Samantha Mumba has landed a new show on Dublin radio station 98FM.
Starting this weekend, the Irish singer will host a Saturday night music show called ‘Good Time Anthems’, where she will entertain listeners with dance, R&B and old school anthems.
Samantha said, “I am beyond thrilled to join the 98FM team. As someone who grew up listening to the station and literally calling in with requests for songs so I could record them on my tape recorder, that’s a pretty full circle!
The new show comes as 98FM debuts with some changes to the radio station as it gives its brand a facelift with the new tagline, ‘Dublin’s Good Times’.
Another new face to the station, well-known Dublin actor and playwright Emmet Kirwan will join them on the air as the station’s voiceover.
98FM has welcomed other new faces and voices to its programming, such as Leanne Hanafin who will present on weekday evenings and Níamh Ní Chróinín and Andy Gleeson who will join the station on weekends.
As well as landing a new show on Saturday, Níamh will also be hosting an updated All-Irish show on 98FM (Sundays 9-11pm) which will focus on playing the best Old Skool & Anthems made here in Ireland while introducing you new Irish music and will include live performances.
Karl Dawson will be live on the station every Saturday and Sunday morning on 98FM waking Dublin from 7am to 10am. Karl’s drag alter ego, Dame Stuffy, recently made it to the final of RTE’s Last Singer Standing and has proven hugely popular.
Speaking about the new radio station revamp, James Brownlow, Music and Entertainment Editor at Bauer Media Audio Ireland, said: “With Dublin’s Good Times, 98FM is aimed at a Dublin audience who, in the years 2000, was discovering life, had her first great relationships, vacation, no responsibility and just living their best life!
“As the country feels like it’s headed for Good Times again, we’re bringing to market a format that’s super focused on delivering nothing but Good Time anthems and experiences all day long. There’s nothing quite like 98FM in the Dublin market for audiences, I’m sure listeners will love how you feel.”
The new schedule comes into effect from this weekend.