The Independent Broadcasters of Ireland has welcomed the announcement that Pat Kenny will be joining the independent radio sector.
Pat will begin broadcasting on Newstalk, Ireland’s national independent talk radio station in early September.
“With 2.46 million listeners, independent radio will provide Pat Kenny with the perfect vehicle to speak to the majority of the Irish radio audience. He will bring his own unique broadcasting style to Newstalk and enhance the strong public service programming of the station” said IBI Executive Director Lisa Ní Choisdealbha.
Newstalk Station Editor, Garrett Harte said: “Pat Kenny’s arrival marks a significant milestone for Newstalk and reflects our long-term commitment to the development of independent radio, in Ireland. Pat is one of Ireland ’s most respected broadcasters with an outstanding pedigree in quality journalism.
“His addition to the Newstalk team will greatly add to our on-air offering and is a further demonstration of the ambition of this station. I am delighted to welcome him to Newstalk.”
Pat Kenny commented: “Like many of my colleagues, I have always regarded Newstalk as a valuable source of news and comment. I am delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to the growth of Newstalk and to be part of a new team where, hopefully, my experience will also add value. I am relishing the challenge ahead and looking forward to a new chapter in my career, with the world of independent broadcasting, helping to develop Newstalk into the talk radio of choice for listeners countrywide.”