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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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CAI ads urge youths to consider accountancy

Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI) has launched a new ad campaign to kick off the application process for the 2020/21 new student intake for the chartered accountancy qualification. The B2C, three-month campaign, ‘Secure Your Success,’ runs across radio, social, digital and press from this week through to when applications close on September 30. The campaign, which […]

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Bauer extends online radio across Ireland

Bauer Media in Belfast has expanded its reach by enabling online listening across the island of Ireland. For the first time, consumers south of the border will be able to either tune in live or listen in later to the three stations – Cool FM, Downtown Radio and Downtown Country – through its branded mobile […]

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Boys+Girls radio ad airs dangers of drowning

As more people than ever visit Irish beaches due to the fact that the Covid-19 pandemic has caused the closure of supervised swimming pools and has restricted international travel, Boys+Girls has created a radio and digital campaign for Swim Ireland and the Royal Life Saving Society to highlight the loss of young lives during Drowning […]

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IMRO Radio Awards to be streamed live

In place of the annual gala dinner in Kilkenny, the IMRO Radio Awards will now be staged as a live video/virtual event stream allowing the industry to join in from home or in smaller station groups. Radio stations will be able to submit the same number of entries this year free of charge as they […]

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Matt Damon talks to Spin 1038’s breakfast show

Dublin youth station Spin 1038 scored a major coup over its media rivals by getting an exclusive interview with Hollywood movie star on its ‘Fully Charged with Graham and Nathan’ breakfast show. The interview was broadcast in full this morning on as he spoke about his time spent in Ireland where he has been living […]

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FM104 gives a head start to Jigsaw fundraiser

Dublin music station FM104 will host ‘Mind Your Noggin Day’ later this month in aid of youth mental health charity Jigsaw. The aim is to raise awareness of mental health issues in young people, particularly at this time when many are struggling to deal with the fallout from the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis and uncertainty around […]

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BAI launches Covid-19 funds for radio

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has announced details of a special funding round under its Sound & Vision scheme to support the independent commercial radio sector in its provision of public awareness and understanding of Covid-19, including the risks and public health measures being implemented to reduce the disease’s spread. In all, €2.5 million […]

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IRS+ goes with new ‘Local is Loud!’ message

‘Local is Loud!’ That is the new positioning for local radio evangelists at IRS+. It is a message that has never been more powerful than the current health crisis Ireland and the rest of the world is experiencing. When issues of concern affect the nation – whether it be the weather, politics or health events […]

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Spin shares schedules in targeting youths

Youth radio stations Spin 1038 and Spin South West plans to air shared programming between Spin South West and Spin 1038 in Dublin. While the breakfast and drive time shows on both stations will be retained, mid-morning and evening shows will be shared across both stations. Local news, sport weather and travel will be retained […]

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Shekleton and O’Loughlin to host 98FM breakfast

98FM has a new breakfast duo with Rebecca Shekleton and Brendan O’Loughlin taking to the airwaves from March 16. 98FM’s Big Breakfast (7am-10am) promises to be an instant shot of “get up and go” weekday mornings, as the pair keep Dublin listeners entertained with music and giveaways, along with  the latest news and traffic updates. […]

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