It played a key role in fighting misinformation.
Listenership to radio stations increased in the pandemic while it played a key role in fighting misinformation.
A study by Learning Waves and DCU also found the medium helped support communities and give them a platform over the past two years.
However, the sector faced a lot of economic issues with the effective collapse of advertising revenue overnight.
Colm Kearns is author of the report from DCU's Fujo Institute - he says radio helped a lot of people.
He also says the medium did invaluable work: