Bold Gerry Ryan a unique talent
THERE is real sadness in the country today at the death of Gerry Ryan. The broadcaster added considerably to the gaiety of life in a country badly in need of some cheering up.
His style was unique among Irish broadcasters; a spinner of stories rather than discs, a commentator on current affairs with a light and mischievous edge that eludes most of the more serious souls who bend our ear each day.
Gerry Ryan's colleague and friend from college days, Joe Duffy, said he was often asked what Gerry was really like: "He's exactly what you hear on radio, only worse."