Ray D’Arcy has revealed why he’ll never set up a Twitter account.
The radio host had humble beginnings on RTE’s Radio na Gaeltachta in the 1980s before heading over to Today FM in the late 1990s where his morning show became a huge hit.
“I’m not on Twitter, and I don’t go reading it either. I don’t think it will enhance my life in any shape or form. I’m never going to go on it,” he said.
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The Kildare native admitted that not having Twitter around when he was with Today FM helped his show.
“Twitter is like prog rock. It came along at a time when it didn’t suit my life. I was too young for prog rock. Twitter is the same for me now,” he told the Irish Sun.
“When I started on Today FM, Twitter didn’t exist and people weren’t so forensically going through everything that happened in the media.
“That helped, as we did loads of rubbish radio trying to find out what people wanted.”
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The 52-year-old also admitted that it’s a much more difficult job for people in radio nowadays such as Anton Savage.
“For five days a week, three hours a day, nobody was taking us to task.
“Nobody expected anything of us, so we were able to build that show into a success,” he added.
“It’s much more difficult for Anton today but I wish him every success.”