Garrett Harte

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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(...)

Communicorp has news editors in place at both Newstalk and Today FM as well as a role covering 98FM, Spin 1038 and Spin South West. It is understood these individuals have been invited to apply for the group role.

Radio group Communicorp is standing down the news editor roles at its stations and appointing a single head of news. Communicorp currently has news e(...)

Garrett Harte, former editor-in-chief of Newstalk, has returned to the station as a consultant. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Newstalk’s former editor-in-chief Garrett Harte is returning to the station as a consultant while owner Communicorp continues its search to appoint a (...)

A single chief executive will be responsible for the music stations within the Communicorp group. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Denis O’Brien’s radio group Communicorp has dropped the chief executive roles at Newstalk, Today FM, Spin and 98FM as part of a major structural chang(...)

Ivan Yates left Newstalk last summer after seven years. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ivan Yates is returning to Newstalk in a new two-hour show on Sunday from April. His slot from 11am to 1pm will be in direct competition with the seco(...)

Chris Greene and Ciara King: late-night presenters on 2fm, and recent stand-ins on ‘Breakfast Republic’.

Chemistry between radio presenters is one of those hard-to-define, know-it-when-you-hear-it, know-it-when-it’s-missing things. Bad chemistry in the st(...)

Newstalk’s breakfast team from September: Shane Coleman, Colette Fitzpatrick, Paul Williams and Alan Quinlan. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Conventional wisdom posits that listeners are creatures of habit with quasi-emotional attachments to the voices they hear on air and that to risk ann(...)

“We have been identifying some new talent and they will be names that you will know,” says Newstalk chief executive Tim Collins. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Banter, says Tim Collins, “is one of the things Newstalk does well”. But the station’s new chief executive has a looming supply issue: Ivan Yates, one(...)

Pat Kenny will moderate the debate with fellow broadcaster Colette Fitzpatrick. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The first debate among the leaders of the main political parties will take place on TV3 on Thursday. Enda Kenny, Micheál Martin, Gerry Adams and Joan(...)

Newstalk denied an  advertising campaign had encouraged the use of bad language but had been “a play on words to get across the message that they were determined to get to the bottom of important news stories and be truthful to their listeners”. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The media election has begun and it’s a needy business. Politicians only want enough Xs to get over the line. Media organisations target floating vote(...)

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