• I refer to your report (Irish Independent, July 27) advising that radio listeners are skipping news and current affairs at breakfast as revealed in the latest listenership figures.
I am not surprised at these revelations as mainstream radio news and current affair programmes are predominantly negative. In particular, 'Morning Ireland' on RTE Radio One.
There seems to be a prevalence in Irish radio to accentuate the negative things about this country and the difficult financial position we find ourselves in. One has only to listen to the news and current affairs output of the BBC to understand how negative our national broadcaster is.