All posts filed under: Radio

2fm Rising – New Irish Music

Radio

One of our new Irish music initiatives on 2fm is called ‘2fm Rising’. Each week we choose a number of tracks that receive daytime airplay and depending on listener reaction make it to our regular 2fm playlist. The quality this year so far has been nothing short of outstanding. Here’s 5 of the current batch that we are really excited about. Glory – Dermot Kennedy Nobody Like U – Siights Give it Up – Cities […]

Tomorrowland

Radio

Thrilled to announce that RTÉ2fm will be broadcasting both Tomorrowland weekends LIVE this July is association with the European Broadcasting Union & Belgium broadcaster VRT – Studio Brussel

RTÉ2fm Music Highlights

Blog / Radio

Well what an unbelievable weekend of music content on RTÉ2fm! Friday saw arguably the world’s biggest music star Ed Sheeran co-present our drive show in a one hour special with Eoghan McDermott. On Sunday U2, in a world exclusive premiered their 2017 version of “Red Hill Mining Town” on the Dave Fanning show to commemorate The Joshua Tree’s 30th anniversary. Bank Holiday Monday saw 2fm broadcast a new batch of music documentaries, one on Irish […]

Attention! It’s all about attention

Blog / Creativity / Radio

A recent piece from Fast Company highlighted the work of US public radio station WNYC and how they are finding innovative ways to push the medium forward. It’s a great read. For me though it reinforced the challenge facing radio, with one word jumping off the page. “ATTENTION” As audience behaviour changes and becomes more fragmented, you as a broadcaster are now in the attention game, not the radio game. Listeners don’t have time for […]

Episode 15 ‘The Outerview’ – Rick O’Shea

Podcast / Radio

“The Outerview” is a podcast on the art of media interviewing. Each episode I look to explore what it takes to conduct the perfect interview from dissecting classic interviews to discussing techniques with some of the worlds leading broadcasters, podcasters and journalists. This week my guest is Rick O’Shea. Rick has been a radio presenter with RTÉ since 2001. His 2fm weekend show has twice won Bronze PPI Radio Awards. He’s also the presenter of The Poetry Programme on RTÉ Radio 1. He […]

A free content creation masterclass from Hamish & Andy

Blog / Radio

If you’re a broadcaster or a producer, actually if you’re any type of content creator the 47 minute talk below is essential viewing. It’s a masterclass in content creation and broadcasting from Australian duo Hamish & Andy recorded by Commercial Radio Australia, the national industry body representing Australia’s commercial radio broadcasters. Hamish & Andy are an Australian comedy duo formed in 2003 by Hamish Blake and Andy Lee. They currently host the radio program ‘Hamish and […]

Improve your show prep with this dinner party trick

Radio

Are you struggling to get the best out of your show prep? Finding it hard to get your team to reveal some great stories? There is a wonderful lifestyle blog called a ‘Cup of Jo‘ which I like to browse through every now and then when looking for inspiration. In a recent post author Joanna Goddard described how while at a dinner party it’s host requested that all diners partake in a round table ‘Ice Breaker’. Initially they […]

When Bruce Springsteen wrote a shit song

Blog / Radio

Irish stand up comedian Des Bishop has recently started his own podcast and it’s a brilliant listen. One of his most recent guests was comedian John Bishop. During the conversation John revealed how Bruce Springsteen inspires him when it comes to creating a new show. “I’m a huge Bruce Springsteen fan. I read something once, and it’s brilliant. I hope it’s true, because it sums up a lot of what I think. I always have in my mind […]

Waiting to be picked for that perfect presenter role?

Blog / Radio / Uncategorized

Are you waiting for the phone to ring? Waiting to be chosen for that perfect role? I just finished a wonderful book called “The Art of Creative Thinking” written by Rod Jenkins. One chapter “Be a generator” tells the story of an actor who hates having to audition because his fate was in other peoples hands. He realised it would be smarter to try and create a role and not wait for a director to […]