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  • Communicorp Acquires Eight UK Radio Stations | Communicorp
    the Smooth stations following the reintroduction of local programming Communicorp is committed to supporting Capital in Scotland and South Wales and across the portfolio and plans to extend its position in Digital Audio Broadcasting to allow for the localisation of advertising and support the migration to digital listening Speaking today Communicorp Chief Executive Gervaise Slowey said We have been looking at the UK market for some time now and we are delighted to be adding these radio stations to the Communicorp Group Each of these stations has a strong and loyal following and this move will make Communicorp the fourth largest commercial radio group in the UK The brand licence agreement that we have in place with Global for Heart Capital and Smooth will allow us to combine the strength of a national brand with a local presence We feel that this will provide the best customer offerings to each of the stations audiences The eight stations have 2 8 million listeners combined according to Radio Joint Audience Research On completion of the transaction Communicorp intends to retain the experienced management team of Real Smooth Limited Mark Lee will remain CEO and continue to lead the business Also speaking today Lucy Gaffney Communicorp Chairperson said This acquisition will bring the total number of radio stations under the Communicorp umbrella to 27 It further reinforces Communicorp s position as an international market leader in the commercial radio industry with a strong presence in Ireland Bulgaria Latvia Jordan and now the UK We are constantly looking at opportunities to grow our business and this move into the UK was a natural fit for us These eight radio stations have shown great resilience in recent years and we look forward to continuing to drive each station to their full potential For further information

    Original URL path: http://www.communicorp.ie/communicorp-acquires-uk-radio-stations/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Ronan Harris Appointed to Communicorp Board | Communicorp
    executive director with immediate effect Ronan is Vice President of Large Customer Sales for Google EMEA and sits on the board of Google Ireland Based at the Google s Dublin EMEA headquarters Ronan has focused on growing the advertising sales business for new and existing markets He is also responsible for launching operations for Google Checkout and other emerging businesses Commenting on Ronan s appointment Communicorp chairperson Lucy Gaffney said We are delighted to appoint Ronan to the Communicorp board His extensive experience both in domestic and foreign markets will be invaluable to the Communicorp network We are looking forward to working with Ronan and we wish him every success with his new position A graduate in electronic engineering at University College Dublin Ronan began his career with Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation at their Information Storage Products division in Japan He went on to spend nine years in Japan working in consulting before returning to Ireland in 2001 to work in private equity He then joined Google in 2005 Ronan is currently Chairman of ICT Ireland a member of the Executive Council of Dublin Chamber of Commerce and a board member of Focus Ireland Communicorp Group Ltd was formed in 1989

    Original URL path: http://www.communicorp.ie/ronan-harris-appointed-communicorp-board/ (2016-02-17)
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  • News | Communicorp - Page 15
    2013 PPI RADIO AWARDS The Irish Radio industry gathered at Lyrath Hotel Kilkenny this evening to celebrate the thirteenth annual PPI Radio Award ceremony The PPIs is the premier annual event in the radio industry calendar known as the Oscars of Irish radio The PPIs recognise excellence in all areas of Irish radio broadcasting including news talk sport music and entertainment The evening started with the presentation of the coveted The Outstanding Achievement Award to Ian Dempsey of Today Fm by September 3 2013 The Adrian Kennedy Show Moves to 98FM New Mid Morning Talk Show Starting in early 2014 02 September 2013 98FM is delighted to confirm the signing of The Adrian Kennedy Show to the station Presenters Adrian Kennedy and Jeremy Dixon will present the phone show every weekday from 10 00 to 12 00pm starting in early 2014 September 1 2013 Listeners Move The Dial to Newstalk s New Autumn Line up Listeners Move The Dial To Listen to Newstalk s New Autumn Line up Ivan Yates will rejoin Newstalk with an exclusive interview on The Pat Kenny Show tomorrow 1st September 2013 Newstalk 106 108 fm today announced the return of Ivan Yates to the station as part of its launch of the station s new weekday schedule Ivan will rejoin Chris Donoghue on Newstalk Breakfast from Wednesday 4th September giving listeners the first bite at news analysis business sport and entertainment every morning from July 31 2013 Pat Kenny joins Newstalk Pat Kenny joins Newstalk Pat Kenny makes the move to independent radio to do weekday mid morning show 31st July 2013 Newstalk 106 108 fm is delighted to announce the arrival of Pat Kenny to the station to present a current affairs magazine and news show every weekday from 10am to 12 30pm starting

