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Irish people are continuing to choose live radio as their audio companion every day.

According to the latest JNLR radio listenership figures published earlier (February 1st 2017), 82% of Irish adults, aged 15 and over, tune into Irish radio stations on a daily basis.

The research also looked at consumption of audio content and share of audio listening. Live radio has 87.7% share of audio consumption in Ireland, compared with 8.6% share for listening to own music and 2.8% share for streaming music.

Irish radio audiences continue to listen to a significant amount of radio everyday – tuning in, on average, for over 4 hours per day during the7am to 12 midnight time period.

There’s no battle of the sexes when it comes to love for radio either! Listenership across the country is made up of 51% female and 49% male. This audience is spread across the country with 64% of the listenership in urban areas and 36% in rural areas.

Radio is often described as the “original social media” and Irish radio has certainly left an imprint on social media channels with over 7.7 million social media connections for Irish radio stations across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

The Joint National Listenership Results issued on Feb 1st 2017 by Ipsos MRBI cover the period January to December 2016.

The singer invited a lucky fan up to sing with her, but little did Adele know that this fan had a monster voice on her. The fan's name is Jamie Grace, and it's turn out that she's also a Grammy nominated singer.

So, when Adele asked her to sing for her, she absolutely killed it. Adele couldn't do anything but look in awe. "Sing some more. Sing anything you want," Adele said as Jamie tried to stop.

Jamie ended up covering two songs, Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love" and Adele's "Remedy."

In 2012, Jamie was nominated for a Grammy for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song, for her single "Hold Me." Jamie also won a Dove Award for New Artist of the Year, this same year, as well.

Take a look below at Jamie singing for her idol and completely slaying.

In a post on Reddit titled Dog Contract By Reluctant Dad, user rjohnstone13 shared his answer to the dreaded doggy question: a contractual agreement his kids had to sign, with specifications for everything from the size of the dog to where in the yard, specifically, it’s allowed to poop.

“We can get a dog if everyone agrees to all of the following terms,” the contract reads. First up? “Dad never has to pick up dog poop. Ever. The dog’s poop is picked up 3x per week by children to Dad’s satisfaction.”

After that, the dad lays out some specifications for the dog’s size, mannerisms, and bodily functions. The dog has to be smaller than 15 pounds, cannot shed at all (good luck with that), must poop in the side yard (on the rocks against Barbara’s fence — sorry, Barb!), must be bathed by a child whenever Dad decides it stinks, and cannot slobber or have a runny nose. “All parties agree that those kinds of dogs are gross,” the contract says.

Other rules include:

6. The dog does not scratch the floor. Dad does not care how this is prevented — clip nails closely, walking boots, surgically remove feet, etc. All parties agree that the dog may not scratch the floor.

8. If the dog makes any sort of mess in the house and new-age cleaning treatments prove ineffective, harmful chemicals will be allowed in an effort to eliminate stains and/or odors.9. Dad has unlimited veto power over the dog’s name.

11. The dog is never referred to as a child or sibling. All parties agree that the dog is a dog.

12. The dog is not included by name on the family Christmas card. Also, if there is a picture of the dog on the family Christmas card, it shall be merely incidental — i.e., the dog will not be the primary subject of the photo.

And, most importantly:

13. The kids promise to never to fall out of love with the dog or get bored of it. All parties agree that the dog is primarily the kids’ responsibility for its entire life.

In the comments, rjohnstone13 shared that his family did, in fact, end up getting a dog. “Two weeks after contract was signed, we got a ~three year old white fluffy mutt from a shelter that weighs 15 lbs., was already house-trained and doesn’t shed or drool,” he wrote. “We named him Kershaw (veto power not exercised)… Everyone (including Dad) adores the dog, which has been a fantastic addition to (though not member of) our family.”

 

Looks like a family dog contract isn’t such a bad idea, after all.

 

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