RTÉ Radio 1 LW Continues till 2019

Irish national broadcaster RTÉ has agreed to continue its longwave 252 services in the UK until the end of June 2019.

RTÉ long term plan for RTE Radio 1 is for the station to gain approval from UK authorities to launch via a chain of small broadcast networks which cover main urban centres. Currently, a broadcaster has to be based in the UK to obtain an Ofcom licence.

RTÉ says using the DAB+ platform reduce broadcasting costs to one-fifth of the present quarter of a million per annum that RTÉ spends in running costs for RTE Radio LW 252.

Media Story - http://radiotoday.ie/2017/03/rte-radio-1-to-continue-on-longwave-till-2019/