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?
Hello lovely people! I have been fired from @TodayFM It’s all good. Like, it’s embarrassing and I’m a bit sad but I love almost everyone in that station and wish them all the best in the future. @cocomairead will be great!
Yet another disastrous decision from @todayfm, which has stumbled from one disastrous decision to another over the past few years. @MuireannO_C has been one of the best presenters its had for years, yet she’s dumped whilst mgmt & others stay in their jobs. Best of luck Muireann
@TodayFM have made a monumentally disastrous decision to get rid of @MuireannO_C and Louise Duffy. Apart from Ian Dempsey & Fergal Darcy why would you bother tuning in at all now! I may start surfing around……
This text is very off. I don’t know you Muireann, but I’m imagining you are a very nice person. Prob too nice.If you’ve been fired it’s not all good. I think you are dreadfully upset and not thinking straight and need to talk to your legal advisor. https://t.co/JZhzia0K1C
Who do you want Electric Ireland to bring back to its Throwback Stage at this year’s Electric Picnic? ’90s enthusiast, Today FM’s Dave Moore, takes to the streets of Dublin to ask people who they want.
Contains: generic and unnecessary synth ‘bedding’.
“Paul Kimmage… will join us at First Fortnight for a very special Banter In Conversation event to talk about his life as a professional cyclist, his career as a sportswriter,the mental stresses and strains that occur in sport and how sportspeople deal with these. The interview will be conducted by Banter’s Jim Carroll.
At the Workman’s Club in Dublin, on Tuesday, January 10, at 7pm…