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Radio Nova January 10th 1982

From a snow-covered capital city this is Radio Nova excelling itself with Colm Hayes from 12.45pm, and then Jason Maine from 2pm on January 10th 1981.
Siobhán Purcell reads the News on a day that the weather brought Dublin, and surrounding counties, to a standstill.

From a snow-covered capital city this is Radio Nova excelling itself with Colm Hayes from 12.45pm, and then Jason Maine from 2pm on January 10th 1982.
Siobhán Purcell reads the News on a day that the weather brought Dublin, and surrounding counties, to a standstill.

Colm Hayes

Jason Maine


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Radio Nova February 5th 1982

From February 1982 this is a recording of Radio Nova on 846kHz featuring Mike Edgar. It starts with a late-running news bulletin with Brian Dobson.

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Radio Nova February 28th 1982

This is a recording of Jason Maine on a Sunday morning for the Dublin superpirate Radio Nova.
Also featuring Ken Hammond in News, it is from February 28th 1982 and starts at just before 8am.

This is a recording of Jason Maine on a Sunday morning for the Dublin superpirate Radio Nova.
Also featuring Ken Hammond on News, it is from February 28th 1982 and starts at just before 8am.

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Photo courtesy of DX Archive

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Radio Nova March 3rd 1982

From March 3rd 1982 this is John Clarke (right) on Dublin station Radio Nova from 8.55pm. 
Siobhán Purcell reads the News and reveals that the station were having sabotage issues.

From March 3rd 1982 this is John Clarke (right) on Dublin station Radio Nova from 8.55pm.
Siobhán Purcell reads the News and reveals that the station were having sabotage issues.

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Radio Nova April 1st 1982

From the early hours of April 1st 1982 this is the American Top 40 with Casey Kasem, a syndicated programme made popular in Dublin by Radio Nova. The recording starts at just before 1am and was taken from 88.2MHz.

From the early hours of April 1st 1982 this is the American Top 40 with Casey Kasem, a syndicated programme made popular in Dublin by Radio Nova. The recording starts at just before 1am and was taken from 88.2MHz.

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This recording is with thanks to Ken Baird

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Radio City April 4th 1982

This is a recording of the Dublin pirate station Radio City from Sunday, April 4th 1982.

From just after midday, this is Tony O’Hara

As broadcast

Without the music

We rejoin programming at 3.15pm

As broadcast

Without the music

Radio City station page

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Sunshine Radio April 5th 1982

This is a recording of Sunshine Radio from 8.46am on April 5th 1982.
First we hear from Tony Fenton and he's followed at 9am by Robbie Dale.

This is a recording of Sunshine Radio from 8.46am on April 5th 1982.
First we hear from Tony Fenton and he’s followed at 9am by Robbie Dale.

Enjoy the recording either as it was broadcast (there are some minor edits) or with the music stripped out…

Tony Fenton from 8.46am – as broadcast

Robbie Dale from 9am – as broadcast

With the music stripped out…


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Leeside Community Radio April 5th 1982

This is a recording of Leeside Community Radio from Cork on April 5th 1982 at 4pm.

Leeside Community Radio station page


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Radio Caroline Cork April 5th 1982

This is Radio Caroline Cork from April 5th 1982 with Dave Hammond (pictured) on the air from 4.30pm until the station's 6pm sign off for the day.

This is a recording of Radio Caroline Cork from the afternoon of April 5th 1982 with Dave Hammond (pictured) on the air from 4.30pm until the station’s 6pm sign off for the day.


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Radio Caroline Cork station page

Radio City April 5th 1982

This is a recording of Cork station Radio City from April 5th 1982. 
First up is part of the 6-9pm show.
Then, from 9pm it's Luke Ward with 'Rock City'.

This is a recording of Cork station Radio City from April 5th 1982.
First up is part of the 6-9pm show.
Then, from 9pm it’s Luke Ward with ‘Rock City’.

6-9

Rock City

Radio City station page


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Leeside Community Radio April 6th 1982

This is a recording of the Cork station Leeside Community Radio off 102.3MHz on April 6th 1982 at 9.44am.

Leeside Community Radio station page


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Community Radio Drogheda April 7th 1982

This is a recording of Gavin Duffy (right) on Community Radio Drogheda, the Louth station which was a split from Boyneside Radio.  Taken from their 98.5MHz outlet, the date is April 7th 1982 and runs from 12.45pm.

This is a recording of Gavin Duffy (right) on Community Radio Drogheda, the Louth station which was a split from Boyneside Radio. Taken from their 98.5MHz outlet, the date is April 7th 1982 and runs from 12.45pm. Richard Kenny reads the News.

