My guest today is Eoghan McDermott, currently the presenter of the drive-time show on 2FM.
Turns out he grew up just up the road from me – but obviously not at the same time. I was grown up when he was growing up, but still!
We chat about his first forays into the media world, doing a weekend Irish language kids TV show on TG4. He then had to apply for his own job when the show went full-time and didn’t get it.
In college he learned how to dance, and was bitten by that particular bug. He moved to New York to study, and became a choreographer. Then there was more radio, from Spin 1038 to Xfm in London, and tales of a couple of near misses that might have taken his career in a different direction.
He’s done TV here, presenting The Voice of Ireland on RTE, and currently hosts the aforementioned show weekdays on 2FM.
He’s a talented guy with great hair and it was a pleasure to have this conversation with him. I hope you enjoy it.