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Nicky Byrne gives €1000 to Ray D'Arcy listeners who text 2FM by mistake
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# Radio Wars

Nicky Byrne gives €1000 to Ray D'Arcy listeners who text 2FM by mistake

Mar 6th 2014, 10:33 AM 6,803 Views 2 Comments

Listeners thought they were texting to enter a Today FM competition.

Here's what Twitter thought of Nicky Byrne's 2FM show
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# Radio Gaga

Here's what Twitter thought of Nicky Byrne's 2FM show

Mar 4th 2014, 11:57 AM 7,038 Views 2 Comments

He’s got the thumbs up so far.

Gerry Ryan's daughter takes to the airwaves for first ever radio show
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Gerry Ryan's daughter takes to the airwaves for first ever radio show

Feb 28th 2014, 7:45 PM 54,662 Views 188 Comments

Lottie Ryan will present a weekend breakfast show from 6am.

Gramophone and radio collector: 'Throwing away records is sacrilege'
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Gramophone and radio collector: 'Throwing away records is sacrilege'

Feb 23rd 2014, 10:15 AM 9,893 Views 8 Comments

Pat Herbert’s collection of radios has been turned into a short documentary that’s been nominated for two awards.

Red FM confirms signing of Neil Prendeville --- new show to start on 31 March
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Red FM confirms signing of Neil Prendeville --- new show to start on 31 March

Feb 20th 2014, 7:49 AM 16,036 Views 44 Comments

It emerged last night that he was leaving 96FM. The controversial presenter’s new 9am to noon show will follow KC’s breakfast show.

Louise Duffy to replace KC on Today FM
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# Radio Waves

Louise Duffy to replace KC on Today FM

Feb 15th 2014, 3:48 PM 5,308 Views 12 Comments

Duffy moves from the early breakfast slot to replace the Cork man.

BREAKING: Staff laid off under Phantom FM restructuring plan
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BREAKING: Staff laid off under Phantom FM restructuring plan

Feb 14th 2014, 7:21 PM 28,057 Views 63 Comments

It is understood that up to 20 members of staff were laid off at the station today.

Luke Ming Flanagan contacts solicitors over RTÉ 2FM show
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Luke Ming Flanagan contacts solicitors over RTÉ 2FM show

Feb 11th 2014, 5:04 PM 49,185 Views 0 Comments

The TD said that an ‘appalling’ accusation was made on air this morning.

Former 2fm boss quits live on air, delivers withering parting shot to new regime
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Former 2fm boss quits live on air, delivers withering parting shot to new regime

Feb 10th 2014, 12:14 PM 104,694 Views 125 Comments

“I think my interest in music cannot be accommodated here,” John Clarke told his Sunday afternoon listeners.

8 wonderful wrong answers from Larry Gogan's Just A Minute Quiz
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# Just A Minute

8 wonderful wrong answers from Larry Gogan's Just A Minute Quiz

Feb 7th 2014, 11:27 AM 40,365 Views 14 Comments

Questions didn’t suit ye today.

Communicorp to snap up eight UK radio stations
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Communicorp to snap up eight UK radio stations

Feb 6th 2014, 11:20 AM 5,419 Views 8 Comments

It brings the total amount of stations owned by the company to 27.

Nicky Byrne announced as new 2fm mid-morning host
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# 2fm Newbie

Nicky Byrne announced as new 2fm mid-morning host

Feb 4th 2014, 5:23 PM 22,722 Views 65 Comments

The ex-Westlifer will host a new show from 11am on weekdays.

RTÉ to rebroadcast the Ann Lovett letters
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RTÉ to rebroadcast the Ann Lovett letters

Jan 31st 2014, 2:04 PM 27,170 Views 73 Comments

The schoolgirl’s death sparked a major conversation about unmarried mothers, abortion and Irish society in 1984.

Newstalk's 'Off the Ball' sees increase of 4,000 listeners
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Newstalk's 'Off the Ball' sees increase of 4,000 listeners

Jan 30th 2014, 9:30 PM 6,394 Views 21 Comments

The programme has managed to thrive despite the high-profile departure of the Second Captains presenting team.

