RTE will feel heat post-Pat

Kenny's defection is seismic for RTE. But he's not the only one they'll have trouble replacing, writes Kate Shanahan, whose first radio job was as a producer for the presenter.

3rd August, 2013
Pat Kenny's 'inner nerd' regularly shone through in high-pressure situations on air. Photo: Collins

RTE will survive Pat Kenny's defection to Newstalk, because that's what it does. In fact, just like a spouse whose partner has left for pastures new, the station will put on a brave face, gather its friends closer and pretend that, frankly, it doesn't give a damn. The truth is that, among the many problems the station has been having, Pat Kenny wasn't really on the radar, not until the story broke that he was...

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