I don't own a television ,an iPod or an Internet radio. I have a little radio alarm clock and a laptop .I like religious programmes . [My mother has ETWN ,but even if I had a television, I would boycott Sky as I don't approve of Murdoch].
The only mass I am able to get on radio at the minute is the Irish language mass at eleven Sunday morning. That doesn't suit as I want to hear what is in the papers from Marian's show. I emailed RTE as I couldn't find the mass or any religious programmes section on the RTE website and got an email back saying I could hear mass on Radio 1 LW252or RTÉ Radio 1 Extra on digital radio . Does she mean digital radio as the digital radios you buy at Argos or digital radio as on online? [Also, I wrote my email in Irish and the response was in English]. I never listen to RTE online as the volume is too low.
I like Radio 1 especially Pat Kenny,but its treatment of ordinary RCs like myself is very poor ,very very poor. All I want is Mass, some religious programmes about the serving faithful and decent coverage of events like ' March for Life'.
I vaguely remember during Ahern's era, the Born Again Christians or the Evangelicals being told that they weren't allowed start their own radio station. If I wanted to start up a Catholic Media company like Mother Angelica did in the US so many moons ago what would stop me?
One thing is for certain;we need more RC television programmes in Ireland and RTE cannot or will not provide them.