Everyone's a winner: Kenny and O'Rourke add listeners
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Everyone's a winner: Kenny and O'Rourke add listeners

Jan 30th 2014, 8:50 PM 10,244 Views 13 Comments

Kenny has added 18,000 listeners, but still trails his old slot by some distance.

These videos make 2fm's Beat on the Street look like the most fun ever
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# Beat On The Street

These videos make 2fm's Beat on the Street look like the most fun ever

Jan 30th 2014, 7:30 PM 4,613 Views 0 Comments

Can’t we go back to those halcyon days?

Line graphs sum up what happens as we grow up
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Line graphs sum up what happens as we grow up

Jan 26th 2014, 5:00 PM 26,851 Views 10 Comments

American writer Danny Rubin created these graphs to sum up how our lives run – from start to finish.

Keith of 'Joe & Keith' fame is third member of new 2FM breakfast team
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# Radiowaves

Keith of 'Joe & Keith' fame is third member of new 2FM breakfast team

Jan 24th 2014, 6:48 PM 28,634 Views 63 Comments

He’s joining Bernard O’Shea and Jennifer Maguire in Hector’s old slot.

Rabbitte: Questions need to be asked about what 2fm is doing
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Rabbitte: Questions need to be asked about what 2fm is doing

Jan 22nd 2014, 11:43 AM 15,381 Views 61 Comments

The minister questioned whether the station was doing anything different or better than its competitors.

RTÉ says ‘curing gays’ tweet was taken the wrong way
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RTÉ says ‘curing gays’ tweet was taken the wrong way

Jan 16th 2014, 10:48 PM 41,747 Views 214 Comments

A Twitter account for an RTÉ Radio religious programme asked if ‘gays can be cured’, sparking outrage on Twitter.

Exiled Syrians run radio station for those stuck back home
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Exiled Syrians run radio station for those stuck back home

Jan 12th 2014, 9:15 AM 4,051 Views 8 Comments

Refugees in Istanbul want to broadcast ‘uncensored’ news to about 100,000 people at home.

Column: From radio to YouTube, advertising is evolving with us
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Column: From radio to YouTube, advertising is evolving with us

Jan 6th 2014, 7:30 PM 20 Views 15 Comments

Nowadays many programmes are watched on social media platforms instead of TV, and are often derided as examples of “branded entertainment” – but they’re just newer versions of an old advertising strategy, writes Cynthia B. Meyers.

George Hook announces he's set to leave radio and television
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# The End Is Nigh

George Hook announces he's set to leave radio and television

Jan 6th 2014, 5:51 PM 2,088 Views 4 Comments

He posted on Twitter that his Newstalk programme will end in 2016.

George Hook plans end to TV career in 2015, radio in 2016
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George Hook plans end to TV career in 2015, radio in 2016

Jan 6th 2014, 5:35 PM 20,878 Views 77 Comments

The Newstalk presenter announced his plans via Twitter this afternoon.

Today FM’s Matt Cooper is in North Korea with Dennis Rodman
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Today FM’s Matt Cooper is in North Korea with Dennis Rodman

Jan 6th 2014, 3:40 PM 53,300 Views 103 Comments

The journalist and broadcaster is writing a book about the Paddy Power-funded basketball game involving former NBA stars that will take place in Pyongyang on Wednesday.

Dublin radio listeners outraged over the inclusion of Beyoncé on icon list
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# Bow Down

Dublin radio listeners outraged over the inclusion of Beyoncé on icon list

Dec 31st 2013, 12:36 PM 7,148 Views 3 Comments

‘Beyoncé, eat me grits!’

WATCH: Wife surprises husband and new partner two years after her death
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# Christmas Wish

WATCH: Wife surprises husband and new partner two years after her death

Dec 23rd 2013, 7:36 AM 4,534 Views 4 Comments

There will be tears. Oh yes, there will be tears.

