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Imminent Threat to Vital News Services on Independent Radio

TD’s and Senators told it is not just RTÉ that needs urgent help   Politicians of all parties have been warned about the danger of complacency regarding the future of news and current affairs on independent radio and that many services regarded as essential for the maintenance of democracy are under immediate threat. The Independent […]

JNLR confirms Independent Radio is the voice of Ireland

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November 9th, 2023. Today’s JNLR radio listenership report, published by Ipsos MRBI, confirms that listenership to Independent Radio continues to grow. More than 3.3 million* Irish adults listen to radio on an average day, and 3.1 million* listen to independent radio daily. Irish audiences have grown to trust their local & regional radio station as […]

Ireland’s Radio Elite Shine at IMRO Radio Awards

Newstalk, National Station of the Year at the IMRO Radio Awards 2023 held at the Lyrath Estate Hotel. Photo by Andres Poveda.

The IMRO Radio Awards 2023 rolled out its red carpet to welcome the finest talents in Irish radio from across the island to the gala event at the Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny. This year’s event was hosted by comedian and broadcaster Oliver Callan, and with IMRO at the helm as the headline sponsor, the […]

Radiocentre Ireland Announces Appointment of Chief Executive Officer

  Radiocentre Ireland, the new initiative established by RTE and Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI) to promote radio as a marketing medium, has announced the appointment of Ciaran Cunningham as Chief Executive. Mr Cunningham brings over 30 years of experience working in the agency sector to the new role.  Most recently he was CEO of […]

South East Radio goes blue and gold in a show of support for Ukraine

Today Wednesday 9th of March South East Radio joined  together with the Wexford People Newspaper Group to encourage the people of Co. Wexford to swap our beloved purple and gold for the blue and yellow of Ukraine in a show of support. South East Radio is the voice of Co. Wexford and over the past […]

Ukrainian Information Service launched by KCLR96 FM

KCLR 96FM is launching a new Ukrainian Information Service to assist Ukrainian nationals arriving in Ireland as a result of the Russian invasion. The service will be headed up by newly arrived Ukrainian woman Tetiana Kuschyk.  The service will provide expanded information and support to displaced Ukrainians and communities and individuals across Carlow and Kilkenny […]

Cork’s 96FM Giving for Living Radiothon 2022 raises €384,000

The fourteenth annual Cork’s 96FM’s Giving for Living Radiothon has ended with a total of €383,973.68   It brings the cumulative raised so far by Radiothons run by the Wireless Group station to almost €5.8 million. Money raised this year is to support Cancer Services in Cork provided through the five local charity partners:    Mercy Hospital […]

Radio Days Ireland is back in 2023!

The IBI and Learning Waves have announced the return of Radio Days Ireland for 2023.   The two-day event will take place on February 16th and 17th at the Gibson Hotel in Dublin, three years after the last gathering.   It is supported by the BAI and IMRO, and full details of the sessions and […]