Much-loved broadcaster Gareth O’Callaghan is set to return to the airwaves with an exciting new Saturday morning show.

The legendary broadcaster will host Gareth O’Callaghan at the weekend starting February 12 on Classic Hits Radio, bringing his wealth of musical knowledge to the forefront of the show.

In 2018, Mr O’Callaghan announced his retirement following his diagnosis of the neurodegenerative disease, multiple system atrophy (MSA).

He said he was “very excited” to return to Classic Hits Radio after a three-and-a-half-year hiatus.

“Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio is one of the most exciting radio stations around and I can’t wait to get back in the studio and back on the air,” he said.

“I’m invigorated, I feel good and I have a positive outlook for the future.

I want to share this positivity with all the listeners and I can’t wait to get behind the mic.

Among some of his most notable contributions to radio are 15 years of presenting Gareth O’Callaghan in the afternoon on 2FM, launching Brendan O’Carroll’s original radio play Mrs Brown’s Boys and his previous nine-year stint on Irish radio Classic Hits between 2009 and 2018.

Kevin Branigan, CEO of Irish radio station Classic Hits, said they were delighted to welcome him back.

“He is one of the most influential voices in modern Irish radio and it will be a pleasure to hear his voice on our airwaves again.

His enthusiasm is contagious and we look forward to welcoming him back.

Gareth O’Callaghan started broadcasting on pirate radio in 1979 and presented on various radio stations throughout the 80s including Radio Nova, Sunshine Radio.

Gareth O’Callaghan at the weekend will be broadcast on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., starting February 12.