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

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 diaspora in Britain up ...