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Today FM presents speed dating ads

Today FM has a new ad campaign and tagline running across TV, large format out of home (OOH), broadcast VOD, contextual digital and the radio station’s social media channels in June and July, with further activity later in the year. The ads, created by Publicis, feature presenters Ian Dempsey (pictured), Mairead Ronan, Dermot & Dave […]

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Bauer’s bid for Communicorp gets green light

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin TD (above) has confirmed that after a media merger examination, the proposed acquisition of Communicorp Group by Bauer Media can proceed as it has been decided that the €100 million deal is not contrary to the public interest in protecting the plurality of media […]

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Independent radio launches journalism course

A new journalism graduate programme for the independent radio sector is being rolled out by Learning Waves, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and Skillnet Ireland. A group of 10 journalism graduates will have the opportunity to be placed with one of Ireland’s independent radio stations where they will receive hands-on training and development. The […]

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Bay swops around Nova and Classic Hits shows

Bay Broadcasting is switching its breakfast shows on its two music stations. From April, Lucy Kennedy and Colm Hayes will present their show on Ireland’s Classic Hits from 6am to 10am with PJ Gallagher and Jim McCabe switching to Radio Nova. A Bay statement says the switch follows the signing of new 10-year licences with […]

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Denis O’Brien to sell Communicorp to Bauer for €100m

Bauer Media Audio has entered into a deal to buy Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp Media Group for an undisclosed sum thought to be around €100 million. The deal will see Bauer Media Audio enter the Republic of Ireland and extend its audio business to eight countries and will help it develop its current position in Europe […]

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Vast number of Irish adults favour FM

As much as 77 per cent of Irish adults listen to radio on FM while only eight per cent of the population, 330,000 people, listen in on a digital device, the JNLR’s ‘Radio in a Digital World’ report by Ipsos/MRBI shows. Of those that tune in digitally, 4.8 per cent use a mobile device, 1.9 […]

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BAI signs new deals with Nova and Classic Hits

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has announced the signing of new broadcasting contracts on the FM band with Classic Rock Broadcasting, trading as Radio Nova, and Choice Broadcasting, trading as Classic Hits. Nova specialises in rock music for an audience that is mainly 25 year and over in Dublin city and county and commuter […]

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Dublin’s Q102 signs new BAI contract

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has announced the signing of a new sound broadcasting contract with City Broadcasting Limited, trading as Dublin’s Q102, for the provision of an FM service music-based sound broadcasting service on the FM broadband for a general audience aged 35-55 years in Dublin city and county. BAI chief executive Michael […]

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Fitzpatrick Communicorp’s new commercial boss

Gillian Fitzpatrick has been appointed as the new commercial director at Communicorp Media. She replaces Simon Myciunka, who became the media group’s CEO in October. She previously held a similar role at Maximum Media for the past two years, having previously been the managing director of the company’s Her and Her Family brands. Fitzpatrick will […]

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Newstalk named station of the year

Communicorp Media’s Newstalk bagged a host of gongs at this year’s IMRO Awards, including Ireland’s top national station. The talk station also claimed a number of top presenter awards, including best speech broadcaster, top national sports broadcaster and top news broadcaster going to Ciara Kelly (above), Joe Molloy and Susan Keogh. Waterford-based WLR was voted […]

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Communicorp appoints Myciunka as CEO

Communicorp Media has appointed Simon Myciunka as the group’s new chief executive, having held the position of commercial director for three years. He replaces Adrian Serle, who is stepping down from the role at the end of the year to return to the UK. Myciunka will oversee Communicorp’s media brands, including Newstalk, Today FM, Off […]

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IMRO radio awards shortlist announced

In a year when radio has shown its continuing importance to Irish life, the IMRO Radio Awards 2020 shortlist has been revealed. In all, 673 entries were received for this year’s awards, which is up from 649 in 2019.  Due to government guidelines, the awards will streamed live at an event on Friday, October 2, […]

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Bord Bia ads push value of whitefish

Bord Bia is calling on consumers to try something different with Irish whitefish as part of a new campaign with recipes and virtual cook-alongs. Almost half of all Irish consumers claim to regularly buy whitefish. The campaign is encouraging the public to support local fishermen by embracing Irish whitefish for its versatility and health benefits. […]

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