Final minutes of RTÉ R1 on Long Wave.
Off air recording of final minutes of RTÉ Radio 1 on Long Wave 252 kHz from 2255 UTC 14th April 2023:
“Late Date” with Ciara King then
2255 UTC: Weather, Sea Area Forecast, Coastal reports
2258 UTC: Music: “Misirlou” – Dick Dale & His Del Tones (instrumental)
2300 UTC: time signal pips at local midnight then news in English read by Martin Frawley.
2303 UTC: “Late Date on RTÉ Radio 1” programme ID (but audio cut before end of ID)
2304 UTC: RTÉ’s “O’Donnell Abú” Interval signal* then retuning announcement, repeated at 2306UTC etc
So last record played by RTÉ R1 on 252 kHz Long Wave from the Clarkstown site was Dick Dale’s 1962 surf rock instrumental?!
(*the RTÉ interval signal “O’Donnell Abú” was chosen by Radio Athlone listeners way back in 1936).
73, Alan Pennington, bdxc-news via WOR iog (2023-04-15)