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26-03-2020, 09:30   #181
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A pitition was had to save Gold recently but has fallen on deaf ears by senior RTE management. Wikipedia saorview page states its switch off during April 2020. Something is going to give with RTE cost cutting and the digital radio channels are first and foremost to go.
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26-03-2020, 12:49   #182
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Ever since the commercial radio industry refused to take part in the DAB format, RTE refused to rollout Digital radio nation wide and quickly lost interest. DAB was never promoted. I have friends who live in DAB reception area and they never heard of the digital services, very few people know RTE Gold exist. Its sad and an end of an era.
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We have much better radio services online, Irish Radio Player is fantastic. If it is possible RTE please continue R Gold online.
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26-03-2020, 13:06   #184
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Will and Rick on from this weekends 2pm
i shall have a go of that - getting fed of the 'pumped up kicks' show on Today FM on Saturday afternoons
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27-03-2020, 10:06   #185
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A pitition was had to save Gold recently but has fallen on deaf ears by senior RTE management. Wikipedia saorview page states its switch off during April 2020. Something is going to give with RTE cost cutting and the digital radio channels are first and foremost to go.
SO the end is near such a sad pity been listening in more and more due to spending more time at home !
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So can anyone confirm that RTE Gold and the other RTE Digital Radio stations (RTE 2XM, Radio 1 Extra, RTE Junior, RTE Pulse) closing at Easter this year?

Hopefully they are not.
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So can anyone confirm that RTE Gold and the other RTE Digital Radio stations (RTE 2XM, Radio 1 Extra, RTE Junior, RTE Pulse) closing at Easter this year?

Hopefully they are not.
RTE are so tight-lipped about this which tells me they want it done and dusted, unlike Long Wave 252 where the switch off is going on since 2014, RTE made an announcement of extension well in advance of proposed switch off. I don't hear it yet regarding DAB radio. But we will wait and see. God only knows.
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2.5 years ago RTE News Now on Digital TV/Saorview was meant to be axed. But it didnt happen..there was no annoucement on any decision being reversed either:

https://amp.independent.ie/business/...-36393796.html
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So can anyone confirm that RTE Gold and the other RTE Digital Radio stations (RTE 2XM, Radio 1 Extra, RTE Junior, RTE Pulse) closing at Easter this year?

Hopefully they are not.
I can't think of a single service that rte have actually gone through with terminating the past 10 years or so.
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27-03-2020, 23:04   #190
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2.5 years ago RTE News Now on Digital TV/Saorview was meant to be axed. But it didnt happen..there was no annoucement on any decision being reversed either:

https://amp.independent.ie/business/...-36393796.html
Because there was no decision taken to actually close it .

All that story shows is some in RTE wanted it to close and briefed journalists trying to make it happen .
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RTE Gold have extended their live schedule to 7pm each weekday, but I think it's still going to close, maybe not April as what was originally planned but after this "situation" kind of calms down
the streaming listenership figures will decline and so Dee will wield her hatchet.

People who have discovered Gold need to keep listening using the official links as they are monitored by RTE.
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RTE Gold have extended their live schedule to 7pm each weekday, but I think it's still going to close, maybe not April as what was originally planned but after this "situation" kind of calms down
the streaming listenership figures will decline and so Dee will wield her hatchet.

People who have discovered Gold need to keep listening using the official links as they are monitored by RTE.
Dee has talked about closing lot's of things but hasn't gone through with any of it.
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Dee has talked about closing lot's of things but hasn't gone through with any of it.
I only hope you are really Dee Woods ðŸ˜
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I only hope you are really Dee Woods ðŸ˜
*Forbes
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*Forbes
My apologies, I'm losing it!!
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