Newstalk host Pat Kenny has agreed a new two-year contract with the station, keeping him on his morning show till 2020.
The broadcaster is set to continue hosting The Pat Kenny Show every weekday from 9am to 12pm, where he attracts an audience of 152,000.
Speaking about the announcement, Pat Kenny told RadioToday: “For the past five years, the show has examined the main issues in Ireland and around the world and I am looking forward to providing the same forensic analysis and insight for our listeners in the future. In Newstalk, I am lucky to have a brilliant, dynamic team behind me and we will strive to continue making fresh and compelling radio.
“It has been an eventful and exciting five years at Newstalk, which has flown past. The team has put together a show of the highest quality, and their success has been mirrored in great listenership figures. I look forward to more radio adventures and bringing the Newstalk audience the latest news and insights”.
Patricia Monahan, Managing Editor at Newstalk added: “Since joining Newstalk, Pat has shown why he is one of Ireland’s most respected broadcasters. With a presidential election, the on-going Brexit negotiations and a possible general election all in sight, listeners can look forward to hearing Pat’s expertise and knowledge in dealing with these issues and more”.