Pat Kenny joins Newstalk

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Pat Kenny joins Newstalk

Pat Kenny makes the move to independent radio to do weekday mid-morning show

31st July 2013:

Newstalk 106-108 fm is delighted to announce the arrival of Pat Kenny to the station, to present a current affairs magazine and news show, every weekday from 10am to 12:30pm, starting on September 2nd 2013.

Welcoming Pat to Newstalk, Station Editor, Garrett Harte said: “Pat Kenny’s arrival marks a significant milestone for Newstalk and reflects our long-term commitment to the development of independent radio, in Ireland. Pat is one of Ireland’s most respected broadcasters with an outstanding pedigree in quality journalism. His addition to the Newstalk team will greatly add to our on-air offering and is a further demonstration of the ambition of this station. I am delighted to welcome him to Newstalk.”

Pat Kenny commented: “Like many of my colleagues, I have always regarded Newstalk as a valuable source of news and comment. I am delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to the growth of Newstalk and to be part of a new team where, hopefully, my experience will also add value. I am relishing the challenge ahead and looking forward to a new chapter in my career, with the world of independent broadcasting, helping to develop Newstalk into the talk radio of choice for listeners countrywide.”

Pat Kenny joins Newstalk following a 40-year career with RTE Radio and Television. His career has spanned news, current affairs and even music. He has presented flagship programmes including The Late Late Show, Prime Time and its predecessor Today Tonight, The Frontline and Kenny Live. He has been a newsreader, fronting countless Election and Referendum Specials and has hosted Today with Pat Kenny for 25 years. One of his earliest programmes was a weekend music show called the Outside Track.

Newstalk has also recently announced the arrival of Gerard Whelan as new Chief Executive.

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For further information please contact:
Neal Cummins, FleishmanHillard, 01-6188482 / 087 6291091