Communicorp renews contract for local radio news bulletins
Media group owned by Denis O’Brien to supply content to 28 regional radio outlets
Communicorp Media has renewed a contract to provide news bulletins to regional and local radio stations, the group announced on Friday. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.
Communicorp Media has renewed a contract to provide news bulletins to regional and local radio stations.
The radio group, controlled by businessman Denis O’Brien, has been running the syndicated service since 2009, which provides content to 28 local radio stations.
The service supplies local radio stations with news, sport, and entertainment bulletins for a fee. The contract has been renewed by Communicorp twice since it was first secured nine years ago.
Adrian Serle, chief executive of the media group, said he was “delighted” the company had signed a “long-term contract” for the service.
“At a time when fake news and untrustworthy, unregulated news sources are rife, radio remains rock solid, as a dependable, credible and reliable news and information provider,” he said.
Wireless radio group (formerly UTV), which operates Dublin stations FM104 and Q102, and Cork 96FM, joined the network in 2014.