Comedian Jason Byrne joins Phantom 105.2

Category: Phantom 105.2

Press Release

Date: 23rd January 2012.  For immediate release.


Comedian Jason Byrne joins Phantom 105.2

Comedian Jason Byrne helps bid farewell to Blue Mondays as he joins Phantom 105.2’s line up next Monday.

Jason is one of Ireland’s most successful and popular comedians and has a growing international fan base. Last autumn, Jason toured his most recent show “Cirque Du Byrne” to sold out audiences throughout Great Britain. Jason now brings his inspired original brand of high energy surreal humour to Phantom, having previously worked for BBC Radio 2 his show on Phantom will be a first for him on Irish radio.

As was the case with Jason’s BBC show, the programme will be themed each week, with the list of possible themes including parenthood, shopping, law, and history, sport and…walls. It’s kind of hard to explain, you’ll just have to tune in to find out. If you’re in work you can stream it from and watch it live on Phantom TV!

What you can expect is lots of exclusive interviews, mayhem and most importantly the craic!

Jason Byrne had this to say:

‘I’m delighted to be joining Phantom; this is my first show on Irish radio so I’d better be good! You’ll have to tune in on Monday, for the manic, madness, mayhem that it will be. I think the Bangles described the show best when they sang ‘just another manic Monday’

Programme Director Keith Walsh added:

‘I am absolutely beside myself with excitement about Jason starting on Monday. As a radio fan first and foremost I think it’s only right to have one of Ireland’s best comedians Jason Byrne on air every week, Phantom rocks anyway, but we’re about to turn it up to 11.’

‘Jason Byrne on Phantom’ starts next Monday, 30 January at 10am

Phantom 105.2 broadcasts to Dublin on 105.2FM, nationwide on UPC 935, online at and on iphone.

For further information on this release please contact Eamonn Hoban-Shelley on (01) 421 8652 or