Lyric FM the new music and arts station, the latest in the RTÉ family goes to air from Limerick.
- Title Lyric FM Goes On Air
- 1st Broadcast 01/05/1999
- ContributorCathy Halloran (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:01:41
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title Lyric FM Goes On Air
- Extended description
The country's newest national radio station Lyric FM went on air this afternoon, from its modern state of the art studios in Limerick. The new music and arts channel, the latest in the RTÉ family, will broadcast 24 hours a day. Its located between 96 and 99 on the FM band.
Michael Comyn makes the opening broadcast for Lyric FM. Eamonn Lawlor recalls how he listened to classical music as a teenager.
RTÉ Director General Bob Collins and Arts Minister Sile de Valera with Seamus Crimmins, Head of Lyric FM.
Seamus Crimmins outlines his view of Lyric FM. Sile De Valera talks about the importance of providing choice for radio listeners
Lyric FM developed from FM3 Classical Music. FM3 broadcast classical music on the RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta network
In 1999, RTÉ put in place an additional national FM transmitter network, and it was decided to separate FM3 from Radio na Gaeltachta, and expand its remit to include other types of minority music.
The resulting station was Lyric FM later rebranded to RTÉ lyric fm. It also moved from Dublin to Limerick as part of a policy of regionalisation. At the time of its launch, RTÉ Lyric fm’s digital studios in Cornmarket Row in Limerick were the most advanced in the country.
- Local keywords RTÉ, Radio, Lyric FM, Broadcasting, Classical Music, Arts, 1990s, Lyric, Michael Comyn, Eamonn Lawlor, Bob Collins, Seamus Crimmins, Sile de Valera
- Geographical coverage Limerick, Ireland
- Topic The Media
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 1999
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier BN99/121
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