This Week In Radio 15/5/2021

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

Here’s what happened

The deal for Bauer to buy Communicorp has been approved. The deal which is expected to go through on the 31st will bring Bauer to Ireland for the first time giving them control of stations like Today FM and Newstalk.

Read the story on RTÉ

Profits at Joe Duffy’s production company hit €483,000 according to newly filed accounts. Claddaghgreen Ltd is owned by joe who is contracted through the company by RTÉ for hosting liveline and other projects.

Read the story on the Irish Times

And finally this week you can now sign up to get your radio news from us by email. At the bottom of the page you can enter your email to sign up. Once you enter your email, you will get an automated email to confirm your decision. Once you confirm your email you will get any future news straight to your inbox. You can unsubscribe if you want but we hope you won’t. Sign up now and enjoy✉️

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This Week In Radio 8/5/21

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

Here’s what happened

Limerick’s student radio station Wired FM celebrated 25 years on air this week. congratulations to all involved and here’s to the next 25 years of student broadcasting🎉

Read the story here

RTE Gold was trending on Twitter on Monday after hosting a top 100 singalong songs event. This would indicate that the station still has a substantial listenership as an online station. Do you listen to RTE Gold? Tell us on Twitter.

Listen to gold here

New accounts for Graham Norton’s production company show that his BBC Radio 2 pay (not including tv work) earned Norton £725,000 in 2019-20. There’s no info though about his pay for the new Virgin Radio Weekend Show.

Check out the story here

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This Week In Radio 1/5/2021

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

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96fm have been asking for people to help with Radiothon 2021. For details of how to get involved go to 96fm.ie or click the link under the image

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The BAI is giving out money💰💰💰. The latest round of sound and vision was for radio stations to create content supporting people through the COVID pandemic. If your nosy like us and want to see who got what click the link below to get the details.

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And finally this week Eamon Dunphy has called RTE ageist for getting rid of its older presenters. Details can be found in the link as usual. You can also vote on if you agree on our insta story. Go follow @radiolandIRL to vote.

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This week in radio 17/4/2021

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

Here’s what happened

There are new jingles on air at Ireland’s classic hits. There basically the same but now sing Ireland’s in front of the classic hits.

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This story about Dublin Digital Radio helping musicians may be of interest to those in the industry. Do you think Ireland’s commercial radio supports Irish artists enough? Tell us on Twitter.

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Finally a reminder that you can send us your news via the contact page. You can also message @radiolandirl on Twitter and Instagram.

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This week in Radio 10/4/2021

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

Here’s what happened

RTE’s trade union group voted against some cost saving measures this week. It’s unclear what this will mean in the long term but it’s likely there will be many further discussions on this in the coming months

Read the story here

In other RTE news this week, the death has been announced of broadcaster and songwriter Shay Healy. He was 78. May he rest in peace.

Read the story here

Winners have been announced in a county Clare radio drama competition. Groups sent in submissions and these were then played on Community station SBCR.

Read the story here

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