RTÉ Gold is an Irish radio station broadcasting on DAB, on Saorview, online and via Virgin Media TV sets.

RTÉ Gold
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Broadcast areaNational - Ireland
FrequencyDAB: Mux 1
Saorview: Channel 208
Virgin Media: Channel 941
First air date30 May 2007
(Officially launched 1 December 2008)
FormatMainly Classic Hits (Some Adult Contemporary)
OwnerRaidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ)

Its DAB signal is carried by the RTÉ NL DAB multiplex on channel 12C - 227.360 MHz, covering 54% of the population. It is available in Cork and Limerick cities and in the greater Dublin area.


The station plays music from top-selling artists spanning the decades from the 1950s to the 1990s, Unlike other classic hits stations RTÉ Gold digs deeper into artists' back catalogues and also plays top album tracks.

Weekday programming has presenter led programmes from 7am - 2pm. Weekends there is a full presenter led schedule from 8am to 8pm.

On 6 November 2017, presented weekday breakfast and drivetime programmes will be introduced, hosted by RTÉ radio presenters Will Leahy and Rick O'Shea.[1]

On 6 November 2019, RTÉ management announced that, as part of a major cost-saving program, all its digital radio stations would be closed, including RTÉ Chill.[2]


  1. ^ "Will Leahy and Rick O’Shea join RTÉ Gold", RadioToday.ie
  2. ^ Halpin, Hayley (7 November 2019). "'Today could be our last': Breakfast presenter addresses widespread RTÉ service and job cuts at start of show". TheJournal.ie. Retrieved 7 November 2019.

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