As Ireland’s most iconic Radio DJ was laid to rest on Friday January 10th 2020, Ireland’s four regional & Cork based youth licensed, music focused, commercial radio stations paid a respectful tribute to Larry Gogan.
Cork’s Red FM, the four regional radio stations Beat 102-103 in the South East, Spin South West, i-radio North East and North West all joined forces to honour the man dubbed “The God Father of music radio in Ireland”.
At exactly 11.30am on Friday January 10th, just as the Funeral mass Of Larry Gogan was getting underway, all six stations concurrently played the classic track from The Golden Horde “Friends in Time”. This was poignantly chosen as a nod to two of Larry’s well-known music passions – championing Irish music and his infamous music show feature. This bittersweet nostalgic track in which Larry himself also featured in the original video, would not have been out of place on the playlist for Larry’s famous “Golden Hour”.
In a joint statement, the stations highlighted that “Larry Gogan was universally liked and respected. During a career that spanned six decades, he was the epitome of music radio in Ireland and paved the way for so many others. Consequently, all of us currently working at youth, music driven stations around the country would like to honour the enormous contribution made by this gentleman of Irish music radio” concluded the statement.
The stations supported the on-air gesture, across all their social media platforms with the hashtag “#JustAMinute”.
Larry Gogan worked in broadcasting for almost six decades and was best known for his work on RTÉ 2FM, where he worked as a music DJ for 40 years. He will best be remembered for playing classic hits on the Golden Hour and hosting the now iconic, Just A Minute Quiz.
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