Lots happens in the radio industry each week so here’s a summary of the week we just enjoyed.
Here’s what happened
Tuathla Lucey has taken over hosting The Zone on LMFM. Tuathla has worked at stations such as Red FM, 96FM and spin south west in the past.
I am beyond thrilled to be the new presenter for The Zone on LMFM. Excited to get to know the North East listeners, work with an incredible and talented team and make my mark on the show.Tuathla Lucey speaking to Radio Land
Very best of luck to Tuathla from us at Radio Land and a reminder that you can listen to LMFM on our listen page.
Have you been defamed by RTÉ? Wel you could be entitled to some compensation. Not accounting for insurance refunds, RTÉ has paid €10.4 million in defamation costs since 2010. This info was revealed in a letter to the public accounts committee which also heard updates this week around the classification issues around RTE’s staff and contractors.
There’s a lot of information getting tossed about here and we’re not going to fit it all in a summary but feel free to read the linked article as it explains everything very well.
Usually on Radio Land we cover stuff that happens in the radio industry, but sometimes the stuff that doesn’t happen is just as interesting. A satire Twitter account claimed this week that Eamon Ryan asked radio stations not to play the Christmas classic Driving home for Christmas, the justification for this request was said to be the song glamorising car use.
Before long the claim gets taken out of context and it starts to spread around Facebook where people actually start to believe the story. It takes statements from the Green Party and a fact check from the journal to confirm that this was nothing more than a joke.
So in short, let’s be very clear here. Radio stations can play driving home for Christmas if they want to and Eamon Ryan never asked stations not to play it.