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Covid-19 radio ‘It can’t be the one note all the time,’ says head of Radio 1 Peter Woods.

Irish people have always loved radio, but in a crisis, they don’t just love it, they need it. The first set of listenership figures to be published s(...)

Joe Duffy: Liveline’s audience crossed the 400,000 mark to 404,000, the latest radio research shows.

Irish people flocked to radio as the coronavirus crisis unfolded, leading to huge increases in the listenership of shows such as Morning Ireland, Live(...)

With clocks set to be turned back by an hour from 2am on Sunday - providing more daylight in the morning, but less in the evening - it is unclear what benefits any move to abolish the time change  would have. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

Sleep experts have questioned the benefits of not putting the clocks back this month, following calls for the Government to halt the annual change of (...)

Marian Finucane pictured in RTÉ’s radio studio in 1999. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Radio 1 recorded a rise in listenership in the final quarter of 2019, with Marian Finucane adding to her audience in her last months on air, new radio(...)

A file image of DJ  Larry Gogan at the RTÉ studios. Photograph: Eric Luke Staff Photographer

President Michael D Higgins led tributes on Tuesday to RTÉ broadcaster Larry Gogan who died aged 85. Gogan worked in broadcasting for almost six deca(...)

 Gert Ysebaert, CEO of Mediahuis, with company chairman Thomas Leysen announce the purchase of INM in April 2019. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

It was the year the Belgians came, saw and bought Ireland’s biggest newspaper empire faster than you could say the words “challenging transitional per(...)

RTÉ Radio 1’s Morning Ireland studio. The latest figures show the breakfast news programme has 429,000 listeners.

Morning Ireland has extended its lead as Ireland’s most popular radio programme. The Radio 1 breakfast programme now has a listenership of 429,000, ad(...)

Ivan Yates now has 183,000 listeners on Newstalk, up 30,000 over the past year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

RTÉ Radio 1, Newstalk and Today FM have all gained market share in the Irish radio market, but 2fm’s performance slipped in a “soft” quarter, accordin(...)

2fm’s Tracy Clifford: Recruited from youth station Spin 1038 in 2015, she is now a stalwart of the weekday schedule.

What’s going on at 2fm? The station first went on air as RTÉ Radio 2 this month in 1979. It turns 40 on May 31st. Turning 40 is, they say, an occasion(...)

Jenny  Greene, who left 2fm in March, will return to the station with  a new 3pm show from June.

RTÉ 2fm will “become more of a speech service” in a repositioning of the station, led by Jennifer Zamparelli’s new 9am morning show, which will “evolv(...)

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