Irish radio shutting down longwave station on 252 kHz
27 October 2014
What is happening to Longwave 252?
On 27 October 2014, RTE´s Longwave 252 broadcast will close down. Longwave listeners should retune to RTE Radio 1 on FM. Other Listeners are not affected.
Why is the service closing
- The audience for the LW252 service is very small
- The vast majority of the RTE Radio 1 audience listens to the superior sound of FM
- Longwave broadcasting is out of date, has poor audio quality and provides unreliable reception
- LW is inconsistent with environment best practice and represents poor value for money
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