1980

RADIO DUBLIN January 7th 1980

From January 7th 1980 this is a recording of Radio Dublin with DJ Lee on the air from 10am.


Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts in collaboration with Ian Biggar


BIG L January 31st 1980

Big L Radio Limerick

This is a recording of Jim Liddane’s ‘Down Memory Lane’ programme on Big L Radio Limerick from January 31st 1980. In this edition Jim is playing hits from the second half of the ’60s.

Big L Station Page

This Radio Retro recording is by kind courtesy of Michael Richardson

BOYNESIDE RADIO April 3rd 1980

This is a recording of the Louth station Boyneside Radio off 225metres. Peter Madison sits in on The Brendan Kierans Motors Show, and then receives psychological help, on the morning of April 3rd 1980.

This is a recording of the Louth station Boyneside Radio off 225metres. Peter Madison sits in on The Brendan Kierans Motors Show, and then receives psychological help, on the morning of April 3rd 1980.
There is also the option of listening to an airchecked version below…



Airchecked version


Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts in collaboration with Gary Hogg

SOUTHSIDE RADIO May 11th 1980

This is a recording of Southside Radio from Dublin on 999kHz, dated May 11th 1980. Mark Boland is on air starting at 2.50pm.


Radio Retro – archiving Irish Radio broadcasts in collaboration with Ian Biggar


SOUTHSIDE RADIO July 23rd 1980

This is a recording of Southside Radio from Dublin on 999kHz, dated July 23rd 1980. Mark Boland is on air starting at 7.21pm.


Radio Retro – archiving Irish Radio broadcasts in collaboration with Ian Biggar


SUNSHINE RADIO September 28th 1980

Sunshine Radio on test two weeks after an act of sabotage brought their mast crashing to the ground before the station could get off the ground.

In the first clip, Tony Allan is on air for a test broadcast on September 28th…

Tony Allan testing for Sunshine Radio – September 28th 1980

…and in the second clip, Robbie Dale is first on air from 4.55pm and he’s followed by Chris Cary.

SUNSHINE RADIO September 29th 1980

More test broadcasts from Sunshine Radio. This time Chris Cary is on air on the morning of September 29th in this recording starting at 7.14.

Sunshine Radio

First Peter Madison, and then Chris Cary on air for Sunshine 539 on November 10th 1980. This recording starts at 1.15pm.

Sunshine Radio

This time around it’s Chris Cary on air for Sunshine 539. From 1980, this November 22nd recording starts at 9.40am.

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