Declan Lynch: Where do you stand on Marty Whelan?
With the silly season still a few weeks away, we have time to reflect on such great questions, writes Declan Lynch
Published 23/08/2015 | 02:30
It has been one the great issues of the summer, this debate about the Marty Whelan show on Lyric FM.
Indeed it has been a great issue for a long time, and it was given new energy in this paper in a piece by Eilis O'Hanlon, in which she argued that Marty, for all his many virtues, plays too much pop music on what is, essentially, a classical music station.
As always with this most complex subject, there was a strong reaction in the letters page, for and against, demonstrating again the fierce passions that are aroused whenever anyone touches on this difficult area.