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 received funding under the BCI's Sound & Vision scheme and was named among the top 50 businesses with Irish in the country (Barr 50).

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), Aedin Gormley (RTÉ Lyric FM), Aoife Nic Cormaic (RTE 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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