TG4 music shows are GREAT.
I would not classify myself as a great fan of Irish language, having met with various degrees of violence in National school learning Irish I was lucky to have a good teacher in Secondary School who was too late to stop the rot, I only got a D in the LC because of attitude ( mine ) and lack of love of it.
Having said that I was privileged to be taught Maths at 3rd level by one of the early drivers for T na G, the precursor of TG4, Donncha O Heallaithe who teaches Maths in the School of Engineering at GMIT and is , in my opinion, a great ambassador for Irish culture and language and like most people from the Gaeltachta, does not use fear or coercion to teach or instill an interest in Irish in people in general.
The Programmes on TG4 about the US Irish Diaspora, country music, and trad/ballads etc are what appeal to me most.
As for RTE with the glorified raffle being their main offering on Saturday night what can you say? Also their talent shows are exploitative at best, too long for whats in them and too much false tension building to fill out what could be done in half an hour at best, taking 3 times as long........
As for their food and home improvement programmes???? Who has the money for that now?????