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Larry Gogan
Nationality Irish
Occupation Broadcaster
Employer RT√Č
Known for "Just-a-Minute Quiz"
Gogan online

Larry Gogan (born 6 May 1938) is an Irish disc jockey employed by RT√Č 2fm. His show includes "The Golden Hour" during which Larry plays old favourites and classic songs from yesteryear. Gogan spun the first disc on Radio 2, Like Clockwork by The Boomtown Rats.

Gogan once won the nominees' award at the Fifth Shanghai Radio Music Festival. He was given the Industry Award at the 2007 Meteor Awards.




Early career

Gogan started in radio in the 1960s after finishing school. He broadcast his first radio programme on RTE Radio 1. He became a well-known presnter on Radio 1, including sponsored programmes, and was one of a handful of presenters playing almost esclusively pop music. He was in the original lineup in 1979 of RTE Radio 2(which later became RT√Č 2FM), a station on which he spun the first disc. He has been presenting a regular show there ever since.

Gogan has also presented a variety of television programmes including Pickin' The Pops, Go 2 Show and The Golden Hour.

Current career

Larry is currently on RT√Č 2fm on weekends (Saturday 3-6pm and Sundays 2-5pm). He will move back to weekdays from January 2010. [1]

As well as his radio and TV performances, Gogan presents a contemporary music channel in the in flight entertainment on long haul flights on board the Irish National Flag Carrier, Aer Lingus. He had a high profile interview with U2 dummer Larry Mullen, Jr. in March 2009. [2]

Just a Minute Quiz

Gogan is famous for his "Just a Minute Quiz", which occurs during his radio show. The quiz has produced its fair share of bloopers which have gone down in Irish folklore. [3] Question from February 2006: What famous star is followed by travellers? Answer: Joe Dolan.[4]

Television career

On 6 November 2008, Gogan appeared on Irish television to officially open Carrigstown's new community centre.[5]

Personal life

On his official website, Gogan lists Katy Lied by Steely Dan as his favourite album of all time, whilst the song that drives him mad is "Save Your Love" by Renée and Renato. His favourite film is Casablanca.

‚ÄúThey normally only do it when you're dead.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄĒWith a nervous giggle after RT√Č named a studio after him.


Jacob's Awards

In 1986, Gogan was honoured at the Jacob's Awards for his weekly show, Ireland's Top Thirty.

Year Nominated work Award Result
1986 Larry Gogan Jacob's Awards Won

IRMA Awards

On 11 March 2005, Gogan was awarded the IRMA Honours Award "in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Irish music".[6]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2005 Larry Gogan IRMA Honours Award Won

Meteor Awards

Gogan received the Industry Award at the 2007 Meteor Awards on 1 February that year.[7] He was nominated in the category of Best Radio DJ - National at the 2010 Meteor Awards.[8]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2007 Larry Gogan Industry Award Won
2010 Larry Gogan Best Radio DJ - National Nominated


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