Newstalk has today announced details of a new weekend schedule for 2019, featuring a variety of new shows and presenters.
Newstalk Breakfast will now run across seven days, with Susan Keogh presenting on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 8am. The show will be the only live national news and current affairs breakfast show on the weekends. It will bring listeners the latest on all the big stories of the morning with analysis and opinion.
Newstalk Business Editor Vincent Wall will host a new business programme Taking Stock on Sunday mornings where he will take a global view of the big business stories and the trends affecting the world economy.
The new weekend line-up includes new lifestyle programmes.
On Saturday mornings, The Home Show presented by journalist and broadcaster Sinead Ryan will update listeners on everything from the property market to interior design, home technology and gardening. Sunday mornings welcomes the addition of Alive and Kicking presented by Clare McKenna. The programme will cover the important topics of fitness, nutrition, mindfulness and the latest in health news.
Newstalk has also announced Gavan Reilly as the host of On The Record on Sunday mornings from 11am.
Listener favourites Down to Business with Bobby Kerr, Futureproof with Jonathan McCrea, Tech Talk with Jess Kelly and Between The Lines with Andrea Gilligan continue as part of the new schedule, while John Fardy joins as the new host of movie and TV show ScreenTime.
In addition, some of the new programmes will be available on demand via podcast prior to broadcast allowing the audience to listen on demand when it suits their schedule. All Newstalk programmes are available on listen back and podcast after broadcast.
Newstalk is delighted to welcome new sponsors to the weekend schedule. EBS is title sponsor of The Home Show with Sinead Ryan and PwC is confirmed as title sponsor of Taking Stock with Vincent Wall.
Speaking about the new weekend schedule, Patricia Monahan, Managing Editor, Newstalk, said: “We are constantly evolving our output to cater for a new generation of talk listeners. This weekend schedule delivers great new programmes and the only seven day a week news and current affairs breakfast programme in Ireland. We are excited about the new line-up and confident it will be a hit with our audience."
The new schedule starts this Saturday March 9th.
You can see the full schedule below: