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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

Learning Waves secures funding for Journalism Graduate Programme 2021

Learning Waves secures funding for Journalism Graduate Programme 2021

Learning Waves is delighted to announce that it has received funding for a Journalism Graduate Programme for 2021.  The funding has been secured from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland(BAI) and will be supported by funding from participating stati...more

Building Public Trust and Engagement in the Digital Age using the Power of Radio

Building Public Trust and Engagement in the Digital Age using the Power of Radio

On Friday 5th March Learning Waves Skillnet is teaming up with the Public Sector Marketing Institute for a 90-minute webinar.  The title of the webinar is Building Public Trust and Engagement in the Digital Age using the Power of Radio."  I...more

Media Central's Youth Stations join forces with the Shona Project and Life Style Sports to search for 8 Shine Heroes

Media Central's Youth Stations join forces with the Shona Project and Life Style Sports to search for 8 Shine Heroes

The Shona Project in partnership with Media Central’s youth stations are searching for eight SHINE HEROES whose unique and uplifting stories will be heard at SHINE Festival, an online event celebrating female empowerment. SHINE Festival is an emp...more

FM remains the dominant channel for Radio listening in Ireland

FM remains the dominant channel for Radio listening in Ireland

The latest JNLR report, Radio in a Digital World, February 2021, shows that Irish radio remains an FM affair despite the advent of multiple digital devices and apps now available in the market.  The report shows that the time spent listening through ...more

Learning Waves launches Senior Management Training Programme

Learning Waves launches Senior Management Training Programme

Learning Waves Skillnet, is today, delighted to announce the launch of its bespoke Senior Management Training Programme.  This programme which is called Manage | Lead | Inspire has been developed by the industry towards the end of 2020 and in respons...more

BAI announces €2.5m commercial radio funding round under Sound & Vision Scheme

BAI announces €2.5m commercial radio funding round under Sound & Vision Scheme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland is now accepting applications for funding under a special round of the Sound & Vision Scheme. The purpose of this special round is to provide support to the independent commercial radio sector to produce...more