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Simon Young
Nationality Irish
Occupation Broadcaster
Employer RTÉ

Simon Young was an Irish radio presenter with RTÉ 2fm. He was also known for making contributions to the cult children's television strand, Dempsey's Den, hosted by his radio colleague at that time, Ian Dempsey.


Young presented Simon's Choice or Simon's Saturday Choice on Saturday mornings from 10:00 - 13:00 in the late 1980s. The catchphrase "Hey Simon, What toime is ittt?" originates from this time. Choice was a marketing tool used by the Bank of Ireland, which offered cheap "Fair Cards" for under-26s who opened a "Choice" account at one of their branches. [1] Young gave the British band Bros his approval as they gained minor success with the song, "When Will I Be Famous?". Young made regular substitute appearances for Ian Dempsey, and these appearances extended as far as the children's television favourite Dempsey's Den on RTÉ Two. He was often seen in convulsions laughing at Dustin the Turkey, which at times rendered him speechless on camera. Young's other radio shows included The BeatBox and the 2FM Weekend Breakfast Show on Saturday and Sunday in the late 1990s. Young also filled the role of Jimmy in the 30-minute Jimmy's Slot for a time on Dempsey's 2fm breakfast show in the 1990s, popularising the phrase "Ger owa dat garden!" After Young left 2fm, the station continued broadcasting Ireland's Biggest Jukebox, currently fronted by station controller John Clarke.


  1. ^ "Where is Simon Young?". Radiowaves. 2003-04-10. Retrieved 2008-11-14.  


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