Sunday 21 January 2018

John Byrne: 2fm must change, but it doesn't know what it should change into

Breakfast Republic on 2fm presented by Jennifer Maguire, Bernard O'Shea and Keith Walsh
Breakfast Republic on 2fm presented by Jennifer Maguire, Bernard O'Shea and Keith Walsh

Question: What is 2fm? "It's a radio station," you chirp, in reply, looking all pleased with yourself and (probably) expecting a prize.

Well, yes, ahem, I realise that. But beyond that simple reality, what is it?

Is it a station that can (with a straight face) make any serious claims to be providing a public service? Is it, instead, a populist dinosaur jiving about in its stone-washed 501s waving frantically at the mortified cool kids, like a dinosaur dad at a disco?

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