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WLR News

  • 31-08-2020 10:08am
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    Registered Users Posts: 59 ✭✭ blacksuir


    Has Liz Ready left WLR. I have not heard her read the news on the station with some time now. It might be that I mostly listen in the mornings and she is doing afternoons.

    Also in the last few weeks I have heard those that read the news in the past return from time to time to do so, Aoibhin Fallon, Mary O'Neill, Karen Tomkins, Anthony McFeeley. Today I hear Julie Smith on the news. I thought she was working on Damien Tiernan's show. Maybe he has his regular producer back. We will hear I guess just before 12 when he signs off. I think I even heard the Kelly Lad that took over from Gavin Whelan on Sport read the news one morning.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,370 ✭✭✭ Wanderer2010


    blacksuir wrote: »
    Has Liz Ready left WLR. I have not heard her read the news on the station with some time now. It might be that I mostly listen in the mornings and she is doing afternoons.

    Also in the last few weeks I have heard those that read the news in the past return from time to time to do so, Aoibhin Fallon, Mary O'Neill, Karen Tomkins, Anthony McFeeley. Today I hear Julie Smith on the news. I thought she was working on Damien Tiernan's show. Maybe he has his regular producer back. We will hear I guess just before 12 when he signs off. I think I even heard the Kelly Lad that took over from Gavin Whelan on Sport read the news one morning.

    Come to think of it, i havent heard Liz Reddy for months now; is she gone? Same for the girl who did the DriveTime Teresanne Reilly, havent heard from her recently. Maybe they are on leave or working away in the background but not on air.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,770 ✭✭✭ shockwave


    Teresanne quit radio presenting last year I think no idea whats she doing now.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,442 ✭✭✭ mooseknunkle


    Teresanne left last year and started her own marketing company i think.

    Looks like Julie Smyth got liz Reddys job so maybe she is gone

    https://twitter.com/jooliek/status/1300458484367069184


  • Registered Users Posts: 276 ✭✭ sitkaspruce


    Is Gavin Whelan gone from WLR? Pity, he's a great loss with a vast sporting knowledge.


  • Registered Users Posts: 323 ✭✭ Crusty Blaa


    Is Gavin Whelan gone from WLR? Pity, he's a great loss with a vast sporting knowledge.
    He's still there. Hosts the "On the Ball" sports programme. Is also doing commentary for the live match streams on BEOSport.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 492 ✭✭ 91wx763


    Teresanne left last year and started her own marketing company i think.

    Looks like Julie Smyth got liz Reddys job so maybe she is gone

    https://twitter.com/jooliek/status/1300458484367069184

    Gone since about last May the grapevine says. Damien's wages too much for Des so cutbacks have to be made, cheap/free broadcasting course applicants need only apply now.


  • Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 8,811 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Aquos76


    Liz leaving had absolutely nothing to do with money.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,574 ✭✭✭ 200motels


    Aquos76 wrote: »
    Liz leaving had absolutely nothing to do with money.

    I believe she’s out on sick leave.


  • Registered Users Posts: 276 ✭✭ sitkaspruce


    91wx763 wrote: »
    Gone since about last May the grapevine says. Damien's wages too much for Des so cutbacks have to be made, cheap/free broadcasting course applicants need only apply now.

    He is worth every penny after that brilliant interview this morning, riveting stuff.


  • Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 8,811 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Aquos76


    200motels wrote: »
    I believe she’s out on sick leave.

    Nope, she has officially left the station along with another member of staff.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,370 ✭✭✭ Wanderer2010


    Aquos76 wrote: »
    Nope, she has officially left the station along with another member of staff.

    Oh that was kept quiet. I knew i didnt hear her for a while. Odd that there wasnt a big send off considering how long she was there. Mind you i didnt notice she was gone until i read this thread!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 336 ✭✭ brian2614


    Relieved of duty..


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,044 ✭✭✭ enniscorthy


    Aquos76 wrote: »
    Liz leaving had absolutely nothing to do with money.




    anybody have the inside scoop


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,044 ✭✭✭ enniscorthy


    brian2614 wrote: »
    Relieved of duty..




    love it tell us more


  • Registered Users Posts: 336 ✭✭ brian2614


    Aquos76 wrote: »
    Liz leaving had absolutely nothing to do with money.

    Correct..


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,484 ✭✭✭✭ Jamie2k9


    Andy at Beat, Liz at WLR - would be worried for other dead wood at the stations :P

    Not that I listen to WLR News reguarly, disapointed she is gone. Her twitter appears to be very active with retweets in terms of news.


