Web Development

This site is really only a vehicle from analysing media on a sporadic basis. However, that’s doesn’t take up too much time!  In the downtime I develop maintain websites for small to medium size businesses. Many businesses are shifting more of their focus to online an I like to think that I help them in that process. All the site are built using open source content management systems like Joomla or WordPress etc – which ever CMS would suit the businesses best. The rational for that is simple: Using an open source CMS, there are literally thousands of people a […]


It’s was by far the biggest winner this time out (comparing like with like) gaining 27,000 is breakfast. Pat Kenny figure look flattering – but it’s not a direct comparison. Actually all the programmes made contributions to the gains made nationally. The only faller was George Hook who lost 11,000. But the next trick would be to maintain the momentum that Pat Kenny gave the station – easier said than done. For my money I’d opt for the finesse that’s Michael Murphy – double him up with PK from 9.30 (so what if it sounds familiar) and when he’s not […]


The breakfast slot made further gains to 196,000 up 17% on the year and would have been one of the big performers in the survey overall (see Top 30). Ray D’Arcy lost 12,000 and Louise Duffy dropped 14,000. Small loss for Tony Fenton and a small gain for Matt cooper. Looks as if the National gain was more of less secured by the breakfast show. Time  Programme 14Q2 13Q2 +/- +/- 07.00-09.00 Ian Dempsey Breakfast  196 168 28 16.7% 09.00-12.00 The Ray D’Arcy Show 223 235 -12 -5.1% 12.00-14.30* Louise Duffy Show 123 137 -14 -10.2% 14.30-16.30 Tony Fenton 101 […]


There’s been wholesale changes to the line-over the year and the only one that manages a smile is Nicky Byrne – but that time slot now takes in what was Larry Gogan as well. But the smile turns to a grimace when you scratch the surface. Going ‘book on book’ every slot has lost listeners, bar Colm Hayes who is static. So, the much awaited restructuring and mini pogrom that took place over the year looks like it was in vain and the “pro-Dublin” format look like a busted flush. Time   Programme 14Q2 13Q2 +/- +/- % 07.00-09.00 Breakfast […]


Even though it might have fallen back by 12,000 listeners, Morning Ireland is still the most popular programme on radio. John Murray slipped marginally as did Sean O’Rourke but on the other side Pat Kenny gained 79,000 over the twelve months and 40,000 on the last survey. Only Ronan Collins and Arena were the only programmes not to fall in listenership – the biggest faller was News at One down 34,000 (do the listeners miss Sean O’Roourke?!). Time  Programme 14Q2 13Q2 +/- +/- 07.00-09.00 Morning Ireland 438 450 -12 -2.7% 09.00-10.00 John Murray 313 330 -17 -5.2% 10.00-12.00* Sean O’Rourke […]