1975

RADIO VALLERI (October 19th 1975)

After around a year off the air Dublin shortwave pirate Radio Valleri returned on October 19th 1975 with a repeat broadcast of a documentary about the free radio scene in Dublin.

As it is a shortwave recording there are patches where the audio is difficult to listen to but that should not spoil your enjoyment of what is a fantastic piece of radio history.


This recording is being run as a supplement to a Radio Retro special feature looking at the pioneering Sunday pirate broadcasters of the early 1970s:-
On the seventh day…“.


Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts in collaboration with DX Archive


Radio Valleri on Radiowaves | DX Archive

CAPITOL RADIO December 7th 1975

This is a recording from December 7th 1975 of Dublin pirate Capitol Radio.
It features Alan Russell’s programme on a Sunday afternoon and includes an interview with the band The Horslips which was recorded on location.
This broadcast went out on 220m MW utilising a 30 watt transmitter fed into a half-wave aerial.

This Radio Retro recording is by kind courtesy of Al Russell who adds:
It includes an interview with Horslips recorded in the National Stadium on the Sth. Circular Road in Dublin. We aired an interview with Chris De Burgh the following week before the P&T raided & closed the station on 21st December.
Perhaps we were becoming too popular & successful, if we had stuck with simply playing the top 40 as per Radio Dublin we might have lasted longer, who knows. Certainly brought back the memories compiling this copy, I was just 19 when Capitol was on air in 1975.
My late father used to secretly tune in with my siblings at home on the radio in the kitchen. It was always carefully re-tuned to Radio Éireann by the time I returned home!

Capitol Radio Station Page

CAPITOL RADIO (December 14th 1975)

This is a recording of the Dublin pirate Capitol Radio from December 14th 1975.
It features Alan Russell’s programme on a Sunday afternoon and includes an interview with Chris de Burgh.
This broadcast went out on 220m MW utilising a 30 watt transmitter fed into a half-wave aerial.

Radio Retro: archiving Irish Radio broadcasts with the help of Al Russell

Capitol Radio Station Page

RADIO DUBLIN December 28th 1975

From December 28th 1975 this is Dr Don and Prince Terry on Radio Dublin for their regular Sunday afternoon broadcast. Recorded off 253m, the [edited] broadcast started at 3pm, running an hour late for reasons to be explained.

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