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Murray to replace Tubridy on Radio 1

John Murray, host of The Business and part of the Morning Ireland team of presenters on RTE Radio 1, is to take over from Ryan Tubridy when the new autumn season gets underway at the start of September. Tubridy is moving back to 2FM to present the morning slot left vacant by the tragic and […]

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RTE to launch consumer show

RTE is to broadcast a new television series in the autumn aimed at raising important consumer issues and championing the rights of Ireland’s buying public. The Consumer Show will be fronted by Prime Time reporter Keelin Shanley and Eddie Hobbs (pictured) will focus on information and advice. They will examine what the public knows about […]

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Tubridy to replace Ryan on 2FM

Ryan Tubridy is to replace his old mentor Gerry Ryan as host of the mid-morning slot on 2FM from the end of August. Tubridy’s broadcasting career in RTE began on the Full Irish Breakfast on 2FM. Ryan’s slot was three hours till noon but Tubridy’s show will run for an hour less due to his […]

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Tubridy has worries about fame

Ryan Tubridy on a new tee-shirt by Freshmilkclothing.com RTE presenter Ryan Tubridy has admitted that he worries about the effects of his fame on his family and has described it as being “just all a bit odd”. Speaking on The Last Word with Matt Cooper on Today FM, he said he was waiting with his daughter […]

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Keane may rejoin RTE

Eamon Keane with Adi Roche and Ali Hewson from the Chernobyl Children’s Project Eamon Keane has left Newstalk 106-108 amid speculation that he is to rejoin RTE. Keane has presented Lunchtime on the talk station. The latest JNLR indicated that his two-hour show averaged 68,000 listeners, up by 12 per cent. Son of actor Eamon Keane […]

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Q102 signs new contract

Q102 today signed a new ten-year contract with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). The easy-listening music station owned by UTV is targeted at 35-55 year olds on the FM band in Dublin city and county. Dublin’s Q102 was represented at the signing by its chief executive Scott Williams, chairperson Padraic White, John McCann, group […]

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Hayes and Kennedy fill Ryan slot

Colm Hayes (pictured left) and Lucy Kennedy will stand in for Gerry Ryan, who died recently, as presenters of the weekday morning show on 2FM from 9am today. The pair will host the three-hour show for four weeks after which time head of 2FM John McMahon is due to name a permanent successor for Ryan. […]

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Crystal Swing performs on Today FM

Fresh from their appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in the US, Crystal Swing featured this morning on The Ray D’Arcy Show on Today FM. The Cork threesome spoke of the experience of appearing on US daytime TV and how it was the “best day of their lives” and the huge exposure it gave them. […]

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Robin Gibb in Dublin for IBI seminar

Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees pop group will be the keynote speaker at the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI) annual seminar next Tuesday at the Radisson Hotel on Golden Lane in Dublin. The conference theme is ‘Radio: Stayin’ Alive’ and independent stations owners, management and broadcasters are due to attend. Gibb will speak as […]

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Hair-raising antics at Today FM

Ian Dempsey, Matt Cooper and Ray D’Arcy prepare for the Shave or Dye charity fundraiser Today FM will be undergoing a major makeover on February 18th when its presenters take part in a hair shave or dye fundraiser for the Irish Cancer Society. Ian Dempsey, Mario Rosenstock, Ray D’Arcy, Matt Cooper and Phil Cawley will […]

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RTE expands digital radio service

JP Coakley, RTÉ Radio director of operations RTÉ Radio is expanding its digital radio network, making its four nationwide FM services and an extra seven exclusive digital radio services available in counties Kildare, Laois, Louth, Meath, Offaly and Westmeath. Digital radio has been available to listeners in Dublin, Cork and Limerick city since last year’s launch. […]

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Tipp FM turns to Clonmel shoppers

Tipp FM has launched a new studio on site at the Showgrounds Shopping Centre in Clonmel and becomes the first independent radio station to set up a second studio in a shopping centre. Initially, the station will broadcast its mid-afternoon show every Saturday from the new studio. Fran Curry, programme controller, Tipp FM, said the […]

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Three groups vie for radio news

Three groups are due to pitch for a temporary radio news service to fill in for Independent Network News (INN) which is due to cease operating at the end of the month. The presentations are due to be made to a panel of stakeholders tomorrow. Denis O’Brien’s Newstalk, UTV and a group headed by INN […]

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