Mike Murphy (broadcaster)

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Mike Murphy
Born Michael James Murphy
(1941-10-20) 20 October 1941 (age 73)
Dublin, Ireland
Education St. Louis National School, Terenure College, Synge Street CBS and Coláiste Mhuire
Occupation Presenter, announcer
Years active 1965 - 2002
2011 - present

Mike Murphy is an Irish presenter. He is best known for presenting the television shows The Live Mike and Winning Streak.


From 1972 until 1977 and again in 1979, Murphy was the regular Eurovision Song Contest commentator for RTÉ television viewers. He presented his own Friday night show, The Live Mike, which was a success and ran for three series. This went out on RTÉ 1. In 1988 he began presenting The Arts Show on RTÉ Radio 1, and also the Saturday night television game show, Winning Streak.

Broadcasting comeback[edit]

In April 2011, it was announced that Murphy would return to RTÉ to present a new show in which he would interview people who have made a significant impact on Ireland. The show was called The Big Interview with Mike Murphy and was broadcast as part of the RTÉ 2011-2012 season.[1]


  1. ^ Review, Weekend (23 April 2011). "Mike Murphy's RTÉ comeback". Irish Independent. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
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Preceded by
Noel Andrews
Eurovision Song Contest Ireland Commentator
1972 - 1977
Succeeded by
Larry Gogan
Preceded by
Larry Gogan
Eurovision Song Contest Ireland Commentator
Succeeded by
Larry Gogan