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Raidió Rí-Rá on FM


DJP

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It wouldn't cost a lot and would be greatly valued by the growing number of young Irish speakers.

Just like Michael D. Higgins is fondly known by Irish speakers as the man who brought in TG4 Pat Rabbitte will I believe be fondly known as the man who brought in Raidió Rí-Rá on FM nationally I believe if he gives the station a license. To be fair to him though I don't think they have, yet, made an application for one. But, still, he could demonstate his approval for the idea! :) Thoughts?


 


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How do you know it wouldn't cost a lot? Would the demand for it be there? I like RnG the way it is-why can't the kids listen to that?
 

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The Christian radio station Spirit FM is broadcast nationally (in the biggest cities anyway, I think) and they are run (mostly anyway) by volunteers. I would not given the financial situation we are in be in favour of having all the presenters be paid. Raidió na Life in Dublin only has three full time staff members and the station is broadcast all over Dublin and to parts of some neighbouring counties. I think, and Raidió na Life could do with another full-time staff member, that Raidió Rí-Rá could be brodcast nationally with only 4-5 full time staff members.

Raidió Rí-Rá is a chart music station and having a license on FM would mean that they would brodcast chart music only throughout the day. They wouldn't be officially a community radio station like Raidió na Life and Raidió Fáilte etc.
 

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That, I'm afraid, is why the kids won't listen to it. RnaG is the Radio 1 of Irish language broadcasting.
Yeah, I know. But what's the point in listening to rubbish English language pop songs on an Irish language radio station?
 

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The kids will pick up whatever inane phrases the dj uses...
Is this a good thing? I don't know, things like 'cool is an ahmran sin nua do Rhianna', is this what things have come to?
 

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There is of course a lot of banter between presenters on programmes on the station and they have talk entertainment programmes every day- not only programmes where they play music.
Yeah, that would be better than just playing songs. And competitions too would be good. I'd just be wary of too much English in the songs-would kind of defeat the purpose in my opinion.
 

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Yeah, that would be better than just playing songs. And competitions too would be good. I'd just be wary of too much English in the songs-would kind of defeat the purpose in my opinion.
Perhaps the ideal should be to have a new Irish language station- based on Raidió Rí-Rá- but like 2FM where they would play all kinds of modern music and not just chart music- and that they would also often play good modern songs in the Irish language also!
 

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RnaG tried a late night youth strand but it was axed due to lack of interest
If RTÉ Radio 1 brought out a young persons radio show at night time also most young people wouldn't listen to it. RTÉ 1 and Raidió na Gaeltachta have that image at night time for being for older people. Three new second-level Gaelscoileanna are opening next year. Maybe Pat Rabbitte should aim to have the new station open for then!?
 

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Darren J prior you are as out of touch with the youth as 2fm, which btw since 2009 no longer claim to be a youth station.
 

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Well you have hector shouting about tractors at breakfast time, Tubridy with his spelling bees, book clubs and sex toys in the mid morning, Colm hayes at lunchtime talking about shìte, larry gogan in the afternoons with his golden oldies, I dont think 2fm know what their target market is.
 

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