The 2 Johnnies announce the end of RTÉ 2FM space

RTÉ has ​​confirmed that 2 Johnnies’ slot on 2FM will end at the end of this month.

‘Drive It with The 2 Johnnies’ is presented by Tipperary comedy duo Johnny B and Johnny Smacks, Monday to Friday from 3pm to 6pm.

The 2 Johnnies, who also host their popular podcast, took over the hosting schedule in February 2022.

Confirming the news on Tuesday afternoon, RTÉ 2FM boss Dan Healy said: “After two very successful years, The 2 Johnnies will be leaving 2FM.”

The couple’s final show with the station will air on Friday, May 31.

“Johnny B and Johnny Smacks have brought their original South Tipp humor and interesting musical choices to 2FM audiences across Ireland.

“The drivetime show’s ratings have been very strong from the beginning and the most recent ratings results continued that trend.

“They have been a great part of the 2FM family here and we will be sad to see them go, but we wish them the best as they continue their adventures,” Healy added.

Johnny B and Johnny Smacks offered their thanks to the show’s team and listeners, describing the experience as “unrealistically fun.”

“There are great people working at 2FM and we wish them all the success in the world.

“Who knows, maybe we’ll get back on the radio one day, but for now, like we say on the show… We’re out of the loop!” —Johnny Smacks added.

The announcement comes two weeks after breakfast show host Doireann Garrihy confirmed she will be leaving the station after five years there, with her last day also being May 31.