All four RTÉ radio stations celebrate Radio Féile.
For the first time ever, RTÉ's four radio stations – Radio 1, 2FM, Lyric FM and Raidio na Gaeltachta, are coming together for a day long celebration called 'Radio Féile’.
Listeners are being invited to get involved in eight special live events taking place in Limerick, Cork and Dublin.
King John’s Castle in Limerick is hosting a day of music and an evening of drama featuring a performance of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.
Artists of all kinds will fill the bill on a giant stage.
Director of Radio Helen Shaw explains how RTÉ wanted to celebrate in a new way through the creation of Radio Féile.
Pat Kenny will return to his rock roots with a slot on 2FM and Gay Byrne will present a show of jazz music on Lyric FM and Radio 1. Gerry Ryan will become the host of a classical music show broadcasting on three channels simultaneously.
Even the musically illiterate and eejits like myself should be able to enjoy this one. This is the classics for everybody.
Joe Duffy will be broadcasting live from the top of the chimney stack in Smithfield, Dublin’s newest and tallest landmark.
Meanwhile, the new RTÉ Authority met for the first time today. Members of the board will serve for a period of five years.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 23 June 2000. The reporter is Colm Connolly.