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25 IBI radio stations join forces for Irish Music Month

A major initiative to promote Irish artists and bands will take place across 25 independent radio stations this October. Irish Music Month has been announced by Hot Press and is supported by the IBI and the BAI under its Sound & Vision scheme. Other supporters of the project include XL Retail group, MCD Concerts, IMRO and RAAP...

Publication date: 13.09.2021

Radio remains very healthy says latest JNLR report

The JNLR Radio and the Irish Audio Market report, compiled by Ipsos/MRBI, shows radio is in a healthy position in 2021 with 3,171,000 listeners tuning in on a daily basis. 79% of Irish people tune into live radio everyday compared to 25% who stream music and 5% who listen to podcasts daily, accoring to the report. Smart phone ownership has risen from 82% in 2018 to 86% this year making it easier to access audio anytime and anywere...

Publication date: 07.09.2021

Vinny and Aoibhin host their first WLR Big Breakfast Blaa

Vinny Bradley and Aoibhin Fallon go back a long way. It’s easy to tell they’re completely relaxed in each other’s company as they dissect their first morning on air together on WLR’s all new Big Breakfast Blaa. Vinny, originally from County Wexford but living in Waterford City for almost two decades, is well used to the early starts having moved from sister station Beat, where he was an integral part of Beat Breakfast for 15 years...

Publication date: 31.08.2021

98FM hires radio presenter Suzanne Kane for mid-mornings

Former Classic Hits 4FM and FM104 presenter Suzanne Kane is joining 98FM as its new mid-morning show host. Suzanne Kane on 98FM promises 90s and noughties dance and RnB anthems and content from comedy and parenting to the best places to eat in Dublin. Listeners can also expect regular features on health, wellbeing and what to watch or stream tonight...

Publication date: 29.08.2021

Radio presenter Kilian Pettit to leave Cork’s RedFM

Kilian Pettit is set to leave Cork’s RedFM after six years with the station. In that time he was promoted to the role of music director in March 2020, and nominated for a number of awards. Kilian tells RadioToday: “Being on air is a thrill but also a great responsibility, especially during these last eighteen months. “Radio is a lifeline for so many, and I’m very proud to have been a friendly voice on the airwaves throughout these turbulent times.”...

Publication date: 28.08.2021

Beat 102 103 launch new breakfast show

Beat 102 103 is launching a new breakfast line-up with Niall Power and Shonagh Lyons today (August 23rd). The change comes after Vincent Bradley, known on-air as Vinny, finished up last Friday after fifteen years with the show. In that time, Beat Breakfast was shortlisted twice at the IMRO Radio Awards in the ‘Breakfast Programme’ category...

Publication date: 22.08.2021

Cool Workout spin-off radio station launched by Cool FM

Cool FM is launching an online radio service for anyone taking part in this year’s Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon. “Cool Workout” will be running in conjunction with the event and is the first spinoff station to be launched by Cool FM in its 30-year history. David Tighe, Managing Director of Bauer Media/Cool FM said: “Our pop-up station brings a new dimension to our partnership with Belfast City Marathon, offering the soundtrack to a healthy training regime...

Publication date: 19.08.2021

Fergal D’Arcy marks 40 years of live music at Slane Castle

Today FM’s Fergal D’Arcy will host a special live broadcast from Slane Castle to mark the 40-year anniversary of live music at the venue. On this day 40 years ago, Thin Lizzy, supported by U2, took to the stage to headline the first-ever concert at Slane Castle. Spanning four decades with Lord Henry Mount Charles (and later his son Alex) at the helm, Slane Castle has welcomed some of the world’s biggest rock stars including...

Publication date: 16.08.2021

Radio Nova asks for opinions on bringing back live events

Radio Nova has launched audience research on the return of live music, entertainment and gigs, and the continuing Covid safety concerns. The station is promoting the survey across its schedule, via its social channels and via direct email to registered users of its Nova Listener Club. The survey asks people their attitudes on issues such as restricting access to vaccinated people only, when they may...

Publication date: 31.07.2021

Second Captains Saturday returns to RTÉ Radio 1

Second Captains Saturday returns to RTÉ Radio 1 this Saturday with a diverse line-up of guests. The show welcomes interviewees from different walks of life to explain how sport has impacted them, good and bad. They’ll hear of touching, funny, and embarrassing sporting experiences before the show’s main feature ‘This Sporting Life’ bestows that most prestigious of titles – The Greatest Non-Sportsperson Sportsperson...

Publication date: 14.07.2021