RTÉ has announced details of six trial DAB digital radio stations, including a new music station, a variety station and a pop music station for young children.
The DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) only radio stations are available to anyone living in the Greater Dublin and North East coast area who owns a DAB digital radio, and will remain on public trial until November 2007.
The stations are:
RTÉ 2XM: A station for students and young adults, specialising in new music.
RTÉ Junior: Pop radio for children. Predominantly music, RTÉ Junior is programmed around a child's day and broadcast daily from 7am to 9pm.
RTÉ Gold: A classic hits service of music from the 1950s to 1980s.
RTÉ Choice: A station featuring comedy, documentaries, vintage shows, music, international programming and well-known presenters broadcasting at alternative times.
RTÉ Digital Radio News: Provided by RTÉ News and Current Affairs, this is a rolling news bulletin station.
RTÉ Digital Radio Sport: Provided by RTÉ Radio's Sports Department, this is a rolling sports bulletin station.
RTÉ Digital Radio Sport and RTÉ Choice will debut later this summer.