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Bray Local Broadcasting April 7th 1982

This is Mick Duggan on Bray Local Broadcasting from 9.39am on April 7th 1982. It was recorded off 657kHz.

This is Mick Duggan on Bray Local Broadcasting from 9.39am on April 7th 1982. It was recorded off 657kHz.
You have the choice of listening to the recording as it was broadcast or with the music edited out.

Full broadcast

Without music

Radio City April 8th 1982

This is a recording of Radio City, the Dublin pirate station, from April 8th 1982. Tommy Flanagan is on the air from 7.45am.
Radio City studio
(Thanks to DXArchive)

This is a recording of Radio City, the Dublin pirate station, from April 8th 1982. Tommy Flanagan is on the air from 7.45am.

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Radio City station page

Radio Nova April 11th 1982

This is the syndicated programme American Top 40 with Casey Kasem (right), which was aired in Dublin by Radio Nova. This recording starts at just after 1pm and was taken from 88.2MHz.

This is the syndicated programme American Top 40 with Casey Kasem (right), which was aired in Dublin by Radio Nova. This recording starts at just after 1pm and was taken from 88.2MHz.

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This recording was donated by Chris Ridley, original recording by Gary Camblin.


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Community Radio Drogheda April 12th 1982

Photo courtesy of DX Archive

A recording of Louth station Community Radio Drogheda from April 12th 1982. It runs from 11.35am to 12.35pm and starts with Richard Kenny (right) on air. He’s followed by Ken Murray from midday.

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Telstar Community Radio April 24th 1982

From 1982, this is Telstar Community Radio from Dundalk in Co Louth.
We catch the final few moments of the Open House programme with John Henry and Terry Lynn. Then from 1pm, Éamonn Doyle is on 1197kHz.


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Radio Nova April 24th 1982

An (airchecked) recording of Dublin superpirate Radio Nova from April 24th 1982. Taken from 88.2MHz it features the voices of Tony Allan, Siobhán Purcell on news and Don Allen.


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Radio Nova April 25th 1982

A (part-airchecked) recording of Dublin superpirate Radio Nova off 88.2MHz from the morning of April 25th 1982. Andy Archer is on air from 7.23.


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Radio Nova May 15th 1982

Radio Nova

This is Andy Archer on Radio Nova, Dublin’s superpirate, from May 15th 1982. It was recorded off 846kHz from 7.35am.

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Radio Nova May 16th 1982

Courtesy Miles J

From late night on May 16th 1982 this is Tony Allan on Radio Nova with ‘Stick it in yer Ear’, the specialist programme showcasing new music. It was recorded off 846kHz from 10.50pm. Siobhán Purcell (right) reads the News.

This valuable recording was made in Scotland so suffers from signal distortion at stages.

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Radio Nova May 27th 1982

This is Andy Archer on Radio Nova, the Dublin superpirate. The recording starts at 11.30am and runs through lunchtime.
Tony Allan is the Newsreader.
Pictured is the station's main studio in Herbert St, taken during a visit by the Anoraks UK team.

This is Andy Archer on Radio Nova, the Dublin superpirate. The recording starts at 11.30am and runs through lunchtime.
Tony Allan is the Newsreader.
Pictured is the station’s main studio in Herbert St, taken during a visit by the Anoraks UK team.

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Sunshine Radio June 18th 1982

Sunshine Radio - Declan Meehan

This is Declan Meehan’s final show for Sunshine Radio from June 18th 1982. We join the broadcast, which was recorded off 531kHz, at 4.45pm.

Tom Hardy follows Declan from 6pm, here’s a few minutes of his show.


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Radio Nova June 29th 1982

Radio Nova celebrates one year on air with a birthday surprise from RTÉ.

From June 29th 1982, this is a recording of the Dublin station as they were forced to use an alternative to their main microwave link from Herbert St. The main link was under attack from signals emanating from an RTÉ-owned building in Rathmines. The jamming had started the day before but lasted just 30 minutes.

First, from 6.18pm, John Clarke is on air for the final 40 minutes of his afternoon show.

Next, the magazine programme Dublin Today features an interview with Éamonn Cooke of Radio Dublin

Then from 7.30pm, Jason Maine

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Radio Nova celebrates one year on air with a birthday surprise from RTÉ. From June 29th 1982, this is a recording of the Dublin station as they were forced to use an alternative to their main microwave link from Herbert St. The main link was under attack from signals emanating from an RTÉ-owned building in Rathmines. The jamming had started the day before but lasted just 30 minutes.

