2FM listeners pay emotional tributes to Gerry Ryan as Ryan Line is reopened

“The Ryan Line is open”

2FM listeners pay emotional tributes to Gerry Ryan as Ryan Line is reopened

2FM listeners are paying emotional tributes to Gerry Ryan this morning, as the RTÉ radio station air a special edition of Ryan Line, as part of their 40th birthday celebrations.

The segment which aired from 9-10 am was poignantly introduced by his daughter, Lottie, who works at the station as an entertainment reporter.

“The Ryan Line is open,” his legendary and familiar voice resounded across the country.

A line that gave listeners ‘goosebumps’.

Gerry was the acclaimed ‘voice of the station’ from 1988 to his death in 2010.

With the blessing of Ryan’s family, the segment was put together by 2FM presenter Jay Hartigan and RTE Gold's Will Leahy using archive clips from Gerry's career.

Speaking at yesterday 2FM’s new scheduled launch, Lottie said she was “taken aback” when listening to the tribute for the first time.

A reaction most listeners also had.

Taking to Twitter during the broadcast, the station tweeted a video Lorraine, who used ‘man the phones’ during Ryan’s show, reclaiming her seat.

"Lorraine, who took the calls on Gerry's show for years is answering them right now, talking to fans who are calling in in their droves, some of them in absolute floods of tears,” RTÉ 2FM presenter Eoghan McDermott said.

Some listeners, who were too young to tune in to his breakfast show, also took to Twitter in awe of his talent.

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