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Radio Nova April 1st 1985

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.

Tony McKenzie

With huge thanks to Ken Baird / DX Archive
Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts since 2002

Q102 April 2nd 1985

This is a recording of Jason Maine on the Dublin pirate Q102 from April 2nd 1985. The recording starts at 11.40am.

This is a recording of Jason Maine on the Dublin pirate Q102 from April 2nd 1985. The recording starts at 11.40am.

Jason Maine


This recording is courtesy of Ian Biggar
Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts since 2002
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Magic 103 April 29th 1985

This is the launch of the information and chat station for Dublin, Magic 103.

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.

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.

Launch

Bob Gallico


This recording is courtesy of Chris Ridley
Radio Retro – archiving Irish Radio broadcasts since 2002


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