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Satire gets Saturday outing on RTE

RTÉ Radio 1 will broadcast a political satire show on Saturday mornings in the run-up to the general election at the end of February. Green Tea is a new series from the makers of Nob Nation which starts at 10.30am this weekend. The new show is scripted by a team of comedy writers, including mimic […]

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Byrne to host election radio show

Claire Byrne will present RTÉ Radio 1’s late night political and current affairs programme, Late Debate, in the run-up to the general election from next Monday. Byrne currently presents The Daily Show on RTÉ One and has experience spanning 13 years in broadcasting in Ireland and Britain. She began her career in radio and worked […]

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Newstalk hard-hitting from a height

Newstalk 106-108 is running a poster campaign on the corner site of Earlsfort Terrace and St Stephen’s Green with messages that take a shot at its main rival RTE. Frank Cronin, chief executive, Newstalk, said the campaign proposition was that the station delivers the best independent analysis of the issues in Ireland. The ads, which […]

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Business shows go head-to-head

Ciaran Hancock reports in today’s Irish Times that Ted Harding is leaving Today FM’s Sunday Business Show and will be replaced by Anton Savage, who will host the show on alternate weeks with another PR consultant, Conall O Morain. Savage, a director of The Communications Clinic, hosts The Apprentice – You’e Fired on TV3. Today […]

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Thomas in for a busy few weeks

Kathryn Thomas will be seen and heard a lot in the coming weeks as she starts a new TV series on RTE One and replaces Ryan Tubridy on Radio 1 on weekday mornings. The Carlow-born presenter starts a new three-part TV series next week giving viewers a flavour of the many summer festivals staged around […]

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Public urged to create radio ad

ThinkIrish.ie has launched a campaign urging consumers to create a radio commercial to run on Today FM. In what may be a global first, the not-for-profit group, which promotes Irish goods and service in an effort to generate 20,000 new jobs, is using Facebook and Twitter and its own website to drum up interest. The […]

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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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