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Communicorp’s Jessica Maciel gets show on BBC Radio 1

Communicorp presenter/producer Jessica Maciel is one of 35 people to be selected to host a radio show on BBC Radio 1 in the UK over the festive period. The station asked for demos from anyone with radio experience back in October, and received over a thousand applicants. Jessica, who joined the Communicorp Media in 2015 is set to cover Scott Mills’ weekday slot of 1-4PM from December 29th- 31st. Speaking about the news, Jessica Maciel said: “To be getting the opportunity to get behind a BBC Radio 1 mic feels like a dream and I can’t wait to have the craic with the team and listeners! I really can’t thank those within Communicorp who have helped and mentored me over the past few years. As a result I have been able to take this incredible step in my career.” ...

Publication date: 04.12.2019

McDonald’s to sponsor RTÉ 2FM’s Sound of Christmas 2019

Larry Gogan will officially launch The Sound of Christmas 2019 on Breakfast with Doireann and Eogan at 2FM this morning, sponsored by McDonald’s. Brokered by Core Sponsorship, the four-week Christmas music sponsorship will feature a variety of McDonald’s sponsored credited stings which will lead into every Christmas song. Right up to Christmas Eve McDonald’s will feature 468 stings across the entire 2FM Christmas music schedule. Tara Farrell, Radio & Audio Sponsorship Manager, RTÉ Media Sales commented: “It is a rare occasion we get to sign up the same sponsor twice in six months but 2019 has proven to be an exceptional sponsorship year for 2FM...

Publication date: 02.12.2019

Former 2FM presenter Phil Cawley joins Radio Nova

Phil Cawley has joined the weekend presenter lineup at Radio Nova. Phil has been a main presenter on Today FM since its launch in 1997, having previously been with 2fm and various local stations including Wicklow’s Easy 103. He will present Saturday afternoons on the station. Cawley said: “I love being on Nova! It’s like hanging out in my best friends house playing our favorite tracks! Without the Beer!!!” ...

Publication date: 01.12.2019

Christmas FM returns across the country for 2019 on FM

Annual fund-raising festive radio service Christmas FM is back on-air for 2019. The station, broadcasting from its usual space inside the Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin, launched at 1pm Thursday afternoon. The station has partnered with Barretstown for this year, as it aims to raise over €250,000, which will go directly towards Barretstown’s mission of rebuilding people’s lives through therapeutic programmes. The primary sponsors of the station are Coca Cola, Cadbury and An Post...

Publication date: 28.11.2019

iRadio wants to send listeners to London, Paris and New York

The latest promotion on iRadio will see three listeners go on an all-expenses-paid holiday to London, Paris and New York. During 321Go, listeners need to ‘check-in’ at one of the iRadio 321Go boarding gates which are located in 68 participating businesses around iRadio’s 15 counties. Each of the business partners has received a giant iRadio 321Go boarding gate to hang in their stores. Listeners need to take a selfie in front of the boarding gates and upload the picture to iRadio’s website. The winners will also get €3000 spending money to spend between them...

Publication date: 11.11.2019

RTÉ to close its DAB digital radio stations in major strategy change

RTÉ is to close its digital radio stations including RTÉ 2XM, RTÉ Pulse, RTÉ Gold, RTÉjr Radio & RTÉ Radio 1 Extra as part of a major revised strategy to address key issues facing the organisation. It says costs will need to be reduced by €60 million over three years (2020-2023), in addition to the reduction of 23% delivered by RTÉ between 2008 and 2018. RTÉ says fees paid to its top contracted on-air presenters will also need to be cut by 15%, in addition to the 30+% cuts as agreed in previous years. Over 200 people will need to leave in 2020...

Publication date: 07.11.2019

Radio Nova wants to take over RTÉ’s national DAB frequencies

Following the news that RTÉ is to close at least five DAB digital radio stations, Radio Nova has told RadioToday it will happily take over the frequencies. The public broadcaster has not announced any timescales, or if the national multiplex it runs will be closed as well. Radio Nova’s Kevin Branigan says: “We have made no secret in recent years of our desire to bring Radio Nova national. We’ve made weighty submissions, backed up by strong independent research, to the BAI that shows we can bring more choice and diversity to listeners outside the Dublin commuter belt area and create new jobs in the radio industry...

Publication date: 07.11.2019

Tributes paid to broadcaster RTÉ radio and TV broadcaster Gay Byrne

Listeners and colleagues across the radio industry are paying tribute to RTÉ broadcaster Gay Byrne who has died at the age of 85. Gay started work as a newsreader and continuity announcer on Radio Éireann in the late 1950s before moving to Granada Television in Manchester, where he worked on a variety of shows, interviewing acts including The Beatles. For a time he commuted between Dublin and UK, working for both the BBC and RTÉ, but came back to Ireland full time in the late 1960s as presenter and producer of The Late Late Show. The programme went on to become the world’s longest-running chat show...

Publication date: 05.11.2019

Newstalk wins Commercial Radio Programme of the Year award

Splac, Newstalk’s Irish language programme has won the inaugural Commercial Radio Programme of the Year Award at this year’s Gradam Cumarsáide an tOireachtas. The winners were announced at a ceremony in the Citywest Hotel on Wednesday October 30th. The award celebrates the diversity, creativity and broadcasting ability of Irish language broadcasters on independent radio stations. IBI Executive Director Lisa Ní Choisdealbha told RadioToday: ...

Publication date: 02.11.2019

Colm & Lucy to broadcast the Breakfast Show from Japan

Colm Hayes & Lucy Kennedy are going to the Tokyo Stadium to support Ireland taking on New Zealand this weekend. They will be broadcasting live from Japan this Friday, Saturday and Monday to cover the game and bring the atmosphere back to listeners at home. Brent Pope and Pat Courtenay are also going big on the event with the weekly Rugby Live @ 5 show, which airs every Thursday from 5-7pm. Nova’s Kevin Branigan said: “We’re gone all out to bring our listeners coverage of the Rugby World Cup this year. We love...

Publication date: 16.10.2019