Where can I access Irish radio stations?
The 'Irish Radioplayer' app is a partnership between RTÉ and the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland, aimed at making radio listening easier. The partnership is backed by RTÉ (owners of stations like RTÉ Radio 1, RTÉ 2fm, RTÉ lyric fm, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, RTÉ Gold, RTÉ 2XM, RTÉ Jr Radio, RTÉ Pulse and RTÉ Radio 1 extra).
The IBI includes UTV (who run FM104, Q102, C103, Cork’s 96FM, Galway Bay FM, WLRFM, Live 95FM and LMFM), and Communicorp (operators of Newstalk, Today FM, TX FM, Spin 103.8 and Spin Southwest).
Other IBI member stations in Radioplayer include Beat, Clare FM, Classic Hits 4fm, East Coast Radio, Highland Radio, iRadio, KCLR 96FM, Kfm, Midlands 103, Midwest Radio, Northern Sound, Ocean FM, Radio Kerry, Radio Nova, Red FM, Shannonside 104, South East Radio, Sunshine and Tipp FM.
In the UK (and in some other parts of Europe) RTE Radio 1 can be accessed at Longwave 252. RTE are in the process of shutting down this service and had planned to switch it off in 2014. However, following much lobbying by emigrant groups particularly in Britain, it was agreed that a longer phased approach is required.
In order to ensure the minimum disruptions to users of the service, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade will fund a consultation process to help RTE to understand the audience of this service and to inform their shut down process.