Presenters from Raidió Rí-Rá are broadcasting on national FM for the first time as the Rí-Rá Ar RnaG programme broadcasts on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.
The station will start a summer trial of programmes, starting this week by showcasing Irish-language music from the new Ceol #10 Le Raidió Rí-Rá album tomorrow night, Wednesday 16 July 2014, from 9 till 10pm.
Rí-Rá Ar RnaG is broadcasting nationally on 92–94 MHz FM from 9.00 – 10.00pm every Tuesday – Friday night as part of this joint initiative between Irish-language chart-station Raidió Rí-Rá and RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.
Cillian de Búrca and Síne Nic an Ailí are the Raidió Rí-Rá anchors presenting the Rí-Rá Ar RnaG programme on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, and Traic Ó Braonáin, Chairperson of Raidió Rí-Rá explains: “This is an exceptional opportunity for Raidió Rí-Rá to tempt a larger listenership to tune in to the chart station online at rrr.ie all year around, while Rí-Rá Ar RnaG gives Raidió na Gaeltachta the perfect platform to deliver a programme specifically targeted at a younger audience.”
Daragh Ó Tuama, Vice-Chairperson of Raidió Rí-Rá says: “It’s a testament to the huge interest that Irish musicians have in the language that there have been ten album released so far – from the first SnaG ’05 album to last year’s Rí-Rá Le Hector 2013, and now this year’s CD – and I believe Ceol #10 Le Raidió Rí-Rá is set to be the most popular album we’ve released so far as a selection of the best songs from all the Irish-language CDs to date have been included on this year’s album, along with some original new songs as Gaeilge.”
Raidió Rí-Rá was founded to provide young people with a full-time Irish-language radio station, and the chart station broadcasts all year round on DAB in Dublin and Waterford and online.
The Rí-Rá Ar RnaG programme is being broadcast on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta as part of the national station’s Anocht FM initiative to provide more programmes for younger listeners from May 2005.