Lots happens in the radio industry each week so here’s a summary of the week we just enjoyed.
Here’s what happened
Beat 102 103 have warned listeners about a fake Beat social media account trying to scam people. It seems this is a new tactic commonly used by scammers when stations are running competitions. I had a recent experience with a Fake 2FM account telling me I won a telly, interesting as the real 2FM was giving away a telly at the time too. Beat was giving away €1,000 but we don’t know if this info was being used by the fake account. Beat asked it’s listeners to request a call if ever contacted by Beat on social media and said they would happily call to prove it’s actually them. Something stations need to be aware of.
The shortlist for the IMRO Awards has been announced. The event takes place virtually again this year and will be held on the 1st of October. Good luck to everyone who made the shortlist.
The former head of RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, EDEL Ní Chuireáin. Retired this week after 39 years. EDEL has been managing the Donegal service since 2017. There’s a lovely article on this that’s well worth a read.
So much radio news
So much happened this week we’ll just keep going.
The death has been announced of Sunshine Radio founder Robbie Robinson aka Robbie Dale. Many have paid tribute to Robbie and there’s a good roundup on Radio Today. May he rest in peace
Christmas FM confirmed their 2021 charity partner this week. The station will be raising funds for Barnardos when it goes on air later this year. The station has been fairly active on social media recently so go check them out.
Vinny and Aoibhin have taken over hosting breakfast on WLR. Vinny recently moved from sister station Beat which got a new breakfast show itself last week. The two presenters chatted to Radio Today after their first show so you can read that below.
Bonus Quick bits
So much happened this week we’re just going to give you some other quick bits. Links you can click without any babble from us.