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Mitsubishi renews Classic Hits cars sponsorship

Classic Hits has continued its deal with Mitsubishi Motors Ireland to sponsor four of its promotional cars. The sponsorship agreement comprises of two Eclipse Cross’ and two ASX’s driven by the Mitsubishi Motors Classic Crew. Neville Murphy, Advertising Account Manager of Classic Hits said: “Classic Hits are delighted to have extended their partnership with Mitsubishi Motors Ireland Ltd. This is our third year working with Mitsubishi and the fleet has really bolstered the station and crews presence around the country. “The cars are stylish, economical and extremely safe. The team in Mitsubishi Ireland are a pleasure to deal with and their dealer network around the country, always welcoming.” ...

Publication date: 10.09.2020

Showtime returns to WLR FM with Wayne Brown

WLR FM is bringing back its Showtime show with music from the musicals every Sunday with Wayne Brown. Showtime, starting September 20th at 7pm, will feature songs from old favourites like ‘Les Misérables’, ’Chess’ and ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ to the best up to date modern musicals such as ‘Dear Evan Hansen’, ’Come From Away’ and ‘Hamilton’. Plus – classic shows like ‘Oklahoma’, ‘Fiddler on The Roof’ and ‘My Fair Lady’ mixed with movie musicals like ‘Mamma Mia!’, ‘The Greatest Showman’ and ‘La La Land’. There’ll even be some Disney tunes and Movie Themes thrown in for good measure...

Publication date: 10.09.2020

Opel Ireland to sponsor Today with Claire Byrne

Opel Ireland is the new sponsor of Today with Claire Byrne on RTÉ Radio 1 from today, Monday 7th September. The 12-month sponsorship consists of 6×10″ 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 Mediacom. Tara Farrell, Radio & Audio Sponsorship Manager, RTÉ Media Sales commented: “RTE Media Sales are delighted to announce Opel Ireland as sponsor of RTE Radio 1’s brand new show Today with Claire Byrne. We are confident the shows 321,000* listenership will deliver a highly effective platform for Opel Ireland to communicate directly with its customers”...

Publication date: 07.09.2020

New News and Sport Editor at WLR FM

WLR FM has appointed Julie Smyth as its new News and Sports Editor. The Tramore woman began her career with the BBC and has recently taken over the position with station. Julie will be responsible for day to day management of the station’s news and sports output, implementing the station’s strategy, and identifying and training new talent. She will also be in charge of evolving the news and sport offering to maximise listenership growth in news and current affairs programming. Announcing the news this week the Managing Director of WLR FM, Des Whelan, said the company was delighted to announce the appointment...

Publication date: 04.09.2020

Phil Cawley to present drive on South East Radio

Phil Cawley is joining South East Radio on weekday afternoons from Monday, 7th September. He will take over 3-6pm on the Wexford station, marking his return to presenting full-time. Cawley told RadioToday that the deal was “done and dusted one week before lockdown,” but the pandemic pushed back his start date. This isn’t Cawley’s first time on the station, having presented their afternoon show in the 1990s. “They are a super bunch with a great team. I can’t wait to get back there,” he said...

Publication date: 31.08.2020

WLR FM helps raise €16,000 for mental health charity

An event supported and driven by WLR FM in aid of mental health charity Suicide or Survive has raised €16,000. This year’s Mental Health and Suicide Awareness Cycle was due to take place on Easter Sunday, however the restrictions imposed by COVID-19 saw the organisers having to rethink their usual approach. Cycle organiser Liam Brazil joined forces with WLR FM to initiate an online cycle challenge, namely ‘Cycle for SOS’, whereby people could partake in a 20 km cycle from their homes, in keeping with the imposed travel restrictions. The event was supported and driven by WLR FM, and via social media platforms...

Publication date: 25.08.2020

Claire Byrne to host Today on RTÉ Radio 1

Claire Byrne is the new presenter of RTÉ Radio 1’s mid-morning ‘Today’ programme, starting next Monday at 10am. Sarah McInerney, current host of the slot, will remain with RTÉ but details of where she will appear in the schedule are yet to be released. “I am truly delighted, honoured and humbled to be taking on this new role at RTÉ Radio 1,” Claire commented today. The television presenter, known for Claire Byrne Live, has previously worked at BBC Radio, East Coast Radio, Channel 103 in Jersey and Newstalk...

Publication date: 19.08.2020

Luke O’Faolain joins Nova for Sunday show

Luke O’Faolain is returning to Nova for a Sunday show from 2-6pm. It is five years since he was last heard on the station, having worked as their on-air movie reviewer for almost two years. Speaking with RadioToday, O’Faolain says, “I’m delighted to be getting back on air. I’ve really missed it. The music Radio Nova plays is absolutely fantastic. A bit of Bowie, sprinkle of Foo Fighters! I’m looking forward to hearing what people are up to on their Sundays as well. “That’s probably what I’ve missed the most. The ability to be part of peoples lives is what makes radio so special.” ...

Publication date: 12.08.2020

Ciara Kelly moves to Breakfast in new Newstalk schedule

It’s all change at Newstalk as the Communicorp station announces a new weekday schedule from August 31st. Ciara Kelly, who has presented Newstalk’s Lunchtime Live for nearly three years, will join Shane Coleman as the new co-anchor on Newstalk Breakfast. Kieran Cuddihy trades early mornings for evening drivetime as the new presenter of The Hard Shoulder and Andrea Gilligan is announced as the new host of Lunchtime Live. Newstalk’s Managing Editor, Patricia Monahan, said:“I am delighted to reveal our new weekday schedule which brings a wide range of expertise to the airwaves and a presenter line up which has direct experience of the issues that impact our listeners...

Publication date: 05.08.2020

Deadline nears for IMRO Radio Awards 2020

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.”...

Publication date: 22.07.2020