Radio Nova launch to create 32 jobs

The launch of Radio Nova, which has been licensed for Dublin City and the greater Dublin area and will begin broadcasting in September 2010, will result in the creation of 32 jobs – 18 full-time and 14 part-time – over the next two months.

The jobs will include full-time presenters, engineers, production teams, researchers, sales and marketing and administrative staff.

David Tighe, Radio Nova CEO, is set to sign the station’s contract with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) today, which concludes the licensing processes.

Claiming that a gap exists in the Dublin market for something different in broadcasting, Tighe is forecasting that the station will capture 5pc market share by 2012.

“People have said that we are mad launching a new radio station when there is already such competition in the Dublin market,” he said. “And, with advertising spends tighter than ever before, we don’t underestimate the challenge. But equally, we don’t underestimate the opportunity.”

“We’ve announced new jobs and we have a huge responsibility to make Radio Nova work – and we will.  Strong personalities and credible music played by real bands are what will make Nova work and help us to grow.”

Among Radio Nova’s backers are Dermot Hanrahan, Des Whelan, Ulick McEvaddy and Kevin Branigan.

Pictured: Radio Nova CEO, David Tighe