RTÉ opens commissioning round for radio producers

RTÉ is welcoming independent radio producers to apply for commissions for programmes to air across RTÉ Radio 1, RTÉ 2fm, RTÉ lyric fm and RTÉ Raidio na Gaeltachta during 2016.

RTÉ’s Head of Independent Radio Production (IRP), Ann-Marie Power, yesterday presented 15 commission briefs at a launch event: seven for RTÉ Radio 1, two for RTÉ 2fm, two for RTÉ lyric fm, and four for RTÉ Raidio na Gaeltachta.

RTÉ is seeking to commission radio programmes spanning live talk shows, entertainment, Irish language, arts, comedy and beyond. Detailed briefs can be seen at rte.ie/irp

Ann-Marie Power says: “This annual fund is a great way for RTÉ to engage with the independent radio production sector in Ireland. We have put out a variety of interesting commissioning briefs to populate our schedules in 2016 and we’re hoping great programmes will come of these and see a new generation of talent developed; moments of radio gold all while creating employment and opportunities within the independent media production industry.”

Submissions will be accepted from 10am on Thursday 19 November until the deadline of 2.30pm on Tuesday 22 December.

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