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TA Traffic Announcements

  • 03-02-2022 8:07pm
    Registered Users Posts: 318 ✭✭

    There was a thread about this many years ago and the failure of Irish stations to use the TA system.

    It seems it's still not a feature with broadcasters, but rather than doing nothing at all my (Renault) radio system will switch to RTE Radio 1 for a 'Traffic Announcement' randomly, even though there's no traffic news on. Is this a faulty radio or do RTE spuriously broadcast this signal? Anyone else noticed this?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,070 ✭✭✭Glaceon

    RTE Radio 1 and RnaG are the only Irish stations I've seen that display the TA flag. The others use TP instead. I wasn't aware that they didn't make use of it though.

  • Registered Users Posts: 872 ✭✭✭More Music

    RTE used to broadcast the TA flag many years ago, and sometimes they would "forget" to switch it off.

    It's not used really anymore. I often thought about turning it on just becuse I can :)