RTÉ Radio 1 Extra

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RTÉ Radio 1 Extra
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Broadcast area Europe
Frequency DAB
UPC Ireland: Channel 940
Saorview: Channel 201
Long Wave: 252kHz (1190m)
First air date Circa 1995
Format Mixed network
Owner Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ)
Website www.rte.ie/radio

RTÉ Radio 1 Extra is an offshoot of Irish radio station RTÉ Radio 1. It broadcasts parts of RTÉ Radio 1's regular schedule as well as sport, educational, and religious programmes.

Originally broadcast from the 100 kW medium wave transmitter at Tullamore, and previously from Athlone, this service ceased in March 2008.[1] The European satellite transmission (Astra 28.2 East) ceased in January 2013,[2] leaving only longwave, terrestrial digital (Saorview and DAB), and Saorsat. Of these, only the longwave signal is audible outside the country.

The Long Wave transmission is broadcast from the Clarkstown radio transmitter, near Summerhill, County Meath, this transmitter was previously used by the commercial station Atlantic 252.


  1. ^ RTÉ Closes Last Medium Wave Transmitter RTÉ Archives, 2008-03-24. (Video)
  2. ^ RTE Radio 1 extra announce end of UK Satellite Service www.a516digital.com, 21 January 2013

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