Broadcaster Piers Morgan has landed his dream job just days after walking out of ITV’s Good Morning Britain live on air. Good Morning Offaly goes out on Midlands Radio on weekdays from 7am to 10am and has literally hundreds of listeners. Not just all over Offaly either, the signal also reaches several houses in neighbouring Laois and Westmeath.
Current presenter John-Joe Molloy said he’s happy to move to a different time slot if it means Midlands Radio gets such a big star on board. So what kind of show is Piers Morgan taking over?
“Basically you read out a list of all the local people who died last night and play a few songs.” said John-Joe. “That’s pretty much it. The death notices every hour and some music. I give Broken Wings by Mister Mister a spin most mornings and of course Don’t Stop Believing by Journey. You wouldn’t want to stray too far from those classics. Anything from the last 30 years is a big no no. You’d only start losing listeners. They’re all shite anyway if you ask me.”
Piers Morgan told us this morning he can’t wait to start his new job and said he’s currently house hunting in Tullamore.
“When I was working for CNN in New York and ITV in London, one question was always at the back of my mind. Am I good enough yet to present Good Morning Offaly? Well we’re about to find out. This is the big one. If you want to be recognised as the best you have to test yourself on the biggest stage and there’s no bigger stage than Midlands 103 FM. And what’s the point of being in showbiz if you don’t get to hang out in places like the Bridge House, Joe Lee’s and the legendary Fergie’s Bar. Watch out Tullamore, Morgan’s coming to town.”