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12-03-2019, 13:23   #946
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RTE are trying to turn JZ into a star broadcaster and household name.

Sadly, RTE management have mistaken publicity for talent and ability. The public are NOT being served.
Maguire will be hosting more tv programs now I bet too. Wouldn't surprise me if she got her own little chat show, either replacing D'arcy or replacing Miriam.
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12-03-2019, 13:43   #947
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Nicky, Jenny and Jennifer were all grand doing what they were doing. Thought Nicky was decent, considering he jumped straight in to a prime time slot.

Don't know if Jenny Greene would have been a suitable replacement on her own, but can of course see why she would be pissed at not getting the chance.

No big issues with Jennifer Z, but why mess with Breakfast Republic? They have been doing alright for the last few years and have good chemistry. Could see Jennifer Z's voice grating on you after a while if she's on her own, and her "comedy value" relied on bouncing off her co-presenters.

Better scenario here would be to leave Jennifer Z where she is (give her more TV work, she's grand at that), and bring back Ray Foley from Cork and stick him in the Nicky/Jenny slot.
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12-03-2019, 13:59   #948
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Nicky, Jenny and Jennifer were all grand doing what they were doing. Thought Nicky was decent, considering he jumped straight in to a prime time slot.

Don't know if Jenny Greene would have been a suitable replacement on her own, but can of course see why she would be pissed at not getting the chance.

No big issues with Jennifer Z, but why mess with Breakfast Republic? They have been doing alright for the last few years and have good chemistry. Could see Jennifer Z's voice grating on you after a while if she's on her own, and her "comedy value" relied on bouncing off her co-presenters.

Better scenario here would be to leave Jennifer Z where she is (give her more TV work, she's grand at that), and bring back Ray Foley from Cork and stick him in the Nicky/Jenny slot.
Nicky was terrible. Sounds like he smokes 40 a day.
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12-03-2019, 14:28   #949
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It is my understanding that 2FM is loss making.
If that's true then there should be no conversation about who presents what. It should be closed. As it stands it's in existence for the benefit of those who work there. That's not acceptable.
The product is being provided elsewhere at no cost to the taxpayer.
Nicky Byrne on over 200k is a scandal.
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12-03-2019, 14:54   #950
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It is my understanding that 2FM is loss making.
If that's true then there should be no conversation about who presents what. It should be closed. As it stands it's in existence for the benefit of those who work there. That's not acceptable.
The product is being provided elsewhere at no cost to the taxpayer.
Nicky Byrne on over 200k is a scandal.
He’s not at least with those figures release in 2016.
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12-03-2019, 15:09   #951
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It is my understanding that 2FM is loss making.
If that's true then there should be no conversation about who presents what. It should be closed. As it stands it's in existence for the benefit of those who work there. That's not acceptable.
The product is being provided elsewhere at no cost to the taxpayer.
Nicky Byrne on over 200k is a scandal.
In 2017:
- it cost €12.355m to operate
- it made €4.421m in commercial revenue
- it received a direct license fee subvention of €6.749m
- it received Non-Channel Specific Contribution from Non-Public-Service Activities of €843k
- it posted an overall deficit of €342k.

In 2016:
- it cost €12.281m to operate
- it made €5.826m in commercial revenue
- it received a direct license fee subvention of €5.097m
- it received Non-Channel Specific Contribution from Non-Public-Service Activities of €580k
- it posted an overall deficit of €778k.

Source: Page 126/127 of this document:
https://www.rte.ie/annualreport/pdfs...eport_2017.pdf

What exactly does it do that is deserving of nearly 2/3 (and increasing) of it's operating cost to be funded by RTÉ via non-commercial means (i.e. the license fee!)
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There was a point 10 years ago when it self funded.
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12-03-2019, 15:43   #954
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It's interesting to look now at the poll that was put out when this thread was started. Jenny Greene was one of the options offered and Jennifer Zamparelli was not mentioned specifically as an option! Jenny, who got 11 votes, is no longer a theoretical possibility and "Someone else", which got 12 votes, has got the gig! They were the two options with the most votes, but, of course, "Someone else" meant anyone not specifically mentioned in the list of options!
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12-03-2019, 16:17   #955
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Why are people surprised with this. Jenny Greene is poor at best and there was no way she could hold that show alone. I also know for a fact that she is not all that pleasant to work with and is not liked in RTE. Her current show with Nicky is not good and because of the huge salaries being paid it had to stay. Once Nicky bailed Jenny was certain to be out the door, their salaries are just too high for the standard they produce.
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Why are people surprised with this. Jenny Greene is poor at best and there was no way she could hold that show alone. I also know for a fact that she is not all that pleasant to work with and is not liked in RTE. Her current show with Nicky is not good and because of the huge salaries being paid it had to stay. Once Nicky bailed Jenny was certain to be out the door, their salaries are just too high for the standard they produce.
Nicky is terrible but he's famous and lives off his name while Jenny as you said is poor. No way could she anchor a prime show on her own. Don't see how Jenn Z will either but...

Seems daytime is about ditzy people now rather than funny.

That's why Ray Foley is so good...can do upbeat lighthearted funny radio without having to resort to acting dumb.
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12-03-2019, 19:00   #957
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Is it just women presenters you have an issue with?
louise's ratings for both day shows, the ratings she had fell, the fenton spot and the lunch time spot. that's the reason why she was moved (and claiming she's going into the fashion blogging world), not what her gender was...apparently the ratings picked up when she was replaced both times by Dermot and dave in the lunch spot and Ferg D'arcy (who I cannot stand either)

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Jenny should have got it
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Why are people surprised with this. Jenny Greene is poor at best and there was no way she could hold that show alone. I also know for a fact that she is not all that pleasant to work with and is not liked in RTE. Her current show with Nicky is not good and because of the huge salaries being paid it had to stay. Once Nicky bailed Jenny was certain to be out the door, their salaries are just too high for the standard they produce.
I’d be of the opinion that Jenny propped up Nicky, with Nicky there for his name.

I think it’s more a case of it makes more sense to give it to Jenny than to Jennifer Zamparelli.

Jennifer Zamparelli is poor at best and there is no way she could hold the show alone.
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12-03-2019, 21:29   #960
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I personally think they should try Brendan O'Connor in a Gerry Ryan style programme from 9-12.
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