This Week In Radio 17/10/2020

Lots happens in the radio industry each weak so hears a summery of the week we just enjoyed.

Here’s what happened

Sunday roast on Today FM Has come to an end. The show presenter MARIO Rosenstock is however staying with the station to continue his work on Gift Grub..

Read the full story on Radio Today

Halloween FM is on its way back for 2020! The station can now be heard testing in the Christmas FM app. The station will be back on air from the 22nd.

Ghosts might get you if you click here👻

And finally this week the BAI have launched a public consultation on there new strategy statement. For all the details here the BAI website is the place to go. There’s an artical explaining it all in the News section.

Visit the BAI website

And that is the summery for this weak. Come back to radio land next week for more radio news📻

This Week In Radio 10/09/2020

Lots happens in the radio industry each weak so hears a summery of the week we just enjoyed.

Here’s what happened

Student radio station Juice FM returned to the air in cork on Thursday with shows from 8am through until 9pm.

Listen to juice and check out the schedule on the Juice website.

Iradio has a new jingle package now on air thanks to Wisebuddah. The station got the new jingles to celebrate there new BAI broadcast licence.

Read the full story on Radio Today

And finally there was a wholesome moment on Corks Red FM this week. I could explain but it’s best if you go see for yourself.

Just click and see

And that is the summery for this weak. Come back to radio land next week for more radio news📻

This week in radio, IMRO Awards edition

Lots happens in the radio industry every week but last night was IMRO night so I’m changing up the intro.😂

Here’s how it all went down

  • Those who applied got a very nice email with a link to view the stream and with it came some small bits of handy info. Test card at 7:00pm and show start at 7:30pm. Excitement could now begin
  • The time arrived and we all had a bit of a moment when the test card didn’t show up on time, but we didn’t have long to wait and when that test card appeared you could hear an Audible sigh of relief in every radio station in the country.
  • Then show time came and any notion I had of being able to tweet live info as the event unfolded went out the window. The set was bright and colourful. It honestly looked amazing.
  • It was now time for the opening monologue which was absolutely fantastic. Radio joke after radio joke made every station CEO a bit nervous. It was really brilliant.
  • the President popped in to say hello.
  • And then just as we got to the speach from the chair of IMRO, the sound died. Everyone including us then made the same comment about sound dying at a radio event and a funny sense of pride was felt by all.
  • The super team at IMRO got things sorted quick though and after a fewspeeches we went straight into the award giving.
  • Now I can’t possibly summarise every award here but the fine people at Radio Today have done that so click here to read that.
  • We flew through the awards and sprinkled amungst them we got treated to some guest appearances and musical performances. Bosco and Gavin James were there for example. It really was great seeing such appreciation for radio.
  • And before we knew it we were coming to the end. Everyone had got there awards, Gavin James had rushed off to the Late Late show and a good time was had by all.

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everyone involved in making last night happen.

On a personal note, I remember being about 14 or 15 and following the then PPI Awards with excitement. Now I’m 19, studying radio broadcasting and I got the pleasure of watching the event and talking about it here on Radio Land. Radio is still cool and it does still inspire so to all the radio people that read this I just want to say thank you and keep doing what your doing.

And that is the summery for this weak. Come back to radio land next week for more radio news📻

This week in radio 26/8/2020

Lots happens in the radio industry each weak so hears a summery of the week we just enjoyed.

Here’s what happened

It emerged this week that apple bought Scout FM, a company turning podcasts into radio station like feeds. Apple are showing a lot of interest in radio lately having recently launched new stations.

Read the full story on Bloomberg

Flirt FM in Galway are hosting a 25 hour broadcast marathon on Monday to celebrate 25 years on air. Best of luck to everyone involved.

Read the story on Radio Today

And finally this week producer Helena O’Toole is leaving the Niall Boylan show on classic hits and is moving to produce Newstalk Breakfast. Aisling lynch is taking up Helena’s classic hits role. Best of luck to you both.

Aisling Lynch becomes senior producer at classic hits

Helena moving to Newstalk breakfast.

And that is the summery for this weak. Come back to radio land next week for more radio news📻

This week in radio 19/08/2020

Lots happens in the radio industry each weak so hears a summery of the week we just enjoyed.

Here’s what happened

Keith Walsh announced his departure from 2fm this week. He previously co hosted the breakfast show on the station.

Read the full story on the Irish Mirror

Listeners in the UK will no longer have access to many international stations on the Tunein platform following legal issues.

Read the story on Radio Today

And finally this week a real happy story. Radio presenter Gareth o’Callaghan and his partner Paula got married this week🎉huge congrats to them both.

Check out Gareth’s tweet here

And that is the summery for this weak. Come back to radio land next week for more radio news📻

This week in radio 12/9/2020

Lots happens in the radio industry each weak so hears a summery of the week we just enjoyed

Here’s what happened

The shortlist for the 2020 IMRO Awards was announced this week. Congratulations to you all and best of luck.

Check out the full shortlist on Radio Today

Today with Claire Byrne on Radio 1 has a new sponsor. Opel have come on board to sponsor the show for the next year.

Read the full story on Radio Today

Finally this week is something slightly different. On an episode of the girls with goals podcast there was a discussion on the representation of female artists on Irish radio. It’s well worth a listen

Check out the article and podcast on her.ie

And that is the summery for this weak. Come back to radio land next week for more radio news📻

This week in radio 05/09/2020

Lots happens in the radio industry each weak so hears a summery of the week we just enjoyed

Here’s what happened

A new breakfast show got underway on Newstalk Monday. Ciara Kelly joined Shane Coleman as part of the stations new weekday schedule.

Have a listen to some of this weeks highlights and why not subscribe to the podcast while your there

NCBI radio bingo launched this week raising funds for The National Council for the Blind of Ireland. The game is broadcast twice daily on sunshine 106.8FM. Tickets cost €5 per week.

Click hear for details on how to play

Christmas fm announced there 2020 charity partner this week. This year the station will be raising money for Alone.

Read the full announcement from Christmas fm hear

And that is the summery for this weak. Come back to radio land next week for more radio news📻

This weak in radio 29/9/20

Lots happens in the radio industry each weak so hears a summery of the week we just enjoyed

RTÉ announced a new schedule for radio one.

Read the story on RTÉ news

WLR holds a fundraiser for mental health charity.

Read the story on Radio Today

A few tech issues came to play on 2fm breakfast.

Read full story on The Sun

And that is the summery for this weak. Come back to radio land next week for more radio news📻