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Neil Prendeville to leave Cork's 96FM

It is believed the presenter will be moving to rival station RedFM.
Feb 19th 2014, 10:21 PM 20,138 64

CORK 96FM PRESENTER Neil Prendeville is to leave the radio station, it has emerged this evening.

A source said Prendeville made the decision to quit the station because of a failure to come to an agreement on a new contract. It is believed that he will be moving to rival station RedFM.

The presenter’s name has been in the headlines before in the last couple of years over a number of controversies.

In 2010, was accused of exposing himself on an Aer Lingus flight. However no charges were brought against him following a garda investigation.

Two years ago, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland upheld a complaint about on-air monologue by Prendeville in which he said “we provide medical cards to Africans while Irish children go sick because their working parents can’t afford a doctor’s visit or prescription”.

Read: BAI: Presenter’s ‘medical cards for Africans’ monologue “lacking in impartiality or objectivity”>

Read: Prendeville says he’s been punished enough over allegations>

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