1982

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

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

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


Radio Retro – archiving Irish Radio broadcasts in collaboration with Gary Hogg


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


Radio Retro – archiving Irish Radio broadcasts in collaboration with Gary Hogg


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

COMMUNITY RADIO DROGHEDA April 12th 1982

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 on air. He’s followed by Ken Murray from midday.

Radio Nova

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.

RADIO NOVA

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.

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.


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

RADIO NOVA (June 29th 1982)

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

From July 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


Radio Retro: Archiving Irish radio broadcasts with the help of Ken Baird

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

Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts since 2002

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


Radio Retro – archiving Irish Radio broadcasts in collaboration with DX Archive


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

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

If you have any old cassettes or digitised recordings that we can add here, please get in touch – radiowavesfm@radioanoraks.com or use wetransfer to the same address.

Choose a station to listen to

0-9

A

B

F

G

Q

W

X

Z