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DAB digital radio broadcasting ends in Ireland

Today marks the end of DAB digital radio transmissions in Ireland as RTÉ switches off its services on the platform. The broadcaster originally announced in 2019 it would also shut down the stations using DAB as their main outlet, but made a U-turn earlier this month. Now, RTÉ Gold, RTÉ 2XM, RTÉ Radio 1 Extra, RTÉ Pulse, and RTÉjr Radio continue online only, offering hope that they may one day return to DAB...

Publication date: 31.03.2021

RTE digital radio services to continue online

RTÉ is ending transmissions on DAB digital radio at the end of March, but its DAB-only services will now continue online. Previously, the broadcaster announced it would end DAB transmissions and close RTÉ Gold, RTÉ 2XM, RTÉ Radio 1 Extra, RTÉ Pulse, and RTÉjr Radio. But in a U-turn, these stations will survive due to feedback from listeners. RTÉ says its decision to cease DAB transmission was driven by three main factors – the fact that DAB was the least utilised platform in Ireland; that RTÉ is the only Irish broadcaster on the DAB system, and cost avoidance...

Publication date: 02.03.2021

A boost for Newstalk in the latest JNLR results

Newstalk is celebrating moving into second place as the nation’s second most listened to radio station in the latest JNLR results. At RTÉ, Morning Ireland, Liveline and Sunday with Miriam have also shown big increases during the pandemic for Radio 1, however, RTÉ 2fm has suffered a loss in weekday listeners including a little at Breakfast year on year. Morning Ireland is the most-listened-to radio programme in the country, increasing listenership by 62,000 (YoY) with 491,000 tuning in each morning. The figures, released today, covers the 12-month period from October 2019 to September 2020 but are missing a quarter of the required data than usual...

Publication date: 05.11.2020

RTÉ runs Trick Our Street campaign for Halloween

RTÉ radio stations are holding a Halloween extravaganza on October 30th with lots of giveaways across the children. In a year that children across the country can’t traditionally Trick-Or-Treat, RTÉ Radio’s Trick Our Street campaign offers neighbours a chance to experience Halloween magic together. Everything from hampers filled with Halloween goodies for listeners and all their neighbours from Tesco, to a family trip to Orlando, Florida, will be up for grabs across RTÉ Radio 1, 2FM, Raidió na Gaeltachta and Lyric FM...

Publication date: 27.10.2020

Opel Ireland to sponsor Today with Claire Byrne

Opel Ireland is the new sponsor of Today with Claire Byrne on RTÉ Radio 1 from today, Monday 7th September. The 12-month sponsorship consists of 6×10″ sponsor credited stings per day and 7 x sponsor credited promos across the RTÉ Radio 1 schedule per week, as well as homepage and podcast sponsorship. The sponsorship deal was brokered by Mediacom. Tara Farrell, Radio & Audio Sponsorship Manager, RTÉ Media Sales commented: “RTE Media Sales are delighted to announce Opel Ireland as sponsor of RTE Radio 1’s brand new show Today with Claire Byrne. We are confident the shows 321,000* listenership will deliver a highly effective platform for Opel Ireland to communicate directly with its customers”...

Publication date: 07.09.2020

Claire Byrne to host Today on RTÉ Radio 1

Claire Byrne is the new presenter of RTÉ Radio 1’s mid-morning ‘Today’ programme, starting next Monday at 10am. Sarah McInerney, current host of the slot, will remain with RTÉ but details of where she will appear in the schedule are yet to be released. “I am truly delighted, honoured and humbled to be taking on this new role at RTÉ Radio 1,” Claire commented today. The television presenter, known for Claire Byrne Live, has previously worked at BBC Radio, East Coast Radio, Channel 103 in Jersey and Newstalk...

Publication date: 19.08.2020

RTÉ refuses to air television advert for Newstalk

Communicorp Media has accused RTÉ of double standards after refusing to air an advert for its national speech station Newstalk. The radio group has called on Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht Catherine Martin TD, to take action to drive reform of RTÉ. Communicorp says RTÉ told them it will not run the advert on-air but has already allowed it to run on the RTÉ Player. The advertisement to promote The Pat Kenny Show on Newstalk was submitted to RTÉ on Friday 3rd July for broadcast on TV. Confirmation of its refusal was received by Newstalk yesterday, July 7th...

Publication date: 08.07.2020

New sponsor for Today with Sarah McInerney on Radio 1

RTÉ Radio 1’s Today with Sarah McInerney has a new sponsor from today as Hidden Hearing joins for the summer. Sarah McInerney has been the host of the show since May and has been praised for being “forensic, relentless and fierce” since then. The summer sponsorship consists of 6 x 10” sponsor credited stings per day and 7 x sponsor credited promos across the RTÉ Radio 1 Schedule per week, as well as homepage and podcast sponsorship. The sponsorship deal was brokered by Initiative. Tara Farrell, Radio & Audio Sponsorship Manager, RTÉ Media Sales commented: ...

Publication date: 15.06.2020

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

Radio 1 to broadcast RTÉ’s Shine a Light moment

RTÉ is calling on the Irish public to come together to shine a light this Saturday, 11 April at 9pm to create a moment of solidarity in our battle against the Covid 19 pandemic. Coverage begins on RTÉ Radio 1 at 8:30pm with Shine Your Light with John Creedon featuring music from some of our finest artists including Martin Hayes and Glen Hansard, and poetry from Moya Cannon. At 9pm, RTÉ will broadcast #ShineYourLight, a short live special on RTÉ One television, RTÉ Radio 1, RTÉ Player and RTE.ie/culture to share this moment...

Publication date: 09.04.2020