This Week In Radio 30/10/2021

Lots happens in the radio industry each week so here’s a summary of the week we just enjoyed.

Here’s what happened

Broadcaster Louise Mcsharry has announced that she is leaving RTÉ 2FM. She announced the news in a post on social media in which she thanked RTÉ for their support. It’s not yet clear where Louise is going to next but we wish her the very best on her future endeavours.

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2FM may be down a presenter but it’s not all bad in Donnybrook as Anna Geary is getting a new show on Radio 1. Anna who has previously hosted on Red FM and Today FM wil present a new health and wellness show on the station from January.

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And in some non RTÉ news,Halloween FM has live presenters today and tomorrow. The station returned last week but now live presenters have been added to the mix. You can listen on our listen page if your brave enough👻

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Quick Bits

A protest was held outside the home of LiveLine presenter Joe Duffy this week

Phil Cawley has left Today FM

Ed Sheeran took over 2FM for a bit this week

8Radio has returned to FM

UK radio stations are seeing major drops in breakfast show listenership

Finally this week, something slightly different. Here at Radio Land we focus almost exclusively on irelands radio industry, but sometimes it can be interesting to look at trends in other media industries to get ideas for making radio more sustainable.

Google recently announced a deal in which they will pay Irish online news publications to use there content. While the financial terms aren’t being disclosed, google have said that at least some services are earning 7 figures.

This raises the question, should radio stations be negotiating deals with tech companies in a similar way? From smart speaker providers to the likes of Spotify, Irish radio has a lot to offer the tech companies. Could they pay? Tell us what you think on our Instagram.

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And that’s the summary 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.