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Jeremy Dixon joins Classic Hits to produce Breakfast

Former 98FM presenter Jeremy Dixon is joining Ireland's Classic Hits as producer of the Colm and Lucy Breakfast Show. Jeremy previously spent seven years as host of the current affairs show ‘Dublin Talks’ on 98FM, and 17 years prior to that with FM104 on ‘The Phone Show’. Following two IMRO Awards and over 24 years of radio experience, this will be Dixon’s first venture into radio production...

Publication date: 08.07.2021

FM104 face backlash for mocking child on-air

‘The Strawberry Alarm Clock’ presenters Jim Jim and Nobby have faced backlash for mocking a four year old child on-air. The child, who has additional needs, sent a voice note to FM104 during a kids-focused feature. When his message was brought to air, the presenters made fun of his voice and delayed speech. Kellie Sweeney, the mother of the child, posted online about her distress at hearing her son being mocked. She mentioned that it has caused her concern “about his self esteem in future because of this carry on.”

Publication date: 17.06.2021

Bay Broadcasting hires Dave Kelly and Liam Thompson

Bay Broadcasting has hired Dave Kelly and Liam Thompson as Group Programme Consultants. Dave Kelly was Group Programme Director of FM104 and Q102 for almost twenty years, whilst Liam Thompson has been Group Programme Director of Communicorp and PD of Magic London and launch director of Virgin Radio in the UK. Liam also worked as a Consultant for Cork’s 96FM and C103 in 2017. As consultants, they will work with Bay Broadcasting’s Radio Nova and Classic Hits, implementing a joint strategy for the stations to develop the two brands into the future and capitalise on opportunities Bay sees in the Irish radio market currently...

Publication date: 09.01.2021

A boost for Newstalk in the latest JNLR results

Newstalk is celebrating moving into second place as the nation’s second most listened to radio station in the latest JNLR results. At RTÉ, Morning Ireland, Liveline and Sunday with Miriam have also shown big increases during the pandemic for Radio 1, however, RTÉ 2fm has suffered a loss in weekday listeners including a little at Breakfast year on year. Morning Ireland is the most-listened-to radio programme in the country, increasing listenership by 62,000 (YoY) with 491,000 tuning in each morning. The figures, released today, covers the 12-month period from October 2019 to September 2020 but are missing a quarter of the required data than usual...

Publication date: 05.11.2020

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!”...

Publication date: 10.07.2020