98FM's Brian Dowling Takes Sum...


98FM's Brian Dowling Takes Summer Break To Focus On Becoming A Father Of Two


10:43 6 Jun 2024

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It's bye for now!

98FM’s Brian Dowling is getting ready to welcome baby number two to his family, together with his husband Arthur Gourounlian and daughter, Blake.

With the impending arrival, Brian told his 98FM listeners this morning that he’ll be taking a summer break from his show with Suzanne Kane (weekdays 10am-1pm) to spend time with his growing family.

Live on 98FM this morning, Brian said: “I am taking the summer off. I’ll be at home, full time Dad, with Blake and baby number two. I’m so looking forward to it. The guys here at 98FM have been so good. Normality will resume in September!”

While Brian is focusing on his new arrival, 98FM is delighted to announce that TV personality and social media star, James Patrice will co-host the show with Suzanne Kane for the summer months. James is no stranger to the 98FM audience, having joined Suzanne on the airwaves a number of times over the past few months.

Clearly delighted about spending his summer mornings on 98FM, James Patrice said: “I’m absolutely buzzing to be joining the 98FM gang for an aul summer sizzle! It’s such a joy to be working alongside the sensational Suzanne Kane, not to mention an honour to be stepping into the fabulous shoes of Brian while he celebrates the latest addition to his gorgeous family. 98FM has always been my go-to for a bitta craic and some banger tunes and I can’t wait to add my own pzazz to proceedings! What’s more, I get to do it with a broadcasting maven and total legend. Suzanne and I have already had an absolute ball on the times I’ve filled in for Brian, so I can’t wait to see what we get up to five days a week! Summer in the city - it’s going to be fabulous!”

Suzanne Kane said: “I’m so excited for Brian, Arthur and Blake as they spend the summer welcoming the newest member of their family and delighted for Brian as he gets to spend quality time across the summer with his family.

James Patrice has always been a brilliant addition to our 98FM family when he’s been in for Brian in the past and I can’t wait to spend a summer with him bringing good times to people’s ears. James brings huge energy and fun, the listeners love him, we always have the best time. Roll on the summer.”


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Catch Suzanne Kane & James Patrice weekdays 10am - 1pm from June 24th, only on 98FM 📻

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