October

RADIO NOVA October 29th 1983

From a Saturday morning on a bank holiday weekend in October 1983, this is a recording of Jason Maine on Radio Nova, the Dublin pirate station.

From a Saturday morning on a bank holiday weekend in October 1983, this is a recording of Jason Maine on Radio Nova, the Dublin pirate station.
David Malone is on news.


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ARKLOW COMMUNITY RADIO October 29th 1983

A recording of Arklow Community Radio with Joe Byrne on the air at 12.32pm on October 29th 1983.

This recording was made off 99.2MHz by the lads at DX Archive during a trip to the station.

At this time the station could also be found on 1251kHz AM.

This Arklow Community Radio recording is with thanks to Gary Hogg

SOUTH COAST RADIO October 30th 1983

From Sunday, October 30th 1983, this is a selection of programming across the day from the Cork station South Coast Radio.


First, from 1.35pm, live from the Jazz Festival, there’s a link-up between the studio (John Lewis) and Dan Lowrey’s Tavern (Keith York) for some live music.

This recording was made in Cork by Gary Hogg (DXArchive.com) who remembers:
The link-up with the Jazz Festival at Dan Lowry’s is interesting as Keith (who sounded like he had been enjoying the Guinness!) and Johnnie mention about the jamming of the link. I remember them having a lot of trouble at that time with someone jamming their signals.


From 3.30pm, more from John Lewis, recorded off 1557kHz .


Then, from 4pm, Steve Douglas takes over, also recorded off 1557kHz.


Later, from 7.20pm, George Long is on evening duty, this time recorded off 102.9MHz.


South Coast Radio station page


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CORK CITY LOCAL RADIO October 30th 1983

From Sunday, October 30th 1983, this is Cork City Local Radio recorded off 97.9MHz FM.
First, we hear from Steve Marshall with Cork’s Top 40 countdown from 3.30pm.
He’s followed at 4.30pm by Rob Richards.

CCLR station page


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ERI October 30th 1983

From Sunday, October 30th 1983, this is Cork station ERI recorded off 100.1MHz FM.
First, from 5.35pm, we hear from Don Allen and he’s followed at 6pm by Derry O’Callaghan.

ERI station page


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SOUTH COAST RADIO October 31st 1983

From Monday, October 31st 1983, this is a recording of South Coast Radio, the Cork superpirate.

First, from just after midnight there’s Nick Richards, recorded off 1557kHz .

Later, from 6.25am, Don Stevens does breakfast, also recorded off 1557kHz.

South Coast Radio station page


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


CORK CITY LOCAL RADIO October 31st 1983

Credit: Pat Galvin

This is a recording of Steve Marshall on Cork City Local Radio from October 31st 1983. It is taken off 97.9MHz and starts at 6.25am

CCLR station page


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


ERI October 31st 1983

From October 31st 1983, this is the Cork superstation ERI, recorded off 100.1MHz FM.
On air from 6.30am-8am are Hugh Browne and Anna Craig.
The second file is from 8.30am.

ERI Station Page

Radio Retro: archiving Irish Radio in collaboration with Gary Hogg
Image: Paul Rowley

NORTH CORK LOCAL RADIO October 31st 1983

This is a recording of North Cork Local Radio from October 31st 1983. Ben O’Sullivan is on the air from 11.15am.

NCLR Station Page

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Capitol Radio October 31st 1983

Capitol Radio from Hallowe’en night in 1983. At this stage Capitol were an album music station, prior to their repositioning as an Alternative music focused service.

Both recordings are off 95.6MHz; the first begins at 6.45pm and the second features Aiden Stewart on air from 8pm.

Aiden Stewart on Hallowe’en duty from 7pm


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