Pat Kenny (left) with Ryan Tubridy at the 50th anniversary Late Late Show in 2013
Via Irish Times:
Ryan Tubridy, Claire Byrne, Pat Kenny and Matt Cooper were among the main winners in the latest Joint National Listenership Research (JNLR) survey of radio audiences, with all four presenters consolidating and adding to their pandemic gains.
Newstalk said The Pat Kenny Show had become its biggest ever programme with 184,000 listeners, while Matt Cooper’s drivetime audience on Today FM reached its highest point in a decade, while there were gains too for Radio 1 after last year saw some slippage from the station’s Covid-19 crisis highs.
Nothing on Tubridy’s weird address to the nation? Somebody got to you?
Ireland’s top talk show host has morphed into being an immunologist-soothsayer synthesis.
After an emotion-charged exhortation for us to lock down again, based entirely on the current #Casedemic – we get the magick sauce at the very end.
– here it is, in 12 short seconds: pic.twitter.com/FAFtG6tSnU
“Like so many other people in Ireland, I tested positive, but I was in the very fortunate position to have a very unintrusive experience, which I now have come to the end of.
“While I’ve been at home watching television and listening to the radio, I have been bowled over by the extraordinary work of our front line heroes and their families who continue to make Ireland a healthier and safer place.
“I look forward to being back to work really soon.”