BROADCASTER Pat Kenny hopes to bring back a version of 'The Frontline' to Irish television.
The 65-year-old told the Irish Independent that he wants to see a return of the format he created but which was scrapped from the RTE schedule last year.
"When you've presented 'The Late Late Show' on television in Ireland, that's about the pinnacle," he said.
"But the fun was developing 'The Frontline', which was an exciting thing to do, so I may get a chance to develop another vehicle.
"I inherited 'The Late Late Show' and I had to do my own thing with it, but 'Kenny Live' and 'The Frontline' were things I helped to develop myself; they didn't exist beforehand. So I'd like to develop something else like that, perhaps something even completely new.
"I haven't ruled out TV with RTE, TV3 or indeed independent projects and flogging them elsewhere."
The Newstalk presenter also stressed that he was not worried about ratings for his new mid-morning slot. Responding to comments made by RTE chairman Tom Savage that the national broadcaster did not feel it would lose many listeners following Kenny's defection to commercial radio last August, he said: "I don't expect everyone to abandon Sean O'Rourke's programme and jump ship.
"I can see by the reaction that we're building listeners, but it's a three-year project and I'm well aware of that."
Kenny said he has found the move from RTE to Newstalk "nerve-wracking", but is "invigorated" by the challenge of building another programme from the ground up.
"Being thrown out of your normal routine is stimulating. And I've more flexibility now because I don't have 'Prime Time', so I see my family more in the evenings," he said.
Kenny was speaking at the launch of the second volume of musician Mary Bergin's 'Tin Whistle Tutorial' in Dublin.
As he addressed the attendees, the father of two unexpectedly produced a tin whistle and attempted to play a tune.