Friday, April 30, 2010
Today isn't such a nice day, as you guys know I've dream't of working in Radio for as long as I can remember. My biggest inspiration passed away this today, Gerry Ryan.
Gerry Ryan was a hero in Irish Media, possibly the most charming, intelligent most incredible man on radio. He had television shows but his radio show was huge! Without it our main radio station here in Ireland may of never lasted.
Any non-Irish readers of my blog may find this difficult but Ireland is TINY! I go to college in out capital, Dublin and although I live an hour away (which is not near our capital) I see someone from where I am from every day in Dublin. We have quite a few radio shows but it RTE1 and RTE2fm are the most listened to.
I'm a rte 2fm listener as it's one of those stations that covers everything, I listen to Colm and Jim every morning and once on the train the wonderful Gerry Ryan would come on, I've often started laughing to myself, cried and even argued (in my head of course) with Gerry Ryan but no matter how much you disagree with whatever he was saying he had such a charm about him that you still loved him.
Gerry Ryan who was 53 years young worked in Radio since 1974 and started working on 'The Gerry Ryan' show in 1988 until the 29th of April, yesterday as he did not go into work today.
Gerry Ryan was not just my inspiration but one to many. He is a friend of everyones, it feels although we are losing a friend, grew up listening to him EVERYMORING, every Christmas he would contact Santa and report back.
My thoughts are with his five children far to young to lose there daddy. The staff at rte and anyone that knows him, it can't be easy, and as a listener and a fan I'll miss you
Rest In peace Gerry Ryan