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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

Update:

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)

Pics: Twitter

Meanwhile..

Super Dave,

The hero we deserve.

Susie Dardis writes:

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’.

Throwback Stage (Electric Picnic)

Sports journalist and early Pat Hickey nemesis Paul Kimmage will be joining Matt Cooper on Today FM after 6.30pm.

Meanwhile…

‘It’s good to be home’ – Pat Hickey arrives back and wishes everyone a ‘Happy Christmas’ (Independent.ie)

Previously: Back In Her Box

Meanwhile

As part of the First Fortnight festival…

“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…

Tickets here

 

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Anton Savage

Anton Savage to take over Ray D’Arcy’s mid-morning slot on Today FM (Independent.ie)

Look into the eyes.

Not around the eyes.

No, really.

Pic: Today FM