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Joe Duffy with his traditional outside broadcast from Grafton Street on Christmas Eve 2004. This recording is off 88.5MHz and starts at 10am.

RTÉ RADIO 1 November 5th 2007

This is an episode of Liveline from November 2007 which was broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1. Being discussed is a chap called Stereo Steve…


Radio Retro: archiving Irish Radio broadcasts since 2002
This recording is courtesy of the original Stereo Steve – Kieran Murray


RTÉ RADIO 1 March 24th 2008

This is a recording from FM of the scheduled switch off of RTÉ Radio’s long-running medium wave service presented by Brendan Balfe.

To mark Monday’s closedown of RTÉ Radio 1’s Medium Wave service Brendan Balfe will present ‘Medium Wave Goodbye’ from 1.30pm. Brendan will countdown to the switch off at 3pm with a personal choice of rare, medium and well-done moments from the Irish airwaves.

RTÉ’s broadcasts began life on medium wave as 2RN, later known as Radio Athlone, Raidió Éireann and in more recent times as RTÉ Radio 1. RTÉ introduced the FM service in 1966 to counteract interference and poor reception on the MW band.

For Medium Wave Goodbye, which will be broadcast on all wavelengths, on the internet and on RTÉ’s digital radio trial service, Brendan has assembled a nostalgic programme highlighting some of his favourite moments on Irish radio. Brendan promises an entertaining and fascinating 90 minutes of memories of a service which has brought the world into homes all over the country since 1926, capturing moments of history and life through decades of news, sport, features and entertainment. The programme includes archive audio of request programmes, pop and trad music, features, documentaries and commentaries.

For 'Medium Wave Goodbye', presenter and producer Brendan Balfe has assembled a superb programme highlighting some of his favourite moments on Irish radio. Brendan promises an entertaining and fascinating 90 minutes of memories of a service which has brought the world into homes all over Ireland since 1926, capturing moments of history and life through decades of news, sport, features and entertainment. The programme includes archive audio of request programmes, pop and trad music, features, documentaries and commentaries - as well as references to the shortlived Shortwave Service from Athlone.

Radio Retro: archiving Irish Radio broadcasts since 2002
This recording is courtesy of Kieran Murray


RTÉ RADIO 1 April 21st 2020

Following the untimely death of Ronan O’Rahilly, RTÉ Radio 1’s flagship Morning Ireland show invited radio historian Eddie Bohan on to talk about Radio Caroline and Ronan’s legacy .

The recording is from the RTÉ News Now channel on Saorsat and starts at 7.43am.

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Radio Retro: archiving Irish Radio broadcasts since 2002


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