It’s been a quiet week in radio so here’s two stories instead of the usual three

Happy new year 🎉

With the Christmas break there hasn’t been a lot of radio news so rather than not posting we only have two stories this week.

Here’s what happened

UK radio station Love Sport went off air on New Year’s Eve. According to Radio Today the station had been playing non stop music for the last while due to the pandemic.

Read full story on Radio Today

There’s loads of schedule changes in Cork from Monday with 96fm and C103 changing up there daytime schedules a little. Best of luck to all involved.

Read the story on our Twitter

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

The biggest radio stories of 2020

It’s been a year like no other so here are the three biggest radio stories of the year.📻

The pandemic changed how we do radio

Everything changed a little as some began hosting from home and every news bulletin focused on one story.

Radio had more listeners than ever while simultaneously going through the toughest financial struggle the industry ever faced.

It was certainly a crazy time so let’s just hope next year is a bit less crazy!

Spin 1038 and Spin South West come together.

Spin decide to bring shows together and network some shows.

It’s something that has happened many times in the UK but it’s one of the first big examples here in Ireland.

Do you think it provides stability or just shrinks our industry? Do you think there’s more networking on the way? Let us know on our Twitter

More digital stations than ever before hit the internet

This year seems to have been a huge year for online stations. Many stations launched services that live in there apps. While others launched whole new brands.

From stations like Music One and quarantine FM to stations like 96FM Fit Mix there’s now more to listen to than ever before.

What is your favourite online station? Tell us on Twitter.

What a year!

It’s been a crazy year of good and bad news in 2020 so let’s just hope next year is slightly easier for everyone.

Thanks so much for checking out Radio Land this year😀 we hope to bring you more news in 2021

This Week in Radio 19/12/2020

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

Here’s what happened

Many UK radio stations have been removed from Sky EPG listings in Ireland. This is due to the approaching end of the brexit transition period.

Read the full story on Radio Today

The power of radio was on full display this week when Corks C103 helped reunite a listener with cash they had lost. Well done to all involved.

Check out the details here

And finally we here at Radio Land want to wish all those in the radio industry a very happy Christmas. it’s been a crazy time in the world of late and those both on air and behind the scenes have been doing an amazing job of both informing and entertaining.

We will have more radio news for you on the 26th so if your looking for radio news after a crazy Christmas Day we will have you covered.

Follow our Twitter for any radio news over Christmas

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

This Week In Radio 12/12/2020

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

Here’s what happened

Drive time Time Checks on RTE Radio 1 are available for sponsorship. It’s the perfect way for a brand to get there message across. Pricing can be found at the below link.

Get details here!

Shannon Redmond started a new show on KCLR last week. Best of luck From us here at Radio Land. As a Redmond myself I’m sure you will do all the Redmond’s in Ireland Proud.😃

Listen to KCLR here

And finally this week it seems Dublin City FM has more listeners than ever. Kantar released figures this week showing gains of 52% for the station. Well done to all involved.

Read full details on Radio Today

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

This Week In Radio 5/12/2020

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

Here’s what happened

The guidelines for reporting of suicide in the media have been updated. It’s important for those working in the media to make themselves aware of the updated guidelines.

Read the statement from the BAI here

Jordan North who presents weekend shows on BBC Radio 1 came 2nd in this years I’m A Celebrity,Get Me Out Of Here. What Irish radio presenter would you like to face I’m A Celeb? Tell us on Twitter!

Check out Jordan’s best bits

2FM Raised €55,492 for the ISPCC this week. Well done to all involved. Hopefully the 2FM Xmas Ball will be back next year.

You can donate to the ISPCC on line here

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

This Week in Radio 28/11/2020

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

Here’s what happened

Christmas FM is on its way bringing Ireland the Magic of Christmas once again. Best of luck to all involved. If your reading this on the 28th then tune in at 12pm for the station launch.

Go to the station website

Are you looking for Santa to send a Christmas message to your kids or even yourself? Well you can now get customised messages from Santa or his elves .

they’re incredibly Christmassy! Kids love them! And Santa and his Elves love doing them in between making toys for all the boys and girls across the world

Ed Roche speaking to Radio Land

Click here to order

And finally RTE did it again and pulled off an amazing Toy Show. While not strictly radio it shows how the media can unite the nation. Well done to all involved. Positive events like this are a real booster for our collective moods so let’s keep up making just a bit of magic on radio and the telly.

Check out this beautiful toy show performance

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

This Week in Radio 21/11/2020

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

Here’s what happened

BBC radio announced they would be playing an edited version of “Fairytale Of New York” on radio 1. The original will still be played however on Radio 2

Read the story on RTE

Some Rte News staff were photographed not following government COVID-19 guidelines at a gathering this week. Those involved have since apologised

Read the story on the Journal

And finally do you want some toys? 96FM are giving away €10k worth of toys. See the link below for details.

Check the Tweet!!! There’s toys to be won!!!

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

This Week in Radio 14/11/20

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

Here’s what happened

Graham Norton announced this week that he is stepping down from his show on BBC Radio 2. He joined the station back in 2010.

Read story on RTE

96fm in Cork have launched there Christmas stream for 2020. 96Mas plays non stop Christmas music and can be heard on all the usual digital platforms such as Tunein and The 96fm app.

Go to 96FM website

And finally we got a real positive story that shows kindness is still alive and well. Check out the post from Newstalk for yourself as i couldn’t tell the story as well as they do.

See post from

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

This Week In Radio 07/11/2020

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

Here’s what happened

New JNLR figures got released this week and they seem to show big gains for talk/news stations such as RTE Radio One and Newstalk.

You can look through the publicaly available info by clicking here

The Australian ambassador to Ireland has got a new rock music show on digital station The Rock. Thunder From Down Under can be heard each Thursday from 6 on The Rock

Read the details on Evoke

And finally this week Athlone Community Radio are looking for people to take part in a virtual variety show for Christmas.

Get all the details here

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

This Week In Radio 31/10/2020

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

Here’s what happened

The traditional Liveline Christmas Eve outside broadcast has been cancelled. Plans are underway for a special show to take the place of the outside broadcast this year.

Read the story on Radio Today

Offaly county councel have granted RTE planning permission to remove there existing medium wave transmitter in the county and replace it with a new communication tower. the Ballycommon mast can now be replaced as long as RTE meat 9 conditions

Read the story on Offaly Express

It might be Halloween but Iradio launched a Christmas stream this week. The station can be heard on the Radioplayer app. You can also listen on Alexa.

Read the story on Radio Today

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