Radio Nova July 10th 1982

From Saturday morning, July 10th 1982, this is a recording of Jason Maine on the Dublin station Radio Nova. We join the show at 9.30am.
Siobhán Purcell reads the News.

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We thank Chris Ridley for the donation and Gary Camblin for making the recording

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Capitol Radio August 14th 1982

From the very short-lived Capitol Radio, which broadcast in Dublin in 1982, this is a special Anorak show presented by Peter Madison.

From the very short-lived Capitol Radio, which broadcast in Dublin in 1982, this is a special Anorak show presented by Peter Madison. Broadcast on 97.7MHz on August 14th at 11pm, the programme's date and time coincided with the introduction of the Marine Offences Act outlawing offshore pirates in the UK in 1967. Peter talks us through the history of the stations drawing from his own personal experiences.

Broadcast on 97.7MHz on August 14th at 11pm, the programme’s date and time coincided with the introduction of the Marine Offences Act outlawing offshore pirates in the UK in 1967. Peter talks us through the history of the stations drawing from his own personal experiences.

Capitol Radio Station Page

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Eastside Radio Ireland October 5th 1982

From October 1982 this is a recording of Eric Vaughan on the breakfast slot from 7.51am on Eastside Radio Ireland, the Cork pirate.

From October 1982 this is a recording of Eric Vaughan on the breakfast slot from 7.51am on Eastside Radio Ireland, the Cork pirate.

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This recording is courtesy of Ian Biggar

Kiss FM October 27th 1982

This is a morning’s worth of programming from Kiss FM, the Radio Nova sister station.
Recorded in Dublin off 102.7MHz we first hear from John Clarke from 7.50am and he’s followed by Tony Allan from 11am.


John Clarke as broadcast from 7.50am


Tony Allan as broadcast from 11am-11.25am

Tony Allan as broadcast from 12.01pm-12.15pm

Tony Allan as broadcast from 12.35pm-1pm


With the music stripped out


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Radio Nova October 27th 1982

This is a recording of Declan Meehan and Bob Gallico on Radio Nova starting at 7.53am on the morning of October 27th 1982.

This is a recording of Declan Meehan and Bob Gallico on Radio Nova starting at 7.53am on the morning of October 27th 1982.


As broadcast

With the music stripped out


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Sunshine Radio October 27th 1982

This is a recording of Sunshine Radio from 8.46am on April 5th 1982.
First we hear from Tony Fenton and he's followed at 9am by Robbie Dale.

This is a recording of Sunshine Radio from October 27th 1982 with the inimitable Peter Madison on air from 4.25pm.
Frank Ryan is the news presenter.

Enjoy the recording either as it was broadcast or with the music stripped out…

As broadcast

Airchecked…


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RADIO CAROUSEL NAVAN October 28th 1982

This is a recording of Radio Carousel Navan from October 28th 1982 which starts with Shane Mullan at 11.44am.

Following Shane, from midday, it’s Country Call with Tina Anderson

Then from 1pm, Kieran Murray takes over


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Kiss FM October 28th 1982

Recorded in Dublin off 102.7MHz this is Colm Hayes on the Dublin pirate station Kiss FM, Radio Nova’s sister station.

Recorded in Dublin off 102.7MHz  this is Colm Hayes on the Dublin pirate station Kiss FM, Radio Nova's sister station.

As broadcast from 3.45pm


With the music stripped out


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Radio Nova October 28th 1982

From October 28th 1982 this is a recording of Tony Gareth on Radio Nova from 5.50pm.
With thanks to Gareth O’Callaghan

From October 28th 1982 this is a recording of Tony Gareth on the Dublin superpirate Radio Nova from 5.50pm.



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South Coast Radio October 29th 1982

Keith York - South Coast Radio
Keith York – South Coast Radio
Photo courtesy of Ian Biggar

This is a recording of Cork pirate station South Coast Radio off 102.9MHz from the evening of October 29th 1982.
On the air is Keith York from 6.50pm and he’s followed at 7pm by Nick Richards. Stevie Dunn is on News.

Keith York – as broadcast

Nick Richards – as broadcast

With the music stripped out

South Coast Radio station page


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Cork City Local Radio October 29th 1982

CCLR Cork City Local Radio

This is a recording of Cork City Local Radio from October 29th 1982 taken from 95.5MHz. Rob Richards is on air from 7.15pm.
You can listen to it either as it was broadcast or with the music stripped out.

As broadcast

Music stripped out

CCLR station page


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Kiss FM October 31st 1982

From Hallowe'en night in 1982 this is a recording of Kiss FM off 102.7MHz in Dublin. Greg Gaughran is on the air from 8.20pm.

