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96FM and C103 support local medical staff

Cork radio stations 96FM and C103 are supporting local medical staff on the frontline in the battle against COVID-19. The Wireless-owned stations have teamed up with the charities attached to the two biggest hospitals in Cork where the majority of confirmed cases in Cork will be treated: Cork University Hospital and The Mercy University Hospital. This Good Friday, both stations will be encouraging listeners to make a one-off donation of €19 via the stations websites or by telephone...

Publication date: 06.04.2020

Independent radio stations to air message from the President

Ireland’s independent radio stations will broadcast a special address to the people of Ireland from President Michael D. Higgins today. The message will be broadcast simultaneously on the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland’s 34 national, multicity, regional and local radio stations at midday. “Ireland is a nation built on the airwaves and in times of crisis it is to radio that people turn to get the most up to date and reliable information, for entertainment as a reprieve from the stress of our current daily lives and to hear local stories from local voices” said John Purcell, Chairman of the IBI...

Publication date: 02.04.2020

Ryan Tubridy remains off Radio 1 due to coronavirus

RTÉ has confirmed Ryan Tubridy is off work at the moment due to having tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19. Oliver Callan is currently hosting the Ryan Tubridy Show on RTÉ Radio 1 and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Ryan said: “Like so many other people in Ireland, I tested positive, but I was in the very fortunate position to have a very unintrusive experience, which I now have come to the end of. “While I’ve been at home watching television and listening to the radio, I have been bowled over by the extraordinary work of our front line heroes and their families who continue to make Ireland a healthier and safer place. "I look forward to being back to work really soon.” ...

Publication date: 30.03.2020

Minister supports radio during COVID-19 with €2.5m

Minister Richard Bruton is allocating €2.5 million to independent radio stations for the support of news, current affairs and information programming during the Covid 19 crisis. The IBI has welcomed the move saying it will make a significant difference in ensuring that independent stations can continue to broadcast throughout the current crisis which has seen a collapse in advertising revenue. The sudden reduction in revenue had threatened the continuation of news and current affairs programming at a time when the importance and impact of radio at a time of national crisis is widely acknowledged...

Publication date: 27.03.2020

PJ & Jim move breakfast show on Classic Hits

Breakfast is moving later in the day for PJ & Jim on Classic Hits as they move their show to an 8am start. From this Monday morning PJ & Jim on Classic Hits will start two hours later than normal and be on-air till midday, Monday to Friday. Jim Mc Cabe told RadioToday: “We know our loyal listeners no longer have to put up with the morning commute to get to the desk anymore – some because they are working in the kitchen and some because their workplace has had to close up shop...

Publication date: 25.03.2020

Simultaneous play of You’ll Never Walk Alone planned

You’ll Never Walk Alone will be played out simultaneously on a number of radio stations this Friday morning. NPO 3FM presenter Sander Hoogendoorn had the idea to bring all radio stations in the Netherlands together during the corona crisis, but now RTE Gold and dozens more across Europe are joining in. It’ll happen at 8.45am in the Netherlands, which will be 7.45am in Ireland. You’ll be able to hear it on Gold Breakfast with Will Leahy on RTÉ Gold, BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2 in the UK, and many more around the mainland...

Publication date: 19.03.2020

Gabrielle Cummins marks International Women’s Day

Beat’s Gabrielle Cummins is marking International Women’s Day with a special article for RadioToday featuring ten women from the world of media and radio in Ireland. Gabrielle has personally interacted with each one and credits them with having made a positive impact on her and no doubt, many other females in the industry. She has deliberately compiled a list of women who do not currently work with her at Beat 102-103 because she points out that she has lots of talented female colleagues at the Broadcast Centre in Waterford so the list would have been too long!...

Publication date: 07.03.2020

SPIN 1038 and SPIN South West to network daytime shows

SPIN 1038 and SPIN South West are increasing their shared programmes to include weekday daytimes. Breakfast and Drive will remain local to each area while mid-morning and evenings will become shared across both regions. Localised news, sport, weather and travel will be retained all day, every-day, on each station. It’s not know if there are any job losses as a result but RadioToday has contacted the group for clarification. The new shared schedule, across the SPIN South West Region and SPIN 1038 Dublin region will be:...

Publication date: 05.03.2020

Rebecca Shekleton and Brendan O’Loughlin for 98FM breakfast

98FM is putting Rebecca Shekleton and Brendan O’Loughlin its Big Breakfast from March 16th. They replace Cooper and Luke who left last week. Best pals Rebecca and Brendan are two of the creators and hosts of superfan podcast, Shrine of Duty, an homage to the UK Drama Series, Line of Duty. The pair appeared on national television last year, to meet ‘Line of Duty’ star Adrian Dunbar who congratulated them on the success of their podcast...

Publication date: 04.03.2020

Cooper and Luke disappear from 98FM’s Big Breakfast

Changes are happening at 98FM as Luke O’Faolain, one half of the Cooper and Luke breakfast show, confirms he has left the station. In a social post, Luke says last Friday was his last show and that he is absolutely gutted he didn’t get to say goodbye to listeners on-air. Co-host Steven Cooper was also absent from the show this morning, but he hasn’t posted anything online regarding being off. Evening show “The Fix’ presenter Ciaran O’Connor covered Breakfast this morning...

Publication date: 02.03.2020