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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

RTÉ to close its DAB digital radio stations in major strategy change

RTÉ is to close its digital radio stations including RTÉ 2XM, RTÉ Pulse, RTÉ Gold, RTÉjr Radio & RTÉ Radio 1 Extra as part of a major revised strategy to address key issues facing the organisation. It says costs will need to be reduced by €60 million over three years (2020-2023), in addition to the reduction of 23% delivered by RTÉ between 2008 and 2018. RTÉ says fees paid to its top contracted on-air presenters will also need to be cut by 15%, in addition to the 30+% cuts as agreed in previous years. Over 200 people will need to leave in 2020...

Publication date: 07.11.2019

Tributes paid to broadcaster RTÉ radio and TV broadcaster Gay Byrne

Listeners and colleagues across the radio industry are paying tribute to RTÉ broadcaster Gay Byrne who has died at the age of 85. Gay started work as a newsreader and continuity announcer on Radio Éireann in the late 1950s before moving to Granada Television in Manchester, where he worked on a variety of shows, interviewing acts including The Beatles. For a time he commuted between Dublin and UK, working for both the BBC and RTÉ, but came back to Ireland full time in the late 1960s as presenter and producer of The Late Late Show. The programme went on to become the world’s longest-running chat show...

Publication date: 05.11.2019

All the winners from the IMRO Radio Awards 2019

The winners for the all-Ireland IMRO Radio Awards 2019 have been announced. They include Newstalk getting Gold in the Full Service Station of the Year category, 98FM winning the title of Music Station of the Year and WLR FM coming out on top as Local Station of the Year. Hundreds of radio industry folk watched the event unfold on Friday night at the Lyrath Estate Hotel Kilkenny. The Outstanding Achievement accolade was awarded to Beat 102-103 Chief Executive Officer...

Publication date: 04.10.2019