With television reporting on an election for the first time, radio took a new approach to its coverage. From 3.00pm on the first day of the count, scheduled programmes were suspended. The RTV Guide announced that "This re-scheduling of broadcasting is intended to provide listeners with a running story of the election count, with intervals for music when the flow slackens."
- Title General Election 1965
- 1st Broadcast 01/04/1965
- ContributorKevin O'Kelly (Presenter)
John Ross (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:03:47
- Material Type Audio
- Clip title "The Only Time We Have Had Quiet Was During the Angelus"
- Extended description
With television reporting on an election for the first time, radio took a new approach to its coverage. From 3.00pm on the first day of the count, scheduled programmes were suspended.
The RTV Guide announced that "This re-scheduling of broadcasting is intended to provide listeners with a running story of the election count, with intervals for music when the flow slackens."
Coverage was a mixture of analysis, forecasting and live reporting from the count centres. This clip gives a sample of the type of fare offered by radio to the listeners during the election count.
Reporter John Ross in Galway observes the tic-tac men and notes that the only time there was quiet was during the Angelus.
- Local keywords Politics, Elections,
- Geographical coverage Galway, Ireland
- Topic Politics and Economics
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel Radio Éireann
- Production year 1965
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier BB155
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)
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