As the 'Gay Byrne Show' on radio comes to an end friends, family and colleagues gather in the radio to centre to pay a surprise tribute to Gay Byrne.
- Title Tribute to Gay Byrne
- 1st Broadcast 16/12/1998
- ContributorColm Connolly (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:01:29
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title Tribute To Gay Byrne
- Extended description
The hugely popular 'Gay Byrne Show' came to an end in December 1998. While presenting one of his last shows, Gay Byrne was surprised in studio by Mike Murphy who hosted a tribute from family, friends and colleagues in Studio One in the Radio Centre.
Contributions came from musicians, celebrities and politicians, including Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and the President, who all praised a unique broadcaster who had pioneered the concept of talk radio in Ireland.
RTÉ News reports on a surprise tribute to Gay Byrne as his long running radio series came to an end.
The final programme of 'The Gay Byrne Show' was broadcast from outside Bewley's Café on Grafton Street in Dublin's city centre on Christmas Eve, 1998.
- Local keywords RTÉ, Broadcasting, Radio, 1990s, Gay Byrne, Mike Murphy, Bertie Ahern, Studios
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic The Media
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 1998
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier BN98/350
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
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