This Week In Radio 17/7/2021

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

Here’s what happened

Communicorp stations gave away €20,000 this week in a networked competition across their stations. Love it or hate it, the mildly interesting thing with networked competitions is you get to hear the wins a few different times.

Hear Ciara win on Newstalk

Now hear her win on Today FM

Don’t forget Spin South West, she won there too

Here’s the 98FM win

Clips for Spin1038 haven’t been posted yet but I will update the article when and if they are.

In other news

Newstalk have launched a new YouTube series called Tech Bytes. Hosted by Jess Kelly, The new technology videos live on the Newstalk YouTube channel which I think is my only criticism, let it have its own channel or work with Jess on creating a larger tech channel in her name. While I like tech videos I’m not going to subscribe to all Newstalk content just to get it. I’d much rather pick and choose. Regardless Jess is a great host and the content is great, reminds me of some of the Linus Media Group content from Canada. Best of luck with it, this kind of thing is great to see.

Check out the first video here

Finally this week it has been reported that RTÉ refused over 50% of Freedom of Information requests last year. that’s well above average for other agencies. While I can see why in many cases, I must say I would love to see some of the requested info.

Get the details here

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.