Drivetime (RTÉ)

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Other names Drivetime with Mary Wilson
Genre News and current affairs
Running time 16:30-19:00
Country of origin  Ireland
Language(s) English
Home station RTÉ Radio 1
Hosted by Mary Wilson
Des Cahill
Produced by Marian Richardson[1]
Recording studio Donnybrook, Dublin 4
Original release 4 September 2006 – present
Audio format FM and Digital radio
Website Official Site
Podcast Drivetime

Drivetime is an Irish news and current affairs radio programme broadcast by RTÉ Radio 1 on Mondays to Fridays between 16.30 and 19.00. It attracts approximately 229,000 listeners daily.[2]

The programme is presented by the journalist and former RTÉ legal affairs editor, Mary Wilson.[3] It includes news summaries, sports news, and traffic and weather reports as well as live interviews and reports. Fergal Keane[4] is one of Drivetime's principal reporters. Other writers and journalists who contribute to the programme include Joseph O'Connor,[5] Olivia O'Leary,[6] and Fergus Finlay.[5] Special extended editions of Drivetime are mounted from time to time to cover such major news stories as general elections and referenda.

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  1. ^ "Drivetime". RTÉ Radio. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  2. ^ "RTÉ Radio, broadcasting pictures to millions of imaginations every day". RTÉ. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  3. ^ "Court reporter Mary Wilson to fill new radio drivetime slot". The Sunday Tribune. 2006. Retrieved 2009-06-07. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Broadcasting Commission of Ireland: Complaint". Broadcasting Commission of Ireland. 17 April 2008. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  5. ^ a b "The 10 questions RTÉ must answer". Evening Herald. 7 May 2009. Archived from the original on 17 February 2013. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  6. ^ "Why Olivia, rachael and pat get my number one vote". Irish Independent. 6 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 

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