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Dave Fanning Books & Biography


Ireland's answer to John Peel, award-winning presenter, DJ, writer and film-maker Dave Fanning began his career in broadcasting in 1977. He is most famously credited as the man responsible for introducing U2 to the world.

In the early nineties Dave presented live music shows on Channel 4 ('Rocksteady', 'Friday at The Dome', 'Return to The Dome') and in 1994 Richard Branson asked Dave to join his new station, Virgin Radio. Dave presented his own show there every weekend for 2 years. In recent years, Dave was Programme Consultant on ITV's 'South Bank Show' for their music special 'Cool Clear Crystal Streams' and presented many documentaries on music including a BBC Radio 4 profile on Bono.

Outside TV Dave is a journalist and was the Rock Correspondent for The Irish Times for 10 years and Movie Critic for The Sunday World. Dave has recorded interviews with just about every major music personality of the past few decades including legends like Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger and many more.

Currently, Dave presents a 90-minute magazine show every weekday at 6pm on 2FM Ireland.

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