Tuesday 12 December 2017

Declan Lynch: Where do you stand on Marty Whelan?

With the silly season still a few weeks away, we have time to reflect on such great questions, writes Declan Lynch

Declan Lynch

Declan Lynch

It has been one the great issues of the summer, this debate about the Marty Whelan show on Lyric FM.

Indeed it has been a great issue for a long time, and it was given new energy in this paper in a piece by Eilis O'Hanlon, in which she argued that Marty, for all his many virtues, plays too much pop music on what is, essentially, a classical music station.

As always with this most complex subject, there was a strong reaction in the letters page, for and against, demonstrating again the fierce passions that are aroused whenever anyone touches on this difficult area.

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