The Oireachtas media committee heard the average operating cost of local radio stations is between €1.5 million and €2 million annually.

Almost all members of the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI) came “critically close” to shutting down radio stations in the wake of the pandemi(...)

Chief executive of Radiocentre Ireland will be somebody who ‘can tell the story of radio’. Photograph: iStock

RTÉ and Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI) have come together to create a new body that will promote the growth of advertising on radio. IBI,(...)

Call for funding: Independent Broadcasters of Ireland chairman John Purcell (right) with consultant and former Newstalk editor-in-chief Garrett Harte. Photograph: Conor McCabe

The radio industry has called on the Government to take “immediate and decisive” action on long-promised broadcasting reforms. The Independent Broadc(...)

Smart home: An Amazon Echo device.

All Irish radio stations are now accessible through Amazon’s voice-activated speaker range and its digital assistant Alexa, as they bid to maintain th(...)

Account director at Ipsos MRBI Karen Hall, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) chief executive Michael O’Keeffe, BAI chairman Prof Pauric Travers and BAI senior manager Ciaran Kissane at the launch of the public consultation period in relation to the draft BAI strategy statement on Wednesday. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has promised to step up its efforts to help Irish broadcasters stay in business, putting “sectoral sustain(...)

Tim Collins has been active in the media sector for more than a decade.

Newstalk has appointed Ocean FM head Tim Collins as its chief executive, subject to regulatory approval. As well as leading Northwest-based Ocean FM, (...)

Apple Music is “absolutely” a threat to traditional FM radio, according to Today FM’s Colm O’Sullivan, but its advent can be used to radio’s advantage too. “It makes us up our game.”

No single radio station in Ireland is “too powerful” in the eyes of the music business, while radio is still an important medium for industry reven(...)

98FM’s ‘Naked Breakfast’ event in Vicar Street, in which even the ads were performed live, is cited as a recent example of innovation by the Irish radio industry. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

The Irish radio industry is overly reliant on spot advertising, Bill Kinlay, the chief executive of media agency Mindshare Ireland, told stations duri(...)

Veteran broadcaster Gay Byrne presents his show on Lyric FM. Some 43 radio stations will become available on a single Irish Radio Player   app. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A new “Irish Radio Player” app featuring all 43 stations in the Republic will be unveiled shortly in a bid by the industry to recruit younger listener(...)

Alex White: finds it hard to describe journalism as ‘content’.

When Minister for Communications Alex White forecast that the debate on future media policy will be “fractious at times”, he might have been hoping no(...)

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