1985

Q102

The launch of Dublin pirate Q102 from 6.56pm on January 23rd 1985. Lawrence John introduces the station and Jason Maine spins the discs in his own inimitable style.

MIDLAND RADIO (February 14th 1985)

You’ll love this Valentine’s Day recording of Michael Osbourne on Midland Radio from 1985 which starts at 2.21pm.
Midland closed not long afterward and became Independent Radio Longford.
Michael Osbourne is better known as Michael Bermingham.

This Midland Radio recording is with thanks to Michael Bermingham

Midland Radio station page

NDCR (April 5th 1985)

From April 1985 this is a recording of North Dublin Community Radio with Mike Taylor on air from 3.45pm on 100FM.

Radio Nova

This is a recording of a Radio Nova outside broadcast from the Nutgrove Shopping Centre from May 31st 1985.

It features Greg Gaughran and Colm Hayes and it starts at 3.10pm.

This recording also features Mark Weller reading the news.

This Radio Nova recording is a Radio Retro original

RADIO NOVA (June 6th 1985)

Radio Nova's Funny Bubble Competition
Sunday World – Click to read

This is a recording of Radio Nova the Dublin superpirate, which starts at just before midnight on June 6th 1985.

It features the final of the Funny Bubble Competition (seen here in the Sunday World) live from Nova Park.

A whole host of Nova personalities – Tony Allan, John Clarke, Bob Gallico, Chris Cary & Colm Hayes – are involved as the winners are chosen.

Henry Owens plays the tunes back in the studio and Bernie Jameson reads the news.

This recording was made in the NW of England and conditions are variable for the duration.

This Radio Nova recording / image is with kind courtesy of Gary Hogg / DX Archive

Radio Nova

Christmas Eve morning with Radio Nova’s Zoo Crew from 1985. Colm Hayes, Bob Gallico and assorted guests keep the party flowing from 7.40am.

From one end of the day to the other as John O’Hara plays his last tune before handing over to Jessie Brandon just as the clocks strike midnight for Christmas Day – and All Night Nova.

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