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Ronan Collins Show



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,455 ✭✭✭ SpitfireIV

    I hope they either give the slot to Philip Boucher Hayes so he can talk at us in a condescending tone about climate change for an hour.


    Katryn Thomas, so she can't tell us what the kids and 'himself' do be getting up to 👍

  • Registered Users Posts: 473 ✭✭ bureau2009

    Ronan has had a long career on national radio. I've always felt that there were much better presenters out there who were more deserving of air time.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,553 ✭✭✭ Declan A Walsh

    I do not normally look at this thread, but my attention was drawn to it by another thread referring to Ronan's imminent departure. As regards his broadcasting experience, Ronan Collins started with Dublin pirate stations in the mid to late seventies. He was one of many that were taken from the pirates by RTE for its then new pop station Radio 2 (now 2FM) in 1979. After a few years there, Ronan moved "upstairs" to Radio One and has been there ever since.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,421 ✭✭✭ Red Fred

  • Registered Users Posts: 364 ✭✭ Dipole Keith

    Best of luck to Ronan, 43 years that’s some achievement, I’d love Shay Byrne to get the slot.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,429 ✭✭✭ Furze99

    Are de wimmin taking over? Hoping Creedon has a few years in him yet.

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,346 ✭✭✭✭ Brendan Bendar

    He is in his hoop, he’ll be back for the Bank Holidays.

    You never leave RTE……..ask Marty, ask George, ask Olivia, ask Bowman……ask anyone……..!

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,487 ✭✭✭ Doodah7

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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,155 ✭✭✭✭ The Princess Bride

    Louise Duffy did a fantastic job* when she stood in for Ronan recently, it most certainly wasn't anything resembling a tired playlist. I'd love to see her get this role.

    The show works for so many,* the requests, the roundy birthdays etc...might seem a bit dated, but its easy going, somehow-caters-for-all programme, does what it needs to do.*

    (A mon avis!*)

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,346 ✭✭✭✭ Brendan Bendar

    Uhmmmmmm……. …….

  • Registered Users Posts: 856 ✭✭✭ Viscount Aggro

    Hospital radio.

    He should have retired 10 years ago, except his self-invested pension had an 80% haircut.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,758 ✭✭✭ squonk

    Agreed. I liked Shay and Louise too but some of the music was more contemporary and good but you’d hear much of that elsewhere but I liked some of the older stuff you don’t ystakjy hear. I can think of at least a dozen songs I’ll probably but gear on radio again now.

    Ronan too was one if tge last play what you like DJs. I miss the kind of radio where you’d go between genres easily. I know there are other shows still doing the unpkaykidted genre hopping stuff but they’re catering for music heads (which I’d count myself as) but are more serious listening. Ronan managed it in a light way during the afternoon.

    yeah I can see why some disliked the show. I’d venture if you’re under 40 it’s not your thing. For me it sounded like those radio I grew up with and loved in the 80s where playlists weren’t such a big thing and you’d hear Leonard Cohen followed by Rick Astley in the early afternoon.

  • Registered Users Posts: 183 ✭✭ the 12 th man

    Between numerous Ad breaks,the weather,playing cd's,Joe Duffy waffling for 5 minutes at 12.45 every day,news taking minutes off the start and a longer ad break before the news @ 1 bookending the show and cutting into running time he actually speaks for about 6 minutes in total every day,how do you get paid about 6K a week for that?,the handiest gig in RTE by a country mile.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,758 ✭✭✭ squonk

    Christ I hope not. That’s me done with Radio 1 fir the afternoons then. Doubt they’d move tge news at 1. Plus if D’Arcy is on 500k it’s a waste just giving him 45 minutes work for that, though they don’t mind Duffy doing a similar amount for similar money.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,218 ✭✭✭ MrMusician18

    Does anyone actually like Darcy?

  • Registered Users Posts: 183 ✭✭ the 12 th man

    5 hours a week like how did he manage such a workload?...

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,758 ✭✭✭ squonk

    Ah look he seems to hate pig in a lot of prep and the show was kind of a solo effort by the sounds of it. He was always well prepared so was obviously ding his mine work behind tge scenes.

    unlike some of his Co workers he cage in slick and prepared, didn’t ram his views down the listeners neck and was capable of using the studio equipment without screwup.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,487 ✭✭✭ Doodah7

    A left field choice might be Derek Mooney??

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,346 ✭✭✭✭ Brendan Bendar

    Yeh..wouldn’t be the worst choice.

    Bit of a wildlife show…it could work instead of the usual scripted patter that hasn’t changed for 40 years.

    How come these RTE heads think they can stay in service forever is what puzzles me.

    In most other jobs when you’ve had your day you move on and let others have a go?

    For some reason the RTE crowd think it’s a job till you are carried out in the bosca adhmaid.

    Very strange stuff.

  • Registered Users Posts: 66,603 ✭✭✭✭ Welsh Megaman

    But…but…where will I hear Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor and Mark Knopfler?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,856 ✭✭✭ Brian Scan

    If by "left field" you mean "dreadful", you are correct.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,204 ✭✭✭ JoeA3

    Louise Duffy has been formally announced as his replacement.

  • Registered Users Posts: 577 ✭✭✭ dontmindme

    Sadly...all good things must come to an end. I really enjoyed his show and would switch over from my usual music station just to listen to Ronan's show. I really appreciated his own personal take on various pieces of music as he experienced them, from the sixties and early seventies, which was before my time, and music I mostly would never listen to only for his show. He will be missed.

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,346 ✭✭✭✭ Brendan Bendar

    Aaah Jaysus Breener…….it’s Christmas here….where’s you spirit of joy and peace.

    Del boy isn’t the worst, could have been some gimp like Joe Jackson or sommit!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,450 ✭✭✭✭ elperello

    Welcome aboard Louise.