Although RTÉ has long been available on satellite and via the Internet, those in remote regions of Africa have asked for shortwave transmissions which will reach portable radio sets in areas that do not even have electricity supplies let alone easy access to satellites and the web. The main coverage area will be West, Central and East Africa.
From 17 March, every evening they will be able to hear a one hour selection of RTÉ radio programs from the day at 1930-2030 UTC on 6220 kHz. The transmission will be provided by WRN, the London headquartered international radio and TV transmission company that has been transmitting RTÉ around the world since 1994.
(Source: WRN/R Netherlands Media Network Weblog)