Marty Whelan

Podcast 6: Michael O’Keeffe – Off Message 49

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The sixth media circus that is the Off Message podcast is with Michael O’Keeffe, CEO at the regulator of all Irish broadcasting – though thankfully not podcasts…not yet, anyway – the BAI, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

During our chat Michael revealed the BAI’s origins in Ireland’s murky pirate radio past and its planned next move into regulating parts of the online media wild west; the type of complaints they regularly get about programmes; where they get their funding and how some would rather not pay up; their wooing of London’s international broadcasters pre-Brexit; the growing Irish appetite for podcasts – *applauds*; their take on diversity and plurality in Ireland’s broadcast media; and more.

Choose Me – Off Message 12

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How humiliating are auditions?

I’ve only ever done ten; and I got three of those, a pretty decent batting average.

Unsurprisingly so I’ve never minded them.

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