Saturday June 6, 2020

‘I got into radio as a hobby, and I was lucky enough to make a career out of it’

Radio Kerry chief executive Paul Byrne is predicting some major changes to the industry as he walks away from the medium he loves

22nd September, 2019
Paul Byrne: ‘I’ve given 39 years to radio. I’m not saying I’m done with it, but at the same time I need to pull back from it now’ Picture: Kerry’s Eye

On the cusp of his 40th year working in Irish radio, Paul Byrne is preparing to walk away from the industry that has been his “life” since he started presenting pirate music and sports shows back in 1980.

The Radio Kerry chief executive will step down at the end of the year and plans to pursue opportunities that will be “non-media related”. The move follows Byrne’s induction into the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO)...

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