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People all over Ireland tuned in to hear Tony Fenton on the radio one last time

The late broadcaster’s interview with Bono, recorded in the months before his death, aired today.

PEOPLE ALL OVER Ireland tuned in to Today FM this afternoon to hear Tony Fenton on the radio for one last time.

The legendary broadcaster recorded an interview with Bono at his Killiney home in the months before Fenton’s death in March, and it was finally aired today.

WhenTonyMetBono_todayfm Source: Today FM

In the hour-long chat, the pair discussed their upbringings on Dublin’s Northside, with Fenton making a crack at Bono’s teenage fashion sense:

I used to walk to get a 19a into town and see you on the other side of the road with a mullet and wearing all black and a long black coat. I remember thinking you looked really cool.

Bono revealed some details about the band’s upcoming tour, and thanked Fenton for supporting U2 all the way.

I’m sure we put you in some awkward situations, but you always stood by our band and it has meant a great deal to us that you’ve been on the radio playing our tunes for a long time now.
You’re more consistent than U2 as far as Irish people are concerned. We absolutely appreciate it.

Bono’s tribute brought a tear to the eye of many Fenton fans listening to the radio today:

Listen back to When Bono Met Tony here.

With reporting from Cliodhna Russell at

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