Radio facing ‘catastrophe’

Consolidation threatens jobs, diversity and variety in radio, but the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland can solve these issues, says Simon Maher of

18th December, 2016
Simon Maher, managing director of Pic: Tony O’Shea

There will be “catastrophic consequences” for the radio industry if a small number of players are allowed to set the agenda, according to Simon Maher, managing director of, tutor in media and broadcasting at Ballyfermot College of Further Education and former general manager of Dublin alternative rock station Phantom FM.

Consolidation within the industry, in the area regulated by the BAI and in new media, will continue, Maher said in his...

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