RTÉ Closes Last Medium Wave Transmitter

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RTÉ Radio closes down its last Medium Wave transmitter at Tullamore, County Offaly after providing the radio signal for programmes for the last eighty two years.

  • Title
    Last MW Transmitter Closes
  • 1st Broadcast
    24/03/2008
  • Contributor
    Ciaran Mullooly (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:56
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    RTÉ Closes Last Medium Wave Transmitter
  • Extended description

    Ciaran Mullooly reports on the closure of the last RTÉ medium wave transmitter at Tullamore. Tom Collins, who serviced the previous transmitter at Moydrum, Athlone, for over 40 years, recalls the origins of the medium wave radio service.

    JP Coakley, Head of Operations at RTÉ Radio outlines the reasons for shutting down the medium wave service.

    Kevin Kelly a manager at Click electronics store in Athlone says he has never been asked for a medium wave radio.

    Brendan Balfe in studio closes the last RTÉ radio programme broadcast on medium wave.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report on the shutting down of the final medium wave transmitter at Tullamore. This meant that RTÉ Radio would no longer be available on medium wave. At 3.00pm on the 24 March 2008 presenter Brendan Balfe became the last person to sign off on RTÉ medium wave.

  • Local keywords
    RTÉ, Radio, Broadcasting, Transmitters, Medium Wave, Technology, Athlone, Tullamore, Tom Collins, JP Coakley, Kevin Kelly, Brendan Balfe
  • Geographical coverage
    Athlone, Westmeath, Tullamore, Offaly, Ireland
  • Topic
    The Media
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    2008
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    BN08/084
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    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    16:9 (widescreen)
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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