We collected more than 30 radios carefully on our online radio site for You. Most of the radios have the feature of live playlist highlight or programme highlight. The played songs can be searched in the Playlist menu, and the next programmes of the radios can be viewed 1 week ahead in the Schedule menu. The most popular internet radios have archives, so their programmes can be listened to again in the Archives.
Our online radio site is created for listing together the most popular online available radios, and to give free access to them at the simplest way. Here You can find Ireland's most popular online radios, the general information about the stations, and about their programme structure. There is no required external software to listen-in, just your freshly updated browser. To begin You just need to click on the name or logo of the radio station, and the broadcast will start automatically. This way You can easily listen to RTÉ Radio 1, RTÉ 2FM, RTÉ Lyric FM, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, RTÉ Pulse, RTÉ 2XM, RTÉjr, RTÉ Gold, RTÉ Radio 1 Extra, Today FM and many more online radios from the most popular radio stations in Ireland!
Suitable devices to enjoy your favourite online radios:
The radio broadcasts are available on desktop-laptop computers, as on smart-mobile devices too. So You can enjoy your favourite online radio on any Android, IOS, or Microsoft operating system device. The only required software to play the radios is your favourite browser. Since the browsers change by the time, we test them continuously for the perfectly enjoyable radio-listening experience. Therefore You can choose Android default browser, Opera Classic, mobile or desktop Chrome, or Mozilla-Firefox for radio-listening. We pursue the browser-independent visualization and use.
Why we recommend the online radio listening?
There are almost only advantages of the online radio listening compared to the conventional way. The broadcasts' quality is interference free, excellent, and continuous, while the FM radios highly depend from the area, terrain, weather and many other faulty factors. Depending on internet access, the online radios are available all over the world, without the difficulty of searching frequencies, with just one click we can reach our favourite radio! Thanks to the online way, the radios' previous playlists and future programmes are available. By the previous playlists, the earlier broadcasted songs can be listened to again! At the same time, the online radio broadcasts have not always their advantages, but sometimes disadvantages. For example the broadcast can lag if the online listener number is very high, this can cause the overload of the radio server. To prevent it, the most popular online radios, like RTÉ Radio 1, RTÉ 2FM, RTÉ Lyric FM, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, RTÉ Pulse, RTÉ 2XM, RTÉjr, RTÉ Gold, RTÉ Radio 1 Extra, Today FM have alternative broadcaster servers, by using them, we can avoid the lag. The other disadvantage affects only those smart-mobile users whose data traffic is limited and have to pay according to their data usage. For them, the use of online radios may be expensive, so be careful! Usually the broadcasts transmit between 32 kbit/sec and 128 kbit/sec to the user's device. This depends on, and define the quality of the broadcast. So about 1 MB/minute data traffic can be generated on your smart device by the average quality streams, but more with the 320 kbit/sec quality streams, and much more with the HQ streams. Every stream quality is highlighted with the selected stream-name. Thus the best option in this case is to connect to a free Wifi-network and enjoy your chosen radio for free!
What if the radios don't work on the site?
If the radios wouldn't start, please send us a message in the Contact menu. Please tell us precisely, which radio broadcast doesn't work, with what browser, and what type of device You've tried to start it! We will try to answer your message as soon as possible on Your given e-mail address!
With just over 24 hours till the closing date for this year’s IMRO Radio Awards, we catch up with Chair of Judges Peter McPartlin and Keith Johnson from IMRO. Make sure to submit your entry by 5pm Thursday to be part of it.
