98FM’s Brian Maher To Take Over Station’s Drive Time Show The Big Ride Home

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The Big Ride Home with Brian Maher will kick off from Monday 2nd September, 4-7pm


98FM has announced that Brian Maher is the new presenter of the station’s drive time show, The Big Ride Home (4-7pm).

The Big Ride Home with Brian Maher will bring Dublin listeners the perfect mix of the biggest tunes, entertaining content and listener banter to get them through their weekday commute. Listeners can expect new music-based features on the show, including The Big Ride Mix: a playlist of feel-good tunes in the mix every day from 5pm.

Brian is no stranger to the 98FM audience after presenting 98FM’s weekday evening show, The Fix over the past four years. He has also been the main cover presenter for The Big Ride Home and a regular contributor on the show with friend and colleague Dara whose radio careers go back years to when they used to co-present The Zoo Crew on SPIN1038. Listeners may also know Brian from his ongoing charity work with Special Olympics Ireland and his regular slots at Ireland’s biggest gigs and festivals, including Electric Picnic, Longitude and Sea Sessions.

Commenting on his departure from 98FM, Dara said: “I have absolutely loved creating The Big Ride Home on 98FM. It’s been an absolute joy presenting the show and it has allowed me to achieve a level of success in the industry that I could only have dreamt of when I started at SPIN1038 at the age of 19. Five years is a great run and I have to take this risk and follow something new that has come up for me. Brian will be brilliant and continue to entertain all our Big Ride Home listeners”.

Speaking on his appointment to the role, Brian commented: “It’s bittersweet for me as, on the one hand my best mate is leaving. I enjoy going to work early just to hang out with Dara. On the other hand, I am really excited to take overThe Big Ride Home. It’s the show I’ve always wanted to present. I can’t wait to get started on Monday 2ndSeptember”.

Tune in to The Big Ride Home with Brian Maher weekdays from 4pm only on Dublin’s 98FM.