Lots happens in the radio industry each week so here’s a summary of the week we just enjoyed.
Just a quick note to say that I’m on holidays this week, so Radio Land won’t be as detailed as usual. We’ll be back to having a fully detailed post next week👍 thanks for understanding.
Here’s What Happened
The boss at RTÉ Radio 1 has said Clare Byrnes TV replacement has big shoes to fill. Speaking this week, Peter Woods said Clare would be a tough act to follow, he also went on to praise her work ethic.
RTE is expected to announce Clare’s successor at their autumn launch this month, with Sarah McInerney, Grainne Seoige and Sharon Ni Bheolain all reportedly in the running.
KCLR have announced the death of former presenter Johnny Barry. Johnny presented shows on the station since 2005, and more recently had been the stations Irish language ambassador
May he rest in peace
In late April 2005, Cork journalist Martin Barry died by assisted suicide in Zurich. The night before he died, he asked his partner Laura McDaid to complete one task for him, to find his birth mother and give her a message
That story has been told in a BBC Radio 4 documentary series called the last Request. It aired this week and is now available on BBC sounds.
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