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Radiocentre Ireland launches fun ads

Radiocentre Ireland is rolling out an ad campaign poking fun at the tech giants by highlighting the many advantages radio has to offer. Adapted from work originated by Radiocentre UK, the activity will include out of home (OOH), social and digital, print, and, of course, radio. One, spot, called ‘Cookies’, has the narrator introducing an exciting […]

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Wireless Ireland promotes McCarthy

Brian McCarthy has been appointed to the expanded role of group commercial and operations director at Wireless Ireland with immediate effect. The company operates local radio stations such as Dublin’s Q102, FM104, Cork’s 96FM, C103, Live95 and LMFM and is part of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, which also owns The Sunday Times and Storyful. McCarthy […]

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IMRO radio awards shortlist announced

The shortlist for this year’s IMRO Radio Awards has been released. Back in person after two years of broadcasting virtually, the awards show will see the island of Ireland broadcast community gather to announce the winners. Radio and television broadcaster Dermot Whelan will once again MC the ceremony at Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny, on Friday, […]

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Tubs up as morning show figures rise

Radio audience figures released in the latest Ipsos Joint National Listenership Research (JNLR) survey indicate strong results for breakfast and mid-morning shows with RTÉ Radio 1, 2fm, Today FM and Newstalk all adding listeners in the 12 months to the end of June. Ryan Tubridy now has 369,000 listeners, having made gains in the last […]

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Talksport to stream live PL games in Ireland

The British Talksport radio station has won an exclusive package of digital audio rights to stream live commentary of Premier League (PL) matches in the Republic of Ireland for the next three seasons. The rights deal will allow brand owners to target PL fans in Ireland, including a title sponsorship and other packages during Saturday’s […]

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Radio scored €145m in ad revenue

First ever published revenue from Irish radio operators reports that the Irish radio advertising market generated revenues of €145.1 million in 2021 and the first quarter of this year revenue was up by 22 per cent.  For the first time, all of the Republic’s radio stations got together to detailed revenue data based on the […]

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Cunningham to address AAI event

Radiocentre Ireland CEO Ciarán Cunningham is the guest speaker at the Association of Advertisers in Ireland (AAI) May Toolkit session. Cunningham assumed his current role in January. Radiocentre Ireland is a new industry body, funded by RTÉ and the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI) with a remit to promote audio as a marketing medium. Cunningham […]

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IMRO radio awards open for entries

The IMRO Radio Awards 2022 are open for entries with as many as 41 categories spanning music, speech, news, programmes and personalities recognising those involved in radio across Ireland on-air and behind the scenes. After two years as a virtual ceremony, the awards return in-person for an event at the Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny in […]

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More being spent on eating out and holidays

As pandemic restrictions are lifted, Irish consumers are spending more on eating out, holidays and concerts than before the pandemic, new research by Radiocentre Ireland, the new industry body for audio indicates. Some habits that are set to change for good as one in three people who currently work from home want to continue to do […]

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Radio station marks St Patrick’s Day

Every year the world turns green in celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day. The Sound of Ireland is a new pop-up radio station launched for Ireland’s national holiday. Broadcasting online and on FM in Dublin until March 18, the station celebrates St Patrick’s Day with Ireland and the world by trying to amplify aspects of Irish […]

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EGTA cuts ties with Russian members

International trade body for TV and radio sales houses, the European Group of Television Advertising (EGTA), has suspended relations with its six Russian association members – Europa Media Group (EMG), Everest Sales, Gazprom-Media, Media-1, NRA (National Advertising Alliance) and Russian Media Group – following the invasion of Ukraine. “These past few days, we have witnessed […]

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98FM goes with Sam Mumba and rebrand

Dublin music radio station 98FM has unveiled a new look, a new sound and some new faces, including Samantha Mumba (pictured) who will host a new Saturday night music show from this weekend called ‘Good Time Anthems’. The ‘Gotta Tell You’ chart topper will entertain a 98FM audience with Old Skool and contemporary dance and […]

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Christmas FM gifts Barnardos over €330k

Festive music radio station Christmas FM raised €331,515 for Barnardos, their chosen charity for 2021. The figure well surpassed the original goal of €250,000. Listener donations will be used to help around 6,800 disadvantaged children in Ireland , with Barnardos providing them with food, educational support and therapeutic services with their trained teams. The 2021 […]

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