#751

I'd have to hear it to make a judgement but frankly such are the finances of Newstalk I'd not be surprised.

#752

NewsTalk have laid off 34 people in past few months, 35 if the reports on Ger Gilroys future are true.

GhostInTheRuins Registered User
#753

Dave! said:
Hey does anyone know if you can pay Newstalk to advertise for you during the news headlines?


I'd say you could get them to do anything with plenty of a bit of money.

GodOfRadio Banned
#754

Anyone else listen to Kim Kommando over in Ireland?

Koloman Registered User
#755

deadhead13 said:
NewsTalk have laid off 34 people in past few months, 35 if the reports on Ger Gilroys future are true.


Has any official announcement been made on this yet?

#756

Koloman said:
Has any official announcement been made on this yet?


About Ger Gilroy? No not yet.

popebenny16 Registered User
#757

sunday tribune had a thing on this gilroy thing today. they say an e mail was sent internally telling people not to speculate as it was hurtful to mr g.

if you think it was hurtful dont forget to text the breakfast show, texts cost 30 cents.

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robo Registered User
#758

Here is the article in the Tribune -

Newstalk confirms Ger Gilroy is not being dropped

Management of radio station Newstalk have confirmed that presenter Ger Gilroy is to stay with the station, despite speculation he is being dropped from co-hosting Newstalk's Breakfast Show in favour of former Fine Gael minister Ivan Yates.

Last week Newstalk sent a memo to staff which did not deny that Gilroy is to be axed but instead advised employees that the leaking of information was neither helpful nor fair to Gilroy, who is said to have first learnt of the job shuffle from media reports.

The memo praised Gilroy, who is due to marry next month, as a "very talented broadcaster" and said he would remain with the station. It ended with an admission that the situation could have been handled better.

"Of course you don't want people reading about a conversation I had with somebody else, or Ger's parents reading about that," said Newstalk CEO Frank Cronin this weekend. "Speculation about his future just before he's getting married, of course you wouldn't want that. While we have had discussions with Ivan Yates, nothing has been concluded, so any such comment was premature."


I wonder will Mr Yates be stepping in when Ger takes a few weeks off for his wedding and honeymoon? Or will they leave Claire with Conor Brophy - I would prefer to have Conor rather than Ivan Yates. And I would even more prefer to have Ger & Conor in the morning rather than Claire at all.

#759

Keeping Ger on makes sense, he is one of their better presenters. It will be interesting to see what he ends up doing. A shake up of the schedule would do no harm.

#760

Hopefully they'll axe Eamonn Keane from the lunchtime show and put Ger in instead. Of course, that'll never happen - bear with me on this

Koloman Registered User
#761

Firetrap said:
Hopefully they'll axe Eamonn Keane from the lunchtime show and put Ger in instead. Of course, that'll never happen - bear with me on this


It would be "BREAKING NEWS" if that happened!

giftgrub Registered User
#762

Firetrap said:
Hopefully they'll axe Eamonn Keane from the lunchtime show and put Ger in instead. Of course, that'll never happen - bear with me on this


If Keane got sacked would we have to listen while he explains what a P45 is?

Because that would be worth it

coopersgreen Registered User
#763

"My apologies to the news team, I just felt that story about me being axed was too important to cut away from".

thebigcheese22 Registered User
#764

Anyone listen to the fella standing in for Eamonn Keane on Lunchtime? I think he's very good, he completely grilled Mary Wallace, twas very funny!

brettmirl Registered User
#765

Its John Keogh that fills for him. He's very good.

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