RTÉ launches Radio 2 with the phrase "It is all coming at you now" at an event it the radio centre, Donnybrook.

Minister for Post and Telegraphs Mr Padraig Faulkner launched the new station. Brendan Balfe was the first voice heard on air. Many of the new presenters on Radio 2 including Vincent Hanley were introduced to the invited guests.

The station is to broadcast for nineteen and a half hours each day and hopes to appeal to, "women at home, motorists, workers of industry as well as many young people."