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To: Dee Forbes, Director General of RTE

Save Lyric FM

Save Lyric FM

Keep Lyric FM as it is.

Why is this important?

Lyric FM is the only radio station that plays a programme that is predominantly classical music. Without Lyric, there is no station playing classical music on Irish radio as regular programming. It also offers the very best of jazz and new music.

Reasons for signing

  • RTE spend too much money on its presenters and not enough money on quality content.. Keep Lyric FM and get rid of Ryan Turbridy et al.
  • RTÉ Lyric FM is the underdog of Irish public service broadcasting. Its wages and operating costs are only a very small portion of RTÉ's overall budget. The presenters make the often elitist subject of classical music accessible to all listeners and are experts in their field. The listener figures may not be huge, but the station's audience are devoted to it. It offers a respite from the doom and gloom that are unavoidably present on Radio 1 due to its current affairs remit.
  • Lyric FM is one of the important assets RTE have to justify the Licence Fee! I am so shocked they are even considering this action.


2019-10-12 14:28:20 +0100

20,000 signatures reached

2019-09-21 14:56:48 +0100

10,000 signatures reached

2019-09-18 18:12:25 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2019-09-16 21:22:25 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2019-09-16 16:45:38 +0100

500 signatures reached

2019-09-16 10:01:55 +0100

100 signatures reached

2019-09-16 07:39:14 +0100

50 signatures reached

2019-09-15 22:45:58 +0100

25 signatures reached

2019-09-15 21:54:36 +0100

10 signatures reached