Your top 10 radio industry stories of 2013

Through the wonders of modern technology, also known as Google Analytics, we can reveal the top 10 most-read stories on this year.

It’s been an interesting year, with radio once again making the mainstream headlines. We can thank the likes of Pat Kenny and Hector for the extra coverage. But who did you like to read about most on

Join us as we travel from 10 to 1 in reverse order to reveal who had the most clicks on RadioToday in 2013.

Country FM & URadio bid for Sunshine licence

In what is still an on-going battle, Sunshine is facing competition for its Dublin City and County Contract.

John Murray welcomed back to RTE Radio 1

We were listening to his first show in seven months at RTÉ Radio 1, and noticed a number of good luck messages from colleagues and listeners.

Hector leaves breakfast on 2fm

Earlier this month, Hector Ó hEochagáin said he is ending his run on the breakfast show at RTÉ 2fm, making way for a new yet-to-be-announced presenter to start next year.

Dave O’Conner moves on from iWakeUp show

He’s a popular guy – and our story about him leaving breakfast on iRadio comes in at number 7!

JNLR listening results for Quarter 3 2013

Our epic round-up of listening figures for quarter three was the 6th most read story of 2013.

Christmas FM returns

We popped in on launch day to see what was happening at Christmas FM in Dublin and wrote this story about the station. You liked it enough to put it at number five!

PPI Winners List

We were there. We published all the winners as they were announced on Twitter and got the full list of winners online as soon as it happened. Because that’s the RadioToday difference!

Off The Ball!

On March 4th Eoin McDevitt, Ken Early, Ciaran Murphy, Simon Hick and Mark Horgan quit Newstalk after a disagreement over the future of the show with bosses.

Pat Kenny!

Of course, one of the biggest stories of the year happened on July 31st as Newstalk announced they’d stolen Pat Kenny from RTÉ!

Adrian and Jeremy get a quick exit from FM104

And at number one, Dublin’s FM104 confirmed the rumoured return of Chris Barry to late night radio, as he takes over from Adrian and Jeremy. We heard the station didn’t let the guys have their last show and you loved to read all about it!


And that’s 2013. We look forward to super-serving you in 2014 via our website, social media and  smartphone app – complete with push notifications on the top stories. (just search RadioTodayIE in the Apple App Store) (Android coming soon!)

Have a great new year!

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