Weekends are heating up on Newstalk

Category: News, Newstalk

Thursday, 9th March 2017: Newstalk 106-108fm has today announced it is shaking up its weekend schedule with a variety of new and fresh shows set to take over the airwaves each Saturday and Sunday morning. The primary changes will see Bobby Kerr presenting a new magazine style show on Sunday mornings in addition to the regular Down to Business programme on Saturdays. Ivan Yates marks his return to Newstalk with a new, agenda setting, two hour show on Sunday mornings.

The new schedule will kick in from 1st April and will focus on bringing the very best of current affairs, business, science, health, sport and talk radio to the nation’s weekends.

Speaking about the new look for weekends at Newstalk, Tim Collins, CEO of Newstalk 106-108fm, said: “We’re really excited about this new look for weekends at Newstalk. Ivan’s return is a key part of the new schedule and we also have an entertaining new magazine-style show from Bobby Kerr on Sunday mornings, which will be completely different to his well-known Down to Business programme.”

“Dr. Ciara Kelly will be bringing her show, Alive and Kicking, to a new slot at 9am on Saturday morning while Talking Point with Sarah Carey will take over the 8am slot. Weekends on Newstalk will continue to set the agenda with the best guests and cutting edge opinion and analysis while Off the Ball will continue to deliver Ireland’s best sports programme every Saturday and Sunday afternoon.”

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Note to the editor:

The new look weekend schedule for Newstalk 106-108fm will be as follows:

Day and time




7.00 – 8.00 Best of The Pat Kenny Show
8.00 – 9.00 Talking Point with Sarah Carey
9.00 – 10.00 Alive and Kicking with Ciara Kelly
10.00 – 12.00 Down To Business with Bobby Kerr
12.00 – 13.00 Futureproof with Jonathan McCrea
13.00 – 18.00 Off The Ball
18.00 – 19.00 The Picture Show
19.00 – 20.00 Global Village
20.00 – 21.00 The Green Room
21.00 – 22.00 World in Motion
22.00 – 23.00 Documentary on Newstalk
23.00 – 00.00 Futureproof repeat


7.00 – 8.00 Best of Newstalk Drive
8.00 – 9.00 Documentary on Newstalk
9.00 – 11.00 Bobby Kerr
11.00 – 13.00 Yates on Sunday
13.00 – 18.00 Off The Ball
18.00 – 19.00 Ted
19.00 – 20.00 Talking History
20.00 – 21.00 Talking Books
21.00 – 22.00 Under the Covers with Henry McKean
22.00 – 00.00 The Tom Dunne Show