A look at the work going on at the RTÉ Radio centre to bring a range of broadcasts to air.
The post is being delivered to the various departments in the RTÉ Radio centre. Prionnsias O'Conluain works at his desk, and Ciarán MacMathúna makes a telephone call.
The sound library is where each item of audio is catalogued. Records and discs can be found using the 'Lektriever'. The number on the record leads to the walls of shelving where the item can be found. A card index system is also in use which gives a wide choice of recordings. Listening booths are used to choose recordings for specific programmes. There are separate listening areas for vinyl and tape.
Production takes place in the studios which are two levels below ground. Studio 9 is used for the production of drama.
'A Road 50 Years Long' is a documentary scripted, narrated and directed by Norris Davidson looking back at fifty years of Irish radio. Described as,
Episodes in the journey of Irish radio broadcasting
The programme uses reconstructions to demonstrate some of the major events of early radio.
'A Road 50 Years Long' was broadcast on 22 April 1976. The narrator is Norris Davidson.