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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

Beat listeners wins Experience of a Lifetime

A listener to Beat has won the experience of a lifetime after entering a competition without knowing what the prize was. The radio station and City Square Shopping Centre Waterford decided to create a promotion for Leap Day where listeners were invited to take a “leap of faith” and register for the competition without knowing any more details. The only information provided by the radio station was that the winner would have to be available on February 29th, with passport at the ready and suitcase in tow for one memorable weekend...

Publication date: 02.03.2020

Radio NOVA’s Help Our Homeless Radiothon returns

Today sees the return of the annual Help Our Homeless Radiothon from Radio NOVA for the 5th time. The two-day event will see celebrities from across the entertainment, music and political spectrum lend their support live on-air. All funds raised will be donated to Focus Ireland to fund projects like its new Family Centre which works with families to help get them out of homelessness as quickly as possible. The money raised will also go towards Focus Ireland’s other 80 services nationwide which support people currently homeless or at risk...

Publication date: 28.02.2020

Revamped weekend programme schedule for iRadio

iRadio is celebrating the start of its new 10-year licence with the launch of a revamped weekend schedule. Two new shows will be airing from this weekend – Aon Scéal with Brendan Bracken Saturday and Sunday mornings from 8.00am to 10am. Brendan will be having the chats as Gaeilge about music, showbiz, sport and more. The other brand new addition to the iRadio weekend schedule is iScore with Caradh O’Donovan...

Publication date: 28.02.2020

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