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 02/09/2013
- ContributorBryan Dobson (Newscaster)
Samantha Libreri (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:02:06
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title 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.
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 Ireland
- Topic The Media
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 2013
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier 13LTO28
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- Aspect ratio 16:9 (widescreen)
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
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