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iRadio to share a €40,000 iGrant with businesses

Twenty businesses have been chosen as shared winners of iRadio’s €40,000 iGrant prize. The successful applicants have been selected by an independent expert judging panel including former Ireland international rugby player and businessman Jamie Heaslip. Each iGrant recipient will receive a €2,000 advertising package from iRadio. When iRadio initially announced the iGrant competition in February it was earmarked as a €20,000 prize to be awarded to one business...

Publication date: 03.06.2020

Annie Mac: ‘I'm happy in chaos and noise’

Annie Mac is not your average DJ. Through her Radio 1 show and hit podcast, she has championed new music and is not afraid to tackle grittier subjects such as misogyny in rap and knife crime. Laura Snapes finds out what drives her and the secret of her self-confidence. Annie Mac is busy doing her homework when I reach her by video one morning in early May. She’s due to give her weekly “rave lesson” on fellow BBC Radio 1 presenter Nick Grimshaw’s teatime show (today’s subject: the week-long Castlemorton party of 1992). I had wondered if these lessons were a sneaky way of teaching teenagers how to kickstart parties in the wreckage of...

Publication date: 24.05.2020

Here’s what Radio Nova looks like during Lockdown

Like all radio stations, Radio Nova is classed as an essential service, but most of the programmes are being made at home. So what does it look like in the office? The station has made a video for Radiodays Europe, featuring Colm Hayes, Lucy Kennedy, Dee Woods, Marty Miller & Pat Cortenay. See it for yourself below: ...

Publication date: 18.05.2020

East Coast FM introduces weekly coronavirus show

A new Saturday morning show on East Coast FM called The Covid Call with Declan Meehan is starting this weekend. It’ll aim to help vulnerable groups in society, such as cancer patients/survivors, the elderly & those with disabilities, for an hour at 9am. Declan will speak with the people directly affected, how they’re coping, advice from medical professionals, how to access support services and tips on protecting their mental health during the crisis. This Show will raise awareness on how people can access online support, be it through Zoom meditation classes, psychological support, helplines open to them...

Publication date: 11.05.2020

SPIN 1038 secure world exclusive with Matt Damon

Dublin station SPIN 1038 has announced a world exclusive interview with Matt Damon. The IMRO-winning breakfast show, ‘Fully Charged with Graham and Nathan’ will air their interview with the Hollywood A-lister on Wednesday, 13th May at 8am. Media outlets such as The New York Times have tried and failed secure an interview with Damon. SPIN’s in-depth interview will be the only media interview from the star surrounding his time in Ireland. This success follows weeks of on-air campaigning from presenter Nathan O’Reilly to speak with the actor...

Publication date: 11.05.2020

Military Award for South East Radio’s Alan Corcoran

The presenter of South East Radio’s flagship Morning Talk Programme has been surprised with a prestigious National Military Award. A National Services Day Medal was presented to Alan Corcoran today for services above and beyond the call of duty during the COVID-19 Pandemic. He is one of only two civilians in the Country to be honoured with this award by FESSEF – the Frontline Emergency and Security Services Eire Forum. The only other non-military person to receive this award is the Minister for Health Simon Harris. David O Grady, Assistant Commander and Regional Director of the Order of Malta broke the news to...

Publication date: 08.05.2020

Gold radio awards for Newstalk, Ocean FM and Radio 1

RTÉ Radio 1, Newstalk 106-108FM and Ocean FM took home Gold awards from this year’s virtual New York Festivals Radio Awards event. Newstalk was given the Best Innovation Gold for its Between The Lines “Living with a disability in Ireland” documentary, whilst Ocean FM was recognised for Best Human Interest Story for Getting Better, Not Bitter. RTÉ Radio 1 got Gold for The Case of Majella Moynihan documentary in the National Or International Affairs category, along with 16 other awards ranging from Silver to Finalist for dramas, social issues, history, culture and digital. Radio 1 Extra also got two awards, a Silver and Finalist badge, for digital content. Two docs from Off The Ball were also recognised with Finalist certificates...

Publication date: 26.04.2020

iRadio, Beat and Red FM unite for streamed concert

iRadio, Beat 102-103 and Cork’s Red FM are coming together to present a special streamed concert called Heroes Aid Live to raise funds for frontline workers while also offering company and entertainment to many listeners. The stations recently approached Heroes-Aid about the concert and the charity was delighted with this additional cross station radio support. The event will take place over the May Bank Holiday weekend – from 7pm to 9pm on Sunday May 3rd, audiences will enjoy a music set from a host of contemporary artists including Gavin James, Keywest, John Gibbons, True Tides, Stephanie Rainey, The 2 Johnnies and Moncrieff...

Publication date: 24.04.2020

96FM and C103 raise over €77k for Frontline Legends

An appeal to support Cork’s Frontline Legends by local radio stations, 96FM and C103, has raised over €77,000. The one-day event took place on Good Friday between 0700 and 2300. Both brands encouraged listeners to make a one-off donation of €19 via their websites or by telephone. The Wireless-owned radio stations teamed up with the charities attached to the two biggest hospitals in Cork where the majority of confirmed cases locally will be treated: Cork University Hospital and The Mercy University Hospital...

Publication date: 15.04.2020

Radio Nova broadcasts a Stay At Home Music Festival

Radio Nova is spending the Easter Weekend broadcasting its ‘Stay At Home Music Festival’. With the current lockdown continuing for a further three weeks, the station has live music from almost 100 of the world’s most iconic artists performing on one ‘radio stage’. Artists such as The Rolling Stones, Amy Winehouse, Prince, Bob Marley, REM, Thin Lizzy, Depeche Mode, The Cranberries, Dire Straits, ELO, Coldplay, Steely Dan, Muse, David Bowie, Talking Heads, Rod Stewart, ZZ Top, Tears For Fears, Elton John, The Doors and many more will feature every hour across the weekend. The #StayAtHomeMusicFestival concludes on Easter Monday with an hour-long feature of ‘Live Aid’ at 4pm...

Publication date: 11.04.2020