Ireland’s Radio 1 to go off 252 temporarily
RTÉ Radio 1 will not be broadcasting on its 252 Long Wave frequency for almost two weeks starting today.
The station will be unavailable from midday 27th June to 12:30pm on 7th July due to essential engineering work.
The national station is listened to by large Irish communities in the UK, and a controversial decision to turn off the signal full time caused uproar amongst regular listeners, resulting in a campaign on change.org to keep the service running.
It will now continue till at least 2019 until a digital replacement can be found, and legislation allows it to broadcast on DAB in the UK.
Transmitter operator, 2rn, says: “Our Summerhill transmitter will be subject to a complete outage from 12:00 on 27th June to 12:30 on 7th July 2017. This work will affect the Radio 1 LW 252kHz service from this transmitter.
“2rn apologise for any inconvenience caused by this necessary work.”
Radio 1 will continue to broadcast as normal across Ireland on FM and DAB.