Posts Tagged Radio Telefís Éireann

Are RTE telling lies about Colm & Jim-Jim’s Listnership figures?

We all know how good our government has been at covering up lies and mistakes they made in the past – but surely our national broadcaster wouldn’t be at that game, would they?

I’ve just looked at a press release of theirs from February of this year. It says that the Colm & Jim-Jim breakfast show have increased listenerships by 5%. They mention a growth in figures year on year from 188,000 to 194,000. Now that’s all well and good, only that last years results said that they had a listenership of 202,000 (source:

That means that the Colm & Jim-Jim Show has in fact dropped in listenership figures!

I’ve been critical of them in the past I know, but if this is the case – surely RTE are kicking themselves for taking a chance on these guys. Even if the figures are wrong, to have only grown in listnership by 14,000 in two years is quite a dismal performance to say the least.

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Brian Cowen Naked Stupidity

I really don’t know what’s happening this country, but the government have definitely lost their marbles. Taking offence to RTE‘s reporting of the mystery artist who “illegally” hung his portraits of Brian Cowen in the RHA gallery just shows how stupid this goverment really is.

Not only have they used tax payers money to get the Gardai involved, they also got one of our civil servants to make a formal compliant to RTE about it’s coverage of the story. For god sake guys, grow up and spend OUR money more wisely please… Have you even realised we are actually in a recession?

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