Mike started radio in 1978 on ARD , under the name Mike Moran. He Moved to Radio Leinster in 1981 where he ended up doing 2 shows a day, 5 days a week and went on to become one of the station managers.
Mike moved to the Radio Nova organisation in April 1983 as breakfast presenter on Kiss FM.
He started on 2FM in November 1984 and moved to the afternoon show in May 1985. Mike got fired from that show after an “interesting” outside broadcast from the Salthill Festival in August of that year.
He was moved to Friday and Saturday nights on “The Nightrain”, and started what was to become a 14 year stint doing midnight(ish) radio programmes on 2FM.
He is best remembered for “Moloney After Midnight”, which ran, weeknights, through the 90’s, featuring an eclectic mix of guests and memorable live music sessions.
Mike left 2FM in 2000 to join friends in the newly-licenced Lite FM in Dublin.
Mike retired from full-time radio in 2006 but you can catch him on the new (legal) Radio Nova.
He’s still involved in the radio business through commercial script writing, voice overs and also does consultancy work with different stations and presenters.
He is also involved in a couple of different (non-radio) businesses with his wife and son.
This is Mike’s 5th year on Christmas FM.
Favourite Christmas Songs:
- Happy Xmas (War is Over) by John Lennon
- The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole
Guilty Christmas Pleasure:
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by Michael Buble