Raidió Na Life

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Raidió na Life 106.4FM (Irish pronunciation: [ˈradʲo n̪ˠa lʲɪfʲɛ], meaning "Liffey Radio") is an Irish-language radio station founded in 1993 and broadcasting in County Dublin, Ireland. In addition to being transmitted on FM, the station's output is available worldwide via the internet.

History[edit]

The first independent Irish-language radio station, Raidió na Life 102, came on the air in September 1993 covering the Dublin and surrounding areas. It broadcasts under licence from the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland.[1] Comharchumann Raidió Átha Cliath Teoranta, which was set up in 1989, is the organisation which owns and operates Raidió na Life 106.4fm.

Audience[edit]

The size of Raidió na Life's listenership is unknown as it is not included in the JNLR (Joint National Radio Listenership) surveys.

Awards[edit]

Raidió na Life has received many awards over the years including Gradam Bhord na Gaeilge 1999, Gradam na hAislinge 2003, Oireachtais na Gaeilge competitions and New Adventures in Broadcasting 2000/2005. More recently the station receives funding under the BCI's Sound & Vision scheme and was named among the top 50 businesses with Irish in the country in the Barr 50 Awards in 2009 as well as winning 'Radio Station of the Year Award' at the Celtic Media Festival in 2013.

Broadcasting hours[edit]

Raidió na Life broadcasts round-the-clock seven days a week except for a four-hour interval between 4.00 and 8.00 on Monday to Friday mornings.[2]

Shows[edit]

Talk shows[edit]

  • Caife Cois Life - poetry and music
  • Ceathrar le Ceither Scór - history and biographical
  • Cinnlínte Nuachta - news headlines
  • Clocha Cladaigh - poetry
  • Dúnmharú a Mhuirnín - drama
  • An Fheadóg Dheireanach - sport
  • Fios Feasa - cultural and arts magazine programme
  • Filíocht na hArdteiste - Irish-language poetry on the Leaving Certificate syllabus
  • Línte Life - talk and literature
  • Raidío na nÓg - children's programme
  • Scéala Éireann - Irish history
  • Scéalta na Gaeltachta - Gaeltacht affairs
  • Scoth na Seachtaine - best of the week
  • An tSeachtain trí Chéile - current affairs
  • Séo an Phobail - community affairs
  • Spórt an Aoine - sport
  • Timpeall Orainn - environmental
  • Tuairisc - current affairs

Talk and music shows[edit]

  • Aoine AM - youth chat and music
  • Ar an Aer
  • Ceannscrios - youth programme
  • Clár na Rudaí Beaga - new music and film releases
  • Coinfití
  • Creachadóireacht - youth programme
  • Na Gealáin Thuaidh
  • An Meangadh Beag - drive-time music
  • An Meangadh Mór - drive-time music
  • An Ticéad - Gaeltacht affairs
  • Toipiciúl agus Éagsúil - youth programme

Music shows[edit]

Classical[edit]

  • Macalla
  • Siansa Ceoil

Country[edit]

  • SNN / Scríobhnóirí na nAmhráin

Electronic and dance[edit]

  • Aistear Dub
  • Amuigh San Aer
  • An Dord is Mó! Kaboogie ar an Raidió
  • Bhuel Féar
  • An Braon Blasta
  • Éalúchas
  • Encore
  • E.S.P.
  • Faoin Dromchla
  • An Fhuaim
  • Ar Fud An Domhain
  • P77 sa Teach
  • PCP ina Shuí
  • An Préachán Dubh
  • Raidió Neuromantek
  • Teach an Diabhail
  • Tóg go Bog É

Hip hop and rap[edit]

  • Mála Úr Nua
  • Faoin Dromchla

Indie and alternative[edit]

  • An Uair Dhraíochta
  • Ar Do Shuaimhneas
  • Seisiún 106

Metal[edit]

  • Scrios Agus Ár
  • Trom San Oíche

Pop and rock[edit]

  • Croícheol
  • An Carn Ceoil with Darren Cleary
  • Ar An Imeall
  • Ar Do Shuaimhneas
  • Ceirníní Órga
  • Neamh
  • Níl Ann Ach Rock ‘n’ Roll
  • Rithim
  • Smugairle Róin
  • An Togra Cíorthuathail

Reggae and dub[edit]

  • Aistear Dub
  • Éalúchas
  • PCP ina Shuí
  • Sankofa
  • T-Woc ar an Raidió

Traditional Irish music[edit]

  • An Crúiscín Lán
  • An Gob Fliuch
  • Na Tonnta
  • Triail ar an Tobar

World music[edit]

  • Aon Cheol Eile
  • Ceoil na Cruinne
  • Gach Treo
  • Rhythmica na Dothra
  • Salsa Pa Tí

Comharchumann Raidió Átha Cliath Teoranta[edit]

Comharchumann Raidió Átha Cliath Teoranta (CRÁCT) is a community society that was founded on 4 July 1989 as a non-profit organisation. Membership of CRÁCT is open to anyone who purchases a share in the station. CRÁCT currently has 360 shareholders and is under the direction of the Bord of Management.

Former broadcasters[edit]

Among the station’s former broadcasters are: Sharon Ní Bheoláin (RTÉ News), Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD (Minister of State), Cormac Ó hEadhra (RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta and RTÉ Radio 1), Aedin Gormley (RTÉ Lyric FM), Aoife Nic Cormaic (RTÉ Radio One), Deirdre Ní Dhálaigh (RTÉ Radio One), Fachtna Ó Drisceoil (RTÉ Television and RTÉ Radio One), Sinéad Crowley (RTÉ News), Ciarán Leonach (Nuacht TG4/RTÉ), Ruairí Mac Con Iomaire (Nuacht TG4/RTÉ), Joe Reddington (Nuacht TG4/RTÉ), Brian Páircéir (RTÉ Television), Michael McCormack (RTÉ Television), Aedin Conlon (RTÉ Television), Seán Ó hÉanaí (RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta), Cearbhaill Ó Síocháin (RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta), Dónal Ó Maolfabhail (Independent Television Producer), Dónall Mac Giolla Chóill (Ex Editor *Lá Nua), Rónán Ó Muirthile (Independent Television Producer), Gráinne Faller (RTÉ Television/Irish Times), Diarmaid Mac Mathúna (Producer, Agtel), Róisín Saxe (MTV/VH1) and Colm Ó Mongáin (Producer, Newstalk106).

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