Rock On: (above) 1. Hyder Ali, Michal Bartolen & Sam Ali of 'The Fallen Drakes'; 2. Simone Kelly, Michelle Burke & Michael Proffitt; (below) 3. Peter O'Toole, Barry Egan & Dermot Doran; 4. Rachel O'Brien & Antaine Conway. (Pix. Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)
Radio Nova celebrated its first birthday party in Cafe en Seine in Dublin recently. Nova launched on 1st September 2010, in the height of the recession and in what was considered to be an already saturated market. The station has experienced strong ratings growth to date however, exceeded its own listenership projections by 20% and is meeting its business plan for its first 12 months of operation.