Behind the scenes at the country's festive HQ: Christmas FM
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Behind the scenes at the country's festive HQ: Christmas FM

Dec 14th 2013, 8:30 PM 14,879 Views 14 Comments

The charity radio station will be providing the soundtrack to thousands of drinks parties and present-wrapping sessions this December. But what’s it like to work there? TheJournal.ie goes behind the muzak…

Pics: The US towns where residents are banned from using mobile phones or wi-fi
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Pics: The US towns where residents are banned from using mobile phones or wi-fi

Dec 8th 2013, 8:15 AM 26,364 Views 33 Comments

People living in the 13,000 square-mile National Radio Quiet Zone in the US live the kind of tech-free lifestyle that most people in the country have never experienced.

Christmas FM is back on the airwaves at 8am tomorrow morning
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# Ho Ho Ho

Christmas FM is back on the airwaves at 8am tomorrow morning

Nov 27th 2013, 12:44 PM 3,129 Views 11 Comments

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….

Column: Where are the female voices on the airwaves?
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Column: Where are the female voices on the airwaves?

Nov 26th 2013, 12:10 PM 190 Views 50 Comments

Irish Radio is not reflecting the needs of 51 per cent of Irish society and therefore is failing society as a whole. We cannot simply wait in hope that the culture might change, writes Lucy Keaveney.

Transport Dept examines issues with emergency marine beacons
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Transport Dept examines issues with emergency marine beacons

Nov 23rd 2013, 12:46 PM 5,361 Views 3 Comments

Minister Varadkar has been called on to clarify how long his department has known about the issues for.

11-year-old writes hilarious letter to Tubridy for a co-hosting slot on the Toy Show
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# Middle Child

11-year-old writes hilarious letter to Tubridy for a co-hosting slot on the Toy Show

Nov 14th 2013, 3:15 PM 11,752 Views 5 Comments

“I hope you can see my point because what do I get oh yeah NOTHING!”

Taylor Swift rapping Eminem's 'Lose Yourself' might be the worst thing ever
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# Mom's Spaghetti

Taylor Swift rapping Eminem's 'Lose Yourself' might be the worst thing ever

Nov 13th 2013, 5:15 PM 2,114 Views 7 Comments

Prepare to pull a cringe muscle.

11 magnificent letters which will make you want to write them again
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# All Write

11 magnificent letters which will make you want to write them again

Nov 13th 2013, 1:00 PM 32,215 Views 12 Comments

Come back letter writing! All is forgiven!

BAI reject complaint by Direct Democracy Ireland alleging unfair treatment
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BAI reject complaint by Direct Democracy Ireland alleging unfair treatment

Nov 7th 2013, 4:23 PM 8,001 Views 36 Comments

DDI had complained that LMFM had created the impression that Ben Gilroy had expressed anti-English sentiments at an abandoned distressed property auction.

UTV plans to launch new Dublin-based TV station
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UTV plans to launch new Dublin-based TV station

Nov 6th 2013, 8:05 AM 16,126 Views 91 Comments

The company has signed exclusive broadcast rights for ITV shows like Coronation Street and ‘Jeremy Kyle’ — currently staples of the TV3 schedule.

Summer Heights High's Ja'mie surprised Katy Perry with a phone call
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# ILY

Summer Heights High's Ja'mie surprised Katy Perry with a phone call

Oct 30th 2013, 4:50 PM 1,358 Views 0 Comments

Yes, Ja’mie is a fictional character but the lines here are definitely blurred.

Small local station scoops Europe’s biggest radio drama prize
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Small local station scoops Europe’s biggest radio drama prize

Oct 26th 2013, 5:16 PM 9,581 Views 5 Comments

The Prix Europa gong went to Ocean FM for a three-part play called Francisco, the fascinating story of a ship captain shipwrecked here from a Spanish armada.

Jim Jennings appointed as new MD of RTÉ Radio
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Jim Jennings appointed as new MD of RTÉ Radio

Oct 25th 2013, 2:43 PM 6,393 Views 9 Comments

Jennings has been working in the role in an acting capacity for the past six months.