The Success of Presenters

Although Atlantic 252 played a lot of music without presenters who talk "too much". They only hired presenters who were fun to listen to and grabbed peoples attention. Here are some of the jocks who went on to other big national stations / became PDs / Managing Directors / Won many awards etc.

  • CHARLIE WOLF (Breakfast / Drivetime)
    One of the biggest names on the station. Worked at various big stations and after he left Atlantic 252 went on to GWR, national station Talk Sport, Red FM in Cork, Ireland. He is a very highly respected political reviewer of current affairs by many of the major news carriers such as Sky News, BBC News 24 and various others.
  • ROBIN BANKS (Evening/Drivetime jock)
    Went to Virgin Radio drivetime, XFM, Kiss 100 London Drivetime and Breakfast show. Also presented shows on BBC TV & various other TV. In 2007 set up and gained backing 6 months later on Dragons' Den for his company Tiny Box Company ( Consults businesses, coaches Radio DJ's & talent. Programmer and Breakfast presenter of Star Radio North East.
  • BAM BAM (Midmorning jock)
    Became one of the UK's biggest breakfast jocks winning endless awards. Kiss 100 London breakfast show, also worked at Galaxy, Virgin Radio.
  • SANDY BEECH (Evening Jock)
    Went on to Virgin Radio, Capital in London. Became Programme Controller of Capital station Invicta FM before running one of the biggest production company's in the UK, Music 4 (Jingle Production)
  • NAILS MAHONEY (Mid-mornings / Weekends)
    Went to a few big stations in Canada Z95.3, JRFM, LG73, The Fox, C-ISL and back home on Irelands national 2FM, Today FM, 98FM and 4FM - Ireland's multi-city radio station, broadcasting to counties Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Clare. He currently uses his vast broadcasting knowledge to run a very successful radio coaching company called BMac Media.
  • DUSTY RHODES (Drivetime Jock)
    Went to Irelands national 2FM to present night times then the hotline and now is currently running one of Irelands best known and most successful production company's which is called Digital Audio Productions Check out Dusty's station All 80's Ireland.
  • GARY KING (Breakfast/Drivetime)
    Went on to Radio 1 presenting the early show and covering for all of the big shows like the breakfast show and Steve Wright in the afternoon. Other national stations include Virgin Radio, Capital and Heart 106.2 in London. He has also worked for many big city stations like Key 103 Manchester. Presented Various TV shows including QVC. Has his own syndicated show called Totally 80's.
  • HENRY OWENS (Midmorning Jock / Programme Director / Station Manager)
    Went on to start Galaxy Radio in Manchester as Managing Director, Virgin Radio's Programme Director during the stations peak audience times taking over from Mark Story. Also set up Corks Red FM then at Downtown Radio / Cool FM in northern Ireland.
  • PAUL KAVANAGH (PD / Station Manager / Sunday Show)
    The Boss! He was a jock in the early days on Classic rock sunday. Went on to become Group Programme Director of Emap Radio, CEO of News Talk, Managing Director of Riviera Radio.
  • AL DUNNE (Head of Music / Programme Director / Weekends)
    Became Atlantic 252's Programme Director at the end. Went on to Lite FM in Dublin and programme Director of 4FM - Ireland's multi-city radio station, broadcasting to counties Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Clare.
  • KEVIN PALMER (Breakfast Show Jock)
    Went on to become Programme Controller of Heart 106.2 in London which became Londons most listened to station.
  • ANDREW TURNER (Breakfast Show)
    Went to co-host breakfast show with Tony Blackburn on Capital Gold
  • MARK BYRNE (Weekend Jock)
    Has worked just about everywhere! Mark went to FM104 presenting lots of their mainline shows, Launched Irelands National Today FM presenting the Breakfast Show. He took a career break to do aviation and became a pilot. He was hired by Ryanair and subsequently Cityjet, Flybe and Swiss Airlines. Mark is currently on 4FM - Ireland's multi-city radio station, broadcasting to counties Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Clare.
  • MARYELLEN O'BRIEN (News / Afternoon jock)
    Now lives in Arizona, USA doing freelance writing, voiceovers, energy work.
  • RICK O'SHEA (Midmorning jock)
    Went to host a very successful evening and drivetime show on FM 104 and presented big shows on Irelands national 2FM
  • PIZZAMAN (Breakfast Jock)
    Went on to Galaxy Manchester, Big successful station Metro Radio & TFM.
  • SIMON NICKS (Mid-mornings)
    Went on to TFM, Galaxy Manchester, Key 103 & Rock FM.
  • JOE KING / JUS' PLAIN JOE (Fri & Sat Evenings / Weekday Overnights)
    One of the youngest jocks on the station age 17. Went on to one of the most successfull local stations Metro Radio. Also TFM, Cool FM in Belfast and heard on Spirit Radio late Saturdays as Joe K.
  • HOLLYWOOD HAZE (Breakfast Jock)
    Went on to 96FM in Cork, Ireland.
  • DICKIE BOW (Breakfast Jock)
    Went on to Limericks 95FM.
  • Updating where these jocks went to soon:-

  • TONY WEST (Afternoon jock)
  • JEFF GRAHAM (Weekends)
  • JAMES WHALE (Weekends)
  • BATMAN GOMEZ (Weekends)
  • CASS JONES (Afternoon Jock)
  • DAVID LEE STONE (Weekends)
  • BEVERLEY HILLS (Breakfast Show)
  • COUSIN BRUCIE (Breakfast Show)
  • CLIFF WALKER (Weekends)
  • YORKIE (Overnights)
  • DAN THE HITMAN (Weekends)
  • MAGIC MARK HENRY (Mid-mornings)
  • CISCO KID (Evenings)
  • MATT FINLAY (Breakfast Jock)
  • ELVIS o'BRIEN (Weekends)
  • NICE GUY EDDIE (Weekends)
  • WAYNE SCALES (Various)
  • We have not finished updating info on jocks!

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