The Lecture lasts 70 minutes with a powerpoint presentation and a 15 minute Q & A session after. The main points of the lecture are
The struggles of 2RN especially financially and politically
The development of 2RN into Radio Eireann in 1937
The Athlone transmitter and its significance nationally and internationally
The demise of 6CK in Cork
The first conviction under the Wireless Telegraphy Act for illegal broadcasting of a pirate radio station. The sometime hilarious battle to put them off the air.
'Plugging a record' has an Irish connection as Radio Eireann becomes an off shore pirate radio station.
The IRA Broadcasting Station of 1939 which led to the death of the only man in the world to die in jail on hunger strike having been convicted of running a pirate radio station.
Radio Eireann's Short wave and short lived experiments
Irland Redkation , the Nazi broadcasts to Ireland as Gaelige
Michael O'Hehir's first broadcast
The listeners troubles and the licence fee. The competition from England and North of the Border
Preparations for war.
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