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Keane takes on mid-morning slot at WLR

Eamon Keane is the presenter of the new Deise Today morning show on WLR. The former RTE and Newstalk broadcaster and producer now takes on a full-time position with the south east station based in Waterford. The new 10am to midday show replaces Deise FM, hosted by Billy McCarthy for 27 years, until he died in […]

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Dermot & Dave host mid-mornings on Today FM

Dermot & Dave are to host a new mid-morning show on Today FM. The duo currently present the lunchtime slot on Today FM. The move follows declining audience figures for the weekday time slot and the need for a content revamp following the departure of PR man Anton Savage, who quit the station recently following […]

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IRS+ airs Lidl’s Christmas radio ads

Working with Mediaworks, IRS+ have launched a local radio campaign for Lidl Ireland called ‘Share More Special Moments’. In responding to the client brief, IRS+ identified the special moments that families spend together at Christmas: namely the idea of the Christmas story time. Peter Smyth, CEO of IRS+, says the ads are “engaging, evocative and effective.”  The ads […]

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Urban Media study points to radio’s branding power

A campaign created by Urban Media for Irish food company Boutique Bake claims to show how effective radio and digital can be in building a brand. Brian McCarthy of Urban Media said the study by Amárach Research shows 62 per cent of consumers went online after hearing a radio ad and 83 per cent of those […]

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Slowey steps down as Communicorp CEO

Gervaise Slowey has resigned as CEO of the Communicorp Group and will be replaced by Adrian Serle, former chief executive of the British media company, Orion Media. In a statement issued by its PR agency, FleishmanHillard, it was stated that the former Ogilvy agency boss will continue in her role until the end of the […]

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An Post, Cadbury and Tesco back Christmas FM

Christmas FM returns to the airwaves with An Post, Mondelez and Tesco on board as sponsors. The station will raise funds and awareness for Focus Ireland by sprinkling festive cheer across the country in the run up to Christmas. People are urged to tune in to hear familiar voices volunteer their time to bring Christmas […]

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Harte resigns as Newstalk editor

Newstalk 106-108FM has announced that Garrett Harte has “regretfully resigned” as the station’s editor in chief to pursue other interests. Harte joined the station when it launched in 2001 and has helped steer the station from a local Dublin station to where it is now with over 700,000 people listening every week.  He will remain with the […]

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Red FM scores treble at PPI Radio Awards

Cork’s Red FM scored a treble at this year’s PPI Radio Awards, including music station of the year. Comedian and Today FM DJ Dermot Whelan presented the awards which were attended by over 700 guests. Red FM also went home with best breakfast programme for the KC Show (pictured) and best interactive speech programme for […]

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Burns replaces McCormack at 98FM

Communicorp has appointed John Burns as CEO for 98FM. Burns joins the radio station from Diageo where he worked on the Guinness brand as communications and content lead for Europe as well as leading the strategy and P&L for Guinness innovations, including Hop House 13. Prior to that, Burns was global strategy and communications manager […]

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Foley returns to airwaves with Red FM

Ray Foley makes a return to radio this weekend with Cork’s Red FM. Foley will wake up Corkonians for a 12-week series every Saturday between 7am and 10am. An award-winning DJ, Foley currently co-presents the 7 O’Clock Show on TV3. He presented the lunchtime show on Today FM for six years and the Irish version […]

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Today FM rejigs its weekend schedule

Today FM is launching a new weekend schedule with Hector O’hEochagáin and Danny O’Reilly from The Coronas. The refreshed line up will see Alison Curtis extend her Saturday Breakfast show to a Sunday morning slot, while Sunday Business Post arts journalist Nadine O’Regan will host ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ on Sunday nights on the […]

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McCormack takes charge at Today FM

Keith McCormack has been made chief executive officer at Today FM by owner Communicorp. He was CEO of the group’s music station 98FM for the past two years, having joined from Fáilte Ireland where he spent six years, with roles as Visit Dublin director and head of events. Prior to that, he was with Greenstar, […]

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Boys and Girls marks radio century

The story of the birth of Irish radio during the 1916 Rising will be re-enacted on air simultaneously by 37 radio stations nationwide today at 5.30pm, 100 years to the original date and the exact time of the declaration of the Irish Republic, Ireland’s first broadcast to the nation and the world. In a joint […]

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