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Radio Nova January 3rd 1986

From January 3rd 1986 this is a recording of Radio Nova’s Zoo Crew featuring Colm Hayes and Bob Gallico.

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Radio Nova January 9th 1986

This is a recording of Radio Nova made off long wave in January 1986. Nova had been relaying their programming on 254kHz for around a month at this point. George Talbot is on the air for this Thursday afternoon. Sybil Fennell reads the news.

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This recording is with kind courtesy of our friends at DX Archive, who have some more background to the Nova long wave broadcasts here

Q102 January 12th 1986

From January 12th 1986 this is a recording of Q102, the Dublin superpirate, with Derek Jones on air in the afternoon.

Q102 station page


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BLANCHARDSTOWN FM BAND SERVICE (January 17th 1986)

This is a recording of Blanchardstown FM Band Service (BFBS) from January 17th 1986 from 3.10pm.

This interesting hobbyist pirate station was available on short wave and a number of FM frequencies.

The recording starts with the end of a French language programme for their listeners on SW and continues with Gerry Carroll at the mic.

This BFBS recording is with thanks to Joe Rossa

The Blanchardstown FM Band Service station page

Q102 January 23rd 1986

Gerry Stevens, then John Power on air from 6.52pm

Q102 celebrates one year on air. This recording from January 23rd 1986 starts at 6.52pm with Gerry Stevens on air leading to the 7pm news with Anne Cassin (pictured).

After 7pm John Kenny takes to the airwaves.

Radio Nova LW January 28th 1986

This is a recording of Radio Nova made off long wave in January 1986. Nova had been sporadically relaying their usual programming on 254kHz for just over a month but on January 28th they broadcast split programming in the afternoon. Chris Barry was on the longwave service playing ‘country’ music favourites, which reunited with the main service for the news broadcasts, read by Sybil Fennell.
At 6pm the long wave transmitter resumed the relay of standard programming.

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This recording is with kind courtesy of our friends at DX Archive, who have some more background to the Nova long wave broadcasts here

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