No wonder Stevie’s concert went well

25 June, 2010

Stevie Wonder’s concert last night in Dublin got a favourable review in today’s Irish Times.  And I’m glad to read that there was a capacity audience.  This doesn’t surprise me as RTE Radio ran what was effectively a 5-minute promo for the concert during its key morning news show “Morning Ireland” yesterday, no doubt ensuring a last-minute rush to grab any unsold tickets.

This infomercial/plug was ostensibly about “Heritage Acts” who continue performing decade after decade; however it was heavily biased towards how wonderful last night’s show was expected to be.

This was a strange choice of item to have on the main radio news programme, and one that would be more suited to being a filler on one of the chat/magazine programmes that run during the day. As with so many things in Irish life that appear slightly odd, one is tempted to ask cui bono?

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