Ivan Yates is in talks to present Newstalk's Breakfast Show.
The former FG Minister has been ubiquitous on the airwaves of late and there is certainly no denying (although, maybe a few here will!) that as a commentator he is quite good.
The few times he has fronted George Hook's show he has performed well but I'm not sure that anyone can eat into Morning Ireland's massive share of the audience.
Also, what will happen to the two current presenters - Claire Byrne - who went to court to be released from her TV3 contract in order to co-anchor the show - and Ger Gilroy?
Ivan Yates lined up for breakfast show - Times OnlineThe former Fine Gael TD-turned-bookmaker is in talks to become a presenter on Newstalk, where he is expected to anchor a restructured breakfast show. The Denis O’Brien-owned national radio station confirmed yesterday that talks were taking place, but remained coy about Yates’s specific role. “Where he is going isn’t fully decided, but we are very keen that Ivan joins us,” said Frank Cronin, the station’s chief executive.
Despite numerous make-overs and changes of presenter since its launch in 2002, Newstalk’s Breakfast Show has made little inroads into Morning Ireland’s audience, which was 437,000 in 2008. The most recent figures for Newstalk’s rival show revealed an audience of 63,000 listeners.