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    Today's JNLR radio figures make for stark reading.
    Gerry Ryan has seen a catastrophic fall in his listenership down 10% on last year.
    Pat Kenny's listenership has also fallen, and Joe Duffy's audience has plummetted.
    No figures are given for RTE's "great white hope" Ryan Tubridy, who was recently axed from the Rose of Tralee - but its interesting to note that his departure led to a huge boost in TV ratings

    And yet Ryan, Kenny and Duffy are all being paid more than the Taoiseach!

    The licence fee paid by hard-up PAYE workers doesn't justify this trash, and these poor performances.
    Now that Marian Finucane has met a sorry demise, it is time for the grave train to come to an end, and give the chop to these goons as well.
    Although, when the best they have in the way of new talent is Ryan Tubridy, you can understand RTE's reluctance to do so
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    I concur, and would like to see the licence fee get the chop too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BarryW
    Gerry Ryan has seen a catastrophic fall in his listenership down 10% on last year.
    Pat Kenny's listenership has also fallen, and Joe Duffy's audience has plummetted.
    I can't stand Gerry Ryan but he's better than Ray D'Arcy.
    You are using "catastrophic" do describe a 10% fall.
    Please, what term would you use to describe a 20% one?
    BTW I think Ryan Tubridy is the biz, on radio anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by BarryW
    Today's JNLR radio figures make for stark reading.
    Gerry Ryan has seen a catastrophic fall in his listenership down 10% on last year.
    Pat Kenny's listenership has also fallen, and Joe Duffy's audience has plummetted.
    No figures are given for RTE's "great white hope" Ryan Tubridy, who was recently axed from the Rose of Tralee - but its interesting to note that his departure led to a huge boost in TV ratings

    And yet Ryan, Kenny and Duffy are all being paid more than the Taoiseach!

    The licence fee paid by hard-up PAYE workers doesn't justify this trash, and these poor performances.
    Now that Marian Finucane has met a sorry demise, it is time for the grave train to come to an end, and give the chop to these goons as well.
    Although, when the best they have in the way of new talent is Ryan Tubridy, you can understand RTE's reluctance to do so
    I don't think Tubridy was axed. He just didn't want to do it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vietato
    I can't stand Gerry Ryan but he's better than Ray D'Arcy.
    Surely not! Ray's great - the pride of Kildare, and I thought he did a great job up above down below in the Dome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aodh_rua
    Quote Originally Posted by Vietato
    I can't stand Gerry Ryan but he's better than Ray D'Arcy.
    Surely not! Ray's great - the pride of Kildare, and I thought he did a great job up above down below in the Dome.
    I didn't watch the ROT.
    However I've, on occasion, turned over to TodayFM to escape from Gerry Ryan and, mother of God, D'Arcy is sooo boringly nice. He thinks it's entertaining if he laughs, which he does a lot, usually in meaningless banter with someone equally uninteresting.
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    I like Gerry Ryan, he is so egocentric its hilarious

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    Quote Originally Posted by FranklyFiction
    I like Gerry Ryan, he is so egocentric its hilarious
    True. I find I can laugh with Ray D'Arcy but I can only laugh at Gerry Ryan.
    Bring back Marty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkoLeftie
    Quote Originally Posted by FranklyFiction
    I like Gerry Ryan, he is so egocentric its hilarious
    True. I find I can laugh with Ray D'Arcy but I can only laugh at Gerry Ryan.
    Bring back Marty!
    I nearly thought you said Bring back Marian and that would blight my mornings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cllr
    Quote Originally Posted by PinkoLeftie
    Quote Originally Posted by FranklyFiction
    I like Gerry Ryan, he is so egocentric its hilarious
    True. I find I can laugh with Ray D'Arcy but I can only laugh at Gerry Ryan.
    Bring back Marty!
    I nearly thought you said Bring back Marian and that would blight my mornings.
    I like Marian Finucane. However I like Tom McGurk more and he's going to lose out when she gets all of Sat and Sun mornings
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