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150KTubs - future career in Virgin Radio and other soulful pursuits **Mod: Read OP**

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,410 ✭✭✭jmcc


    Tubridy may be learning that the hard way.

    Regards…jmcc



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,065 ✭✭✭CollyFlower


    These weekly diary's he's doing comes across as desperate to me, I think he might be hoping that over time he can regain some interest and favor from the Irish audience. Did he do these diary's when he was with RTE, when he only worked a fraction of the time there?



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,410 ✭✭✭jmcc


    Don't think so. He was RTE's highest paid star for a while and it wasn't really necessary. He needs to keep some kind of media presence in the Irish market if he is to have a future here. The Q102 syndication and IMoS newspaper column are part of that effort.

    This London diary effort is very much focused on an Irish audience and I don't thilnk that the Mail on Sunday (the main English edition) carries it. The Irish Mail on Sunday isn't exactly a Tier 1 Sunday newspaper in the Irish market in terms of sales. The Sunday Indpendent, the Business Post and the Sunday Times (and even the Saturday edition of the Irish Times) sell more copies.

    Regards…jmcc



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,362 ✭✭✭Morgans


    NK will need to get involved again soon to retain interest in this thread. Ryan's rehab is going to take a lot longer than NK had him believe.

    Sponsored UK radio show tick

    Sponsored podcast tick

    Weekly diary column tick

    All just serving to reinforce in everybody's minds how he was insanely overpaid in his previous roles, and no where near worth what we were told. The emperor has no clothes. Now what is NK supposed to do.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,173 ✭✭✭yagan


    I was watching a googlebox the other night from some years ago and it featured an episode of the LLS.

    As stated previously I only have a TV recently after almost twenty years without so I missed the Tubridy tenure, but by god it was dreadfully bad, yet this was when he was still flying high. Was the whole country on cocaine to think him a good host?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,336 ✭✭✭✭AndyBoBandy


    He's yesterdays man…. even this thread is dying a death as the realisation of what most of all knew would happen, is happening, and he's simply fading into obscurity…. even his number 1 defender seems to have given up such is the lost cause that Bryan is, with his chances of redemption held by ropes made of marshmallows

    He must have needed a bump over the weekend hence the Russel Crowe love in…

    if he was still in RTÉ he'd probably be on the summer wind down by now, preparing to take 5-6 weeks holidays in a few weeks time… meanwhile in London he's probably got a vacation balance that he'll have to use up for any time off….

    if only he'd kept his mouth shut….



  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 7,003 Mod ✭✭✭✭HildaOgdenx


    Was the whole country on cocaine to think him a good host?

    No, not me anyway. I tried to watch when he first took over, but he was so bad, I gave up very quickly. Pat Kenny gets slated a lot for his LLS era, but I watched when he presented, and watched in the Gaybo era too. I have mentioned it before but when they appeared as guests on the 50th anniversary of the show, they both wiped the floor with him, completely unintentionally.

    Tubridy has no natural talent as a presenter, or interviewer, imo. No curiosity about people. No ability to go with the flow. Everything had to be scripted to the hilt. He was in the right place at the right time when it came to taking over the LLS. And the rest is history.

    I think he would be there yet, fumbling his way through, talking all year round about the toy show, and being paid an astronomical salary, but for the events that came to pass.



  • Registered Users Posts: 461 ✭✭Kingslayer


    Tubs' number one defender who admitted to never listening to his show strangely enough!



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,785 ✭✭✭Bobson Dugnutt


    Met the main man this morning for a relatively quick coffee and bit of nosebag in Tang.

    Boards.ie is no longer considered worth contributing to. Twitter either. Full social media engagement refresh happening. Turns out the opinions of total oddballs and weirdos on sites like Facebook and Reddit doesn’t align with real life.

    I did ask the main man if Tubs visited Boards.ie. Visited it once by all accounts - something to do with the best lock for a new bicycle. 2008 for you archivists.



  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 7,003 Mod ✭✭✭✭HildaOgdenx


    The Q102 10 o'clock news was still on when he crashed into his introduction this morning, gabbling his way through 'it's Monday, 17th June, and it's a beautiful day' and something about Christmas.

    Click.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,742 ✭✭✭✭EmmetSpiceland


    This thread isn’t going to die anytime soon. One obsessed user, who’s been banned at least twice already, can’t stay away and can’t stop listening.

    “It is not blood that makes you Irish but a willingness to be part of the Irish nation” - Thomas Davis



  • Registered Users Posts: 126 ✭✭nonetheless


    He left his glasses at home today for which he keeps referring to his glasses being at home and has warned that he will post a picture of all 8 pairs later. He has also requested to be forgiven for being a little more patchy - He is having trouble reading the pre prepared scripts that he has been given, which would tell the listener all they need to know with regards to his abilities as a broadcaster to adlib.

    He did a rambling incoherent 4 min link about himself and his Macca stalking, yet he was unaware until 9:45am before the show that Paul McCartney is going on tour of Europe later in the year. A real celebrity or professional would be on the mailing list of Macca's manager and website or would have researched this over the weekend.

    In one of his links he has been using the word "dear" to explain expensive in relation to the worlds most expensive cities. Of those remaining 134,000 souls, no one really knows what he is talking about.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,425 ✭✭✭Tork


    If boards.ie isn't worth considered contributing to, why are you here?

