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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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Skoda sponsors Anton Savage show

Skoda Ireland has signed a one-year title sponsorship deal with The Anton Savage Show on Today FM for an undisclosed sum. The deal sees the car brand incorporated into the show by integrating taglines at pivotal points. It includes three hourly stings and 10 branded trailers a week, plus brand promotions aimed at the show’s radio, […]

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IBI welcomes plans to scrap levy

The Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI) has welcomed a commitment by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny to abolish the levy on broadcasters if the Fine Gael party is re-elected to Government. Speaking on Ocean FM, Kenny said he recognised the contribution made by independent radio stations to the public discourse and to public service broadcasting. He said […]

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Newstalk solid but BAI yet to firm up rock licence

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has announced details of the expressions of interest received for a quasi-national speech/news service and a music-driven alternative rock service for Dublin city and county. The BAI’s contract awards committee sought expressions of interest for both services at the beginning of October. One expression of interest was received for the […]

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McPartlin resigns from Today FM

Peter McPartlin is to step down as chief executive of Today FM, the national entertainment station owned by Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp radio group. The resignation was sudden and unexpected. In a media statement, McPartlin said he intended to explore new opportunities, both from a personal and career point of view, while he can still do […]

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Newstalk appoints Tim Collins as CEO

Communicorp is to appoint Tim Collins as CEO of Newstalk subject to the normal regulatory approval. Collins is currently the CEO of Ocean FM and a consultant to Northern Media Group. He is also a long standing director of the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI). He has worked in media since 2004 and led the bid for Ocean FM’s […]

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IBI demands action on licence fee

Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI), which represents 34 independent radio stations, is calling for urgent reform of the TV licence fee to help tackle evasion and improve collection rates through the introduction of a broadcast charge and commercial premises tariffs, a portion of which should go towards fund public service broadcasting on independent radio. The […]

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Des Cahill among PPI inductees

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

Marketing.ie 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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