Category: News

Friday, 12th October 2018: SPIN 1038 has announced a new exciting duo to host its hugely popular evening show, ‘The Zoo Crew’.

Laura Bracken and Jaz Keane will present an all new ‘The Zoo Crew’ (weekdays, 7pm-10pm), kicking off later this month. Both Laura and Jaz are no strangers to SPIN fans; Laura is the station’s entertainment & showbiz reporter as well as presenting her own weekend music show, while Jaz, an emerging club DJ, who joined the SPIN family in January, has become a hit with listeners with his nightly show ‘SPIN Xtra’ and ‘Friday Night SPIN’.

SPIN 1038 entertains almost 300,000 listeners in Dublin every week, the highest audience reach since the station burst onto the youth radio market 15 years ago.

Current co-hosts of hugely popular evening show, Doireann Garrihy and Marty Guilfoyle will move to present their own individual shows elsewhere on the SPIN schedule: Doireann is set for a new weekend show while Marty will host his own night time music slot, ‘SPIN Xtra’ (weeknights from 10pm) bringing to bear his passion for hot urban music, having established himself as an experienced DJ on the Irish and International club scene.

Speaking about the new schedule announcement, Phil Manzor, SPIN 1038 Content Director said: “I’m thrilled to welcome Jaz and Laura to the ‘The Zoo Crew’, the biggest evening show in Dublin. As the largest youth brand in Ireland, SPIN is all about developing new and exciting talent, I can’t wait for our listeners to get to know Jaz and Laura.  We’re also delighted that Doireann and Martin will be staying within the SPIN family; both working on their own new shows”

Laura Bracken joined the SPIN crew over two years ago as news and entertainment reporter before landing her own Sunday show in summer 2017. She was shortlisted for Best Radio DJ in the recent IMRO Radio Awards.

Laura said: “I’ve been a massive fan of SPIN and The Zoo Crew for years, way before I joined the station, so to get the chance to actually present the show is a dream come true!  I can’t wait to get stuck in and I’m really excited to get to work with Jaz”

Sharing Laura’s excitement, Jaz said: “I can’t believe that this is happening, Laura and I are going to sink our teeth into the show and have a lot of fun along the way”

Doireann and Marty will host their final show together this evening (Friday) from 7pm.

Stay tuned to SPIN 1038 for more.