Mike Hogan

Radio Producer and Presenter
Classic Hits
Dublin
BA (Anthropology and Sociology)
MA (Radio and Television Production)
2004

I loved my time in Maynooth. My studies had a huge impact on my life and career. I also met my wife in Maynooth University and we are now a family of 4.

Maynooth has a fantastic community spirit and the location is one of the best in the country. I always felt equal and part of something special. My lecturers were inspiring and approachable. 

The ability to critically think about the world we live in. Anthroplogy and Sociology has made me question everything. A lecturer of mine told me on my first day, that the course would change how I look at the world forever. He was right. This has helped me in many aspects of my media career, particularly when presenting or producing current affair talk shows. 

It will set you on a path to a better understanding of the world we live in. Now more than ever, the world needs critical thinkers with an understanding of the past, present and future of humanity. Even if you're not sure what specific career path you want to take, this degree will benefit you no matter what job you seek. 

During my time at Maynooth, I had a passion for radio. I worked in pirate radio before landing my first legal gig during my third year in my degree course. I worked nights on FM104 and often went straight to lectures after my shift. I then got a job with Newstalk FM as a researcher and landed a job as a talk show producer and presenter in 98FM. I then moved to Classic Hits to work as a talk show producer and presenter and I now produce the breakfast show on Classic Hits. I also do voice-over work.  

There are many highlights which include industry awards and record high show ratings. I have won numerous national and international radio awards including PPI, IMRO and New York Festivals awards. 

I create and oversee creative content for the breakfast show on Classic Hits. I also contribute on air and present on air when required. I produce podcast content, social media output, work alongside the sales and marketing departments and more. Every day is different and I love it.