Irish colleagues are warning of a present and immediate threat to the survival of RTE Lyric FM, the republic’s classical station.
For listeners and friends of @RTElyricfm, the threat to its future- as indicated on last night’s #rtept– is a profound blow to #publicservicebroadcasting. We’d really appreciate any and all support of the station on social media. #supportingthearts @josephamadigan @PresidentIRL
— Liz Nolan lyric (@lizlyricfm) September 13, 2019
The station has been running for 20 years but a national debate on the future of broadcasting has put its funding under scrutiny and a leading TV current affairs programmes says it’s touch and go.
Its disappearance would be disastrous.
I’m truly shocked to see this on Twitter. I did not see #rtept but the very thought of shutting down @RTElyricfm is unimaginable and utterly ridiculous. A public service broadcaster with no classical station would be an embarrassment. Please let’s not regress! #SaveRTElyricFM https://t.co/MtTJnoEkJP
— Niall Kinsella (@niallkinsella) September 13, 2019