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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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Public House creates radio ads for Buymie.eu

Independent creative agency The Public House have launched a new UK and Irish radio advertising campaign for the online grocery delivery service Buymie.eu. Buymie delivers weekly shop within an hour, rather than having to wait weeks for a slot. Unlike their competitors, they are refreshingly honest about the way they tell people about the app. TPH […]

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Claire Byrne to host Today show on RTÉ Radio 1

RTÉ has confirmed Claire Byrne as the new presenter for RTÉ Radio 1’s weekday mid-morning Today current affairs and magazine programme. As and from next Monday, Byrne will take over from Sarah McInerney, who has stood in as the presenter of the two-hour show (10am to midday) in recent months following Seán O’Rourke’s stepping down […]

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Newstalk makes changes to weekday shows

Newstalk has unveiled a new weekday schedule which sees lunchtime presenter Ciara Kelly join Shane Coleman (pictured) as co-anchor of the talk station’s breakfast show. Kelly, who took over from George Hook on the midday slot three years ago, will be replaced by news anchor and Breakfast Briefing and Between the Lines presenter Andrea Gilligan. […]

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Government asked to reform RTÉ over ad ban

Communicorp Media, the parent company of Newstalk which is owned by businessman Denis O’Brien, has called on the new Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport & the Gaeltacht Catherine Martin TD, to take action to reform RTÉ. The call comes following RTÉ’s decision to refuse to broadcast an ad for Newstalk on its TV […]

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Love Irish Food launches Double Up awards

As Ireland faces a major economic challenge in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic and ahead of what may prove a damaging Brexit, Love Irish Food (LIF) has partnered with Core and Media Central to try and help Irish food and drink brand owners command more consumer attention by launching a new awards competition offering free […]

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Communicorp pulls its Facebook ads

Communicorp Media, the Denis O’Brien-owned group of national and local radio stations, including Today FM, Newstalk, OTB Sports, 98FM and Spin 1038, is suspending all its paid ads on Facebook platforms for July in support of the Stop Hate for Profit campaign and in solidarity with the number of advertisers taking a stand against Facebook. […]

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