance music with the bands, singers, dancers and instrumentalists, all in the traditional style. It probably owed a great deal of its success to the popularity of its compere, Denis Fitzgibbon who was known as Din Joe.

The series was produced following the results of the first Listener Research Survey, which showed an exceptional popularity of dance music on the radio in urban as much as rural areas. Programming for dance music, which had been limited to 15 or 30 minutes, was greatly expanded.

The flagship of this new policy was 'Take the Floor'.