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Ian Dempsey shocked The Late Late show didn't pay tribute to Tony Fenton

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12/3/15 File picture of DJ Tony Fenton who died today taken in 2004 with fellow Today FM DJ's Phil Cawley and Ian DempseyPic: Marc O'Sullivan

12/3/15 File picture of DJ Tony Fenton who died today taken in 2004 with fellow Today FM DJ's Phil Cawley and Ian DempseyPic: Marc O'Sullivan

NO REPRO FEE. Tony Fenton, Today FM, pictured last year 9/09/2014, at the  ceremony in the BAI offices where he was inducted  into the PPI Radio Awards Hall of Fame. Picture credit Iain White

NO REPRO FEE. Tony Fenton, Today FM, pictured last year 9/09/2014, at the ceremony in the BAI offices where he was inducted into the PPI Radio Awards Hall of Fame. Picture credit Iain White

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12/3/15 File picture of DJ Tony Fenton taken in 2004 who died today Pic: Marc O'Sullivan

12/3/15 File picture of DJ Tony Fenton taken in 2004 who died today Pic: Marc O'Sullivan

Tony Fenton. Photo: Ronan Lang/Feature File

Tony Fenton. Photo: Ronan Lang/Feature File

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12/3/15 File picture of DJ Tony Fenton who died today taken in 2004 with fellow Today FM DJ's Phil Cawley and Ian DempseyPic: Marc O'Sullivan

Ian Dempsey has hit out at RTE for failing to mention the passing of Tony Fenton on the Late Late Show.

The Today FM star said he was surprised the show's producers "didn't give [him] even 30 seconds" on Friday night given that he had spoken to Ryan Tubridy ahead of The Late Late Show.

The radio star Tony Fenton passed away on Thursday evening, after a long battle with prostate cancer.

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NO REPRO FEE. Tony Fenton, Today FM, pictured last year 9/09/2014, at the  ceremony in the BAI offices where he was inducted  into the PPI Radio Awards Hall of Fame. Picture credit Iain White

NO REPRO FEE. Tony Fenton, Today FM, pictured last year 9/09/2014, at the ceremony in the BAI offices where he was inducted into the PPI Radio Awards Hall of Fame. Picture credit Iain White

Iain White Photography

NO REPRO FEE. Tony Fenton, Today FM, pictured last year 9/09/2014, at the ceremony in the BAI offices where he was inducted into the PPI Radio Awards Hall of Fame. Picture credit Iain White

Despite not mentioning him on the Late Late, Ryan Tubridy did give a special tribute to the presenter on his 2FM show on Friday.

Speaking in the morning, he said he was upset at hearing of Tony’s passing adding that, “if you believe in heaven, the good news is that heaven just got itself a DJ”.

“I started in RTE some years ago, when I was about 23 or 24 and I was running around making tea and coffee for whoever would take it from me.

“Then one of the guys turned around and said: ‘You seem like a nice fellow, you can come and help me out and work with me a little bit’ and that was Tony," he added.

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