Sunday January 19, 2020

RTÉ to continue spending €250k a year on longwave radio service as digital stations axed

As digital stations are set to close, the station is committing to a service for the diaspora up to 2022

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

17th November, 2019
Dee Forbes, the director-general of RTÉ, announced a series of cuts recently Pic: Fergal Phillips

RTÉ is going to spend €250,000 per year transmitting its Radio One station to the Irish diaspora in Britain – while closing down all its digital stations.

The station is shutting down RTÉ Gold, RTE Junior, RTÉ 2XM, RTÉ Pulse and RTÉ Radio 1 Extra, but would not specify how much this will save.

However, it has confirmed that it is going to continue its Longwave radio service to the Irish...

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