As summer brings a sort of listless vacuum to television, radio seems to be getting into a giddier, lighter mode. That's what it felt like as I listened to Breakfast Republic and Ryan Tubridy (inset) last Monday morning. The Republic trio of Jennifer Maguire (left), Bernard O'Shea and Keith Walsh had me chuckling away - in particular Jen's story about some presenter who avoided her recently. She slagged the bejaysus out of him. Then Ryan had the sweetest chat with a young girl who told him how she liked to do walks with her dad and read books. In the two shows you could feel that summer is just about to come along. They put a smile on my face for the whole car journey.