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Christmas FM becomes KISSMAS FM for Valentine’s

The team behind Christmas FM has launched a pop-up radio service for Valentine’s Day called KISSMAS FM. Kissmas FM, which launched this morning (Tuesday) is a love song based, pop-up radio station ‘celebrating the world’s greatest feeling’. Ireland’s Valentine’s station will be taking over all Christmas FM digital channels from February 11-14th playing non-stop love songs, letting listeners take time out to focus on the world’s greatest feeling and send out their messages of love...

Publication date: 11.02.2020

JNLR: 81% of the population listen to radio every day

The latest radio listening figures show 81% of the population are tuning in every day, which translates into weekday figures of 3.2 million listeners. More than half tune into their local or regional station and 43% listen to a national station. Among the younger, 15 to 34-year market, 71% listen daily. Gabrielle Cummins, Chairperson of the Choose Radio group says access to radio on smart devices is helping radio stay at the top of its game: “The growth in streaming services has revitalised radio advertising and reiterated its relevance to the listener. Access to radio is now...

Publication date: 06.02.2020

Beat launches new fleet with Road Trip 2020 Promotion

Beat has given away €1000 in its latest promotion where listeners had to take photos of the station’s new branded cars. Winner Kayleigh Walsh snapped the winning photo of the all-new Audi A1 Beat Fleet outside Kilkenny Castle midweek. The Road Trip 2020 promotion marked the arrival of the all-new Audi A1 Beat Fleet by travelling to listeners’ favourite locations in the South East. The Audi A1 brand has become synonymous with the Beat Fleet following a tie-up that is now in its ninth year...

Publication date: 28.01.2020

Maxol to sponsor RTÉ 2FM’s weekday Traffic & Travel

RTÉ Media Sales has announced Maxol is the new sponsor of RTÉ 2FM’s weekday Traffic & Travel bulletins. Brokered by Mediaworks and Core Sponsorship, the 12-month sponsorship will feature 10 x Maxol sponsored credited stings per weekday. Stings will air in both morning and evening drive on 2FM Breakfast with Doireann and Eoghan and on both Jenny Greene on 2FM and Game On till 6:30pm. Tara Farrell, Radio & Audio Sponsorship Manager, RTÉ Media Sales commented:...

Publication date: 15.01.2020

Who’s speaking at Radiodays Europe 2020 in Lisbon?

The latest speakers have been announced for Radiodays Europe 2020 and include people from the BBC, Global, and independent radio stations. They join James Purnell, Director Radio & Education, BBC who has already signed up for a leading session at the event in Lisbon this March. Some of the speakers announced so far include: George Mullen – Audience Research manager, Radio 4 & BBC Sounds Podcasts; Chris Stevens – Chris Country; Mukul Devichand – Executive Editor of Voice & AI at the BBC; Siobhan McMenemy – Audience Research Manager, Youth Radio Networks at the BBC; George Mullen – Audience Research Manager, Radio 4 podcasts and BBC Sounds...

Publication date: 13.01.2020

Date and speakers announced for Radio Days Ireland

Radio Days Ireland is returning this year with dozens of speakers and hundreds of delegates expected over two days. The event, taking place at the Gibson Hotel, Dublin next month, is back after a break in 2019. The conference is a joint initiative by Learning Waves Skillnet, the training body for the Independent Commercial Radio Sector in Ireland and IBI, the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland...

Publication date: 13.01.2020

Beat 102 103 boss lined up for Radiodays Europe

Niall Power, Head of Station Sound at Beat 102-103, is heading to Lisbon to talk about radio at Radiodays Europe. He will join dozens of people from radio stations across Europe and around the world at the event at the end of March. Other speakers of interest from the UK include James Purnell, Director Radio & Education, BBC, Craig Bruce – International radio consultant from Australia and James Howard, Regional Senior Vice President, Programming & Program Director, 103.5 KISS-FM, iHeartMedia Chicago...

Publication date: 13.01.2020

iRadio’s #CareThisChristmas team visit Crumlin Children’s Hospital

The iRadio team visited Crumlin Children’s Hospital recently to mark its #CareThisChristmas campaign with its annual Christmas Jumper Day in aid of CMRF Crumlin. On Thursday, the AO Show was joined by some of the people being helped by Crumlin, including the five-year-old Ruby who overcome a brain tumour when she was just two-years-old. Twelve-year-old Jake Newman, who is being treated for an autoimmune disease, had a chat with Aidan and Oonagh about his two big passions...

Publication date: 17.12.2019

Christmas FM announces winner of its song contest

Santa Claus by Galway based musician Niall Teague has been announced as the winner of the Hard Rock Cafe Christmas FM Song Contest for 2019. Now in its twelfth year, the song contest on the Christmas radio station attracts hundreds of entries each year – all vying to be crowned ‘Best Christmas Song’ by Christmas FM’s listeners. Originally from Belfast, Niall now lives in Galway with his family where he plays in some local groups. Speaking about the song ‘Santa Claus’ winner Niall Teague says: “...

Publication date: 12.12.2019

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