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Des Cahill among PPI inductees

16-11-04         Photograph: Matt Kavanagh
Morning Ireland 25th Birthday.  -  Des Cahill

Four radio personalities will be inducted into the PPI Hall of Fame for their services to Irish radio. RTE Sports reporter Des Cahill, Communicorp’s Pat Balfe, the late George Anderson from BBC Radio Ulster and Red FM founder Henry Condon, who died two years, will be honoured at the annual PPI awards gala dinner on […]

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Win! Tickets to Randy Newman concert

Randy Newman and RTE Radio 1 is offering you the opportunity to win two tickets to Randy Newman’s concert at Vicar Street on Tuesday, October 27th 2015. For your chance to win, just correctly answer the following question: What’s the title of Randy Newman’s song which tells the story of a terrible flood? Answers should be […]

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IBI rolls out RWC radio podcast

The Webb Ellis Cup

The Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI) and rugby podcast Down the Blind Side have joined forces to bring the Rugby World Cup (RWC) to radio audiences. The partnership begins as Joe Schmidt’s Ireland squad prepares for the biggest tournament the game has to offer, which kicks off at Twickenham with England v Fiji on Saturday, […]

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Tubridy returns to mornings on Radio 1

Ryan Tubridy Love Irish Food

Ryan Tubridy will return to his former weekday morning slot on RTÉ Radio 1 in early September. Tubridy, who left Radio 1 to present a show on 2fm for the past five years, replaces John Murray, whose new role in RTÉ will be in sports programming. Sunday Independent journalist Brendan O’Connor has been filling the […]

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Fitzpatrick to host Sunday show on Newstalk

Colette Fitzpatrick, TV News Presenter

TV news presenter Colette Fitzpatrick is to present a Sunday morning show on Newstalk 106-108 FM. Sponsored by Marks & Spencer, The Colette Fitzpatrick Show will include topical discussions, expert advice and interviews. The show will cover topics such as psychology, parenting, book and TV reviews as well as women’s health and well-being. Fitzpatrick started her career in radio working […]

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Lloyds Pharmacy sponsors Liveline

Joe Duffy, Liveline

RTÉ Radio 1 has announced Lloyds Pharmacy as the new Liveline sponsor for a year in a deal brokered by Core Media’s Livewire and Mediaworks. The afternoon phone-in show presented by Joe Duffy has an average audience of 382,000, making it the second most listened to show on Irish radio after Morning Ireland. The Liveline […]

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Radio app gets 70k downloads

Apple iPad

The Irish radio player app had 70,000 downloads in its first six weeks since launch. The app is a joint venture between the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI) and RTE and listeners can download all 43 IBI and RTE stations in the Republic. The app allows easy switching between stations, storing favourites and interacting with […]

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Radio ads home in on nursing care

Nursing Homes Ireland

Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI) has rolled out a national radio campaign in the run-up to Nursing Homes Week 2015, which begins on Monday week highlighting the care provided by private and voluntary nursing homes. The ads celebrate the personal care in NHI member homes and promotes the rewarding job opportunities they provide. The ad campaign follows […]

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Win tickets for The Frames concert

The Frames in Cork and RTE 2fm is offering you the opportunity to win two tickets to The Frames concert at The Marquee in Cork on Saturday, July 11th 2015. For your chance to win, just correctly answer the following question: What was the movie in which Glen Hansard starred as a Dublin busker? Answers should be emailed […]

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Monahan Newstalk’s new programme boss

Newstalk Breakfast Show Eircom Sponsorship

Patricia Monahan has been appointed as programme director at Newstalk 106-108 FM. Deputising for Newstalk’s editor in chief, Garrett Harte, Monahan is now responsible for day to day programming management, implementing the station’s content strategy and identifying and training new talent. She is also in charge of developing programming to maximise JNLR and commercial growth […]

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TXFM recognised for its support of Irish music


Communicorp’s rock music station TXFM has won the IMRO independent radio award for its commitment to supporting Irish music creators. The award was presented by Sean Donnegan, director of broadcasting and online at IMRO to Paul Lynch, financial controller of TXFM at the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI) annual conference. TXFM broadcasts rock and indie […]

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IRS+ continues JNLR campaign

Peter Smyth, IRS +

Efforts to overturn restrictions imposed on radio stations operating under the IRS+ banner as to how they market and promote their Joint National Listenership Research (JNLR) results continue. The latest report shows IRS+ audience figures growing more than any single national station, with 20,000 extra listeners in the last quarter of 2014. Due to the […]

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Savage in for D’Arcy at Today FM

Anton Savage

Anton Savage is to present the 9-12 midday show on Today FM. The Anton Savage Show will focus on guests and live music. Savage, who is managing director of PR and media training agency The Communications Clinic, has presented The Ray D’Arcy Show and The Last Word on Today FM and 2fm’s Tubridy Show and […]

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