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  • News | Communicorp - Page 14
    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 Parkinson Meath legend Anthony Moyles Galway s Michael Meehan May 7 2014 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 an Oireachtas committee stating that RTÉ s competitors were talking May 1 2014 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 an increase of 18 000 listeners book on book Moncrieff April 2 2014 TXFM Launched 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

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  • Communicorp - Page 16
    Ireland the FAI s July 9 2014 98FM Appoints New Chief Executive Officer Wednesday 9th July 2014 98FM has announced the appointment of Keith McCormack as its new Chief Executive Officer Keith will begin his new role with 98FM on August 18th 2014 With extensive business experience in team leadership strategy development sales digital and marketing Keith joins from Failte Ireland where he holds the role of Director of Visit Dublin and Head of Events leading a team of over 40 people Prior to joining Failte Ireland six years ago Keith was Head July 3 2014 He s Ridin Solo 98FM Introduces Dara Quilty He s Ridin Solo 98FM Introduces Dara Quilty 3rd July 2014 Dublin s 98FM is delighted to announce the appointment of radio presenter Dara Quilty to its on air line up following six years at sister station Spin103 8 Renowned for his cheeky sense of humour and outspoken personality the presenter will take over Dermot Dave s former slot weekdays from 4pm 7pm starting in Late August Dara is really excited about the new move and said I m delighted to make the move to July 2 2014 98FM s The Best of Dublin TV Ad July 2 2014 BOD s first interview July 2014 July 2 2014 BOD joins Newstalk July 2014 June 17 2014 DOUBLE TROUBLE FOR TODAY FM AS DERMOT DAVE GO NATIONAL Dublin Wednesday 17th June 2014 Today FM has announced that well known radio duo Dermot Whelan and Dave Moore from Dublin station 98FM will shortly grace the national airwaves The pair who has been with 98FM for 12 years will join Ian Ray Louise Tony and rest of the Today FM team in August The two presented the award winning Breakfast show on the Dublin station for eight years before

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  • DOUBLE TROUBLE FOR TODAY FM AS DERMOT & DAVE GO NATIONAL! | Communicorp
    to host their Dermot Dave Show in the drive time slot four years ago As well as being one half of radio s loveable twosome comedian Whelan has hosted RTE s Republic of Telly and was a regular on The Panel On the comedy circuit Dermot has performed at both Kilkenny s Cat Laughs and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Dermot s partner in radio Dave Moore is an accomplished comedy writer songwriter and music producer His list of credits include Des Bishop and Podge Rodge alongside films TV shows and commercials Commenting on the news Dave Moore said 98fm gave us the chance to develop and grow But taking the chemistry that Dermot and I have to the entire country on Today FM is an amazing opportunity It s the station we ve admired for years and we know we ll really enjoy making more great radio every weekday and we hope Ireland enjoys it too Dermot Whelan added Other broadcasters have come knocking over the years to try and attract us away but to be honest the creative track record and reputation of Today FM over so many years made it a simple enough decision to join their stellar

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  • JOHN GRANT TO FRONT LIVE SHOW ON TXFM | Communicorp
    today announced that JOHN GRANT will front a live show exclusively on the Dublin music station on Friday 20 th June ahead of his headline appearance at Body Soul in Ballinlough Castle Grant will play a selection of his chosen tracks in a two hour live slot from 3 5pm The singer songwriter from Denver enjoyed rave reviews following two sell out nights in the Olympia back in March of this year As well as performing tracks from his current album Pale Green Ghosts Grant was joined on stage by Villagers front man Conor O Brien and Sinead O Connor to perform an incredible rendition of his hit Glacier TXFM Head of Music John Caddell said We re thrilled that John is joining us for a live show on TXFM his choice of music his charm and wit all make for great on air moments Anyone who has witnessed John Grant live will know they re in for a treat While the main focus of TXFM is on authentic music the schedule features everything from alternative rock and Americana to modern soul and electronica and the whole resurgence of vinyl as a format Specialist shows on TXFM include Nialler9 s