    Original URL path: http://www.communicorp.ie/category/news/page/15/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Communicorp - Page 17
    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 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 the main focus of TXFM is on authentic March 8 2014 Newstalk Celebrates Women February 6 2014 Hunting the Aurora Borealis Newstalk February 6 2014 Communicorp Acquires Eight UK Radio Stations 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 UK s Competition Commission and Communicorp has been approved by February 5 2014 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

    Original URL path: http://www.communicorp.ie/news/page/17/ (2016-02-17)
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  • 98FM named ‘Music Station of the Year’ | Communicorp
    Awards 98FM scooped the highest honour at the Oscars of Irish Radio in Kilkenny on Friday night 98FM Dublin s Best Music Mix has recently undergone a schedule change with the Ray Foley Show filling the breakfast slot and the ever popular Dermot and Dave gaining an extra hour of air time in the afternoon Adrian Kennedy and his co presenter Jeremy Dixon will also join the station next year

    Original URL path: http://www.communicorp.ie/98fm-named-music-station-of-the-year-at-the-2013-ppi-radio-awards/ (2016-02-17)
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  • OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2013 | Communicorp
    by his success and never losing his common touch Ian s unassuming personality belies the myth that only the aggressive will succeed He has charted his way to the top showing understanding for all around him and never failing to understand the needs and ambitions of his audience It all started for Ian over 30 years ago when he was drawn to the excitement of the pirate radio scene in Dublin By 1980 the national broadcaster RTE sought to capture some of that excitement and included Ian Dempsey in its trawl of talent Before long he was hosting the weekend Breakfast Show and later Poporama with Ruth Buchanan the Night Train and the Great Giveaway Show He was also key in developing the Hotline a novel idea in a pre digital age where you phoned in and requested your song from a list printed in a daily newspaper In the mid eighties he moved to the Breakfast Show and by 1989 had established himself as the pre eminent breakfast show presenter During this time the now iconic afternoon television show Dempsey s Den hit our T V screens As well as endorsing Ian s talent the show gave birth to the alien twins Zig and Zag which gave them their big break into television Ian s style is best described as informal and relaxed and his rapport with contributors was particularly strong whether it was with Des Cahill on sports or Simon Young providing comedy with the character Jimmy Surrounded by success it was presumed he had achieved much of what he had set out to do but there was more to come In 1998 Ian Dempsey was offered the breakfast show on the newly re launched Today FM and made what was an extremely brave move at the time

    Original URL path: http://www.communicorp.ie/outstanding-achievement-award-2013-2/ (2016-02-17)
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  • The Adrian Kennedy Show Moves to 98FM | Communicorp
    every weekday from 10 00 to 12 00pm starting in early 2014 The introduction of Adrian and Jeremy will add to 98FM s strong line up of presenters including Ray Foley and Dermot Dave The primetime mid morning slot will give Dubliners the opportunity to have their say on a range issues that matter to them Speaking about The Adrian Kennedy Show CEO of Communicorp Gervaise Slowey said I am

    Original URL path: http://www.communicorp.ie/the-adrian-kennedy-show-moves-to-98fm/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Listeners ‘Move The Dial’ to Newstalk’s New Autumn Line-up | Communicorp
    up on those issues both at home and abroad that are of interest to our listeners Ivan will be interviewed on the first Pat Kenny Show on Newstalk FM tomorrow morning where he will answer questions on his 16 months in Wales and what it means for him now Newstalk Breakfast 6 30am 10am is the first radio show in the country to bring its listeners the news analysis business sport and entertainment every morning The magnetic combination Chris and Ivan will ensure that Ireland is not only fully aware of the issues of the day but it will also provide views opinions and analysis Ivan and Chris s unique chemistry will set up the nation for the day ahead The Pat Kenny Show 10am 12 30pm will bring the sharp analysis of news and current affairs and fresh perspectives on the issues of the day Breaking news will be interweaved with news features and reports from a variety of reporters based across the country Experts will be on hand to guide listeners on everything from consumer and employment rights and health issues to savvy holiday options And Pat will be joined by all the best personalities from the entertainment world Lunchtime with Jonathan Healy moves to the slightly later time of 12 30pm where Jonathan takes listeners through a fast paced news programme that will bring them up to date with the top stories of the day Jonathan will be joined with a regular panel of experts including Brendan Keenan Economics Editor of the Irish Independent the former TD and Irish rugby international Jim Glennon and Kevin Cullen from the Boston Globe Ireland s fastest growing afternoon show Moncrieff will continue to broadcast from 1 30pm to 4 30pm with Sean Moncrieff presenting a zany and intelligent of mix

    Original URL path: http://www.communicorp.ie/listeners-move-the-dial-to-listen-to-newstalks-new-autumn-line-up/ (2016-02-17)
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