From Monday, Pete returns to breakfast, PK stays in Mid Morning with Gareth slotting into a new Afternoon show from 1. John Kearns returns to Cool FM from 4, with DJ Hix from 7pm and Emma Fitzpatrick on Cool Goes Quiet from 10pm!
Tt’s a stellar cast that includes both new and familiar faces from young, upcoming presenters Emma Fitzpatrick and Paulo Ross to the legend that is John Kearns, returning to his roots on Cool FM. The former MTV host’s new Drive Time show will benefit from his years of broadcasting experience as he takes up the reins daily from 4-7pm.
The tireless Pete Snodden will also be back on breakfast after almost 2 years of getting a lie-in. With news, sport and chat from Paulo Ross, the new look breakfast show will kick off at 6am on Monday.
Paul Kennedy will remain on the mid-morning show before Gareth Stewart returns to a PM slot, helming the new afternoon show from 1-4pm. Gareth will be losing his trusty sidekick, Connor Phillips, who will be leaving for pastures new with Cool FM sister stations in North West England. But listeners shouldn’t worry about missing out on Connor’s trademark banter as his ever popular Saturday show will continue on Cool.
DJ Hix, will be handing over the keys of his drivetime show to John Kearns and moving to the 7-10pm evening slot, followed by new addition, Emma Fitzpatrick from 10-1am, who’s show will be home to a mix of top tunes and chat and the iconic ‘Cool Goes Quiet’ slot.
Stuart Robinson, Acting Programme Controller, comments; ”We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming some new faces to the Cool FM team ahead of launching our new summer schedule. The addition of Emma, Paulo and the return of John Kearns make for a summer cocktail that will lend an exciting new sound to the station.”
Mark Mahaffy, Managing Director of Cool FM adds “There’s a real sense of excitement here in the station with our new summer line-up. With two of Northern Ireland’s most successful and iconic presenters on our ever important drive time shows, Cool will continue to dominate the peak periods.
“We’d also like to wish the inimitable Connor Phillips every success as he moves across the Irish Sea, although he hasn’t escaped just yet! We can still look forward to his usual high-energy hilarity on his Saturday show every week.”