From Hallowe’en night in 1982 this is a recording of Kiss FM off 102.7MHz in Dublin. Greg Gaughran is on the air from 8.20pm.


As broadcast


With the music stripped out


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Big L December 3rd 1982

This is a recording of The Mad Hatters Ball with Mike Richardson on the Limerick pirate radio station Big L. It starts at 9.46pm on December 3rd 1982.

Big L Station Page

This Radio Retro recording is by kind courtesy of Michael Richardson

Radio Dublin Channel 2 December 8th 1982

Ger Roe’s Pirates’ Promotion Programme as aired on Radio Dublin Channel 2 in December 1982. The programme started at 8pm and was broadcast on 98.6MHz.

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Radio Nova December 14th 1982

This is Andy Archer on air for Radio Nova on December 14th 1982. The recording was made from 10.34am off 88.2MHz FMz in Dublin.

This is Andy Archer on air for Radio Nova on December 14th 1982. The recording was made from 10.34am off 88.2MHz FMz in Dublin.


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Big L December 16th 1982

Presented by Mike Richardson, this is a short airchecked snippet of an edition of Limerick pirate station Big L’s Elvis Show from December 16th 1982.

Big L Station Page

This Radio Retro recording is by kind courtesy of Michael Richardson

Radio West December 18th 1982

This is Don Allen's Breakfast Show on Mullingar-based pirate Radio West from July 1984. The recording was taken off 765kHz and starts at just after 9am.
Phillip McGovern follows Don at 10am.

From the afternoon of December 18th 1982, this is Radio West, the Mullingar-based pirate radio station with the Chris Jennings Show.

Don Allen

Radio West station page


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Radio Nova December 18th 1982

From December 18th 1982 this is a recording of Dublin's Radio Nova off 819kHz. First we hear from Dave Harvey at 4.30am, and then Tony Gareth from 6pm
Siobhán Purcell reads the News.

From December 18th 1982 this is a recording of Dublin’s Radio Nova off 819kHz. First we hear from Dave Harvey at 4.30am, and then Tony Gareth from 6pm
Siobhán Purcell reads the News.

Dave Harvey

Tony Gareth


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Radio Nova December 24th 1982

From Christmas Eve 1982 this is a recording of Radio Nova off 819kHz. Tony Gareth is on the air from 11.15am.

This recording was made by Ken Baird in Scotland and we thank him and DX Archive for the use of it
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Radio Nova December 25th 1982

This is a recording of Andy Archer on Radio Nova off 819kHz from Christmas Day in 1982.

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Radio Nova December 26th 1982

This is Chris Cary and Hugh O’Brien taking calls from listeners on Radio Nova in the very early hours of St Stephen’s Day in 1982. The recording is off 88.2MHz. Roland Burke takes over from around 1am.

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Radio Leinster April 13th 1983

This is the Dublin pirate station Radio Leinster with DJ Lee on the air with his programme 'Bumper to Bumper' from April 13th 1982.
The recording starts just as the 5pm News, read by Al Dunne, is about to start and we also hear a few moments from the end of Daphne Mitchell's programme.

This is the Dublin pirate station Radio Leinster with DJ Lee on the air with his programme ‘Bumper to Bumper’ from April 13th 1983.
The recording starts just as the 5pm News, read by Al Dunne, is about to start and we also hear a few moments from the end of Daphne Mitchell’s programme.

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This recording is thanks to Jess Codd

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Eastside Radio Ireland October 29th 1982

This is a recording of the Cork station Eastside Radio Ireland from October 29th 1982. Paul Graham (right) is on the air for the evening shift, which is split into two files.

This is a recording of the Cork station Eastside Radio Ireland from October 29th 1982. Paul Graham (right) is on the air for the evening shift, which is split into two files.

8.12pm

9.42pm

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Eastside Radio Ireland October 30th 1982

From Saturday, October 30th 1982, this is Eastside Radio Ireland from Cork.
First we hear from Paul Graham on the Breakfast shift…

8am

Later, from mid-morning, this is Tony Williams

10.24am

Finally, we hear from John Lyons on the Evening time show

6.40pm

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Alternative Radio West January 26th 1982

This is Alternative Radio West, the Mayo-based pirate station, which broadcast from Ballina. This recording was made on January 26th 1982 from 265metres and features the end of Tommy Murphy's show, and he is followed by Éamonn Brooks from 11am.

This is Alternative Radio West, the Mayo-based pirate station, which broadcast from Ballina. This recording was made on January 26th 1982 from 265metres and features the end of Tommy Murphy’s show, and he is followed by Éamonn Brooks from 11am.

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