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    Newstalk silencing women?

    During peak listening hours (7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday) it appears now that there won't be any female presenting on the Newstalk radio station.

    Nope, not one.

    RTE Radio 1 for example has 4 women on air, RnaG has 8 female presenters during that time.

    What in earth is going on at Newstalk that female voices are being avoided during peak listening hours?

    When thejournal.ie inquired, Newstalk wouldn't supply a comment. Seems very odd indeed surely?

    'You won't hear a woman's voice, and it's not acceptable': What are Irish radio stations doing about gender balance?
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    Zoo.
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    Newstalk has gone to the dogs

    Fecking Ivan Yates on primetime. The man is amateurish as a host.
    Bobby Kerr seems to be barely able to read off a script
    George Hook is like Rush limbaugh with dementia
    Paul Williams another lad who sounds confused most of the time

    They are backed up by competent broadcasters who do their best but getting lads who don't know their trade on the radio as hosts just makes the station sound woeful.

    I am guessing they are trying to find a niche but failing.
    I do like off the ball, moncrief, the science show and the ted radio hour though
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    That is the market for ya , various women have gotten chances to present shows on Newstalk but they have either jumped ship to another station or the have not been able to hold an audience.

    They need to put in people that are going to bring in listeners and revenue.

    The gender is irrelevant as long as they do that.

    At the launch of Newstalk new lines up's last month there were 3 senior management staff present , all female , all would have had an input in selecting presenters , do you think they choose on sexist grounds or purely business?
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    Both of their listeners will be outraged!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Betson View Post
    That is the market for ya , various women have gotten chances to present shows on Newstalk but they have either jumped ship to another station or the have not been able to hold an audience.

    They need to put in people that are going to bring in listeners and revenue.

    The gender is irrelevant as long as they do that.

    At the launch of Newstalk new lines up's last month there were 3 senior management staff present , all female , all would have had an input in selecting presenters , do you think they choose on sexist grounds or purely business?
    Ookayyy..... men are crap because of women.

    Next.
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    What in earth is going on at Newstalk that female voices are being avoided during peak listening hours?
    There just aren't that many articulate women in Fine Gael.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Eagle of the Ninth View Post
    Ookayyy..... men are crap because of women.

    Next.
    What the fook are you on about???
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    The Eagle of the Ninth The Eagle of the Ninth is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betson View Post
    What the fook are you on about???
    You are so articulate, have you thought of trying out for George Hooks slot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Betson View Post
    They need to put in people that are going to bring in listeners and revenue.
    That's the basis for commerical radio. And Newstalk doesn't have a licence fee to bail it out.
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