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Radio West April 1st 1986

From the afternoon of April 1st 1986 this is
Philip Hilton, followed by Willie Hart, on the Mullingar-based Radio West. Recorded off 765kHz, we join the broadcast at 1.45pm

From the afternoon of April 1st 1986 this is
Philip Hilton, followed by Willie Hart, on the Mullingar-based Radio West. Recorded off 765kHz, we join the broadcast at 1.45pm

Phillip Hilton as broadcast

Willie Hart as broadcast

With the music stripped out

Radio West station page


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Waterford Local Radio April 2nd 1986

This is a recording of Waterford Local Radio from April 1986. Seán Orghan is on air from 10.14pm.


WLR Station Page


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ERI April 2nd 1986

This is a recording of the Cork 80s pirate station Radio ERI dated April 2nd 1986.
Steve Kelly is on the air from 11.30pm.

ERI station page


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LLCR

This recording of Dublin station LLCR is from April 4th 1986, when the station was newly-launched.

It features Paul Barrett’s programme in two parts, the first starts at 4.30pm and the second and starts at 5.13pm.

At this time the station broadcast on 96.7MHz FM and 1035kHz AM.

This Radio Retro recording is with thanks to Joe Rossa

LLCR station page

Radio West April 6th 1986

This is the second edition of Radio West’s Anorak Show from Sunday, April 6th 1986.
Philip Hilton presents the week’s anorak news and gossip.

Radio West station page

This Radio West recording is with thanks to Joe Rossa

LLCR April 23rd 1986

This is a recording of Liberties Local Community Radio from April 23rd 1987. We join the Dublin station just as Dave Felton is finishing his show. He's followed by Curt Jackson on air from 7pm

This is a recording of Liberties Local Community Radio from April 23rd 1986. We join the Dublin station just as Dave Felton is finishing his show. He’s followed by Curt Jackson on air from 7pm.

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Radio Dublin April 26th 1986

This is a recording of a special broadcast marking the 20th birthday of Radio Dublin. 'The History of Radio Dublin' was hosted by Pat Jennings and included various studio and telephone guests looking back at the station's history.

This is a recording of a special broadcast marking the 20th birthday of Radio Dublin. ‘The History of Radio Dublin’ was hosted by Pat Jennings and included various studio and telephone guests looking back at the station’s history.

Energy 103 April 28th 1986

Tony McKenzie (Courtesy Mike Mahon)

This is a selection from the first day of broadcasts from Energy 103.

On Sunday April 27th 1986, 103.1MHz and 738kHz in Dublin had lit up with continuous music tests, presumed to be the return of Zoom 103 – the station owned by former Nova employees – which had broadcast for just a few days following the closure of Radio Nova on March 19th.

The unidentified tests returned on Monday, April 28th, this time on 103.0MHz and 738kHz. Following a couple of hours of continuous music, the station went live at around 2pm and identified as Energy 103.

Richard Jackson was the first jock on the air and this recording has the very first presenter ID and then has Richard’s show in full.

At 4pm Tony McKenzie takes over the reins.

Later, from 10.40pm, Gary Hamill is on the air to finish the first day’s programmes.


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Energy 103 April 29th 1986

John O'Hara on Energy 103
Thanks to Kevin Branigan

This is a selection of recordings from Energy 103’s first full day on the air. The date was Tuesday, April 29th 1986 and the Dublin station were broadcasting on 103.0MHz and 738kHz.

First, we have John O’Hara (right) on the first-ever breakfast programme broadcast on the station. It is broken into two sections, the first taken off 103.0MHz and the second off 738kHz.

6.30am

8.05am

Then from 10.20am Richard Jackson is on the air.

10.20am

Finally, from 10.20pm we join Dave Johnson’s programme

10.20pm


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Hot FM November 3rd 2003

From November 3rd 2003 this is a recording of Hot FM, the Dublin dance music pirate station, taken off 99.4MHz FM.
First on is Paul Duffy, and he's followed by DJ Spiral.

From November 3rd 2003 this is a recording of Hot FM, the Dublin dance music pirate station, taken off 99.4MHz FM.
First on is Paul Duffy, and he’s followed by DJ Spiral.


Paul Duffy from 2.55pm – as broadcast

Paul Duffy from 2.55pm – music stripped out


DJ Spiral from 4pm – as broadcast

DJ Spiral from 4pm – music stripped out

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