Saturday May 30, 2020

Radio is back with a boom

With the highest listenership since 2015, is radio proving itself to be a ‘true companion media’?

30th April, 2017
Ryan Tubridy, who attracted 14,000 more listeners in the last year Picture: Bryan Meade

The “everyone’s a winner” announcements that flood into journalists’ inboxes when radio listenership figures are released do not hold much sway in ad-land, but there were still some encouraging signs for Irish radio last week.

The total number listening to the radio is above the three million mark for the first time since 2015, according to the latest Joint National Listenership Research figures. The results, which were released on Thursday...

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