|Broadcast area||National - Ireland|
DAB: Mux 1
UPC Ireland: Channel 943
|First air date||March 2008|
|Format||Electronic Dance Music|
|Owner||Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ)|
|Sister stations||RTÉ 2fm|
RTÉ Pulse is an electronic dance music station from Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ), Ireland's national broadcaster. It broadcasts on the RTÉ DAB Multiplex and Saorview, Ireland's free to air DTT service in Ireland, as well as on UPC Ireland cable television and over the internet. It plays a varied mix of dance music, with a small number of shows covering RnB. It started broadcasting in April 2008, but had an official launch alongside its sister services on 1 December 2008.
Originally started as a jukebox service with no presenters, it now carries daily live and pre-recorded shows from a number of Irish DJs, including Mo K, Will Kinsella, Orla Feeney and international DJs and brands like Ministry of Sound, Defected, Hed Kandi Paul Oakenfold, Ferry Corsten, Carl Cox, Nicky Romero, Mark Knight and Judge Jules.
The schedule is designed to be stranded in its approach to fulfilling its remit of representing all genres of dance music. It also airs specialist live shows such as: The Drop with Aifric O Connell, which plays the most blogged about and brand new music; 'The Cosmo' hosted by Scott De Buitléir, which is aimed at Ireland's LGBT comminuty; Back2Basics, the old school vinyl show, presented by Simon Palmer and Padraic Marren, which is believed to be the only vinyl show aired by a state broadcaster globally; as well as content from the Red Bull Music Academy.
Sunday's scheduling draws very much from the eclectic styles of the genre including 'Mixed Up' with Jon Pierce. as well as shows featuring dub step, and drum and bass.
The station also does outside broadcasts, such as from the Life Festival in 2013. As well as airing music from many international live events during the Re-LIVE show.
The majority of broadcast come from RTÉ main studios in Dublin, however the service also uses RTÉ facilities from all around the country and overseas. There are regular weekly live shows from the Cork, Limerick and Belfast studios. The service regularly broadcasts live from the RTÉ or BBC studios in London.