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Greg Heads to the Country

Presenter Greg Gaughran has joined 106.8FM Dublin’s Country. Starting today, Greg will present ‘Lazy Afternoon’ and represents the Bray-based station’s biggest indication yet that they are moving in the right direction.
Speaking to Radiowaves News this afternoon, Robert Walshe, Programme Director at the station, said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome a presenter of the calibre and ability of Greg onto our team here at 106.8FM Dublin’s Country. In my opinion, he brings a certain maturity of presentation style and, with his knowledge of music and his undoubted talent, he will bring a freshness to our schedules which proves that we are now establishing ourselves in the Dublin radio market. With Greg added to the likes of Dave Harvey and Bob Gallico on our schedules, we now have some very established radio stars on board.”
Dublin’s Country has struggled to establish itself since its launch in October 2001, and has also faced some criticism that they were neglecting the specialist audience that they were set up to serve. However, the recent JNLR listenership survey results gave Dublin’s Country double their previous audience, and according to Robert, listener feedback has been tremendous in recent months.
“That listener feedback has been very important to us,” he says. “It shows that we are moving in a very positive direction. We don’t want to be a huge station. Our remit is not to compete with the likes of FM104, 98FM & Lite FM. We just want to serve our niche audience, and serve them well. We are very committed to our Country & Irish remit and we continue to work very closely with the BCI.”
Other new recruits for Dublin’s Country include Alan Curry, a nighttime presenter who has already worked in Community Radio in Dublin, along with Trevor Keegan (ex-AA Roadwatch) & Ian McKeever (ex-Today FM) who will appear at weekends.