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John Creedon: ‘You can only take so much gloom... music was an escape’

After a start on The Gerry Ryan Show, the Corkman has become one of RTÉ’s longest-serving presenters, his easy style providing succour during the pandemic

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Cork broadcaster John Creedon. Photo: Clare Keogh

Cork broadcaster John Creedon. Photo: Clare Keogh

John Creedon behind the microphone earlier in his career

John Creedon behind the microphone earlier in his career

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Cork broadcaster John Creedon. Photo: Clare Keogh

On the face of it, music radio should have gone the way of the dodo and the typewriter. In an era in which we have endless choice when it comes to podcasts and streaming music, the idea of listening to a song-based show, with a small bit of chatter, seems very quaint.

And, yet, advances in technology haven’t come close to pushing such broadcasting to extinction. If anything, it’s in ruddy good health. And John Creedon’s eponymously titled show is healthier than most.


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