Programme #39 (Special COVID-19 edition, March 2020)

The banner image for the #trustradiochooseradio hashtag on Twitter, a campaign by Independent Broadcasters of Ireland to highlight the importance of radio during the COVID-19 crisis, and the threat to the sector.

In this special edition of the programme, we investigate how radio is dealing with the pandemic and how it is likely to be impacted by it. Community and commercial stations in Ireland explain how they are managing to stay on air for now, but also warn of serious financial challenges for the future. We also look at how radio in other European countries is dealing with COVID-19.