Newstalk has announced that Bobby Kerr has agreed a new two-year contract as presenter of the popular 'Down to Business' programme on Saturdays from 10.00am to 12 noon.
The show, which Bobby has hosted for eight years, is the must-listen business programme and the latest JNLR results have seen the show's audience grow to an all-time high of 115,000 listeners.
As part of the new contract, Bobby will continue to appear as a regular voice on the Newstalk schedule but has decided to reduce his weekend broadcasting commitments to one show.
This will mean the end of his 'Bobby's Late Breakfast' programme, which has been entertaining Newstalk listeners on a Sunday morning for two years, in which the show doubled its audience to 93,000.
Managing editor of Newstalk, Patricia Monahan, said: 'We are disappointed that we'll have less of Bobby on air over the weekend, but delighted that he will continue to host Down to Business on Newstalk.
It is a key programme in our weekend schedule and is a hugely popular with business and wider audience. Bobby's Late Breakfast has been a great success for the station."
Commenting on the announcement, Bobby Kerr said: 'I am excited to continue with Down to Business on Newstalk and have some great plans lined up for 2019 including the launch of Your Town Your Main Street in March.
"I have loved my time on Bobby's Late Breakfast, but given my expanding range of business interests and board commitments - for DIT's Foundation and the Cliffs of Moher Centre amongst others - I have decided to reprioritise. It has been great to wake up the country on Sunday mornings, but I won't lie, a Saturday night out and a Sunday morning lie in beckons."
Bobby's Late Breakfast will continue until March and Newstalk will announce a new weekend schedule in due course.