Tubs Hot

RTÉ 2FM breakfast show host Ryan Tubridy has been voted by radio programmers as the hottest talent on air – for now. Hot on his heels is Today FM’s mid-morning presenter Ray D’Arcy in second place, and Keith Cunningham, the ‘Red Rooster’ breakfast presenter for Red FM in Cork in third.
The Top 10 Talent Index was conducted by Digital Audio Productions and included programme directors and industry management nationwide. The poll will continue to be compiled monthly from nominations by radio professionals and judged by an independent panel of radio station programme directors and managers nationwide.
“It’s great to see there are so many local radio presenters on the list,” said Dusty Rhodes, former 2FM DJ and now MD of Digital Audio Productions. “The idea is to encourage and support presenters to be their best in an industry that rarely says thank you.”
Dusty continues: “It also shows the entire radio business not only who is hot, but also the new up and coming talent. I’m very sure that people on the Index will be poached over the coming months by big city stations and national radio.”
The rest of the Top Ten is as follows: 4th – Niall Power, who presents ‘Beat Talk’ on south-east regional station Beat 102-103; 5th -Brian McColl, who presents ‘The Home Run’ on Dublin’s 98FM; 6th – Steve Haze, who presents ‘Drivetime’ on Cork’s 96FM; 7th – Oliver Carroll, who presents WLR FM’s ‘All Request Lunch’; 8th – Pat Kenny, who presents ‘Today with Pat Kenny’ on RTÉ Radio 1; 9th – Paul Scanlon, who presents ‘Ocean Breeze’ on the north-west station Ocean FM; and in 10th place – Tom Dunne, who presents ‘Pet Sounds’ on national independent station Today FM.