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"A great broadcaster"

D 5 May 2010     H 08:31     A Corine/Dead     C 0 messages


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At U2.com we were sad to hear of the passing of the Irish broadcaster Gerry Ryan. Paul McGuinness counted Gerry as one of his closest friends ever since first meeting him when he was broadcasting on pirate radio in Dublin. Paul joined John Banville, John McColgan and others in remembering Gerry in a special tribute programme hosted by Marian Finucane.

’He was a larger than life figure. He had extraordinary breadth and depth... a great broadcaster.’

Paul also recalled the many times Gerry had broadcast from U2 shows, not just from different tours.

’Over the years U2 and myself got into a routine, a habit, of doing items which became models for producers courses in RTE radio - like backstage at The Oscars or at The Grammies, which turned into proper programmes.’

Edge and Bono spoke to 2FM (clip below), remembering Gerry as the ’nation’s weather vane’ and a ’great analyst of the country’s affairs’.


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