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Rosenstock to host Sunday show on Today FM

Mario Rosenstock, creator and star of Gift Grub on The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show, is to host a new Sunday morning show on Today FM. Mario’s Sunday Roast will be a two-hour mix of chat and music starting at 11am. The move follows Today FM axing The Sunday Business Show and Songs in the Key of Life from its […]

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Hayes and Kennedy to host Nova breakfast show

                          Colm Hayes and Lucy Kennedy are to host a new breakfast show on music station Radio Nova. The Colm & Lucy Breakfast Show will broadcast every day from 6am-10am starting on some unconfirmed date in April. Kennedy has presented a number of shows on TV3, […]

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Radio Nova raises €75k to help homeless people

A two-day charity event saw Nova turn over its airwaves recently to raise €74,553 to fight homelessness in Dublin. It is the fourth year Nova has asked for donations from members of the public and local businesses. This year, Applegreen and Bord Gais Energy joined the initiative to help people who are homeless or are at risk […]

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Communicorp complied with rules, BAI says

Communicorp (CGL) did not contravene compliance rules as laid down by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) in relation to the radio group banning Irish Times journalists from its shows, a statement by the BAI has confirmed. Following a request from the authority, the BAI considered whether any issues arose in respect of CGL complying with […]

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Fiver Friday to return to Joe Duffy’s Liveline

Liveline’s Fiver Friday returns to the national airwaves on March 16. Following the adverse weather conditions from the ‘Beast from the East’ last week and the nationwide red alert to remain indoors,  many thousands of local businesses have suffered loss to their earnings. Liveline is encouraging people to spend locally and to support their community. In July 2011, Joe […]

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Nova postpones radiothon due to cold snap

Radio Nova has postponed its annual two-day charity radiothon as Dublin and surrounding counties suffered significant snowfalls. The station made the decision to postpone the ‘Help Our Homeless’ event in aid of Focus Ireland after a ‘status red’ national weather warning was issued by Met Eireann for Dublin, Kildare, Louth, Wicklow and Meath. Nova’s programme director Colm Hayes said […]

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Beat rewarded for supporting Irish music on air

Beat 102103 has won the IMRO independent radio award in recognition of its continued commitment to supporting Irish music creators. The Waterford-based regional radio station broadcasts to counties Waterford, Kilkenny, Wexford, Carlow and South Tipperary. Beat’s commitment to Irish music can be seen in initiatives featured across the station’s schedule. Live on-air sessions for Irish […]

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Almost nine in 10 media buyers listen to radio

A joint report by the Joint National Listenership Research (JNLR) group and the Choose Radio body claims that 88 per cent of media buyers in Ireland tune into radio every day. Unveiling the Ipsos MRBI study at the RadioDays two-day conference, the organisers said the findings are higher than the reach across Irish adults as […]

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Ogilvy rolls out Trocaire’s Lenten message

Trócaire, the Irish overseas development agency, has launched its annual Lenten appeal with new TV and radio ads created by Ogilvy & Mather. The ads highlight the impact of Trócaire’s work with families in developing countries. Building on Trócaire’s ‘Until Love Conquers Fear’ from last year, ‘The Search’ tells the story of a young girl, Dawa […]

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O’Connell to host Today FM’s new lunchtime show

Muireann O’Connell will host a new lunchtime show on Today FM from January 22. The noon to 2pm show will be two-hours of music and talk. Already a familiar voice on the station, O’Connell has presented across the daytime schedule filling in for Ian Dempsey, Dermot & Dave and Fergal D’Arcy in recent times, as […]

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Willie O’Reilly set to leave RTÉ soon

RTÉ group commercial director Willie O’Reilly is to leave the national broadcaster to pursue other interests. Reporting to the director general, O’Reilly has been a member of the executive board. He led all of the divisional and cross-divisional commercial staff and operations and was responsible for the planning and development of commercial strategy. RTÉ offered […]

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Radio ads expert to address AAI Toolkit event

Acclaimed radio writer and producer Paul Burke (above left) will talk about the importance of creating engaging ads across all channels, but particularly for radio, at the November Association of Advertisers in Ireland (AAI) Toolkit breakfast seminar. The London-based creative will also discuss the significance of sound in both TV and radio commercials. Burke will […]

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Bay takes full ownership of Radio Nova

Bay Broadcasting has taken 100 per cent ownership of Radio Nova, buying out veteran radio investors Vienna Investments and Des Whelan, as well as tech investor Pat McDonagh, the station’s CEO Kevin Branigan (above) has confirmed. Bay, which also owns Classic Hits 4FM and is a shareholder in Sunshine 106.8, had a 38 per cent stake […]

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