Thursday, July 19, 2007

keying up for jesus

On twitter recently I blogged "listening to 27.825 27.815 27.665 27.626 27.603 27.891mhz 9am mass dublin followed by rosary" I have now logged 12 different churches in the Dublin area with masses funerals and christenings.

Now news reaches us that two religious services are to start next year on broadcast radio frequencies and DVB digital satellite.

The Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI) has signed a ten year contract with United Christian Broadcasters (Ireland) Limited for the provision of a satellite radio service, which will be available on the Sky digital platform in Ireland and the UK.

UCB Ireland will be a dedicated Christian radio service which will give an Irish perspective of news, issues and life in Ireland. Programmes will have an interdenominational focus and the primary target audience will be 25-55 year olds. The service will broadcast 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, from January 2008.


Monday, July 16, 2007

O'Briens Communicorp gets Today FM

UK media group Emap plc has agreed the sale of its Republic of Ireland radio stations to Communicorp Group Ltd, a leading Irish and European radio group, on a debt free, cash free basis, for a cash consideration of 200m euros (approximately £135m). The sale is conditional upon obtaining certain necessary regulatory clearances which are expected to be obtained in the second half of our financial year.

Emap’s Republic of Ireland radio business comprises Today FM, FM104 and Highland Radio. Emap acquired these stations with Scottish Radio Holdings (SRH) in 2005. Communicorp Group Ltd already owns Newstalk 106, as well as Dublin stations 98FM and Spin 1038.


bhg says now the two main Dublin stations and the national independent station are owned by Communicorp

Friday, July 13, 2007

Straight Talking Bank at No 1 with Talking Voices

first posted on Talking Voices blog

The produced podcast for Rabobank [web] has entered at number one in the Irish iTunes Business chart. First recorded in February 2007, a second series was commissioned and recorded in May 2007, the episodes of which will be released between July and December.

“It has been an interesting first venture into podcasting for the bank and I’m sure it’s a channel we will continue to grow” commented Martin O’Leary of Rabobank.

In Ireland Talking Voices has also recently completed podcasts for Enterprise Ireland eBusiness Unit [iTunes : Web] and the Irish Internet Associations annual conference.