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Yates gets Newstalk’s evening drivetime slot

Former Fine Gael minister and Celtic Bookmakers owner Ivan Yates will replace Chris Donoghue and Sarah McInerney in hosting Newstalk’s evening drivetime show weekdays. Yates will start his new show in early September. Donoghue and McInerney, a former reporter with the Sunday Times, took over from George Hook when he moved to lunchtime. A statement […]

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JNLR book shows strong results for RTE Radio

The latest Joint National Listenership Research (JNLR) from Ipsos MRBI for the year from July 2016 to June this year shows “a strong book for RTE Radio”, Carat reports.  Radio 1 and 2FM posted increases of 30,000 and 32,000 year-on-year respectively for the key measure of listened yesterday. Today FM was down by 17,000, while […]

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IBI endorses FF proposals for independent radio

The Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI), the body representing 34 local, regional and national independent radio stations, have welcomed the Fianna Fáil publication of draft broadcasting legislation as “a major breakthrough” in reforming Irish broadcasting. The IBI says the proposals recognise the independent radio’s public service role and helps to launch a new scheme to […]

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Media Central wins Communicorp sales

Communicorp has awarded all its radio sales to Media Central after an internal group contest with its other sales arm subsidiary, Communicorp One. Under a transfer of undertakings process, Media Central, run by Gavin Deans (above), will take on ad sales for national stations Today FM and Newstalk. It already handled sales for the group’s […]

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Foley joins breakfast show at Cork’s Red FM

Ray Foley is joining Cork comedian Jason Coughlan as the new breakfast co-host on Red FM. Breakfast with Ray & Jay was announced at an event with Irish rugby legend Ronan O’Gara and Cork musicians Brian Deady and Stephanie Rainey to mark the station’s third anniversary relaunch. Coughlan has presented Breakfast for the past seven years. […]

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Tesco sponsors Today FM’s Dermot & Dave show

Tesco is to sponsor of Dermot & Dave’s mid-morning show on Today FM for the next year for an undisclosed sum. The deal sees Tesco integrated into the show through taglines, outside broadcasts, on-air and social media promotions. The show recently moved from its lunchtime slot to mid-morning after comedian Al Porter signed up to […]

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Kerr to host Newstalk’s Sunday morning show

Insomnia chairman and entrepreneur Bobby Kerr (right) will present a new magazine style show on Sunday mornings on Newstalk as well as his regular Down to Business programme on Saturdays. Kerr’s new two-hour show coincides with Ivan Yates’s return to the Communicorp talk station with a new, two- hour show on Sunday mornings. The new schedule […]

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Media supports Nova’s homeless radiothon

Media providers from all platforms are coming together to support Radio Nova’s latest effort to raise funds to fight homelessness. The station’s ‘Help Our Homeless’ Radiothon will see the station turn over its airwaves for two days on Wednesday and Thursday of next week to raise funds for badly needed funds for the Peter McVerry Trust. […]

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Tropicana backs MacSweeney’s show

Tropicana has signed up as the official partner of Today FM’s Early Breakfast Show with Paula MacSweeney. The presenter launched her 5am-7am weekday show last July. The six-month deal extends to the showbiz news on the Ian Dempsey Show and includes eight stings a day and ten cross station promos each week, digital content and monthly […]

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Al Porter to host lunchtime show on Today FM

Today FM has signed comedian Al Porter to present its lunchtime show, following the reshuffle prompted by Anton Savage’s sudden departure from the mid-morning slot before Christmas and Dermot & Dave transferring from lunchtime to replace the PR man. Porter’s announcement was filmed live on Facebook during the Dermot & Dave show. Dermot & Dave […]

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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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