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22nd Nov 2018

Newstalk Announce That George Hook Is Retiring From The Radio Station

Darragh Berry

George Hook will retire from Newstalk it has been confirmed by the radio station.

In a statement on their website, they said that:

“Newstalk has announced that broadcaster, George Hook is retiring from his role after 16 years with the station at the end of his current contract.

George has presented the evening drivetime programme ‘The Right Hook’, ‘High Noon’ and most recently ‘Hook’s Saturday Sit In’ during his time with Newstalk.

Patricia Monahan, Managing Editor of Newstalk said: ‘George has been with Newstalk since we launched in 2002 and in the intervening 16 years has made a great contribution to the station.

‘I would like to take this opportunity to thank him and wish him well in his retirement.’

George will present his last ‘Saturday Sit In’ in December.”

Hook was previously suspended by the radio station following comments he made about rape on his show in September 2017.

At the time, he caused uproar by saying that victims of rape were “partly to blame” for the crime.

He apologised for the comments shortly after.

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