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RTE Longwave


Johnny Zordan

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Does anybody know how many people in Northren Ireland and Uk listen to and depend on the RTE Longwave service? It costs €1200 per day to run the service for what imo might only be a few hundred listeners.
 

seabhcan

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'orebel

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wombat

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Does anybody know how many people in Northren Ireland and Uk listen to and depend on the RTE Longwave service? It costs €1200 per day to run the service for what imo might only be a few hundred listeners.
I believe its quite popular in the UK. €1200 a day wouldn't pay for Joe Duffy's phone bill:lol:
 
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Dylan2010

Does anybody know how many people in Northren Ireland and Uk listen to and depend on the RTE Longwave service? It costs €1200 per day to run the service for what imo might only be a few hundred listeners.
that would hardly have kept Gerry in cocaine, if it allows them to put some cutesy picture in their annual report its worth it
 

borntorum

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This is the second negative thread started by the OPer about RTE Radio in the past 3 days, a propos of nothing in particular.

Was he sacked by them recently or something?
 

wombat

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I didn't know there was an RTÉ longwave. I cannot get it. But then, I listen to RTÉ on FM.
I think its mostly for elderly emigrants in the North and East of England.
 

wombat

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There is apparently a Luxembourg telephone number you can dial to hear RTE Radio 1 live. Its for homesick MEPs.
You'd think they'd be glad of the break:lol:
 

wombat

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It would probably be cheaper to buy them all an ipad and let them listen online.
Did you see the picture of the pope trying to figure out his Ipad?:lol:
 
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Dylan2010

This is the second negative thread started by the OPer about RTE Radio in the past 3 days, a propos of nothing in particular.

Was he sacked by them recently or something?
seems valid enough for a thread. RTE could use the money for a phone in competition, and have a "property tax paid for a year " competition or some such sop to the peasants.
 

FrankSpeaks

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I didn't know there was an RTÉ longwave. I cannot get it. But then, I listen to RTÉ on FM.
Being so close to the border you would have excellent FM reception in Doire.
 

wombat

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There is a program on a Saturday night after Céilí House where Donncha O'Dulaing rattles away about people in various parts of England which sounds like a throwback to the 50's, they also have matches on, I suspect that's the audience.
 
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