Wednesday 17 January 2018

Radio Wars: 'Hector should be fired if you want Dublin audiences', says Adrian Kennedy

Presenter Hector O hEochagain isn't what city audiences want, says rival broadcaster Kennedy
Presenter Hector O hEochagain isn't what city audiences want, says rival broadcaster Kennedy
Ken Sweeney

Ken Sweeney

BROADCASTER Adrian Kennedy has advised 2fm to fire Hector if they want to win audiences in Dublin.

Station boss Dan Healy has spoken of his intention to win back Dublin listeners, but Kennedy said this is impossible with a breakfast show hosted by Hector ohEochagain from RTE studios in Galway.

"The biggest star 2fm ever had was Gerry Ryan.

"He was a Dub and the Gerry Ryan Show was huge in Dublin. The only DJ doing well in 2fm now is Colm Hayes, another Dub," Kennedy told the Herald.

The 47-year-old claims Hector, who 2fm denied last week is being axed, is not what Dublin listeners want.

"Dan has to understand that Dublin people see life as them versus the rest of the country. With Hector's accent he wouldn't have a hope of getting listeners in Dublin. The Pale still exists -- there are listeners in Dublin who have never been outside the M50, and are happy about that," Kennedy added.

Adrian Kennedy claims Hector, who 2fm denied last week is being axed, is not what Dublin listeners want.
Adrian Kennedy claims Hector, who 2fm denied last week is being axed, is not what Dublin listeners want.

When asked for his views, Jim Nugent of FM104 said: "A good enough broadcaster can pull listeners from anywhere."

Meanwhile, after vanishing off FM104 Phone Show last September, Kennedy and on-air partner Jeremy Dixon have turned up in a YouTube clip "Where have Adrian Kennedy & Jeremy Dixon Gone?"

Fishing it appears, as the two are seen rounding on a stalker who repeatedly asks "why were you sacked?"

An insider said: "There's a hidden message there because as Adrian and Jeremy didn't get to say goodbye, some mistakenly think they were sacked".

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