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We love listening to Radio in Ireland - JNLR figures released today

We love listening to Radio in Ireland - JNLR figures released today

The latest JNLR/Ipsos MRBI report into radio listening is published today (6th February 2020). It covers the 12-month period from January to December 2019. The latest results show 3.15 million listeners (15+) tune into radio every weekday – that ...more

Radio Days Ireland 2020 Schedule Announced

Radio Days Ireland 2020 Schedule Announced

Learning Waves and IBI are delighted to announce the schedule for Radio Days Ireland 2020.  The two day conference will take place on the 20th and 21st February 2020 in the Gibson Hotel in Dublin.  The event will build on the 2018 conference whi...more

Skillnet Ireland named Best Agency Support to Business

Skillnet Ireland named Best Agency Support to Business

We are delighted to announce that Skillnet Ireland has been named ‘Best Agency Support to Business’ in the InBusiness Recognition Awards 2019. Commenting on the award win, Paul Healy, Chief Executive of Skillnet Ireland said : “2019 w...more

From Broadcast Bootcamp to BBC Radio 1

From Broadcast Bootcamp to BBC Radio 1

Jessica Maciel’s journey since the Learning Waves Broadcast Bootcamp in June 2015 has been extraordinary, one which sees her present on BBC Radio 1 over the Christmas period. It all began for Jessica in June 2015 when she applied for the Broadcas...more

New Commission must recognise that RTE is not the only provider of Public Service Broadcasting

New Commission must recognise that RTE is not the only provider of Public Service Broadcasting

The Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI), the organisation representing Ireland’s 34 independent radio stations, has cautiously welcomed the planned establishment of a Commission on the Future Funding of Irish Public Service Broadcasting, but s...more

How Can We Save The Planet From Fast Fashion?: TY Students Investigate

How Can We Save The Planet From Fast Fashion?: TY Students Investigate

Until the 1990s, most major fashion labels produced two main collections a year. In an attempt to compete for market share and capture fashion trends as quickly as possible, most fashion retailers like H&M, New Look, Topshop etc now offer up to 50 col...more

Spreading Awareness: TY Students Talk About Living with Disabilities on the Radio

Spreading Awareness: TY Students Talk About Living with Disabilities on the Radio

During a segment on the TY Takeover on Galway Bay FM called ‘Life Journeys’, part of the Learning Waves TY Media Week programme in association with The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, students Jack and Matthew from Clarin College Athenry in...more

"It should never be forgotten" - TY Students Interview Holocaust Survivor

Ava Stack and Abbie Roche, two students on Radio Kerry's Learning Waves Transition Year Media Week Programme, interviewed a survivor of the holocaust for the station. Tomi Reichental, the 84 year old who lost 35 of his extended family members ...more

“Listen and listen and listen”: A Masterclass in Interviewing from the Legendary Gay Byrne

“Listen and listen and listen”: A Masterclass in Interviewing from the Legendary Gay Byrne

On Monday, November 4th 2019, Ireland lost one of its most recognisable, influential and comforting voices. Over the course of his decades-spanning career in radio and television, Gay Byrne conducted thousands of interviews with a vast array of subjects, ...more

15 Transition Year students complete a brand-new TY Media Literacy Programme at Beat 102 103

15 Transition Year students complete a brand-new TY Media Literacy Programme at Beat 102 103

In October 2019, 15 Transition Year Students from across the South East completed a one week media course focussing on  Media Literacy at Beat 102 103. The new TY Media Programme was coordinated by Learning Waves and supported by the Broadcasting Aut...more