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Conference Schedule 2023 .

Radiodays Ireland 2023 Conference took place on 16 and 17 February 2023 in the Gibson Hotel, Dublin

Thursday 16th February


Coffee & Conference Registration



Official Conference Opening and Celebration of Radio

by with Patricia Monahan, Chairperson, Learning Waves and John Purcell, Chairperson, IBI

2.15pm - 3pm

Radio – The Resilient Medium

with Pat Kenny, Newstalk, Patricia Messenger, C103, Fionnuala Corbett, iRadio, Brian Redmond, KCLR 96FM, Celene Craig, BAI, Dan Healy, RTE 2FM

Moderator: Shane Coleman, Newstalk


My Radio Story – A Broadcasting Career

with James O’Brien, Presenter, LBC

In this keynote address James will share with us his radio story, how he started out in radio, moving from a Show Biz Journalist to a Current Affairs presenter, his biggest moments on radio, how radio has evolved during the years and what the future holds for talk radio.


Connecting with Audiences through Content and Music

Angie Greaves, Smooth Radio, UK in conversation with Dave Harrington, Programme Director, East Coast FM


Resilience | Wellbeing | Motivation

with Tara Rafter, The Navigation Coach


Coffee Break

4.30pm - 5.00pm

Top Ten Promotions from around the World

with Niall Power, Beat 102-103

Voted as one of the top presentations from Radio Days Europe we invite you to come, listen and enjoy as Niall shares the top ten promotions from around the world with the audience

5pm – 5.45pm

Branding | Monetising | Marketing your Podcasts – Challenges and Opportunities

with Liam Thompson, The Smart 7 Podcast, Georgie Crawford, The Good Glow Podcast, Kiela Brodigan, Director of Digital, Bauer Media

The panel will share their experience on how they have built brands through podcasts, how they have monetised podcasts, the platforms used for podcasting and the opportunities for radio stations with podcasts

Moderator: Patrick Haughey


Conference close



Friday 17th February


The Power of Audio Branding

with Staxx Williams, Z100, USA

Staxx will share with us what has helped him to become a successful writer, producer and team member in the world of audio branding.  He will talk to us about radio imaging, play his favourite pieces of radio, talk about why they work and the creative processes behind them.  Staxx will also talk about finding inspiration, dealing with your inner critic and about tackling doubt.


Commercial Media Landscape 2023 and Building your Brand through Radio

with Cathy Heeley and Garry Blair, Nielsen, Tammy Darcy, the Shona Project

Moderator: Maria McKenzie, iRadio


Radio | Digital | Tech

with Rob Timony, audio XI, and Rune Hafskjaer, P4, Norway

Rob will look at how to monetise your digital assets and the potential revenue streams that are available to radio stations.

Rune will discuss how gathering detailed listener data can lead to a more targeted advertising approach and campaign reporting.

Moderator : Siobhan Gavigan, The Radio Room


Coffee Break



Audience Insights

with Alison Winters, Head of Audience Insights, BBC

Alison will talk to us about the big trends and shifts in audience behaviours. audio on demand, the resurgent commercial radio sector and the shifts in behaviour as a result of Covid 19.  Alison will also share with us the BBC’s response to changing audience demands, the development of new products and how the audience’s relationship with live radio has changed.


The Power of Radio to Connect with Audiences in a Changing Media Landscape

with Greg Hughes, Highland Radio and Mark Egan, Purple Bridge Media

Greg will talk about covering the Creeslough tragedy and how through multiple channels the station was able to connect with listeners all over the world. Mark will share his insights in relation to younger audiences and how they are consuming content and what radio stations need to do in this area.

Moderator: Fiona Stack, Radio Kerry


Leadership | Resilience | Motivation – Sport and Business

with Dr. Karen Weekes, Adventurer and Sports Pyschologist, Nora Stapleton, Women in Sport Lead with Sport Ireland, Padraig Joyce, Galway Football Manager

Moderator : Nathan Murphy, Off the Ball


Conference Close

Patricia Monahan and John Purcell


Meet The Speakers 2023


Presenter, C103

Creative Services Director for Z100

Women in Sport Lead, Sport Ireland

Director of Digital, Bauer Media

Host of The Pat Kenny Show, Newstalk

Content Director, Content Creator and Co-Founder of The Smart7 Podcast

Head of Station Sound, Beat 102-103

Executive Producer for Programs at KCLR

Founder and CEO of The Shona Project

The Navigation Coach

Presenter, Smooth Radio

Manager, Galway Senior Football Team
Patrick Haughey

Founder, AudioBrand

Head of audioXi, Bauer Media Audio Ireland

Purple Bridge Media


Head of News and Current Affairs, iRadio

Head of Audiences, BBC

International Media Analytics Lead, Nielsen

Presenter, LBC, London

Head of News, Highland Radio

Head of Digital, P4, Norway