Sarah Flotel hosts the football video podcast Hot Scores. Recently she was invited to be a guest on Stan Collymore’s Sunday Talksport to discuss women in football and sexism. Here’s her take: This is a Jamie Oliver style, bish-bash-bosh fast, but good food blog entry in response to some of the points raised recently on [...]
Category Archive for 'Radio'
When I moved to Dublin in 2007, it didn’t take me long to find Ryan Tubridy on my radio dial. What I hadn’t banked on was just how difficult it would be to avoid him everywhere else. To English friends, I used to describe Mr T , in terms of reach at least, as ‘like [...]
Veronica Walsh asks if Irish current affairs media programs discriminate against women So, we know there is a gender imbalance across Irish society. And it was brought home to us in screaming technicolour last week when Joan Burton was publicly humiliated and passed over for the cabinet finance brief that many believe was hers by [...]
Dear Anti Roomers and Readers, I propose that we begin our own broadcasting awards for outstanding services rendered to the industry by many of our beloved household names. The Ron Burgundy Broadcasting Awards would look to recognise and commend radio, print, TV and new media broadcasters and journalists who have given an outstanding performance in [...]
While Irish daytime radio may be a boys’ club, one station across the water has been showcasing female presenters in high profile slots. Sadly, for a while it looked like the glorious BBC 6 Music was to be closed as part of cost-cutting moves. But – hurrah! – today it was announced that the station [...]
Last week heard Ray Darcy stumbling over what to call a newborn while he attempted to talk about attitudes to breastfeeding. It’s admirable that the former Rose of Tralee host chose to use his radio platform to promote tolerance of breast feeding women. However, his partner and on air sidekick, the fabulous Jenny Kelly, gave [...]
Blame it on my dad, who basically brought up his four daughters to have the cultural tastes of someone who was a small boy in the 1950s, but I have a weakness for retro radio. Yes, along with William Brown, Jennings and our family hero Nigel Molesworth , I grew up enjoying the delights of [...]
Could the real reason that women’s voices are not more widely heard in Irish media be that women should not have opinions?
Marian Finucane’s weekend radio show is something I try not to miss. Yesterday she interviewed Melanie Verwoerd, partner of the late Gerry Ryan, who spoke movingly about their relationship and his death. It reminded me for many reasons, not least because of her honesty and the palpable rawness of how she is feeling, of a [...]