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Comment #151195 by Damian Scott

Damian Scott Nov 16th 2011, 7:48 AM #

Pay her what she’s worth. Very simple really. If her show takes in the (advertising) money then it’s only right that she’s paid accordingly. Either that or someone else will, and then RTE will be left with sub standard presenters. Revenue will drop, listeners will drop, and then they’re really in trouble.

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    Favourite Colin Tyrrell
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    Nov 16th 2011, 8:01 AM

    That’s pretty much the size of it. Pay her what RTE feels her role is worth.
    Replacing her or losing her to competition may be more costly, or maybe not. But not too many are qualified to answer it.
    And no, I don’t listen to her. But my listenership wouldn’t be worth a great deal!

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    Favourite Joe Roddy
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    Nov 16th 2011, 8:40 AM

    RTE isn’t as simple as that, as RTE takes it on the double. Both reciving a direct tax from the Irish tax payer via the TV License and also receiving advert revenue. This skews competition in the Irish media and destroys advert revenue for TV3, and hence why we only have one competing channel.

    The best way to reduce costs at RTE is to give them the choice between TV License fees or adverts, they shouldn’t be allowed to have both. The fact that RTE has lost money in recent years while taking it on the double is another example of a bloated quango in Ireland.

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