It was refreshing to see the entire Radio industry come together for last week’s #ChooseRadio event organised by the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland. Nothing was left in the closet as radio bosses spoke candidly on hot topics. The resounding theme was Digital- the challenges & equally the opportunities to brings to their business model....
Yesterday UTV Radio Solutions announced its new entity – UrbanMedia – branding themselves a new media solutions provider for the Irish market. This is once again a signal that communications and advertising has changed for good.
JNLR day is upon us and what have we learned? The public loves radio with 83% of the Irish population (3.1 million) tuning in on a daily basis. This is year on year growth on 82% in 2014. It could be argued that this is due to radio being more accessible via mobile and digitally via TV & Desktop.
The lack of fanfare surrounding the latest Joint National Readership Survey (JNRS) was potentially more interesting than some of the findings. The printed press community find themselves in a concerning situation, where even for the winners there really was not much to shout about.
From Falling Over The Dog In A Race To Be Caller No.10 - To Simply Sending A Tweet - How Our Interaction With Radio Stations Has Changed
Interacting with a radio show has certainly changed over the years. Long gone are the days when you had to be the 10th caller or the 9th texter to win a prize or the only way to get your favourite song played on air was to call or text. Now with the abundance of connected devices and social platforms, being part of the show has never been so...
You have to admire newspaper journalists & radio presenters. Their multi-tasking skills are second to none as their job description continues to evolve to multi-platform journalism. It’s expected of the likes of Fionnan Sheahan of the Independent Group to appear on Prime Time, be at the gates of Leinster House as a scandal breaks and look...
For most, this morning’s commute would have been filled with a plethora of good news stories from whatever radio station you listen to. With such a vast array of quotable figures there is always a good news story for each station to report.
If recent investment into media in this country is a barometer, the temperature is rising. I've noticed a renewed energy behind many media suppliers.Perhaps it’s the onslaught of more competition and fragmentation in the marketplace but in any case, it’s welcomed with open arms.
The latest JNLR survey, released yesterday afternoon, showed us that 83% of the population are tuning in every day and listening for on average 3.9 hours per day. Radio continues to make people feel connected and part of the wider community.
Neil Prendeville is to leave Cork's 96 to join Red FM. March 31st is the start day for both Prendeville's new mid-morning show and KC’s new breakfast show on the station. These appointments indicate a clear determination from Red FM to be number one in the Cork market.
The first released SIMI figures are very promising and are showing a 30%+ lift in car sales compared to last January. This will be the first time since 2010 we have seen significant positive growth in the car market.
The latest Rajar figures released in the UK today show that weekly radio listenership is at 91% of the UK population, which is a 1% increase on this time last year. While BBC continues to dominate UK radio with 55.2% share of hours versus the 42.1% with commercial radio.
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