Saturday 20 January 2018

Eilis O'Hanlon: Radio just on the CV rather than deep in the blood

Ryan Tubridy is no newcomer so RTE should stop the charade, writes Eilis O'Hanlon

CHEERS: Ryan Tubridy making his long-awaited return to RTE Radio One after five unsatisfactory years on 2fm
CHEERS: Ryan Tubridy making his long-awaited return to RTE Radio One after five unsatisfactory years on 2fm

Eilis O'Hanlon

When Ray D'Arcy returned to RTE at the beginning of February from Today FM, his very first interview on the new show was with Gay Byrne.

Last week, when Ryan Tubridy also came back to Radio One, one of his first interviews was with Gaybo's fellow radio legend Terry Wogan.

The rationale in both cases was clumsily obvious, namely a hope that some of the magic rubbed off on the youngsters and that listeners would start subliminally associating them with the pantheon of greats.

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