More Digital Radio

After blogging about RTÉ’s Digital Radio last night I discovered two more DAB Stations in Ireland. They are, and Raidió Rí-Rá (which I only found tonight!). The three stations are run by Digital Radio Ltd.

Mocha Radio is a station all about r’n’b and soul. They aim for “Smooth Hits with a Kick”. A good station that I have enjoyed listening too!

All 80s is just what it says on the tin, a radio channel blasting out all the tunes you have forgotten from the 1980’s. Whats more they have developed a cool web enhancement which allows you to rate and comment on the song playing but also request songs, which you can also do on the website! web enhancement

Raidió Rí-Rá is an Irish language station that is supported by Chonradh na Gaeilge. It is run by Raidió X Teoranta in conjunction with Digital Radio Ltd. Its a really cool station as you vote for the song you vote for the song you want played! And as I type this the song I voted for is on!

Comhghairdeas! Chuir tusa ‘Pink – So What’ ar liosta na n-amhrán is mó tóir orthu. Seinnfear laistigh de 10 nóiméad é

Thats the lovely message you get when you vote!

Check them out! I so want a DAB Radio now but there is no point till they pass the Broadcasting bill…

RTÉ Digital Radio

Since I got online this evening I have been listening to the 6 new Digital Radio Channels launched by RTÉ today. The 6 channels are: RTÉ Choice, RTÉ Junior, RTÉ Gold, RTÉ 2XM, RTÉ Pulse and RTÉ Chill. You can listen to them via DAB Radio’s or on the web via Real Player or Windows Media.

A look at the stations.

RTÉ Choice is a mainly non-music channel. It features content from RTÉ Radio, BBC World Service, America’s National Public Radio (NPR) network, Deutsche Welle, Radio Netherlands, Radio France International among others.

RTÉ Junior is RTÉ’s kids channel. I obviously missed all the programming for the day. It is aimed at children aged 2 to 12 the station will broadcast chart music, nursery rhymes and bedtime stories.

RTÉ Gold is a playlist radio station with no talking! Which is both good and bad. No annoying presenters, but how do you find out what the song is called!!! RTÉ Gold features music from the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. They also include album tracks that might not have been released. Which exasperates the no presenter problem in my mind!

RTÉ 2XM is RTÉ 2FM’s sister station and features alternative music from both international and local artists. This channel has plenty of shows using DJ’s from 2FM and new DJ talent to come up with some highly interesting looking shows.

RTÉ Pulse is RTÉ dance station and is really cool in my opinion. I have turned into a dance head recently. Whats really interesting about RTÉ Pulse is that at 8pm on Wednesday there will be a Gay show on it called “The Cosmopolitan” presented by Scott De Buitléir and it will be in Irish and English. The blurb of the show is as follows

Join Scott De Buitléir every Wednesday evening on The Cosmopolitan from 6pm (8pm??). Scott will provide high-quality dance floor remixes of what’s currently topping the charts as well as plenty information and all the latest news for the LGBT communities around Ireland. Mixes will come from the likes of the Freemasons and Richi Rich, along with the best broadcasts from Gaydar Radio. Think of it as a pre-clubbing event, coming to you from your very own radio!

Scott began working as a presenter for various different radio stations since he was 15 and won Comórtas Réalt DJ (in association with Foras na Gaeilge and TG4) at the age of 18 in 2006.

He is also hot!

I am looking forward to listening to the show on Wednesday it should be interesting! Especially the fact that RTÉ will be rebroadcasting Gaydar Radio!!!!!

RTÉ Chill starts at 9pm -7am and is a playlist only station playing an eclectic mix of ambient, electronica and chill out
music from the ‘80s to the present day. Not my cup of tea normally but I might listen to it