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Duffy takes 30 per cent pay cut

Liveline presenter Joe Duffy has agreed to take a 30 per cent pay cut as from the start of this month. Duffy was the fifth-highest paid RTE presenter in 2008, the last year for which fees are available, earning €408,889. The 30 per cent reduction will see his annual fee drop to €286,222 as and […]

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Hutton joins Bay Broadcasting

Ken Hutton has returned to Ireland from London to become commercial director at Bay Broadcasting, the leading shareholder in multi-city station Classic Hits 4FM, a major shareholder in Radio Nova and a backer of Sunshine 106.8, formerly Dublin’s Country. Bay’s Kevin Branigan said Hutton’s 27 years media experience and commercial background will be an asset […]

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Rosenstock to get special award

Comedian Mario Rosenstock will be presented with this year’s outstanding achievement award at the PPI (Phonographic Performance Ireland) radio awards ceremony in Kilkenny tonight. He has been the voice of the popular Gift Grub comedy sketches on the Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show on Today FM since 1999. Rosenstock, 40, has been the voice of Roy […]

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Radio report bad news for Tubridy

His new BBC show may have got off to a lively start but Ryan Tubridy’s morning show on 2fm weekdays continues to lose audience. The latest JNLR survey by Ipsos mrbi indicates the two-hour show which Tubridy took over from Gerry Ryan recorded a drop of 16,000 listeners in the 12 months from July last […]

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Tubridy's BBC shows on 2XM

Ryan Tubridy’s summer stint on BBC Radio 2 will be broadcast live by RTÉ 2fm’s digital sister station 2XM. RTÉ 2XM will simulcast the programme every Saturday from 10am to 1pm for eight weeks, starting on Saturday week, July 23. Tubridy’s show on 2fm will be fronted by the Late Late Show host for “much […]

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RnG third in RTE ad series

RTÉ Radio will broadcast the third in its current TV information campaigns in August. The spot for Raidio na Gaeltachta will be shot in Glencolumbcille in Co Donegal today. It will be directed by Luke Franklin for Jumper Productions. A 30-second RTÉ Lyric fm promo Where Life Sounds Better started on RTÉ One this week following Live the […]

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RTE scoops world radio award

RTÉ Radio has been honoured with the prestigious broadcaster of the year award at the 2011 New York Festivals Radio Awards. From 183 finalists spanning 26 countries, the New York Festivals’ grand jury selected RTÉ Radio as the overall winner. This is the first time in the New York Festivals’ 54-year history that an Irish […]

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Ahern to run for President

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern declared himself as a candidate for the presidential election in an interview on Ryan Tubridy’s show on 2fm today. With the nation trying to come to grips with the latest bank bail out – bringing the rescue package to a staggering €70 billion – the news of Ahern’s declaration may be […]

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Satire gets Saturday outing on RTE

RTÉ Radio 1 will broadcast a political satire show on Saturday mornings in the run-up to the general election at the end of February. Green Tea is a new series from the makers of Nob Nation which starts at 10.30am this weekend. The new show is scripted by a team of comedy writers, including mimic […]

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Byrne to host election radio show

Claire Byrne will present RTÉ Radio 1’s late night political and current affairs programme, Late Debate, in the run-up to the general election from next Monday. Byrne currently presents The Daily Show on RTÉ One and has experience spanning 13 years in broadcasting in Ireland and Britain. She began her career in radio and worked […]

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Newstalk hard-hitting from a height

Newstalk 106-108 is running a poster campaign on the corner site of Earlsfort Terrace and St Stephen’s Green with messages that take a shot at its main rival RTE. Frank Cronin, chief executive, Newstalk, said the campaign proposition was that the station delivers the best independent analysis of the issues in Ireland. The ads, which […]

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Business shows go head-to-head

Ciaran Hancock reports in today’s Irish Times that Ted Harding is leaving Today FM’s Sunday Business Show and will be replaced by Anton Savage, who will host the show on alternate weeks with another PR consultant, Conall O Morain. Savage, a director of The Communications Clinic, hosts The Apprentice – You’e Fired on TV3. Today […]

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Thomas in for a busy few weeks

Kathryn Thomas will be seen and heard a lot in the coming weeks as she starts a new TV series on RTE One and replaces Ryan Tubridy on Radio 1 on weekday mornings. The Carlow-born presenter starts a new three-part TV series next week giving viewers a flavour of the many summer festivals staged around […]

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