Tuesday 23 January 2018

What will RTE do without Pat?

As the Late Late presenter turns 60, RTE must prepare for an uncertain future, says Colum Kenny

Colum Kenny

Colum Kenny

It's a BIG 60, especially for RTE. Pat Kenny himself seems none too fazed by reaching his 60th birthday. But RTE should be concerned.

Pat is soo 20th century. When he finally steps down it will mark the end of a golden era in RTE. You shall not look upon his like again.

PK still pulls in the crowds. He is, by general consensus, better on radio than on television. What exactly that means in terms of the business of broadcasting is hard to say. Because, for someone who can be awkward and stiff on screen, Pat Kenny manages to attract the sort of TV audiences for which other presenters might give their right arm.

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