This Week In Radio 6/8/2022 (who will get the gig)

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


Just a quick note to say that I’m on holidays this week, so Radio Land won’t be as detailed as usual. We’ll be back to having a fully detailed post next week👍 thanks for understanding.

Here’s What Happened

The boss at RTÉ Radio 1 has said Clare Byrnes TV replacement has big shoes to fill. Speaking this week, Peter Woods said Clare would be a tough act to follow, he also went on to praise her work ethic.

RTE is expected to announce Clare’s successor at their autumn launch this month, with Sarah McInerney, Grainne Seoige and Sharon Ni Bheolain all reportedly in the running.

You can read that story here

KCLR have announced the death of former presenter Johnny Barry. Johnny presented shows on the station since 2005, and more recently had been the stations Irish language ambassador

May he rest in peace

Read the story here

In late April 2005, Cork journalist Martin Barry died by assisted suicide in Zurich. The night before he died, he asked his partner Laura McDaid to complete one task for him, to find his birth mother and give her a message

That story has been told in a BBC Radio 4 documentary series called the last Request. It aired this week and is now available on BBC sounds.

You can hear the documentary here

Quick Bits

Here are the details for the Oireachtas Media Awards

There’s a new director of external affairs at Radiocentre

Ray Darcy was live from Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2022 this week

Premier League Live returns today on Talksport Ireland, sponsored by Harvey Norman


If you’ve been affected by any of the topics discussed in this weeks radio land, you can visit the website linked below for information and support

Find supports for those impacted by suicide here

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.