Jim Carroll

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Rick’s digital radio

2FM disco-jockey Rick “who’s the daddy now?” O’Shea is talking about RTE’s current digital radio trials over at his blog As well as a lot of the existing Dublin stations being on test on DAB as well as all the …

Wed, Apr 25, 2007, 09:56

   

2FM disco-jockey Rick “who’s the daddy now?” O’Shea is talking about RTE’s current digital radio trials over at his blog

As well as a lot of the existing Dublin stations being on test on DAB as well as all the national ones RTE has 4 on test transmission. One oldies, one kids, one news and one (the one I’m extremely unofficially involved in) called Service 7. It’s all still very “Coming Soon” but to hear it coming out crystal clear in my kitchen is very, very cool…

RTE’s digital radio machinations have been a long time coming, going way back to a mooted Irish Digital Radio Forum in 1999 and a 2001 statement by the then Director-General Bob Collins that the 165 million euros RTE received from the sale of Cablelink would be used for digital radio and TV investments. That money obviously went to pay for Pat Kenny and Gerry Ryan’s salaries and expenses.

All the same, we look forward to Service 7 pushing our buttons. For the fellow anoraks in the audience, here’s a snap of Radio Rick. Lovely, isn’t it?

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