He’s Ridin’ Solo….. 98FM Introduces Dara Quilty

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He’s Ridin’ Solo….. 98FM Introduces Dara Quilty

3rd July 2014: Dublin’s 98FM is delighted to announce the appointment of radio presenter Dara Quilty to its on-air line-up following six years at sister station Spin103.8. Renowned for his cheeky sense of humour and outspoken personality, the presenter will take over Dermot & Dave’s former slot, weekdays from 4pm – 7pm, starting in Late August.

Dara is really excited about the new move and said, “I’m delighted to make the move to 98FM and develop as a solo presenter. The station actually gave me my first gig holding a balloon on Grafton Street – there were 300 of us holding them, but I’m the only one who still works in the business today! Having been part of a duo for the past few years on Spin 103.8 I’m really looking forward to the challenge of ridin’ solo on 98FM!”

Speaking about the introduction of Dara to 98FM Michael Brett, Station Manager said, “Dara is an exciting addition to the 98FM family. His youth and energy will bring a really fresh approach to the drive time slot and we look forward to welcoming him into the fold and adding him to our already really strong line up.”

As well as presenting for radio, Quilty was the first host of RTE’s Two Tube but made the switch to radio in 2007.


Dara with his trademark big hair and quirky sense of style won a PPI after his first year on-air with SPIN 1038 on ‘The Lock In’ and is still to this day the youngest to achieve this award. He has enjoyed being the most listened to show from 7pm-9pm in Dublin.

Dara Quilty will join the 98FM schedule in late August with his show The Big Ride Home airing from 4pm – 7pm.


For more information contact:

Astrid Brennan, FleishmanHillard, E: astrid.brennan@fleishmaneurope.com  DL:01 6188475 M: 086 215 4883