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Beat 102-103 finds the ultimate smarty pants

Beat 102-103 has named a Tipperary man as the South East’s ultimate Smarty Pants. The competition, called Smarty Pants, kicked off on Monday when Beat challenged self-confessed know-it-alls to prove they had the smarts to face up to the presenters in a general knowledge showdown. Across the week, eleven contestants were whittled down to eight as they fought off legions of Beat jocks, from Orla Rapple of The Sunday Grill to Beat at Work’s David Hammond. The competition was inspired by Beat’s record digital listening figures, which show that more people than ever are listening to Beat on smart speakers...

Publication date: 09.02.2021

iRadio strikes up new partnership with Pundit Arena

iRadio and Pundit Arena are teaming up to work on the iScore show together. iScore is on-air every Saturday and Sunday from 4pm to 6pm, with coverage and analysis of the sports stories, as well as an in-depth look behind the headlines. iScore presenter Caradh O’Donovan keeps listeners up to date with the day’s fixtures, chats to a mix of sporting stars and gets expert opinion and insight from a host of Pundit Arena’s top journalists...

Publication date: 27.01.2021

New weekend schedule at Cool FM as Andy Baird leaves

In his place, a range of new presenters and programmes as the Bauer service introduces a new ‘Spring schedule’. There are new slots for Melissa Riddell, Katharine Walker, DJ Hix, and Owen Beers. Fashion blogger Melissa Riddell will take over the weekend breakfast slot (6-10am). Melissa started her time at Cool FM in 2017 through the ‘Cool Choices’ programme – a scheme designed to offer work experience in the media industry to young people aged 16 to 24...

Publication date: 24.01.2021

Contracts renewed for Classic Hits and Radio Nova

Choice Broadcasting Limited, trading as Classic Hits, and Classic Rock Broadcasting Limited, trading as Radio Nova, have both had their Contracts renewed with the BAI. The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland signed the documents to enable both services to continue on FM till October 2030. Classic Hits agrees to provide a Classic Gold / Easy Listening / Smooth Multi-City Sound Broadcasting Service targeting an audience aged 45+ years Whilst Radio Nova will provide a Classic Rock music-based sound broadcasting service targeting adults aged 25+ years in Dublin city and county and commuter belt...

Publication date: 12.01.2021

Bay Broadcasting hires Dave Kelly and Liam Thompson

Bay Broadcasting has hired Dave Kelly and Liam Thompson as Group Programme Consultants. Dave Kelly was Group Programme Director of FM104 and Q102 for almost twenty years, whilst Liam Thompson has been Group Programme Director of Communicorp and PD of Magic London and launch director of Virgin Radio in the UK. Liam also worked as a Consultant for Cork’s 96FM and C103 in 2017. As consultants, they will work with Bay Broadcasting’s Radio Nova and Classic Hits, implementing a joint strategy for the stations to develop the two brands into the future and capitalise on opportunities Bay sees in the Irish radio market currently...

Publication date: 09.01.2021

Radio Kerry’s Christmas Jumper Day raises €22,621

Radio Kerry’s annual county-wide Christmas Jumper Day fundraiser for St Vincent de Paul has raised €22,621, surpassing the €15,000 target for 2020. It was the seventh year of the fundraiser and brings the amount raised to date to over €117,000. Hundreds of people took part in Christmas Jumper Day right across the county, on Friday December 11th, in homes, places of work, schools, crèches, factories and shops. It was a very colourful event with jumpers of all shapes, colour and sizes, shop bought, borrowed and carefully handcrafted! ...

Publication date: 02.01.2021

WLR’s Christmas Appeal raises over €90,000

This year’s Christmas Appeal at WLR has raised over €90,000 despite restrictions over activities due to the coronavirus. The Money raised will go directly to the SVP in Waterford so they can continue to help the people of Waterford City and County. The services provided not only include financial assistance for food, bills, rent, fuel, and electricity where necessary, but also, support for people in making a better life for themselves and their families. Events this year were difficult due to restrictions, but several virtual events took place including the ‘Wear Red Day’, the annual Santa run, a virtual swim, 12-dogs of Christmas...

Publication date: 23.12.2020

It’s Donation Day for ALONE at Christmas FM

Christmas FM is running its annual Donation Day today to raise funds for the charity ALONE. The festive radio station is aiming to raise over €200,000 this year to provide over 20,000 hours of vital support to older people in Ireland During the 12-hour radiothon from 7am to 7pm, the station will be asking listeners to dig deep and help raise vital funds by making a donation through christmasfm.com or via the telephone number 1890 911 977. Garvan Rigby, Co-Founder of Christmas FM says; “This is our 13th year on air as Christmas FM. Over the years we have raised almost €2.5 million for deserving charities, and we will continue to keep raising vital funds with the generous help of the Irish public...

Publication date: 21.12.2020

Schedule changes at Cork’s 96FM and C103

A number of changes to the programme schedules at Cork’s 96FM and C103 have been announced for 2021. Ken Tobin will move from the 12noon to 4pm slot on Cork’s 96FM to take over Cork’s More Music Breakfast on C103. He replaces Simon Murdoch who will replace Ken on Cork’s 96FM. Ken is 96FM’s longest serving presenter in the same time slot, whilst Simon cut his teeth on 96FM as a weekend presenter before getting a daily show on iRadio. He joined C103 a couple of years ago to present Cork’s More Music Breakfast. Both will start their new roles on 04th January 2021. Ken Tobin says “I’m absolutely delighted to be given the opportunity to host the breakfast show on C103 and work with my friends there...

Publication date: 21.12.2020

Spin gets exclusive chat with George Clooney

SPIN 1038’S Plan B landed an Irish radio exclusive with George Clooney this week. The actor is currently promoting his new movie The Midnight Sky, an American Sci-fi which Clooney both directed and stars in. Speaking to Plan B host Sarina Bellissimo on SPIN 1038 this morning (Saturday), George recalled his time in Ireland meeting his relatives, life in lockdown and how he’s never happier than when he’s at home with the kids...

Publication date: 19.12.2020