I was literally speechless after hearing about Larry Gogan's death today. I was only reading a thread on boards.ie about him leaving RTÉ just before the start of 2020 very recently. Apparently he left RTÉ because it was either due to his ill health or he was nearing the end of his contract with them. After he turned 65; he than became a contractor for RTÉ with his contract being renewed every year or so. That is what kept his radio career going when he officially switched from RTÉ 2FM to RTÉ Gold in January of last year. Ray Darcy said on his radio show on RTÉ Radio 1 today that Larry's voice was like aural honey & dark chocolate. His voice was delicious to listen to on radio.
Larry had a presented & provided commentary on a lot of TV programmes relating to music throughout his career for RTÉ Television programming. He did plenty of music programmes for it like Tips of The Tops, RTÉ Proms, National Song Contest & commentary for the Eurovision Song Contest for many years.
He also did some TV advert's for Special K in the 1980's. I will put them up here as a small tribute to him.
RIP Larry Gogan. You were a great legend of the airwaves.