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Sunshine Radio September 11th 1985

This is a recording of the Dublin station Sunshine 101FM from the morning of September 11th 1985.
We join Pat Courtenay (right) in the Breakfast slot at 8.40am; and he’s followed by a short clip of Robbie Dale’s mid-morning show from 10am.


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Pat Courtenay

Robbie Dale


This recording is by very kind courtesy of Gary Hogg

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Radio Nova September 19th 1985

This is a recording of Dave Harvey on Breakfast with Bob Gallico from 6am on September 19th 1985 on Radio Nova.

This is a recording of Dave Harvey on Breakfast with Bob Gallico from 6am on September 19th 1985 on Radio Nova.

As broadcast

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Radio Nova September 21st 1985

Radio Nova - On air, as we join the broadcast, is Tony McKenzie from 2pm.

This is a recording of a Radio Nova outside broadcast from September 1985. The Dublin station were set up in the Arnotts store in the city centre.

On air, as we join the broadcast, is Tony McKenzie (right) from 2pm.
George Long reads the 3pm News.

Radio Nova - Then, from 4pm Dave Harvey (left) and Bob Gallico (below) entertain the listeners at home and in Arnotts.

Then, from 4pm Dave Harvey (left) and Bob Gallico (below) entertain the listeners at home and in Arnotts.

Bernie Jameson reads the news and Barry Francis gives the latest sport updates.

Tony McKenzie from 2pm

Dave Harvey and Bob Gallico from 4pm

Listen with the music stripped out…

Radio Nova - Then, from 4pm Dave Harvey (left) and Bob Gallico (below) entertain the listeners at home and in Arnotts.

All images are from the Arnotts outside broadcast and are by very kind courtesy of Barry Flynn

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Radio Nova September 24th 1985

From the very early hours of September 24th 1985, this is the last 15 minutes of Paul Kavanagh's programme on Radio Nova, running until 1am, followed by the first 15 minutes of Mke Duggan's overnight shift.

From the very early hours of September 24th 1985, this is the last 15 minutes of Paul Kavanagh’s programme on Radio Nova, running until 1am, followed by the first 15 minutes of Mke Duggan’s overnight shift.


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Sunshine Radio September 24th 1985

This is a short recording of Sunshine Radio with Paul Vincent from the early hours of September 24th 1985.

Suirside Radio September 27th 1985

This is a recording of the final half-hour of Suirside Radio in Waterford. The station closed at midnight on September 27th 1985 with a plan to return as Crystal City Sound.

This is a recording of the final half-hour of Suirside Radio in Waterford. The station closed at midnight on September 27th 1985 with a plan to return as Crystal City Sound.

This recording is with thanks to Ian Biggar / DX Archive
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