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us: Radio Éireann

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      • found: Irish times, 20 July 2009, via Factiva, viewed Sept. 25, 2012 (article title: RTÉ name change fixes spelling error that lasted 40 years; A grammatical error in the name of the national broadcaster has finally been corrected. Up until last week RTÉ stood for Radio Telefís Éireann, however this name has been changed to Raidió Teilifís Éireann; correction was brought in under the Broadcasting Act 2009 which was signed into law by President Mary McAleese last week; the change has taken on the standardised version of "raidió" and "teilifís" as in the Irish-English dictionary of Niall Ó Dónaill which was published in 1977 and the standardised dictionary of Tomás de Bhaldraithe which was published in 1959; the national radio services was set up as 2RN in 1926 and became Radio Éireann in 1937. It began broadcasting a television station in the 1960s and the authority changed its name from Radio Éireann to Radio Telefís Éireann)
      • found: Wikipedia, Sept. 25, 2012: 2RN (2RN was the first radio broadcasting station in the Irish Free State. It began broadcasting on 1 January 1926 and continued until 1933, when it was succeeded by Radio Athlone (later Radio Éireann); station was run by the Irish Post Office, under the Department of Posts and Telegraphs; Dublin) RTÉ Radio 1 (RTÉ Radio 1 (Irish: RTÉ Raidió 1) is the principal radio channel of Irish public-service broadcaster Raidió Teilifís Éireann and is the direct descendant of Dublin radio station 2RN, which began broadcasting on a regular basis on 1 January 1926; The Department of Posts and Telegraphs opened 2RN on 1 January 1926, the first Irish radio station. Station 6CK, a Cork relay of 2RN, joined the Dublin station in 1927, and a high-power transmitter at Athlone in County Westmeath opened in 1932. From the latter date the three stations became known as Radio Athlone, later being renamed Radio Éireann in 1937. Run as part of the civil service until 1960, the Broadcasting Authority Act 1960 transferred the station to a statutory corporation, also called Radio Éireann, in preparation for the launch of its sister television station. The name of the corporation was changed to Radio Telefís Éireann in 1966. As a consequence, the station was renamed RTÉ Radio. The station also began FM transmission in 1966. When, in 1979, RTÉ established a new rock and pop station under the name of RTÉ Radio 2 (now RTÉ 2fm), the original RTÉ Radio channel was renamed once again and became RTÉ Radio 1) Raidió Teilifís Éireann (Broadcasting in Ireland began in 1926 with 2RN in Dublin. From that date until June 1960 the broadcasting service (2RN, later Radio Éireann) operated as a section of the Department of Posts and Telegraphs; in 1960, RTÉ was established (as Radio Éireann) under the Broadcasting Authority Act 1960, the principal legislation under which it operates. The name of the authority was changed to Radio Telefís Éireann under the Broadcasting Authority (Amendment) Act 1966, and both the radio and television services became known as RTÉ in that year)
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