This week in Radio 23/1/21

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

Here’s what happened

Red FM launched a new competition to encourage us to stay at home and stay listening. More music Bingo involves the listener ticking off the songs they hear on there bingo card to win a cash prize.

Learn more here

RTE released there highest earning presenters list this week. Not a huge change at the top but next years numbers will be interesting as 2020 saw 15% cuts for some presenters.

Read the list here

And finally proof that the public can give some beautiful answers when under a bit of pressure. Today FM had this beauty of an answer earlier in the week proving you can’t beet funny wrong answers.

Enjoy it here

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

This Week In Radio 16/1/21

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

Here’s what happened

Rte announced there earnings for 2019 this week. Obviously no info on pandemic impact so next year will be interesting.

Read the story on the Irish Times

Radio Today wrote this week that Classic Hits and Radio Nova have renewed there broadcast licences until 2030.

Check out the story here

And finally this week a report on the future of worldwide radio advertising has been published. Might be of interest if you work in the business side of radio.

Check it out here

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

This week in Radio 9/1/21

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

Here’s what happened

96FM plan to begin networking with Live95. In a job listing on Radio Today Jobs it’s confirmed that the evening show will be networked. The Job listing can be read below.

Check out the job listing

Graham Norton is going to be pushing the buttons at Virgin Radio as he will be running the desk for his new show. This is something he didn’t do at the BBC. He also spoke this week about not being on the BBC high earners list.

Read details on Radio Today

RTE have got a HUGE range of content to support students learning from home. From TV shows to Radio and of course online there’s plenty to help students at this tough time.

Read the details here

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

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 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📻