Further to the passing of former 2FM DJ Simon Young.
Andy Pipkin writes:
Earlier: Forever Young
We are having an open discussion on my show on @RTE2fm tomorrow about face masks. Do you have strong opinions on wearing them or not wearing them ? I’d love to hear from you. Mail me jen@rte
— Jennifer Zamparelli (@JenniferMaguire) September 14, 2020
A planned discussion on mask-wearing on RTÉ 2FM’s Jennifer Zamparelli Show has been scrapped following criticism on Twitter.
The presenter sounded clearly wounded on the show, as she announced: “Yes, I put out a tweet without thinking about the words I used,” but she added: “The intention of my tweet was very different to what was interpreted. I wanted your reaction on the weekend [protests].”
The presenter said she understood that her using the word “discussion” had “set off anger and hurt” adding “but to be honest it [anti-mask views] really shocked me, it shocked me as someone wearing a face mask since before we had to.”
“It’s very clear people don’t want this conversation to happen,” she said. “Judging from the reaction, we will not be doing this item today.”
Jennifer Zamperelli (left) and Jenny Greene
— Jenny Greene (@djjennygreene) March 12, 2019
Thank you for all the pre-programmed chart hit sounds and good-natured ‘bants’.
Off The Ball Second Captains Game On is back in the Aviva Lansdowne Road Nua Fan Studio tonight ahead of Sunday’s rugby international with England.
Broadcasting loive from 7pm in front of 50 Ireland fans, host, Hugh Cahill oversees a panel comprising Shane “Munch” Byrne, Alan Quinlan, Kevin McLaughlin, Gary Murphy and Bryan Cullen.
All fanboy no girl?
Earlier: Rose & Crown
Thanks Rory Fitzgerald
They’ve axed The Golden Hour.
(Fran Veale/Photocall ireland)
“2fm was established in 1979 in a different era, to play pop music aimed at young people when there were no legally licensed broadcasters other than RTE. (It) has been totally eclipsed by independent radio stations, doing what 2fm used to do, doing it far better and at a fraction of the cost.”
John Purcell, Independent Broadcasters of ireland
RTE said 2fm was an “integral part of its overall suite” designed to meet the needs of a diverse audience, and that its financing had been approved by the Government. It said that 2fm’s ability to generate money from advertising was “considerably less” than independent radio stations, since laws restrict it to playing four minutes and 30 seconds worth of ads per hour rather than the nine minutes afforded to other broadcasters.
“You are my soldiers of the dawn, you’re the ones I get up for every morning, your tweets, your posts, your calls, and as commander of the dawn this morning I say to my soldiers of the dawn ‘good morning’.
“This isn’t a sad morning, plenty of things will happen in 2014.”
Hector Ó hEochagáin
The best Tweets from Rick O’Shea’s Citizenship test quest in a shape that looks uncannily like Ireland. Yours for €9 (proceeds to Doctors Without Borders).
Created by the man himself apparently. No, really.
In the end, he was too many Jims for one station.
(Thanks to the Northsider)
Tragictacular. We loved those guys.
Bono must be bummed.