This Week In Radio 10/7/2021

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

Here’s what happened

After 32 years AA Roadwatch are ending their traffic reports for radio stations. The reports which were usually provided as part of a contra deal in exchange for advertising first aired on RTÉ but have been heard on many stations over the last 32 years. It’s currently unclear what this means for the seven staff who work on Roadwatch.

Read the story here on RTÉ

The BAI upheld complaints this week over content that aired on RTÉ Radio 1 and Newstalk. Most complaints however related to the New Year’s Eve god sketch on RTÉ One TV.

Read the details here

Also this week cork stations have been criticised for playing too many white male artists and not including female Artists and Artists of colour in their rotations. This comes in a report from Why Not Her who have been gathering data on this over the past year. According to the report stations like The two Spins ,Beat and 2fm have been making improvements but the report is very critical of cork stations.

Read the story here

Bonus story

President Michael D Higgins has said that serious questions need to be asked around gambling advertising. Do you think gambling ads should be banned on Irish Radio and TV? Have your say now on our Instagram story and check our Twitter tomorrow for results.

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And that is the summery for this week. Come back to radio land next week for more radio news📻 and be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram for extra stories.