98FM has been named among the most popular news sources in Ireland. According to a survey by Reuters, local radio stations, including 98FM, are the 9th most popular sources for news.
The Reuters Institute Digital News Report for 2017 also shows that, overall, 46% of people in Ireland get their news by listening to the radio, a 1% drop on last year.
The figures show people in Ireland trust the news media more than the international average, with 47% confirming they have faith in what they're told.
Michael O'Keefe from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland said he believes regulations "definitely play well with people, they know that when listening to a news piece that can trust what is coming out on stations".
98FM has also been listed among the most popular sources for online news, which is dominated by TheJournal.ie and RTE.
Also today, 98FM's Stephanie Grogan has been recognised by the Law Society of Ireland for her journalistic work in the courts. She was awarded a Certificate of Merit in Broadcast Court Reporting at the Justice Media Awards.
The judges said Stephanie's reports 'The Jobstown protests: a day in the Children’s Court' struck a "brilliant balance between clear, informative reporting" and "bringing the tense and noisy atmosphere of the crowd outside the court to the listener".
They also described the radio reports "are conscientious and compelling."