1979

LOCAL RADIO DROGHEDA July 29th 1979

From July 1979 this is a recording of Local Radio Drogheda, which was the original name for Boyneside Radio. We join the broadcast with Heady Eddie on air from 10.45pm and he is followed by Áine from 11am.
There is also the option of listening to an airchecked version below…


Heady Eddie


Áine


Airchecked version


Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts since 2002
This recording is from the Dave Small collection

BIG L August 1st 1979

From August 1st 1979, this is a series of recordings from Big L giving a feel for the afternoon and evening programming from the station.

We join the output from 3.10pm with John Ryan

And after a large gap in the recording we return to John Ryan’s show at 4.25pm

We join the ‘Listener’s Top 10’ at number 7, from 5.45pm

And then from 6.30pm

And then it’s Philip Irwin from 7.54pm


Radio Retro – archiving Irish Radio broadcasts since 2002
This contribution is from the recordings of Dave Small


LIMERICK BROADCASTING COMPANY August 1st 1979

This is Limerick Broadcasting Company from the afternoon of August 1st 1979.
First we hear from Dorothy with her magazine programme.
And she’s followed by Jeff Steele with his afternoon show.

LBC station page


Radio Retro – archiving Irish Radio broadcasts since 2002
This contribution is from the recordings of Dave Small


RADIO LIMERICK August 1st 1979

From August 1st 1979 this is a recording of Radio Limerick which starts at 5.40pm.
Colin Heffernan is on air and he’s followed by Tom Tobin.


Radio Retro – archiving Irish Radio broadcasts since 2002
This contribution is from the recordings of Dave Small


KERRY COMMUNITY RADIO (August 2nd 1979)

This is a recording of three separate shows from Kerry Community Radio & Radio Tralee Community, all from August 2nd 1979.
First up, from 8.35am, it’s Sarah Jones (above).
She’s followed at 10am by Paul Davison (below).

There’s a large segment of Paul’s show missing so we rejoin his programme from 11.20am

And finally, the midday show with Seán Hurley.

As you’re listening you are invited to visit the Kerry Community Radio station page and if you can add to the history (factually or anecdotally) or if there’s anything else you can contribute such as photos or recordings, please get in touch.

This recording was originally made by Dave Small

DOWNTOWN RADIO TRALEE (August 2nd 1979)

From August 2nd 1979 we have samples of two different shows from Downtown Radio Tralee. Above there’s the last 15 minutes of Mike Anderson’s programme, which is followed at 10am by Pat Kelly, below.

Unfortunately, a large section of Pat’s programme is not part of this recording and we rejoin him here at 10.40am

As you’re listening you are invited to visit the Downtown Radio Tralee station page and if you can add to the history (factually or anecdotally) or if there’s anything else you can contribute such as photos or recordings, please get in touch.

This recording was originally made by Dave Kenny

Cork Broadcasting Company

Steve Taylor, followed by Mark Bell, on air for Cork Broadcasting Company in August 1979. This recording is off an announced frequency of 230m (actually 215m) and starts at 9.10am.


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BIG L August 6th 1979

This is a recording of Mike Richardson on the Limerick pirate radio station Big L from August 6th 1979. Starting at 7am it is a a sample of the station’s Breakfast Show.

Big L Station Page

This Radio Retro recording is by kind courtesy of Michael Richardson

BIG L August 17th 1979

This is a recording of Mike Richardson doing lunchtime requests on the Limerick pirate radio station Big L from August 17th 1979 from 1pm.

Later, from 2.30pm we have a short recording of John Ryan’s show

Big L Station Page

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ARD September 23rd 1979

This is a very short snippet of Stephen Rhodes on ARD, the Dublin pirate, with his weekly chart countdown from the afternoon of September 23rd 1979.


Radio Retro – archiving Irish Radio broadcasts since 2002
This recording is by kind courtesy of Ken Baird / DX Archive


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