Liveline has been in the very capable hands of presenter Joe Duffy since 1999. From that date the early afternoon talk show has taken on a distinctive character that is all Joe.
Born in Dublin in 1956, Joe joined RTÉ Radio as a producer in 1989. Since then he has worked his way through several shows, first as a reporter on the Gay Byrne Show and then as presenter of several programmes including the media programme Soundbyte.
Liveline was already an established chat show, before Joe took it on. From day one he went out to get the people's story. It has been like that ever since.
"If people have a story to tell they phone Liveline", he says. "The topics come from the callers. They make the show what it is". And that could be anything, from dodgy dealers to your favourite holiday reading.