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Tony Fenton did one last big interview with Bono and we'll get to hear it soon

“You have been more consistent for the Irish public than U2.”

Image: Photocall Ireland and PA Images

A NEVER-BEFORE-AIRED interview that the late DJ Tony Fenton recently carried out with U2′s Bono is due to be broadcast.

Fenton, a much loved and recognised voice on the airwaves since the 1980s, was still working for his listeners almost up until his untimely death this week at the age of 53.

Although he had been battling cancer for the past four years, he had continued to stay in touch with his Today FM role. It emerged yesterday that he had recorded an extensive and intimate interview with rock star Bono in the U2 frontman’s Killiney home.

In the interview, Bono is heard crediting Fenton with championing Irish music and for being a voice relied on by the nation over three decades. He told Fenton:

You have been more consistent for the Irish public than U2.

Today FM’s Ian Dempsey, a friend of Fenton’s since their pirate radio days, made the announcement yesterday and said that the station would be broadcasting the full interview in the next few weeks.

Source: Today FM/YouTube

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