Medium wave goodbye
Date: Monday 24th March 2008
Presenter: Brendan Balfe
RTÉ's broadcasts began life on the MW service as 2RN, later known as Radio Athlone and Raidió Éireann, and in more recent times as RTÉ Radio 1. RTÉ introduced the superior sound of the FM service in 1966 to counteract interference and poor reception on the medium wave band.
For Medium Wave Goodbye, which will be broadcast on all wavelengths, on the internet and on RTÉ's digital radio trial service, Brendan has assembled a nostalgic programme highlighting some of his favourite moments on Irish radio. Brendan promises an entertaining and fascinating 90 minutes of memories of a service which has brought the world into homes all over the country since 1926, capturing moments of history and life through decades of news, sport, features and entertainment. The programme includes archive audio of request programmes, pop and trad music, features, documentaries and commentaries.