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The popular Irish Radioplayer service, developed in partnership by RTÉ and the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI), today announced the launch of new stations on the app. The addition of the new stations brings to 54 the number of radio stations available on the Irish Radioplayer and will offer brand new, on-demand content to the audience.

The new stations are:

  1. Noughty Beats – The biggest hits from the first decade of this millennium!
  2. Sunshine Soul -The best of Soul and Motown
  3. Q102 80s – Non Stop Feel Good 80’s
  4. Total Access – The Biggest Hits live here!
  5. Absolute Irish Radio – Playing the best of Country and Irish
  6. 98FMs Throwback – Non-stop nineties and noughties
  7. Spin Xtra – Non-stop fresh hits with an urban twist
  8. Today XM – New and classic alternative music
  9. Kfm Extra – The best of Kildare’s Kfm
  10. Red Hot – Fresh new music from Cork’s Red FM

The Irish Radioplayer represents a great opportunity for radio stations to expand their service to the listeners and offer additional choice and listening opportunities that are not currently available on FM.

Scott Williams, Director of the IBI and Chair of the Irish Radioplayer Steering Board said,

“The Irish Radioplayer has successfully put all Irish radio in one place and thousands of listeners use it daily on tablets, phones and smart speakers. Nearly 500,000 hours of radio listening has been done via the app in the past 30 days with listenership staying tuned in for an average of nearly 4 hours.  The availability of 10 new stations ensures that even more great Irish radio content will be available to our audiences to allow them to tune in more and listen for longer.”

JP Coakley, Head of Broadcast and Media Services, RTÉ said:

“We were very encouraged by the level of interest in providing additional channels on the Irish Radioplayer. It’s clear that broadcasters see the potential of this app and it’s great that they are bringing their new stations to it. Ultimately, the listener is the winner.”

The Irish Radioplayer is also available throughout Europe, in the US and Australia so that friends and relatives there can stay in touch with all their favourite new and old radio stations from home.

Other developments of the Irish Radioplayer this year include a smart new app upgrade, launch on Sonos smart speakers and integration into the car platform SDL: developed by Ford and adopted by other car companies, such as Toyota.

The Irish Radioplayer is based on technology licensed by Radioplayer Worldwide, which is also used nationally in Germany, Canada, Belgium, Peru, Norway, Austria, the UK and has just launched in Switzerland