Jim Carroll

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Five more years! Five more years!

It seems that the best way to ensure a huge pay-day, a contract extension and some management love in RTE is to keep losing listeners (51,000 in 2005 and 15,000 in the first couple of months of 2006, according to …

Mon, Jul 30, 2007, 12:45

   

It seems that the best way to ensure a huge pay-day, a contract extension and some management love in RTE is to keep losing listeners (51,000 in 2005 and 15,000 in the first couple of months of 2006, according to recent JNLR listenership figures).

Take a bow Gerry Ryan, who will be comingatcha on 2FM (and RTE TV) for another five years. That’s five more years of Gerry talking about vibrators and interviewing celebrities while eating. Fantastic.

Interestingly, this announcement was made a good month ahead of the next JNLR book (due August 23rd). Wonder why RTE did not wait until then to conclude their negotiations with Gerry’s Mister Ten Percent? Would it have anything to do with the off-chance that those JNLR figures could well signal a further dip in Gerry’s listenership? Or am I just being mischevious again?