Tuesday, 18th August 2015: Today FM has announced the signing of a new D’Arcy as part of its autumn schedule. Next month, the award winning national station will welcome Fergal D’Arcy, the popular host of iRadio’s flagship afternoon show, “I Go Home”. Fergal will host his own evening show from 7-9pm weekdays on Today FM.
In his 8 years with iRadio, Fergal has built up a huge following of over 100,000 listeners across 15 counties in the North East/North West region, with his unique brand of entertaining content and creative ideas.
Fergal picked up a Gold PPI Award for ‘Light Hearted Magazine Programme’ in 2008 and a Silver PPI Award in 2013 for ‘Best Music Programme’. He is also a well known club DJ, having played numerous music festivals, including The Electric Picnic and Oxegen.
Commenting on the move, Peter McPartlin, Today FM’s CEO said that “We’ve been admiring Fergal’s on-air creativity for some time and I’m delighted that we’ve managed to get one of the brightest young talents on Irish radio onto Today FM.
Looking forward to joining his new family, Fergal D’Arcy commented: “I’ve always prided myself on being an ideas man more than a presenter, with this in mind a move to what in my opinion, is the most dynamic and creative station in the country, is a step in the right direction. Anyone that knows me ‘expects something different’ every time they see me …. I’ll fit right in.”
Fergal began his career just over a decade ago as a documentary maker. He holds an honours degree in Journalism from D.I.T. D’Arcy started his radio career as a breakfast presenter and producer with Clare FM.
Fergal takes over the mic from Colm O’Sullivan who has presented ‘The Mix Up’ on Today FM since 2013. Colm takes up a senior role on the programming side of Today FM.