Aidan Power has over 20 years of experience in youth programming, light entertainment and sports television. He previously presented iRadio’s breakfast show Aidan and Oonagh in the Morning, weekdays from 6:50 – 9:50am. Aidan was previously the Sports Presenter on Weekend AM on Virgin Media. Aidan is currently the host of Bellator MMA, in various locations through-out the UK and Ireland.
He began his career on RTÉ while still at school, reporting on the daytime show 12-2-1. He was talent-spotted after Freedom FM, the pirate radio station he ran with his friends, gained local notoriety and a devoted following.
Between 1997 and 2002, Aidan hosted a number of RTÉ shows including Open House, Den 2 Weekend and The Den. In 2003, he moved to London to join Nickelodeon UK as anchor presenter on their daily show NickL8R. He returned to Dublin in 2005 to write and present the long running series The Café and host TTV on RTÉ.
Aidan has presented a number of shows on RTÉ including the talent show Class Act and the flagship of RTÉ's Telethon 2007, Celebrity's Go Wild. He's also presented for No Frontiers and The St. Patrick's Day Festival, reported from The Irish Golf Open and The Heineken Cup for RTÉ Sport.
Aidan joined BBC2's Sportsround team in 2007 anchoring the show and reporting live from the Rugby World Cup. In 2008, the show came live from The FA Cup final and Wimbledon.
Back in Ireland in 2008, Aidan hosted the hit show Fáilte Towers and began a year long stint at the helm of Winning Streak. Since then, he also hosted a number of other shows including Celebrity Bainisteoir, Backstage At The All Ireland Talent Show, a hip hop talent show called SuperCrew, the exciting sports and culture show called The Bulletin and Superbloopers with Zig and Zag. He presented The Hit where unknown songwriters sell their songs to established music stars in a bid to make it a hit. Additionally, he presented a celebrity prank show called Foul Play, and Shake Down the Town where families compete against each other in the largest treasure hunt that Ireland has ever seen.
Aidan has hosted numerous live large national events including Dublin’s first ever New Year countdown street party as part of NYE Dublin Festival 2013. He introduced acts such as The Coronas, former Blizzards front man and The Voice judge Bressie, Damien Dempsey, the stars of Riverdance and Imelda May. The event was attended by over 5,000 revellers and was broadcasted live for RTÉ. Aidan rang in 2017 by returning to the festival to report live for RTÉ.
Aidan co-hosted 98FM’s breakfast show The Morning Crew for two years with a listenership of 61,000 from 6am to 10am. The show won Silver in the PPI Best Breakfast Show Category in 2011 and 2012. On RTÉ 2FM, Aidan has filled in for Breakfast Republic, Eoghan McDermott, Will Leahy, Weekenders and the Olympic Games.
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