Wireless Group to cut jobs and combine roles

Changes are being made at Wireless Group stations resulting in job losses and some management roles being combined.

Jobs are expected to go at a number of the group’s stations – with the Irish Examiner reporting six out of the seven stations operated by Wireless Ireland seeing changes.

The newspaper says the company is planning to cut three positions at Live 95 in the newsroom, four positions from the newsroom in Dublin and one position from Cork’s 96FM and C103. It also reports the accounts team could be re-located to England.

RadioToday understands part of the restructuring includes creating a comined Station Director role for Q102 and FM104 – instead of each station having a CEO and U105.8 will become part of the ‘Radio GB’ structure rather than currently being part of the ‘Radio Ireland” division.

A 30-day consultation period with staff at the News Corp-owned stations will commence on July 10th, the newspaper reports.

Changes are also underway at Communicorp stations – where a number of jobs are being cut in management, the newsrooms and online teams.

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