While Paschal Mooney had strong views about RTÉ Radio 2 and the bureaucratic nature of the station back in the mid-1980s, he has retained a deep personal regard for Cathal McCabe who was a producer at the station and soon afterwards became head of music at RTÉ Radio One.

“Cathal wasn’t a bureaucrat and wasn’t a civil servant. He was a dyed in the wool market driven northerner who was a breath of fresh air at the time. He was so flexible and so accommodating when it came to good ideas. I have a huge respect for Cathal,” says Paschal.