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RTE is boring, says US radio star

Published 01/10/2013 | 05:00

Ira Glass, award-winning American broadcast journalist
Ira Glass, award-winning American broadcast journalist

A TOP American radio presenter has warned that output on public service broadcasters like RTE and the BBC, while worthy, can come across "on the boring side".

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Ira Glass, pictured, who reaches almost two million listeners with his show 'This American Life' on National Public Radio in the United States, was in Trinity College Dublin to accept a Gold Medal of Honorary Patronage of the University Philosophical society. He said: "It's a great honour to be invited here. I have no idea why you know who I am – I'm not on the radio here."

In a talk to students he said that public broadcasters are "very good at being timely and authoritative and analytical and a decent news source but are boring".

He said: "I listened to RTE for six hours and I thought what we do is very, very different."

Irish Independent

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