Following complaints from emigrants, RTÉ has announced it will operate a full longwave Radio 1 service next year, before closing it down in May 2017. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

RTÉ will operate a full longwave Radio 1 service next year, service with reduced hours in 2016, before closing it down in May 2017, the station has an(...)

Radio 1 Tom McGuire: no plans to make changes to the schedule

RTÉ Radio 1 is losing listeners across its daytime schedule, the Joint National Listenership Research (JNLR) figures published last week show, with th(...)

A total of 143,000 listeners have “moved the dial” to Pat Kenny’s show on Newstalk while Seán O’Rourke, who replaced him on RTÉ Radio 1 now has 295,000 listeners, down from an audience of 334,000 recorded a year earlier.

RTÉ Radio 1 is losing listeners across its daytime schedule, the latest snapshot of the radio market shows, while Newstalk continues to make gains and(...)

Broadcaster Pat Kenny’s move to to Newstalk has been accompanied by a promotional campaign imploring listeners to  “Move the dial”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

RTÉ was already preparing for the departure of Pat Kenny before he announced he was moving to Newstalk, the head of Radio 1 has said. Tom McGuire said(...)

Marian Finucane, whose weekend current affairs shows recorded large falls in its audience in previous surveys, added 37,000 listeners to her Sunday show in the July 2012-June 2013 period.

RTÉ Radio has recovered some of the listeners it lost over the past year, with key presenters arresting their audience declines and flagship shows (...)