Tribute To Gay Byrne

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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
  • Contributor
    Colm 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.

  • Information

    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
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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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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