This Week In Radio 21/1/2023 (big money ads, the future of RTÉ, and the battle of the radio news sites)

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

Here’s What Happened

Radio Nova Logo

Radio Nova are planning to spend €250,000 on an advertising campaign this year. That’s no small amount of money.

The campaign will focus on promoting the stations Morning Glory breakfast show, hosted by PJ and Jim. Between cinima ads, outdoor elements, and even tv spots, this is set to be a huge campaign especially when you consider that Nova is for the most part just a Dublin station.

Radio Nova campaign poster
You might be seeing something like this around Dublin over the next few months.

“We’ve planned a consistent, always-on, campaign that will run throughout 2023, showcasing ‘Morning Glory with PJ & Jim’ across multiple formats throughout Dublin city, county and commuter belt. The show is the embodiment of what Radio Nova represents – fun, relatability, irreverence and chockablock with Nova’s trademark seriously addictive music. It’s a show like no other and you’d want to be a stone to not find yourself experiencing belly laughs throughout the morning.”

Nova CEO Kevin Branigan, source Radio Today

Radio Nova make no secret of their ambition to go national, so will this boost the audience enough to make the Media Commission take note? We’ll need to wait and see, but it’s certainly a large campaign so Nova will really be hoping for a return on investment here.

Read the story here

RTE logo

RTE director of strategy Rory Coveney has said that some form of household charge decoupled from TV ownership should be introduced to sustain the broadcast sector.

The government didn’t agree to the future of media commissions recommendation to fund RTÉ through exchequer funding, but RTÉ say the current system is not working, costing them approximately €65 million per year.

How to fund public service broadcasting is always going to be a tough question to answer, but how do you think it should work? Go let us know over on our Twitter.

There has been a lot of chat about the future of media this week as all the main broadcasters were asked questions by a committee on the subject. We won’t be able to cover everything, but there has been great coverage from a number of services over the past few days. If this interests you, I’d recomend taking a look.

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Radio Today Logo
Adding this logo feels in some way sacrilegious

Finally this week, Radio Today looks, different.

Radio Today, which for the avoidance of doubt has nothing to do with us at Radio Land, introduced a new simplified website design this week. The site still has all the same articles in a similar style to before, but everything now has a more streamlined design.

In fairness to the team over there they have done a great job, so we’ll say well done through gritted teeth.

So, for the laugh, which radio news site has the best looking website? Do you prefer the beautiful blue tint of Radio Land, or that fresh green logo of Radio Today? Go vote on our Instagram story now.

Check out the Radio Today website here

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Quick Bits

An action plan for the implementation of the future of media report was published this week

Louise Duffy needs a sponsor

The 2FM 2023 Rising List has been announced

Dermot Whelan has spoke about losing his mom to dementia

The commissioners for the new Media Commission have been announced

The Irish sponsorship market is set to grow by 9% this year

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.