Midlands 103 is giving away 200 pairs of flip flops to listeners later this month.
The promotion is a cheeky reference to RTÉ’s ongoing embarrassment at the Public Accounts Committee, where it was revealed the station spent €5,000 on 200 flip flops for clients at a summer party for corporate clients in 2016.
The local radio station will be working on a smaller budget though.
“Listeners shouldn’t expect a posh pair of Havaianas”, states Managing Director Will Faulkner.
“Penneys’ finest are available for €1.30 each – so RTÉ could have saved around €4,700 by shopping around.”
The station’s Facebook followers have taken the stunt in good humour, with Angela D’estelle-roe describing it as “priceless” and Deirdre Thornton saying she’d love a pair for “Marty Party”.
Midlands 103’s mascot Ollie The Owl will be giving away free pairs at Golden Island Shopping Centre in Athlone later in July.