  • Registered Users Posts: 276 ✭✭ sitkaspruce


    Jamie2k9 wrote: »
    Andy at Beat, Liz at WLR - would be worried for other dead wood at the stations :P

    Not that I listen to WLR News reguarly, disapointed she is gone. Her twitter appears to be very active with retweets in terms of news.

    Andy was too good for Beat anyway. He's been snapped up by WLR and is back to his best.


  • Registered Users Posts: 492 ✭✭ 91wx763


    Worse than a gossip is someone who pretends but says no more.

    Andy Mc and Liz certainly not dead wood.

    Covid has hit an underperforming business hard.


  • Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 8,811 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Aquos76


    91wx763 wrote: »
    Worse than a gossip is someone who pretends but says no more.

    Andy Mc and Liz certainly not dead wood.

    Covid has hit an underperforming business hard.

    If that’s aimed at me, I’m not going to post what I know on here, all I’ll say is the reason liz is gone is nothing to do with money or covid. Others can speculate all they like, and it may come out one day, but it won’t me me that puts it out there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 336 ✭✭ brian2614


    91wx763 wrote: »
    Worse than a gossip is someone who pretends but says no more.

    You sound like a bully


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  • Registered Users Posts: 258 ✭✭ curmudgeonly


    91wx763 wrote: »
    Worse than a gossip is someone who pretends but says no more.

    Andy Mc and Liz certainly not dead wood.

    Covid has hit an underperforming business hard.

    Very quick with the judgements and insults despite you not knowing the facts.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,094 ✭✭✭ JohnC.


    Maybe if people are unwilling to say something, they shouldn't say anything, instead of silly "I know but I'm not telling you" posts.


  • Registered Users Posts: 492 ✭✭ 91wx763


    brian2614 wrote: »
    You sound like a bully

    Think there's an "attack the post not the poster" rule around here.....


  • Registered Users Posts: 492 ✭✭ 91wx763




  • Registered Users Posts: 6,370 ✭✭✭ Wanderer2010


    91wx763 wrote: »

    Good luck to her. Its odd that there was no send off for Liz given how long she was there but reading between the lines from some posts, it seems there is some bad feeling over her departure.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,442 ✭✭✭ mooseknunkle


    Radio is a tough old gig,after years of i assume loyal service you are gone and your name is to never be spoken again,it reminds me of TodayFM when Muireann o'Connell and Kelly Anne Byrne were sacked their names were never heard again on the air,not even one of the DJ's on WLR who have worked there for 20+ years would even say best of luck and thanks for all the work you done,i don't know why Liz is gone and i don't really care but did she deserve to be cast aside like that...

    WLR and Beat look like terrible places to work,id say there is lots of big ego's in the broadcast centre.


  • Registered Users Posts: 178 ✭✭ Anna Rack


    Radio is a tough old gig,after years of i assume loyal service you are gone and your name is to never be spoken again,it reminds me of TodayFM when Muireann o'Connell and Kelly Anne Byrne were sacked their names were never heard again on the air,not even one of the DJ's on WLR who have worked there for 20+ years would even say best of luck and thanks for all the work you done,i don't know why Liz is gone and i don't really care but did she deserve to be cast aside like that...

    WLR and Beat look like terrible places to work,id say there is lots of big ego's in the broadcast centre.

    Radio really is a tough gig these days,ego's everywhere..A few stations can be terrible places to work..I wish Liz all the best..I hope she will get a gig at some other station..


  • Registered Users Posts: 336 ✭✭ brian2614


    Her own ego was fairly large to.


  • Registered Users Posts: 276 ✭✭ sitkaspruce


    Anna Rack wrote: »
    Radio really is a tough gig these days,ego's everywhere..A few stations can be terrible places to work..I wish Liz all the best..I hope she will get a gig at some other station..

    I loved Liz saying the news, she was one of the best there, its up to Geoff and Matt Keane to carry the station now.

    Egos everywhere? Imagine the canteen in the broadcast centre at 11 o clock break, would you rather sit with Niall & Vinny from Beat or Oliver Carroll. Bleak times.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,370 ✭✭✭ Wanderer2010


    I loved Liz saying the news, she was one of the best there, its up to Geoff and Matt Keane to carry the station now.

    Egos everywhere? Imagine the canteen in the broadcast centre at 11 o clock break, would you rather sit with Niall & Vinny from Beat or Oliver Carroll. Bleak times.

    Niall and Vinny are absolutely tragic at this stage. 40 something men acting like they are in their late teens. Cringey on the breakfast show, they are like 2 embarrassing uncles at a wedding. Mary O Neill had enough cop on to move on and carve out a decent rep as a journanalist before she was typecast.


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