After years of silence, we now know how the financials of Irish radio. The results are revealing

For many years, radio stations made sure to keep their financial figures under wraps, but the arrival of Ciaran Cunningham’s Radiocentre Ireland has changed all that

Ciaran Cunnigham, chief executive of Radiocentre Ireland: off to a good start. Picture: Bryan Meade

The Irish radio industry was worth €145 million in 2021, according to recently released official figures from Radiocentre Ireland, the representative group. The release of this information has been a long time coming.

The level of suspicion between radio operators has been such that they have kept their financial performances secret, until now. For ill-founded reasons, they have traditionally refused to reveal just how well they have been performing.

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