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# Radio

Last year
# Radio
Ronan Collins Show to finish on RTÉ Radio 1 after 37 years on air
The final show will be broadcast on 23 December.
# radio DJ
BBC should have further explored sexual misconduct allegations against Tim Westwood - report
Police are believed to be investigating sexual assault allegations against the DJ.
Broadcasting watchdog rejects 11 complaints about Covid-19 segment on The Pat Kenny Show
The Newstalk programme interviewed Health Minister Stephen Donnelly about Covid last October.
# Radio
RTÉ decides to reinstate The 2 Johnnies' new 2fm slot
RTÉ 2fm took the show off air after its first episode when the comedians were criticised for repeating sexist comments.
# Radio
Today FM shake up: Pamela Joyce to take lunchtime slot and Fergal D'Arcy set to leave
Virgin Media presenter Ray Foley is set to return to Today FM.
All time
# Radio
Independent radio stations came ‘critically close’ to shutting down, industry chief warns
An Oireachtas committee heard that revenue from local ads is down between 20% and 30%.
# listen up
Top commercial stations play Irish female artists in charts at lower rate than most national radio
There were no women and no people of colour in FM104′s top 20 most-played songs.
# dyspraxia
Mother of son with additional needs to make formal complaint to BAI over radio station segment
FM104 has said it is reviewing its internal processes in the wake of the incident.
# Radio
Minister gives green light to sale of Denis O'Brien's Communicorp to Bauer Media
The Communicorp sale to Bauer Media is understood to be worth more than €100m.
# dublin walks
Adrian and Jeremy, 'Dublin's most controversial talk show presenters', to depart 98FM
Adrian Kennedy and Jeremy Dixon launched Dublin Talks on 98FM in 2014.
# 2fm breakfast
Eoghan McDermott will not be returning to 2FM, RTÉ confirms
RTÉ said McDermott’s contract is “due to expire shortly”.
# on the radio
Denis O'Brien's Communicorp - which operates Today FM and Newstalk - to be sold to Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Audio operates radio stations in seven countries across Europe.
# Radio
One in 12 Irish people listen to radio on a digital device, JNLR report says
That’s compared to more than three-quarters who use an FM radio.
# falalalalalalalala
Christmas FM returns to the airwaves this weekend
It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
# Radio
Complaint upheld over Classic Hits prize conveying Jerusalem's Old City as Israeli
The ASAI upheld a separate complaint about an undisclosed commercial relationship between influencer Emma Kehoe and Pretty Little Thing.
# Radio
Mario Rosenstock's 'Sunday Roast' slot on TodayFM has been cancelled
The comedian said his Gift Grub segment on the same radio station would continue.
We have a wealth of talented podcasters here in Ireland, so why are we not counting their listeners?
As Bressie’s podcast wins an award, Darach Ó Séaghdha argues that it’s high time the JNLR figures took podcasting into account.
# Music
Across Irish radio stations, female artists make up just 7% of the top Irish artists played
New research has highlighted the lack of airplay for female Irish artists.
# On Air
'Sean, Sean, Sean...': From Maria Bailey to Trump - Sean O'Rourke's most memorable moments on air
The popular broadcaster will present his final Today With Sean O’Rourke show on RTÉ Radio One today.
# airwaves
Quiz: How well do you know Irish radio?
Let’s test your knowledge of Ireland’s airwaves down through the years.
'I'd only meant to stay a few months aboard Radio Caroline. Ronan O'Rahilly's magnetism kept me there for years'
Steve Conway pays tribute to the founder of Radio Caroline, the original radio pirate.
'The station revolutionised radio for a generation': Ronan O'Rahilly, founder of Radio Caroline, dies aged 79
The station had a listenership of up to 30 million and gave a host of famous presenters their starts in radio.
# Tune in
RTÉ Sport announce plans to broadcast classic games and documentaries
The station will show classic soccer, GAA, rugby and hockey matches over the coming weeks.
# TV and radio
Michael Collins, Ireland's elderly and female-led stories will be explored through BAI funding
There has been an increase in the amount of funding awarded to female-led projects.
# On Air
Donncha O'Callaghan and Ruby Walsh join new RTÉ 2FM Game On line up
The duo will link up with sports journalist Marie Crowe in the hot seats for the now-extended programme.
# The Last Word
Communicorp bans journalists from Irish news website The Currency from appearing on its airwaves
The website’s editor was due to appear on Today FM this evening but this appearance was cancelled.
# on the radio
Longwave radio service will be out for a month as works get underway to preserve it for another two years
Irish expats in the UK campaigned to save the longwave radio service.
# imro radio awards
Muireann O'Connell nominated for two IMRO awards after being dropped by Today FM
O’Connell had been dropped from the radio station in July.
# Home Office
'Misleading' Home Office ad on how EU citizens apply to stay in the UK banned
The advert claimed all that was needed to apply was a passport or ID card, which was found to be “misleading”.
# jnlrs
Radio wars: Ivan Yates smiling in the Hard Shoulder as ditched Today FM presenter wins listeners
RTÉ’s dominance of the top 20 shows is broken only by Ivan Yates.
# In the red
RTÉ says covering papal visit and World Cup added to money woes as it reports €13 million deficit
Director General Dee Forbes said there is a significant need for a complete revamp of the licence fee system.
# Podcast
The Explainer: The story of the Ana Kriegel trial
A look at the trial which found two 14-year-old boys guilty of the murder of teenager Ana Kriegel.
# Greene wave
'There was no argument or slamming of doors': Jenny Greene on leaving and coming back to 2FM
Green departed the station on March and returned in May.
# Swings and roundabouts
Swing fall TD Maria Bailey says she won't 'bow down to keyboard warriors and bullies'
The Fine Gael TD today defended her now-dropped legal action against a Dublin hotel.
# 2fm
'A very heavy heart': Jenny Greene announces departure from 2FM
2FM announced that Jennifer Zamparelli is to host her own programme as part of the new schedule line up.
# jnlrs
Ivan Yates drives record audience for Newstalk as station nears 2FM share in latest radio figures
Communicorp-owned stations performed strongly in the latest round of JNLR figures.
# parting shot
'Bring it on' - Former RTÉ reporter Damien Tiernan hits out at Montrose bosses over regional coverage
Tiernan left the station last month after 23 years with the national broadcaster.
# Republic of Work
Today FM and Newstalk open new studio in Cork
Ciara Kelly and Matt Cooper will host shows from the studio today.
Opinion: Kind, fun and a music champion - why Larry Gogan is the king of radio
It was announced this week he is leaving his 2fm show to go to RTÉ Gold. His former broadcast assistant Helen Cullen says he was a brilliant boss to her.
# golden hour
Larry Gogan is leaving RTÉ's 2FM after 40 years
The veteran broadcaster is moving to online station RTÉ Gold.