Saturday 20 January 2018

There's blood on the studio floor

The year began with howls of pain emanating from the normally hushed corridors of the RTE Radio Centre. Ana Leddy, poached from BBC Radio Foyle, arrived as the new head of RTE Radio 1, carrying big plans to shake up the station and an even bigger stick with which to implement them.

But more of that presently. But there were howls of joy over at the Mount Street headquarters of Newstalk, which went national in the last quarter of the year.

Sean Moncrieff's afternoon show, simply titled Moncrieff, was named Best Light Entertainment Programme in the PPI Awards - and with good reason, because it's a consistent delight. Moncrieff has turned out to be the surprise star of the radio year.

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