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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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IBI rolls out RWC radio podcast

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 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

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

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

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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