Wednesday August 12, 2020

Rebel of Irish radio was 2FM’s talisman

The personal tragedy of Gerry Ryan’s death is also a staggering blow to the stationwithwhich he was synonymous. Samantha McCaughren reports

1st May, 2010

RTE staff are mourning the loss of Gerry Ryan on a personal level, but the organisation has also lost one of its most successful and high-profile broadcasters.

During a time of intense competition from commercial rivals in the radio market, Ryan’s larger-than-life persona continued to pull in more than 300,000 listeners a day.

His forthright and sometimes arrogant style divided public opinion, but his pulling power on the airwaves made him the envy of...

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