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  • Newstalk Announces All-Star Panel for 2014 GAA Coverage | Communicorp
    the 2014 GAA Football All Ireland Championship will be former Dublin forward Tomás Quinn Laois man and Off the Ball team member Colm Parkinson Meath legend Anthony Moyles Galway s Michael Meehan Mayo legends Liam McHale and David Brady Down s Conor Deegan former Kerry star Darragh O Sé Kildare hero Dermot Earley and Billy Joe Padden Joining the team to give their views on the 2014 GAA Hurling All Ireland Championship will be Wexford hurler and Off the Ball team member Diarmuid Lyng Offaly legend Daithí Regan and Clare s Jamesie O Connor Speaking at today s launch Ger Gilroy Newstalk s sports editor said Every member of the Off the Ball team gets excited about this time of year For the next few months we ll see tears of joy and utter heartbreak across the country and Newstalk will be there to capture every piece of the action and reaction Once again we have secured an all star panel that will help us to deliver the best GAA coverage around With Off the Ball broadcasting seven days a week along with live reports and commentary from Championship games we will be breaking and analysing every development and controversial decision before anyone else Newstalk will also be hitting the road again this summer to bring Off the Ball to venues across the country as part of our GAA roadshow It will be an action packed summer and we re looking forward to every minute of it This is Newstalk s fourth year delivering unparalleled coverage and analysis of the GAA Championships Since the station was first awarded coverage rights Newstalk has secured the best panellists and commentators many of whom are current or recently retired players giving first hand accounts of what unfolds behind the scenes and in the

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  • Statement on behalf of Newstalk 106-108 fm | Communicorp
    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 an Oireachtas committee stating that RTÉ s competitors were talking to other people who they want to lure away from us referencing people with bottomless pockets I am baffled that RTÉ who received approximately 181 million in licence fees income in 2012 can decline substantial commercial income at a time when they are complaining of financial pressures requesting further funding from the exchequer and thereby placing more pressure on the license fee payer and the tax payer I find it surprising that RTÉ can reject our advert because it contains a call to action Surely every advert contains a call to action buy this product visit this website or call this number RTÉ is happy to let taxpayers fund its out dated decisions because they feel that our nationally recognised slogan Move the Dial

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  • Newstalk confirmed as Ireland’s fastest growing national radio station* | Communicorp
    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 an increase of 18 000 listeners book on book Moncrieff with Sean Moncrieff has 111 000 listeners daily an increase of 7 000 year on year The Right Hook presented by George Hook has maintained a strong position with 121 000 listeners daily Lunchtime presented by Jonathan Healy has 70 000 listeners daily an increase of 5 000 year on year Commenting on the latest JNLR figures Gerard Whelan Newstalk CEO said Today s JNLR results has confirmed that Newstalk is Ireland s fastest growing national radio station and gives a clear indication that the Irish public are moving the dial to Newstalk We are seeing consistent growth throughout our schedule with particularly strong figures for Breakfast with Ivan and Chris and The Pat Kenny Show Newstalk is brimming with exceptionally talented people and our continued growth is the result of their

    Original URL path: http://www.communicorp.ie/newstalk-confirmed-irelands-fastest-growing-national-radio-station/ (2016-02-17)
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  • TXFM Launched | Communicorp
    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 the main focus of TXFM is on authentic music the schedule features everything from alternative rock and Americana to modern soul and electronica and the whole resurgence of vinyl as a format TXFM also has a strong commitment to contemporary Irish music The main presenter line up features familiar names including Claire Beck John Caddell Cathal Funge Kelly Anne Byrne and Joe Donnelly while new shows are fronted by Derek Byrne Dee Reddy and Orlagh Donnelly Respected music blogger Niall Byrne Nialler9 fronts a two hour slot every Thursday night playing his curated choice of new music Dublin musician producer and regular with Lisa Hannigan s band Gavin Glass presents an alt Country and roots show on Tuesdays TXFM has made a virtue of bringing new voices to air and the schedule boasts four new presenters from digital music station FRQ covering new music sports and specialist shows Other programme highlights include Songs in the key of Life a contemporary desert island downloads presented by Nadine O Regan featuring great guests from music and

    Original URL path: http://www.communicorp.ie/txfm-launched/ (2016-02-17)
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