RTE to drop sport from LW

Thousands of Irish emigrants in Britain and overseas will lose access to RTÉ radio coverage of Irish sport if new plans by the national broadcaster go ahead.

RTÉ aims to replace sport with other programmes on its medium wave and long wave services by July 1.

Foreign affairs minister Dermot Ahern said today that the Irish emigrant community abroad depend on the coverage to keep in touch with Irish sport and he urged RTÉ to reconsider its plans. (Ireland Online)

This is a surprising decision given the current publicity around the needs of elderly emigrants, who are least likely to have access to the internet or Setanta.

Then again, its not as if RTE has a glorious record in this area.






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