Louise Duffy (left) and Muireann O’Connell


Mairead Ronan to lead Today FM afternoons as Muireann O’Connell and Louise Duffy leave the station (Breakingnews)

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24 thoughts on “Bad Day

  1. eoin

    Despite “stumbling from one disastrous decision to another over the past few years”, isn’t TodayFM at a record market share, with all programmes increasing audiences according to the latest figures for the second half of 2018?

    “The big winner in the newly published Joint National Listenership Research (JNLR) figures is Today FM’s Ian Dempsey, who has seen a surge of 20,000 to bring his audience to 180,000. In fact, all of Today FM’s main daily shows saw increases.”


    The only time I’ve heard TodayFM, whatever instantly forgettable presenter has reminded me of hospital radio.

    1. eoin

      Also, I’m sure when the INM/Robert Pitt whistleblowing was at its height last year, it was reported (a) Newstalk was loss-making but (b) TodayFM was profitable. As they’re both brands in Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp and they don’t produce separate financial accounts, you can’t easily verify that, but, on the face of it, TodayFM is profitable and has a record market share. Hardly the sort of business that has stumbled from one disaster to another.

      And I remember when Anton Savage parted ways with TodayFM three years ago and the little bubble of Dublin media luvvies thought the sky would fall in, but TodayFM subsequently went from strength to strength and Anton hasn’t worked in radio since.

      1. V

        He was a guest on Radio 1 there last week
        He’s not going without
        Don’t be worrying about him

  2. Dhaughton99

    Never ever tuned in after they got rid of Donal Dineen. A pox on all their houses.

  3. Charger Salmons

    Small tiddler in a small pool.
    Aldi or Lidl will throw her a lifeline.
    Whoever she is.

  4. Toe Up

    Irish radio is an abomination. I cannot fathom the love for Ian Dempsey and I never could.

    And don’t get me started on Mairead Farrell, luckily I haven’t had any exposure to her since DFTG was on TV.

    1. Charger Salmons

      On the rare occasion I accidentally hear Irish radio when I’m motoring in the Jag it seems to be morons talking about something called Love Island.
      Which I understand to be a TV show featuring other morons.

          1. Rosette of Sirius

            An ever classy 70’s Vanden Plas Allegro. In English mustard/Scour and a brown interior. Badge engineered is our Charger. Notions of reliving great days since long gone but in reality badly made, poorly designed and a joke for future generations.

          2. John Peel

            Irish radio continues to be all about the presenters ego’s, not the content- which is as dire as ever; still stuck in a loop of the worst dross from the 1980s and a ‘dj’ style the BBC binned decades ago. Thank god for 6Music.

          3. Rosette of Sirius

            Thank God for Radio Paradise. And if you’ve not heard of it, find it on TuneIn and you’ll never listen to another station again. That’s a gold plated guarantee.

          4. millie st murderlark

            Thanks! Having a listen now.

            Makes a lovely change from that pair of twits on 98fm

  5. Rob_G

    I feel sorry for that lady – but that’s showbiz; one day you’re up, one day you’re down.

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