    Having said that, engagement on Instagram or TikTok isn't going to help Tubs one bit if his ratings are tanking. His proper job is to present a radio show that lots of people tune into. Are they?



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,173 ✭✭✭yagan




  • Registered Users Posts: 10,742 ✭✭✭✭EmmetSpiceland


    Ah, no, to be fair, he’s probably the only one who actually listens to both shows, and the podcast.

    It’s just a bit odd when he claimed it was “nothing personal” and was only concerned about his work with RTÉ but to still be devoting a good chunk of his day to hate-listening to Ryan is going well over the top.

    And to re-register, at least twice, after being site banned is very concerning.

    “It is not blood that makes you Irish but a willingness to be part of the Irish nation” - Thomas Davis



  • Registered Users Posts: 126 ✭✭nonetheless


    "Apparently listenership in 10-1 slot on Virgin Radio every weekday has dropped significantly since Tubridy arrived."
    *source: Internal News UK HQ.

    The internal midterm RAJAR Q.2 2024 figures show that he is dipping well below the 100k in audience. From a show he took over with 448k listeners on January 2nd.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,425 ✭✭✭Tork


    If figures like that make it out into the mainstream, it's going to be hard to spin those. I'd love to know what the ratings for the Irish stations are. Especially the weekend shows.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,716 ✭✭✭GSF


    it’s unsustainable. He’s killing the inheritance for Jayne Middlemass and the rest of the day’s schedule. If they must broadcast him put him on at 10pm not 10am



  • Registered Users Posts: 126 ✭✭nonetheless


    News UK & Ireland are not releasing figures for those radio stations .

    Internal tracking means they are aware of it bombing. The summer months period is traditionally a lower total audience of June, July and August. So taking everything into account means he will be probably "shedding" rather than "putting on" listeners across his shows on Virgin Radio UK/Q102 weekdays and on LMFM, Live 95, 96FM Cork Sundays 10am to 12pm.



  • Registered Users Posts: 126 ✭✭nonetheless


    It is also affecting the Q102 inheritance for Andy Preston.

    If you schedule a programme that kills listenership at that time of day you effectively "wind" the radio station.

    Virgin Radio UK's core audience are turning away. The very reason they would listen - music.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,345 ✭✭✭Tow


    Has de bould Noel's wallet stopped plying crip new €50 euro notes to his auld mates to influence social media?

    When is the money (including lost growth) Michael Noonan took in the Pension Levy going to be paid back?



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,173 ✭✭✭yagan


    Perhaps they prefer payment in lunches and dinners.



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,345 ✭✭✭Tow


    It is easier to pass of corporate entertainment as an expense to the tax man.

    When is the money (including lost growth) Michael Noonan took in the Pension Levy going to be paid back?



  • Registered Users Posts: 461 ✭✭Kingslayer


    NK is no dope. I reckon he is starting to realise that throwing money at this problem is not going to solve it. You don't bet the farm on a pair of 2s.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,425 ✭✭✭Tork


    If they want to keep control of the narrative and save face, the next step is Ryan's return to Dublin and to Q102. We'll hear how Ryan loved London but really there's no place like home. Where things go from there, who knows? What they really can't let get out into the open are the dismal ratings from the UK. Perhaps Virgin don't want to hang him out to dry publically, so it's in everybody's interests to send him home.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,173 ✭✭✭yagan


    But when you consider what Bryan used to make you can see why NK would want to get his commission back on track.



  • Registered Users Posts: 126 ✭✭nonetheless


    His current salary comprises of 50% Virgin Radio UK plus 50% Q102/News UK IRL (Formerly Wireless) and locals in Ireland. So he would have to take a 50% pay cut. Then Virgin Radio UK would have to go into the process of attempting to clear up the mess. Common sense is prevailing and people are tuning elsewhere with Tubridy being the main reason for that. His production team and backroom teams at Virgin Radio UK and Q102 know this, meanwhile Tubridy carries on charging and forging blindly and boldly forth on the horseback of his own mammoth ego. Listening to him today it sounds like he has never once been air checked. It should also be considered that an exit from Virgin Radio UK may mean a total exit from all, as he has damaged Q102's audience equally. He has the potential to step in the du-du again as he did during his negotiations with Kevin Bakhurst last year. He could have been on 170k a year, doing 1 hour a day on air with 5-6 weeks off. Instead he is probably earning half that and is so committed, he is crying that he can't attend the 1/4 finals at Wimbledon later this year. He is playing lovely senior hurling alright.



  • Registered Users Posts: 252 ✭✭Paterson Jerins


    Agreed E, the abominable doctor was truly obsessed. An awful obnoxious poster.



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,742 ✭✭✭✭EmmetSpiceland


    Oh no, P, wasn’t referring to him. Was he site banned twice like ButtSuki/Alser100 was?

    “It is not blood that makes you Irish but a willingness to be part of the Irish nation” - Thomas Davis



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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 7,003 Mod ✭✭✭✭HildaOgdenx


    And to think that they both could have stayed possibly forever, certainly for many more years, on the pig's back, had greed not overtaken them completely.

    They weren't alone in the debacle that was going on at RTE but they certainly played their part.



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