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#Radio Wars

# radio-wars - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Joe Duffy and Ray D'Arcy among the big radio names to lose listeners this quarter

Ian Dempsey and Ryan Tubridy among those with lower listenership.

# radio-wars - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

Newstalk, 98FM and Spin's CEOs to go in a major Communicorp reshuffle

Only TodayFM’s CEO has retained his position.

# radio-wars - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

Today FM will replace Anton Savage with a pair of familiar faces

Dermot and Dave will be making the move to mid-morning.

# radio-wars - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Radio wars: RTÉ Radio One is still killing its rivals but major shows are now losing listeners

The latest JNLRs have been released.

# radio-wars - Saturday 2 July, 2016

How do you replace one of Irish broadcasting's big beasts? This man has a plan

Ivan Yates is off on his ‘gap year’ – but Newstalk’s boss has a plan to take on Morning Ireland.

# radio-wars - Friday 20 May, 2016

Today FM is changing things up with a Duffy/D'Arcy switch

The Louise Duffy Show will come to an end this summer.

# radio-wars - Monday 21 December, 2015

There's a full on row about who can play on the radio inside the Port Tunnel

Radio Nova says it’s unfair that motorists can’t get their station.

# radio-wars - Friday 18 December, 2015

For the first time, a Denis O'Brien radio station will have to compete for its licence

It’s a battle between TXFM and the former boss of Phantom FM.

# radio-wars - Sunday 1 November, 2015

RTÉ has been sent to the bold step over 'misleading' listenership figures

The broadcaster had to publish a clarification over a show’s claimed increase in listeners.

# radio-wars - Thursday 29 October, 2015

RTÉ Radio One and 2FM have had a STELLAR three months - here are the latest radio figures

The state broadcaster has been cleaning up on all fronts over the last three months.

# radio-wars - Thursday 6 August, 2015

Poll: Will you listen to Ryan Tubridy's new show? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you listen to Ryan Tubridy's new show?

Or will you stay away?

# radio-wars - Thursday 30 July, 2015

Once again RTÉ shows why it's top dog. Here are the latest radio figures

Size matters in radio land.

# radio-wars - Friday 26 June, 2015

John Murray is out. Don't fret though, there's a familiar voice lined up for your mornings on RTÉ

The John Murray Show is ending and Brendan O’Connor is taking over temporarily.

# radio-wars - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Anton Savage versus Ray D'Arcy: The figures are in but who's winning?

Anton Savage has done well in the JNLR survey.

# radio-wars - Sunday 26 April, 2015

Your FM radio won't fall silent any time soon

The Department of Communications has said it has ‘no plans’ to switch off the frequency.

# radio-wars - Monday 20 April, 2015

Gerry Adams and Micheál Martin had a big row on Morning Ireland

A sign of things to come…

# radio-wars - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Ray D'Arcy was losing listeners before he jumped ship... but his new slot doesn't look too good either

However, his replacement, Anton Savage, has something to be happy about.

# radio-wars - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Anton Savage to replace Ray D'Arcy on TodayFM


# radio-wars - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Marty Morrissey is going to fill in until Ray D'Arcy arrives at RTÉ

However, he will be on air for just three weeks.

# radio-wars - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Ray D'Arcy is leaving Today FM for RTÉ

D’Arcy will take up a TV and radio role in RTÉ.

# radio-wars - Saturday 4 October, 2014

RTÉ Radio 1 scoops up nine titles at the PPI Awards

Today FM brought home the big prize of Full Service Station of the Year.

# radio-wars - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Newstalk is taking its case against RTÉ to Europe

The station has accused the State broadcaster of “predatory pricing”.

# radio-wars - Friday 8 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge 2fm really adamant that Ryan Tubridy isn't going anywhere Radio Wars

2fm really adamant that Ryan Tubridy isn't going anywhere

Right. He’s staying put.

# radio-wars - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Ten more years: Sunshine 106.8 gets to keep Dublin 'niche' radio licence

The station formerly known as ‘Dublin’s Country Mix’ has beaten out competition from a rival consortium and will continue to broadcast to the city and surrounds…

# radio-wars - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge 7 ways 2FM has survived being "destroyed" Radio Wars

7 ways 2FM has survived being "destroyed"

The station held a big launch today, but launching what?

Changing channels: 98FM pair Dermot & Dave heading to Today FM

It’s expected they’ll take over the midday to 2.30pm slot with the Communicorp broadcaster.

# radio-wars - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Today's radio listenership figures: The winners and losers

How’s Pat getting on at Newstalk? Is Ryan Tubridy winning his listeners back? And is everyone listening to Ronan Collins?

# radio-wars - Sunday 27 April, 2014

Newstalk: 'People moved the dial for Pat...and now they've discovered Ivan, Chris, Seán and George'

The radio station is hopeful that its radio personalities will continue to lure people over from RTÉ programmes.

# radio-wars - Monday 21 April, 2014

Newstalk lodges complaint over RTÉ's refusal to run ad

RTÉ has claimed that it has guidelines for accepting advertisements from other broadcasters but it has yet to publish them.

# radio-wars - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

'A little bit country' vs 'a lot more country': Dublin's latest radio war goes down to the wire

Who will win the latest round of competition for a Dublin radio licence?

# radio-wars - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Phantom FM 1996 – 2014: A brief history, by its staff — past, way past and pirate

The ‘Phantom’ name will soon disappear from the airwaves. It’s been a long, strange, journey from that first suburban shed studio to the heart of the Communicorp empire…

# radio-wars - Thursday 6 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Nicky Byrne gives €1000 to Ray D'Arcy listeners who text 2FM by mistake Radio Wars

Nicky Byrne gives €1000 to Ray D'Arcy listeners who text 2FM by mistake

Listeners thought they were texting to enter a Today FM competition.

# radio-wars - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Red FM confirms signing of Neil Prendeville --- new show to start on 31 March

It emerged last night that he was leaving 96FM. The controversial presenter’s new 9am to noon show will follow KC’s breakfast show.

# radio-wars - Monday 10 February, 2014

Former 2fm boss quits live on air, delivers withering parting shot to new regime

“I think my interest in music cannot be accommodated here,” John Clarke told his Sunday afternoon listeners.

# radio-wars - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Communicorp to snap up eight UK radio stations

It brings the total amount of stations owned by the company to 27.

# radio-wars - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Ministers to do post-Budget phone in with Seán O’Rourke, no plans for Pat Kenny

However, Ministers Howlin and Noonan will be talking to Newstalk Breakfast before going to RTÉ.

# radio-wars - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Adrian Kennedy departs for rival station morning slot in shock move

The late-night talk show host and co-presenter Jeremy Dixon are off to 98fm after a long association with FM104.

# radio-wars - Monday 2 September, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about Pat Kenny versus Sean O’Rourke and the funeral of Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney.

The Great Irish Radio War: Who won the first battle? Radio Wars This post contains a poll

The Great Irish Radio War: Who won the first battle?

The musical intros, the opening words, the first guests… tries to pick a winner. But we need your help.

Pat Kenny and Seán O'Rourke weren't the only game in town today...

Áine Lawlor made her debut on RTE Radio One’s News at One today. Did you tune in?