“I just want to reach out to say you’re the best.”
While Bon Jovi have consistently been a regular feature on the Irish airwaves for over three decades, the landscape of Irish radio is going to be a little different now that Larry Gogan has left 2FM and moved to RTÉ’s digital station Gold.
Over the years, Gogan would have played countless Bon Jovi records and the musician took the time to pay a special tribute to his friend.
The affectionate audio message stated: “Hello Larry, it’s your old friend Jon Bon Jovi, reaching out from the other side of Ireland, or as it’s known here in Jersey. I want to thank you so much for all your kind words over the years, your support for Bon Jovi has been second to none, anywhere on this planet.
“I hear that you’re retiring and I’m not sure what you’re going to be doing – probably spinning records around your house, or at least I hope so. If anything my friend, I just want to reach out to say you’re the best, God speed and hopefully you’ll come to see us at the RDS this summer. Thanks.”
While Gogan’s famous tones will still be heard on Irish radio, it’s undoubtedly a sad day for those who regularly tuned in to hear the much-loved broadcaster.
Despite being on the other side of the Atlantic, Bon Jovi feels the same way as those Irish listeners. A very kind sentiment.
For fans of the rock ‘n roll icons, they’re set to play two concerts at the RDS, Dublin on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June.
We’re certain that Gogan will be in attendance.