Archive for June 2012

Missing Auntie Beeb

Jun 30th, 2012 | By | Category: International

The BBC had always been there. In Northern Ireland, it was part of the landscape, but even when moving to Dublin in 1999, the AM channels were easily accessible – BBC Radio 4 on Long Wave and BBC Radio Five on Medium Wave continued to feature in at least some part of the week, as they had before. Radio 4 was especially important, Irish broadcasting simply has not the resources to sustain such a station.

Moving from the east coast of Ireland in 2010 brought immediately noticeable changes. The digital …