Willie O’Reilly: Collins brings short and sweet relief to our ears

RTÉ Radio 1’s popular midday music show is ridiculously short for what is probably the most financially efficient programme in the schedule

18th July, 2021
Willie O’Reilly: Collins brings short and sweet relief to our ears
Ronan Collins: his midday to 1pm music show is a throwback to an earlier era when the DJ actually picked the music. Picture: Marc O'Sullivan

Ronan Collins is outstanding in his own field. But what a small field it is.

His midday music show on RTÉ Radio 1 is probably the smallest bit of real estate in the whole of national daytime radio. The programme is often over before you realise it’s begun.

It’s a musical bridge between the political commentary of Today with Claire Byrne and the heavy guns of the News at One. Notionally it’s an...

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