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Skillnet Ireland reports a record level of companies participating in workforce upskilling

Skillnet Ireland reports a record level of companies participating in workforce upskilling

Skillnet Ireland launched its 2020 annual report, on 14th July 2021 reporting an 18% increase in supports to Irish businesses across 2020 and an investment of €51 million in upskilling programmes for companies across the economy. In a ch...more

Learning Waves launches 360 Broadcast Bootcamp Course for 2021

Learning Waves launches 360 Broadcast Bootcamp Course for 2021

Learning Waves Skillnet, the training body for the Independent Commercial Radio Sector in Ireland, is delighted to launch its 360 Broadcast Bootcamp course for 2021.  The course is designed to give graduates and those seeking employment in the indust...more

Transition Year students to participate in media training initiative with the Independent Radio Sector

Transition Year students to participate in media training initiative with the Independent Radio Sector

Transition Year Students from across the country will have an opportunity to create their own radio content through a week long programme in a radio station as part of an innovative media training initiative launched by Learning Waves & the Broadcasti...more

Independent Radio Sector wins at Justice Media Awards

Independent Radio Sector wins at Justice Media Awards

The Independent Radio Sector scooped awards at the recently held Justice Media Awards.  The awards ceremony took place on Thursday 24th June 2021.  The awards recognise outstanding print and broadcast journalism that contributes to the public&rs...more

Corks 96FM Radiothon raises €385,566 for 5 Cancer Care Services in Cork

Corks 96FM Radiothon raises €385,566 for 5 Cancer Care Services in Cork

Radiothon 2020 did not happen due to #Covid19 but the team at Corks 96FM were back from 20th to 22nd May 2021 with their Giving for Living Radiothon which raised funds for the Mercy Hospital, Cork University Hospital, Marymount Hospice, Breakthrough Cance...more

WLR FM welcomes state of the art Outside Broadcast Unit

WLR FM welcomes state of the art Outside Broadcast Unit

WLR FM welcomed its brand new, state of the art Outside Broadcast Unit in 2020. Due to Covid19, the station was not in a position to show it off at events around the city and county since its arrival in May last year.  However the team at WLR FM are&...more

Independent radio sector played key role in battling misinformation and supporting public health campaign, says Taoiseach at Learning Waves AGM

Independent radio sector played key role in battling misinformation and supporting public health campaign, says Taoiseach at Learning Waves AGM

The key role that independent radio stations in Ireland played in supporting the public health campaign over the past year was praised on Friday last (30.04.2021) by Taoiseach Micheál Martin when he addressed the virtual AGM of the industry’s...more

Beat's streaming figures continue to impress for the first three months of 2021

Beat's streaming figures continue to impress for the first three months of 2021

More people than ever are opting to go digital when listening to Beat 102-103. The station has continued to experience significant and sustained growth between its two digital stream offerings in the first quarter of 2021. The total Listening Hours on ...more

Journalism Graduate Programme announced for Independent Radio Sector

Journalism Graduate Programme announced for Independent Radio Sector

Learning Waves & the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, has today launched an innovative student training and development programme.  Ten journalism graduates will have the opportunity to be placed in one of Ireland's Independent radio statio...more

Media Literacy Ireland calls on people to Be Media Smart & to Stop, Think, Check

Media Literacy Ireland calls on people to Be Media Smart & to Stop, Think, Check

Now, more than ever, it is critical that people use accurate and reliable information when making informed decisions – whether those decisions relate to health, politics, economics or any other aspect of their lives. Be Media Smart is an initiati...more