Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Friday 9 June 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Radio 1

This year
# no bandwidth
RTÉ to stop broadcasting on longwave 252 bandwidth from next month
RTÉ director general Dee Forbes said the broadcaster can ‘no longer justify’ investment in the long wave transmitter.
All time
# 88.5FM
RTÉ Radio 1 back on air in Dublin after transmission knocked out by Storm Ali
The station is back on air at 88.5FM this afternoon.
# Interview
We asked Ray D'Arcy about criticism of his Eighth Amendment coverage
The RTÉ host stopped by for an interview…
# difficult process
"I cried": Cork mother on hearing her triplets had been diagnosed with autism
“It’s a grieving process and that’s what I stress to other parents,” Avlyn McKeown said.
# Broadcasting Authority
Ray D'Arcy show on abortion broke rules on fairness and impartiality
The BAI upheld complaints about the presenter’s RTÉ show, and said it could not be considered objective.
# talking to joe
Joe Duffy's taking Liveline to TV - and here's how he'll be doing it...
We talked to Joe. He had quite a bit to say.
# brendan bites
RTÉ have deleted Brendan O'Connor's 'wanky' jibe at Tubridy
This morning’s encounter between the pair was a little awkward. Thanks to an edit, the playback is now a little less awkward.
# Burn after reading
The 9 most STIMULATING lines from George Hook's erotic fiction
“And then, the objects of his imagination fell loose.”
# Radio Gaga
RTÉ makes better radio than the BBC and NPR*
*According to a prestigious New York festival.
# tributes to bill
"Bill O'Herlihy led our greatest days. They mightn't have been our most important days - but our greatest days"
Eamon Dunphy paid an emotional tribute on radio this afternoon. Des Cahill, and other friends and colleagues have also been sharing their memories.
# Radio 1
"Just damn the consequences and see what happens": Rick O'Shea on his new poetry show
The radio presenter is due to present the Poetry Programme for 30 weeks from tomorrow.
# Radio
Rick O'Shea: I'm fronting RTE's new poetry show but I'm no expert
The DJ wants to share his passion for poetry with the masses.
John Murray returns to RTÉ Radio 1 tomorrow morning
The broadcaster has been off sick for the past seven months.
# you're hired
Jim Jennings appointed as new MD of RTÉ Radio
Jennings has been working in the role in an acting capacity for the past six months.
'It's not about RTÉ vs Newstalk': 'Fearless' Seán O'Rourke on replacing Pat Kenny
The new Today presenter has insisted he has no fears about his new role and tells about focussing on his own game and ironing his own shirts.
RTÉ Radio chief: 'We've looked under every stone to try and make savings'
Jim Jennings tells about how he replaced Pat Kenny and what needs to be done to get more female voices on the radio.
# the shift
Joe Duffy and Miriam O'Callaghan share deeply awkward gob lobbing moment
It’s excruciating.
Michael Jackson in Ireland, ploughing championships, and other highlights from Radio 1's new schedule
The big moves, like Sean O’Rourke replacing Pat Kenny, are already known. We take a look at the finer detail…
# reflections
10 things we learned from Paul Kimmage's interview on Marian
The former cyclist and acclaimed journalist was on the RTE Radio 1 show earlier today.
Radio listenership figures released; everyone claims to be happy
The latest JNLR figures are out, and predictably enough, every radio station has found something to be positive about.
Head of HSE Child and Family vents frustration at... HSE
Gordon Jeyes was recorded giving a lecture at UCD in which he criticised the HSE and questioned the mandatory reporting of child abuse suspicions.
# All Ears
Radio 1 news shows pick up listeners as others tumble
Radio 1′s current affairs programming performs well in the latest JNLR figures, but Ryan Tubridy loses heavily.
# Listenership
RTÉ gains ground in latest radio listenership figures
Morning Ireland remains Ireland’s most popular programme, picking up 23,000 listeners, while Drivetime also makes gains.