Aidan Power

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Aidan Power (born 30 March 1979) is an Irish television and radio presenter.

Career[edit]

Power was educated at St. Mac Dara's community college and then Ballyfermot Senior College where he obtained a diploma in broadcasting and journalism in 1998. He began his career as a DJ and presented West Dublin Community Radio alongside reporting for RTÉ's daytime show 12-2-1.

Subsequently Power worked as a presenter on a variety of shows such as Open House and The Den. In 2003, he left RTÉ and joined Nickelodeon as anchor presenter on their daily show NickL8R, but he left this show in 2004 to concentrate on co-presenting The Cafe with Laura Woods, until October 2008 when he became the show's sole presenter.[1] In September 2005, he became the face of TTV until July 2007. In September 2007, he co-presented one series of Class Act with Síle Seoige.[2] He hosted Celebrities Go Wild with Anna Nolan in October 2007[3] In September 2008, he began co-presenting Winning Streak: Dream Ticket with Kathryn Thomas.[4] He quit Winning Streak: Dream Ticket in 2009 to present a behind-the-scenes show of The All Ireland Talent Show Backstage.[5]

In 2010, he started presenting SuperCrew on TRTE,[6] and he began working on Celebrity Bainisteoir.[7] He also presented the 98fm Morning Crew show with Clare Solan until the end of September 2012. A man called Ray Foley came along and replaced him on his radio show on 98FM. Power admitted he wasn't too bothered by this development.[8]

Power presented Superbloopers with Zig and Zag on RTÉ over the 2011 Christmas season, and again during 2012.

On 13 April 2013 Aidan staked his claim to be the next Bill O'Herlihy when he presented Sligo Rovers versus Cork City in a high profile league of Ireland game on RTE2. Despite this being his first time to ever see a League of Ireland match he effortlessly read his script while discussing the talking points of the game.

Power co-hosted the first series of the Irish songwriting competition, The Hit with Nicky Byrne.

Notable incident[edit]

Power was surprised on 23 October 2008 when wrestling superstars Joe Legend and Scotty Too Hotty came in to talk about the wrestling events around Ireland but in a strange turn of events ended up taking on Power and trashing the Cafe. Power later admitted this was the highlight of his broadcasting career.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Finn, Melanie; Nolan, Lorna (1 October 2008). "Popular Aidan prefers the slow 'n' steady rise to fame". Evening Herald (Independent News & Media). Retrieved 1 October 2008. 
  2. ^ "Class Act starting on RTÉ One on Sunday September 16th". Sideline. 4 September 2007. Retrieved 4 September 2007. 
  3. ^ "RTÉ Reveals the Eight Celebrities Set to go Wild for Telethon". RTÉ. 19 October 2007. Retrieved 19 October 2007. 
  4. ^ "A postcard from: Aidan Power". Irish Independent (Independent News & Media). 30 September 2008. Retrieved 30 September 2008. 
  5. ^ "Power joining All Ireland Talent Show". RTÉ. 14 August 2009. Retrieved 14 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "trte". [dead link]
  7. ^ Campos, Adelina (9 July 2010). "Aidan adds his star power to Bainisteoir". Evening Herald (Independent News & Media). Retrieved 29 October 2010. 
  8. ^ Blake Knox, Kirsty (30 November 2012). "Radio star Aidan looks forward to putting his feet up". Evening Herald (Independent News & Media). Retrieved 30 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "The Cafe". RTÉ News. 11 July 2010. 

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