Media world: The pleasures of digital radio

RTE is closing down its medium wave radio transmission in March.

26th January, 2008

RTE is closing down its medium wave radio transmission in March.

It’s difficult to be moved by this news. RTE claims the technology ‘‘offers poor value for money, is environmentally unsound and out of date, with poor quality reception and audio’’. Wanting to hang on to it makes as much sense as preferring an LP to a CD. But, of course, there are those who do.

So objections have...

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