RTL will not broadcast on the lengthy waves in 2023

RTL will not broadcast on the lengthy waves in 2023

revealed on Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 2:20 p.m.

From January 1, RTL radio will not broadcast its long-wave sign from its transmitter middle in Beidweiler, Luxembourg, the group’s communications division advised AFP on Sunday, confirming data from the specialised media Satellifacts.

RTL (group M6), which used the 234 kHz frequency, was the final main French station to make use of this historic mode of low-frequency broadcasting, launched within the Nineteen Thirties and able to transmitting over very lengthy distances (as much as a number of hundred kilometers away).

The station will launch a communication gadget on Monday to accompany its listeners to different technique of listening, specifically the FM band (frequency modulation), digital terrestrial radio DAB +, TV bins or its cellular software, indicated its service. communicate to AFP.

The measure, taken first for the sake of financial savings, ought to permit the group to scale back its electrical energy consumption by some 6,000 megawatt hours (MWh) per yr, the equal of three,000 individuals in France, he stated.

Radio Luxembourg (which turned RTL in 1966) had launched its broadcast in 1933 from its transmitter in Luxembourg to flee French rules, which on the time established a state monopoly on audiovisual.

Its opponents had minimize their long-wave sign a number of years in the past: France Inter in 2017, Europe 1 in 2019 and RMC in 2020.

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