Survey on the campaign to save RTÉ longwave radio in Britain goes live

Survey on the campaign to save RTÉ longwave radio in Britain goes live

EFFORTS are continuing to ensure the survival of RTÉ's longwave transmissions with listeners being asked to take part in a survey.

Research is now being carried out by the Social Policy Research Centre at Middlesex University, in partnership with Irish in Britain.

Listeners can take the survey, which is being led by Professor Louise Ryan, HERE

If you have no internet access, you can call the London number 0208 411 5142 and leave a name and address to receive a questionnaire with pre-paid envelope, or to receive a call-back to complete the survey over the phone.

The longwave radio service was originally scheduled to be terminated in 2014 but this plan was abandoned after a successful campaign in Britain - led in part by The Irish Post - to keep it.

The longwave service allows listeners in many parts of Britain to tune in to RTÉ Radio 1.

The Irish in Britain organisation, at the forefront of the campaign here, says of the campaign: “As part of RTÉ’s consultation period on the future of longwave radio broadcasting, research funded by the Irish Government is being currently conducted among the Irish community in Britain.

“This research aims to find out about those who use this longwave service, where they live, and how they feel about the service. The research will also try to establish if the community is aware of, and can access other ways of listening to RTÉ Radio 1.

“It is important that all of those who receive this longwave service in Britain, have their say in its future. So we are asking you, the listener to take part in a short survey.”

A statement from the university read: ”The survey is being conducted to help the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Ireland, RTÉ and the organization Irish in Britain to find out about the value of RTÉ Radio 1 on longwave to the Irish community in Britain."

Anyone who wants more information about the survey can contact the Project Manager, Professor Louise Ryan at the Social Policy Research Centre, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, NW4 4BT or email [email protected].