Pat Kenny Leaves RTÉ


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Sean O’Rourke takes over ‘Today with Pat Kenny’ when Pat Kenny leaves RTÉ.

  • Title
    Sean O’Rourke Takes Over ‘Today with Pat Kenny’
  • 1st Broadcast
  • Contributor
    Bryan Dobson (Newscaster)
    Samantha Libreri (Reporter)
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    RTÉ News
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    Pat Kenny Leaves RTÉ
  • Extended description

    Pat Kenny left RTÉ after 41 years on air to join Newstalk in 2013. He had been presenting the mid-morning  RTÉ radio programme ‘Today with Pat Kenny’ since the 1970s. The slot was taken over by Sean O’Rourke. Both broadcasters began presenting their new radio programmes at 10.00am on 2 September 2013, in “the battle of the radio titans”.

    Samantha Libreri reports for RTÉ News on the first day on air for ‘Today with Sean O’Rourke’ and ‘The Pat Kenny Show’. Sean O’Rourke is hoping to have time to explore a broader range of topics, including health, family matters, literature and sport. Pat Kenny feels “profound relief” that there were “no major cock-ups” in his first programme for Newstalk.

    ‘Irish Times’ journalist Ann Marie Hourihane comments on how similar the two programmes and presenters are.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report by Samantha Libreri, introduced by Bryan Dobson.It was broadcast on 2 September 2013.

    'Today with Pat Kenny' was a mid-morning current affairs magazine programme with the stories of the day, sharp analysis, in-depth features and consumer interest. 'Today with Pat Kenny' was presented by Pat Kenny and broadcast on RTÉ Radio One from the 1970s until 2013.

    ‘Today with Sean O’Rourke’ is a mid-morning current affairs magazine programme on RTÉ Radio One. It is presented by Sean O’Rourke and began broadcasting on 2 September 2013.

  • Local keywords
    RTÉ, RTÉ Radio One, History of RTÉ, Pat Kenny, Sean O'Rourke, Newstalk, Today with Pat Kenny, Today with Sean O'Rourke, The Pat Kenny Show, Ann Marie Hourihane, Irish Times
  • Geographical coverage
  • Topic
    The Media
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  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
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    16:9 (widescreen)
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)