Lots happens in the radio industry each week so here’s a summary of the week we just enjoyed.
Here’s What Happened
It’s nearly St. Patrick’s day and there’s a station after popping up to celebrate the occasion. The Sound Of Ireland is broadcasting on 105.2 in Dublin for the next few days.
The station is sponsored by the Clayton Hotel Liffey Valley who seem to get a shout out in imaging at the top of each hour. On note of imaging, it’s nothing groundbreaking but it sounds perfectly fine. Same male voiceover as WLR in Waterford, and there’s a female voiceover artist involved too.
Music selection is relatively stereotypical but it’s not all didly idol either to be fair. I’ve heard Riverdance this morning, mixed with a Bit of Fontaine’s D.C, so it’s an okay mix. In general, I like it. I think there’s certainly a market for a station like this and especially for St. Patrick’s Day I think it works.
Louise McSharry is launching a new podcast after her 2FM show came to an end. This news was very well received as the show already has a 5 star rating from 42 apple podcast users, crazy considering no episodes have even been published yet.
It also seems one person gave 4 stars already, and there are even reviews. The only content launched so far is a trailer, with the full podcast launching on March 25th.
Best of luck to Louise from us at Radio Land. If this momentum can be maintained, Ireland has another very successful podcast on its hands.
Finally this week, broadcaster Gareth O’Callaghan is launching a fundraiser for those in Ukraine. The event, which will take place in Monroes Galway on the 24th of March, will be raising funds for the Irish Red Cross.
Very best of luck to everyone involved, and well done on organising an event for such a great cause.
RTE News is getting more correspondence for covering international affairs. Roles will be based in Eastern Europe, Nairobi and New York
Lots of stations celebrated international Women’s day this week
96FM want to send someone to see Katie Taylor’s next big fight live in New York
The Irish Podcast Award’s are looking for judges
RTE have loads of content coming up for St. Patrick’s Day
The UK Radioplayer platform is getting increased investment. This may lead to the Irish version getting upgrades too as it’s the same system
A report published this week praised the BAI, saying that it has achieved the “majority of aims set out in its Gender Action Plan”
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.