After Kenny coup, the hard work begins now for Newstalk

Having secured Pat Kenny's services for big money, the onus is now firmly on Newstalk to make the switch work in its favour, writes Siobhán Brett.

3rd August, 2013
Pat Kenny joins a station which 'a large amount of RTE Radio One listeners won't even have on their dials.'

Pat Kenny described himself as "shell-shocked" last week after it was made public that he was leaving RTE for Newstalk. He bit his bottom lip a couple of times as he confirmed the move in a video interview with Newstalk's Chris Donoghue, and later likened the uncertainty that lay ahead of him to online dating.

If Kenny was shaken up by the finality of his decision to quit the national broadcaster, he wasn't alone: the...

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