This is Tony McKenzie introducing AM Stereo to Radio Nova, the Dublin superpirate based in Nova Park, Rathfarnham. The date is April 1st 1985 and the recording starts at 2.40pm with the changeover, a first outside the USA according to the station’s engineers, due straight after the 3pm News with Mark Weller.
With huge thanks to Ken Baird / DX Archive Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts since 2002
This is the launch of the information and chat station for Dublin, Magic 103.
Operating from 144 Upper Leeson Street, the station was another Chris Cary spin-off from Radio Nova, broadcasting on 103.5MHz FM. Magic appeared, after a few days of tests, with Bob Gallico on the networked news at 9am on April 29th 1985. Dave Harvey’s was the first show on the station and Bob Gallico then started his own mid-morning show after reading the News at 10am.
This recording is courtesy of Chris Ridley Radio Retro – archiving Irish Radio broadcasts since 2002
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