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Today FM launches dedicated All Irish radio station

Today FM is introducing a new 24-hour stream playing non stop Irish music, as well as a new weekly All Irish show. The new programme, All Irish, will air on Today FM every Sunday 8-9am hosted by Fergal D’Arcy. Kicking off this weekend, listeners can expect to hear a mixture of brand-new Irish music alongside well-known tracks, live-sessions and interviews with some of the best and up and coming musicians that Ireland has to offer. And Today FM All Irish will launch on Sunday via...

Publication date: 02.04.2021

DAB digital radio broadcasting ends in Ireland

Today marks the end of DAB digital radio transmissions in Ireland as RTÉ switches off its services on the platform. The broadcaster originally announced in 2019 it would also shut down the stations using DAB as their main outlet, but made a U-turn earlier this month. Now, RTÉ Gold, RTÉ 2XM, RTÉ Radio 1 Extra, RTÉ Pulse, and RTÉjr Radio continue online only, offering hope that they may one day return to DAB...

Publication date: 31.03.2021

Dusty Rhodes says goodbye to Classic Hits

Presenter Dusty Rhodes has left Classic Hits radio station after three years on the schedule. The former RTÉ and Atlantic 252 presenter had been fronting the station’s Sunday Night 90s and various music documentaries. “What was originally a one-year project turned into almost three,” said Dusty. “However our podcasting operation has grown exponentially in the last year and some other projects needed to go...

Publication date: 29.03.2021

Jason Collins takes over second show at East Coast FM

Jason Collins has become the presenter of a second weekend show at East Coast FM. Jason will now present More Music Weekend from 2 – 6pm on Sunday afternoons. He has taken over the slot from Ryan O’Neill, who has moved to Saturday afternoons. In 2018, Jason joined the Wicklow-based station as a cover presenter. He was appointed his first permanent programme at East Coast FM in February last year but soon began broadcasting from home in response to the COVID-19 pandemic...

Publication date: 23.03.2021

Barry Lang flies back to radio with Classic Hits

Former 2FM presenter Barry Lang is returning to radio with a weekend show on Classic Hits. Barry is best known for presenting drivetime on the 2FM in a radio career that spanned more than 18 years before leaving in 1998 to become a professional airline pilot. He will present ‘Classic Love Songs’ on a Sunday morning from 8am for three weeks starting 14th March. “I’m really excited to be returning to radio after a long break. When considering where I wanted to work, I knew it had to be a music station playing the kind of great hits I remember. Ireland’s Classic Hits fits the bill perfectly”, says Barry...

Publication date: 10.03.2021

New breakfast at RTÉ 2FM as Eoghan McDermott exits

RTÉ has announced a new direction for the breakfast show is being planned at 2FM after confirming the departure of Eoghan McDermott. Eoghan’s exit was speculated last week, with RTÉ confirming the news today that he won’t be returned to breakfast, saying his contract will be expiring shortly. The statement says: “RTÉ is developing a new direction for the 2FM Breakfast Show which will be revealed in the coming weeks...

Publication date: 08.03.2021

RTE digital radio services to continue online

RTÉ is ending transmissions on DAB digital radio at the end of March, but its DAB-only services will now continue online. Previously, the broadcaster announced it would end DAB transmissions and close RTÉ Gold, RTÉ 2XM, RTÉ Radio 1 Extra, RTÉ Pulse, and RTÉjr Radio. But in a U-turn, these stations will survive due to feedback from listeners. RTÉ says its decision to cease DAB transmission was driven by three main factors – the fact that DAB was the least utilised platform in Ireland; that RTÉ is the only Irish broadcaster on the DAB system, and cost avoidance...

Publication date: 02.03.2021

Foo Fighters Radio series planned for Radio Nova

Foo Fighters will host a special six-part series on Radio Nova to mark the release of their tenth album and a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nomination. They start on Saturday February 27th at 6pm (repeated Sunday night at 9pm). During the series, Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Taylor Hawkins, Chris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee will break out from the band and explore their personal inspirations, spotlight influential artists on their careers and play some of their biggest hits. In each episode the lads chat to their rock star friends and reflect on the creative process behind the new album “Medicine At Midnight”...

Publication date: 18.02.2021

Wisebuddah updates jingles and themes for 98FM

There’s a new sound on 98FM thanks to an updated jingle package from Wisebuddah in London. The new sound is an evolution of the 2018 branding and reflects recent developments in the station’s format and playlist to incorporate more of the biggest hits through a number of years, along with today’s best music. The package includes a brand-new Top of Hour, fresh Show openers for Dublin Talks and 98FM’s Big Breakfast, and a new News theme, along with a selection of IDs taken from Wisebuddah’s Antenne Bayern 2020 package...

Publication date: 17.02.2021

Beat 102-103 finds the ultimate smarty pants

Beat 102-103 has named a Tipperary man as the South East’s ultimate Smarty Pants. The competition, called Smarty Pants, kicked off on Monday when Beat challenged self-confessed know-it-alls to prove they had the smarts to face up to the presenters in a general knowledge showdown. Across the week, eleven contestants were whittled down to eight as they fought off legions of Beat jocks, from Orla Rapple of The Sunday Grill to Beat at Work’s David Hammond. The competition was inspired by Beat’s record digital listening figures, which show that more people than ever are listening to Beat on smart speakers...

Publication date: 09.02.2021