Opinion Analysis

Thursday 27 July 2017

Century Radio?

WHEN someone says to you that they have a business idea that is a licence to print money, my advice to you is to run. Because as sure as the woven hair on Terry Wogan's head, you can be guaranteed to lose a bundle. Thus it was with Ireland's first national commercial radio station - Century Radio.

Back in the good old days when we had a government you could rent for the day, many political hacks wondered why the enigmatic Ray Burke was moving from ministry to ministry but all the time keeping the Communications portfolio under his wing.

"Unfinished business," he informed us and he promptly decided that Ireland needed a new broadcasting act to clean up the mess of pirate radio.

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