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Newstalk Announces All-Star Panel for 2014 GAA Coverage

9th May, 2014:

Newstalk 106-108 fm today launched its coverage of the 2014 GAA All-Ireland Senior Championships – revealing an all-star panel that will join the Newstalk’s Off the Ball team in delivering the best GAA coverage and analysis available on national radio.

Those giving their expert commentary and analysis of the 2014 GAA Football All-Ireland Championship will be former Dublin forward Tomás Quinn, Laois-man and Off the Ball team member Colm …

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Statement on behalf of Newstalk 106-108 fm

RTÉ has once again refused to broadcast a television advertisement submitted by Newstalk 106-108 fm. The ad was initially rejected on Thursday 17th April, based on standard advertising guidelines submitted by Newstalk. Newstalk subsequently submitted the finished product to RTÉ, which was again rejected last Thursday, 1st May.

Speaking today, Mr Gerard Whelan, Newstalk CEO said that “RTÉ is continuing to abuse its dominant position. Last month, Kevin Bakhurst appeared before …

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Newstalk confirmed as Ireland’s fastest growing national radio station*

Results show continued growth for Newstalk ‘Breakfast’ & ‘The Pat Kenny Show’

According to the latest JNLR results released today, 1st May 2014, Newstalk now reaches a record 334,000 listeners daily.

Additional highlights from the latest results include:

Newstalk ‘Breakfast’, hosted by Ivan Yates and Chris Donoghue, have 137,000 listeners daily – an increase in 16,000 listeners year-on-year 
‘The Pat Kenny Show’ hosted by Pat Kenny has 114,000 listeners daily – …

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TXFM Launched

  • April 2nd 2014
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Monday, 31st March 2014 marked the launch of TXFM, a new Dublin radio station aimed at alternative and new music enthusiasts. Broadcasting on 105.2FM across Dublin City and County, TXFM features some new and recognisable names.

With a commitment to specialist music shows, new and unsigned Irish acts and partnerships with live events and festivals, TXFM aims to create a distinctive attitude, philosophy and sound catering for the young Dublin market.

While …

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Communicorp Acquires Eight UK Radio Stations

  • February 6th 2014
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International media holding company, Communicorp Group Limited, today announced the proposed acquisition of eight regional radio stations from Global Radio, in the UK.

Smooth East Midlands, Smooth North West, Smooth North East, Capital Scotland, Capital South Wales, Real Radio North Wales, Real Radio Yorkshire and Real XS, are set to become part of Communicorp’s international portfolio – subject to regulatory approvals. The sale is taking place under the supervision of the …

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Newstalk’s Dil Wickremasinghe receives Frederick Douglass Award

Newstalk presenter Dil Wickremasinghe has received the first ever Frederick Douglass Award as one of Lord Mayor Oisin Quinn’s Awards ‘for making a significant contribution to the life of Dublin and Dubliners’.

Dil gave a really inspiring and emotional speech in which she recounted some of the many difficulties she encountered in her younger years, before she came to Dublin, and then how, when she arrived in Ireland. ‘Dublin took her …

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