Wednesday January 22, 2020

Hats off to Larry, the grand old man of Irish radio

From punk to funk, grime to grunge, Larry Gogan played everything under the sun – but his genius lay in making it sound so easy

12th January, 2020
Larry Gogan was admired for his humility and his warmth. Picture: Collins

We have lost two seminal broadcasters in recent days: Marian Finucane and Larry Gogan.

They came from very different backgrounds. Marian had her university education and her interest in politics; Larry had his university of life and his love of music. Yet they had much in common. They were both passionate about their work, with careers that eclipsed many of their contemporaries. They both had great broadcasting voices.

It is regularly overlooked that an attractive...

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