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Female-led television: Arena discussed the return of Tina Fey. Photograph: Chad Batka/New York Times

Contender, ready? Gladiator, ready? Three, two, one: radio wars! On Monday morning all ears were on Newstalk and RTÉ Radio 1 as Pat Kenny and Seán O’R(...)

Mary O’Rourke and George Hook at the launch of the Kennedy Summer School in Dublin yesterday. In relation to Pat Kenny’s Newstalk show, Mr Hook said: “If he gets to 200,000 listeners and I’m still alive . . . I’ll wash his underwear for a year.” Photograph: Mary Browne

Pat Kenny needs have “200,000 listeners” to “justify the whole palaver”, which would be “one hell of a performance”, his Newstalk colleague George Hoo(...)

Sharon Osbourne’s return boosted ‘X Factor’ ratings

What with all the talk about radio this week – all those column inches devoted to Pat Kenny versus Sean O’ Rourke, Newstalk vs RTÉ, radio has never be(...)

Pat Kenny kicked off his new show on Newstalk radio today. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

If there’s anything more absurd than reviewing a single live radio show, it’s reviewing the first ever instalment of a single live radio show. As P(...)

This morning’s radio programmes, Today with Sean O’Rourke and The Pat Kenny Show, are the first test of Newstalk’s strategy of poaching one of RTÉ’s big stars in a bid to get RTÉ Radio One listeners to “move that dial”. Photographs: Frank Miller/The Irish Times; Jason Clarke Photography

lThe much anticipated battle of the Irish airwaves has started with RTÉ’s Sean O’Rourke and Newstalk’s Pat Kenny going head-to-head. This morni(...)

Newstalk has announced that broadcaster and former government minister Ivan Yates will return to the station later this week. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography.

Newstalk has announced that broadcaster and former government minister Ivan Yates will return to the station later this week.Mr Yates will rejoin Chri(...)

Pat Kenny says an important factor in his decision to leave was RTÉ’s insistence that he should present Prime Time two nights a week, which he felt was a step backward from his role on The  Frontline.

Pat Kenny has disputed RTÉ director general Noel Curran’s assertion that presenters’ fees were over-inflated during the boom. Kenny, who was RT(...)

1Emotive': Newstalk host Tom Dunne. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Returning from his holidays for the last few shows before the big upheaval, Tom Dunne (Newstalk, weekdays) admitted to feeling “emotive” but put a (...)

Video: Pat Kenny on his move to Newstalk

At the age of 65, Pat Kenny starts his new life next week. With his Newstalk radio show starting on Monday, he talks exclusively to The Irish Times Ma(...)

Embracing the future:  Joe Duffy kisses Miriam O’Callaghan, while Des  Cahill and Mary Wilson look on, at the launch of RTÉ Radio 1’s new schedule of programmes yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The shadow of Pat Kenny has been lingering over RTÉ. At the launch of Radio 1’s new schedule, the station decided to confront it, and tease it m(...)

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