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Irish radio stations will play a song in tribute to Tony Fenton this afternoon

Aretha Franklin’s I Say A Little Prayer will be going out especially for Tony.

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RADIO STATIONS ACROSS the country will simultaneously play a song in tribute to the late broadcaster Tony Fenton this afternoon.

Fenton passed away last Thursday at the age of 53, after a long battle with cancer. Everyone from Dustin the Turkey to Ronan Keating paid tribute to the DJ, in a huge outpouring of love from the Irish music and broadcasting communities.

A number of radio stations, including Today FM and 2FM, will play Aretha Franklin’s I Say A Little Prayer at 2.30pm today in memory of the late broadcaster.

Fenton worked at 2FM for 18 years, becoming one of the nation’s most popular DJs, before moving over to Today FM in 2003.

DJs from both stations invited other Irish radio stations to join in on the tribute:

The gesture comes after last Friday’s Late Late Show featured no mention of, or tribute to Fenton, an omission that surprised many.

When contacted by, a spokesperson said RTÉ had no comment to make on the issue.

Previously: Legendary DJ Tony Fenton has died at the age of 53>

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