RadioToday: Radio has been at the heart of the nation during COVID-19 lockdown, what do you predict we will see in the 2020 entries – trends, content etc
Peter: “I think we’re likely to see a lot of stations use the opportunity of the awards to demonstrate the initiatives that they put in place to keep listeners informed and connected throughout the pandemic and also how the managed with their staff to keep a fully-fledged service on-air even though many of them were working remotely. Awards entries are a perfect way in which the strength of our radio network can be shown during times like this.”...More >>
radiotoday.ie - 22.07.2020
Jim-Jim and Nobby ban Lady Gaga’s latest hit
Strawberry Alarm Clock hosts Jim-Jim and Nobby have declared that Lady Gaga’s hit ‘Rain On Me’ is banned from FM104 until the weather cleared up a little. The ban comes after listeners voted the song as their favourite summer song over the last decade. “We went from BBQ weather to umbrella weather in a matter of days. We miss sitting out the back sunning ourselves with a bag of cans, we miss the BBQs and we miss the good drying!” said Jim-Jim. Nobby added: “We’ve decided to pull the song from our playlist for a few days to see if it will stop raining. From Thursday morning at 9am until Monday morning at 8am you WON’T hear ‘Rain on Me’ on FM104. If you do hear it, we ask that you whatsapp, Instagram, tweet or facebook us to let us know!”...More >>
radiotoday.ie - 10.07.2020
RTÉ refuses to air television advert for Newstalk
Communicorp Media has accused RTÉ of double standards after refusing to air an advert for its national speech station Newstalk. The radio group has called on Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht Catherine Martin TD, to take action to drive reform of RTÉ. Communicorp says RTÉ told them it will not run the advert on-air but has already allowed it to run on the RTÉ Player. The advertisement to promote The Pat Kenny Show on Newstalk was submitted to RTÉ on Friday 3rd July for broadcast on TV. Confirmation of its refusal was received by Newstalk yesterday, July 7th...More >>
radiotoday.ie - 08.07.2020
Christmas FM returns for one day in July
Festival radio station Christmas FM is preparing to broadcast online this week for one day only. It will be live from 7am till midnight on Thursday, 9th July 2020. The station wants to hear about “Christmas Magic Moments” from listeners. Sharing on the Christmas FM Instagram gives them a chance of winning one of five €100 One4All gift cards. Christmas fans can enter by following Christmas FM on Instagram and sending a video, photo or audio clip telling the station about a “Christmas Magic Moments”...More >>
radiotoday.ie - 08.07.2020
Communicorp Media suspends advertising on Facebook
Communicorp Media is to suspend all paid advertising for its brands on Facebook platforms for the month of July, in support of the “Stop Hate for Profit” campaign. The suspension is in solidarity with the growing number of global and domestic advertisers taking a stand against the failure of Facebook to control the publication of hateful and misleading content on its platforms. Commenting on the move, Communicorp Media Group CEO Adrian Serle said: “Communicorp Media is committed to the promotion of equality and inclusion. We are taking this stand to send a message to Facebook to do better and be better...More >>
radiotoday.ie - 29.06.2020
Bauer targets listeners and advertisers in ROI
Bauer Media Northern Ireland has enabled online listening across the whole island. For the first time, Republic of Ireland consumers will be able to listen live (or listen later) to Cool FM, Downtown Radio and Downtown Country through its branded mobile apps, on computer and on smart speaker. Recently appointed Managing Director of Bauer Media NI, David Tighe, believes the move is a key development for the stations: “We’ve been clear that we are keen to explore opportunities across the Island-wide market and this marks another important step forward for our business,” said David...More >>
radiotoday.ie - 21.06.2020
New sponsor for Today with Sarah McInerney on Radio 1
RTÉ Radio 1’s Today with Sarah McInerney has a new sponsor from today as Hidden Hearing joins for the summer. Sarah McInerney has been the host of the show since May and has been praised for being “forensic, relentless and fierce” since then. The summer sponsorship consists of 6 x 10” sponsor credited stings per day and 7 x sponsor credited promos across the RTÉ Radio 1 Schedule per week, as well as homepage and podcast sponsorship. The sponsorship deal was brokered by Initiative. Tara Farrell, Radio & Audio Sponsorship Manager, RTÉ Media Sales commented: ...More >>
radiotoday.ie - 15.06.2020
Today FM hosts virtual concerts during the summer
Today FM listeners will now be able to experience ‘Virtually Live’ concerts for an hour a week every Saturday night. The gigs will feature artists which have plans to perform in Ireland this year but were cancelled due to coronavirus and the restrictions on mass gatherings. From the upbeat anthems of Dua Lipa, to the dulcet tones of Dermot Kennedy straight through to throwback hits from Green Day, every weekend for 13 weeks, Today FM will dedicate an hour of its Saturday night schedule to broadcast live music from a list of specially chosen artists...More >>
radiotoday.ie - 14.06.2020
IMRO Radio Awards go virtual for 2020
There’ll be no gala dinner in Kilkenny this year for the IMRO Radio Awards due to the coronavirus, but the event will still go ahead online. Full details of the virtual event will be announced in the coming weeks but entries are opening today with a closing date of 5pm on Thursday 23rd July 2020. Main sponsor IMRO remains, along with secondary sponsor the BAI. There will be some changes to the event though, including the introduction of the Gay Byrne Award which was previously the Newcomer award. A new Podcast of the Year category will also be awarded for the first time...More >>