Perhaps its now time to start paying Pat Kenny(€729,000), Marianne Finucane (€513,000), Joe Duffy (€290,000) et al sensible salaries instead of these ridiculous amounts. If they were all (and I mean the entirety of RTE reduced to something realistic like €50,000 per annum or even less it might help the coffers of the state broadcaster and these regional studios might be able to stay running. They seem to be like the crowd in Dail Eireann who feel they are above consideration.
When I hear Joe Duffy etc. simpering to a caller/viewer about their finances it makes my blood boil. They couldn't possibly empathise with their listeners while living in these bubbles.