Lots happens in the radio industry each week so here’s a summary of the week we just enjoyed.
Here’s what happened
The BAI this week announced the lucky broadcasters that will receive funding in the latest round of the sound and vision scheme. the scheme provides funding for both TV and radio projects
You can see all the funding allocated by clicking the link below but here are a few examples of content that we can expect in the next little while.
- RnaG50 will be broadcast on RTÉ One TV and will tell the story of Raidió na Gaeltachta. This will coincide with the stations 50th birthday. (Recommended funding: €240,120)
- A three part documentary series for RTÉ Radio 1 called My Passion, My Power is being produced by Aoife Kavanagh (recommended funding: €15,710)
- The Comedy Catch Up with Chris Kent is on its way to Red FM. There will be 30 segments created each 5 minutes in length but we don’t have much detail other than that at this stage. (Recommended Funding: €8,361)
A meeting of the Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport and Media was told this week that many radio station’s are really struggling through the covid-19 pandemic. John Purcell, the head of the IBI told the committee that many members came critically close to shutting stations.
This is never a good thing to hear but it does show how vulnerable the radio industry is at the moment. It’s really hard to say what 2022 will look like especially considering we’re now seeing new Covid restrictions, but all we can do is hope for the best.
Finally this week, some slightly lighter news. RTE 2FM gave away €2,000 in a game of Jinx. If I may say so it was a very tough game as well so fair play.
WOWEE Thanks soooo much guys I am absolutely buzzin I am so delighted can’t believe that happened! thank you so so much!Kate’s Instagram comment after her win (@katecullen96)
Congrats Kate from us at Radio Land and hope you enjoy the money.