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# Radio Wars

All time
# is anybody out there?
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.
# moving the dial
Newstalk, 98FM and Spin's CEOs to go in a major Communicorp reshuffle
Only TodayFM’s CEO has retained his position.
# Musical Chairs
Today FM will replace Anton Savage with a pair of familiar faces
Dermot and Dave will be making the move to mid-morning.
# jnlr figures
Radio wars: RTÉ Radio One is still killing its rivals but major shows are now losing listeners
The latest JNLRs have been released.
# Ivan Yates
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.
# swapping the mic
Today FM is changing things up with a Duffy/D'Arcy switch
The Louise Duffy Show will come to an end this summer.
# underground music
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.
# Communicorp
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
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
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.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you listen to Ryan Tubridy's new show?
Or will you stay away?
# Radio Wars
Once again RTÉ shows why it's top dog. Here are the latest radio figures
Size matters in radio land.
# soothing sounds
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.
# savage
Anton Savage versus Ray D'Arcy: The figures are in but who's winning?
Anton Savage has done well in the JNLR survey.
# dab
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.
# Shouty
Gerry Adams and Micheál Martin had a big row on Morning Ireland
A sign of things to come…
# Radio Wars
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
Anton Savage to replace Ray D'Arcy on TodayFM
Confirmed.
# Radio Wars
Marty Morrissey is going to fill in until Ray D'Arcy arrives at RTÉ
However, he will be on air for just three weeks.
# Gone Today
Ray D'Arcy is leaving Today FM for RTÉ
D’Arcy will take up a TV and radio role in RTÉ.
# Radio Wars
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
Newstalk is taking its case against RTÉ to Europe
The station has accused the State broadcaster of “predatory pricing”.
# Radio Wars
2fm really adamant that Ryan Tubridy isn't going anywhere
Right. He’s staying put.
# little bit country
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
7 ways 2FM has survived being "destroyed"
The station held a big launch today, but launching what?
# national broadcasting
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
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
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
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.
# what's the frequency
'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?
# fade to black
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
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.
# jock shock
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
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
Communicorp to snap up eight UK radio stations
It brings the total amount of stations owned by the company to 27.
# Radio Wars
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 2
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.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Monday
Everyone’s talking about Pat Kenny versus Sean O’Rourke and the funeral of Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney.
# Radio Wars
The Great Irish Radio War: Who won the first battle?
The musical intros, the opening words, the first guests…TheJournal.ie tries to pick a winner. But we need your help.
# Radio Wars
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?