Barry Hartigan said:TOM Dunne is returning to his roots, presenting a music show on alternative rock radio station Phantom FM.
And he won't have to travel too far to work as the station is moving into Marconi House, the hub of Denis O'Brien's radio empire and home of Today FM and his current workplace, Newstalk.
Phantom, in which O'Brien purchased a 30% share of last year, is being rebranded under a bizarre new moniker, K-Roq.
Dunne, front man with 90s band Something Happens, has a distinguished background in radio. He began his broadcasting career with 98FM before moving to Today FM in 1999 where he presented an evening rock show.
In 2008, a year after Newstalk chief Denis O'Brien acquired Today FM, Dunne moved to Newstalk to present a daily twohour show.
Now he will juggle the morning show on Newstalk with an evening programme on K-Roq.
Phantom has confirmed that Dunne will prerecord his show which will be broadcast in an early-evening slot. Once the station has moved into Marconi House, changes will be made to the station's schedule and format.
Mr O'Brien's Communicorp is the single biggest radio investor in Ireland. It owns Newstalk, Today FM, Spin 1038 and 98FM. Mr O'Brien also has a substantial interest in Spin South West. Phantom 105.2 launched as a pirate station in 1996, taking to the Dublin airwaves as a fully licensed station from October 2006.
Tom Dunne was not available to comment on his new role in Phantom last night.