Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Newstalk grows up

Two years ago I said that I was abandoning Newstalk's morning and afternoon shows because they were too juvenile, particularly the morning show. I might return now that they've signed Ivan Yates to co-host the show (& I wouldn't object if Claire Byrne was quietly dropped too). I don't know what Yates is like on radio, but his columns are fantastic. I don't remember thinking so highly of him when he was in Fine Gael, but he must be pretty determined to remain outside politics at this stage because he's got a lot more presence than anyone in that party - include George Lee.