Friday, October 07, 2016
RTÉ releases statement on future of longwave station
RTÉ has announced its intention to close the Radio 1 Longwave service broadcasting on 252 kHz in 2017. While this is principally an operational matter for RTÉ, we are working with a consultative steering group, including the Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade and representatives of the Irish community in Britain, to explore possible ways forward in the context of maintaining the link with our UK audiences. We do not anticipate any revision of our position without the involvement of the consultative group.