Again - at least we're not paying license fees to pay someone €300k to host p.ie, and p.ie not using up prime time national interest, license funded airtime.
Hang on. We both know that this thread isn't about the fact that a few pence of your licence fee goes to pay for this (actually, the profitability of the programme is something which probably keeps your licence fee down).
Be honest - this thread has a bit of snobbery about it. I bet you were sitting in the car thinking 'I must create a thread on this'. Is that any different to thinking 'I must talk to Joe about this'?
He gets 10% of the country listening to him every day. He gets ad revenues. When he goes on holiday the listenership drops. Of all the people on RTE, he's the one who's getting his market value.
The separate question of whether the show is any good or not, or in keeping with a public-service broadcaster is a matter entirely of opinion/individual taste. The fact it is that it succeeds in its mission: to attract listeners and advertisers.
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