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Charm School: Marty Whelan has found the perfect niche at Lyric FM

After many ups and downs in his lengthy career, Marty's bubbly brand of early-morning bonhomie is thriving

27th November, 2016
Marty Whelan: as chirpy in person as he is on radio Pic: Bryan Meade

I’m sitting in a Dublin hotel lounge, trying to prod Marty Whelan into offering up some kind of revelation about himself. The RTÉ veteran is eating toast, having hotfooted it here from work at the nearby studio of his Lyric FM breakfast show, Marty In The Morning. “Is there anything that makes you angry?” I ask him, testing the waters.

The first part of Whelan’s answer is delivered with a...

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