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After two decades, Pamela Joyce (top) will be replacing Paul McLoone’s alternative music show on Today FM with a top 30 hit-based format

Eugene Connolly writes:

Just thought I’d bring your attention to the issue of Paul McLoone’s abrupt sacking at Today FM. He presented a two hour nightly show of music, indie I guess would be the general category. He was our modern day John Peel or even the Dave Fanning of decades past. Paul is also the long time replacement for Fergal Sharkey in The Undertones.

The new owners choose to go a more bland route.

Paul was there for 18 years as researcher, producer and presenter. Every programme he had a hand in was sure to be good.

Weekend shows were 3 hours long. Essential listening and he always supported new bands.

A big Bowie fan, his all-time favourite song was ‘Ceremony’ by Joy Division. The opening lines seem poignant:

‘This is why events unnerve me
They find it all the same old story’

I suggest there should be an ‘Indie uprising’, take to the streets to march against corporate broadcasting blandness. Who’s with me?

TodayFM/Paul McLoone