1987

Energy 103

John O’Hara for Dublin pirate station Energy 103 from January 19th 1987. This FM recording starts at 7.27pm.

Boyneside Radio

Heddy Eddie on air for Boyneside Radio in Drogheda, Co Louth from 4pm on January 23rd 1987

WEST COAST RADIO January 24th 1987

This recording comes from West Coast Radio in Sligo and is taken off 1143kHz on January 24th 1987 at lunchtime.

While you’re listening you are invited to visit the West Coast Radio station page and if there’s anything you can add to it please get in touch.

Radio Retro, archiving Irish radio broadcasts in collaboration with Gary Hogg

WBEN February 20th 1987

From February 20th 1987 this is a recording of WBEN off 98FM. Rob Allen is on air from 6.25pm.

WBEN station page


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RADIO RAINBOW INTERNATIONAL March 22nd 1987

This is edition 45 of Kieran Murray’s Free Radio Show on the SW station Radio Rainbow International from March 22nd 1987. It was recorded from their local 1521kHz MW outlet based in Louth.

This recording is with thanks to Gary Hogg

DONEGAL COMMUNITY RADIO April 8th 1987

This is a recording of Donegal Community Radio from April 8th 1987 which was recorded off 99.8MHz FM. Based in Letterkenny, they were also on 103MHz, and 945kHz MW.
Pat McGrath is on air from 5pm.

While you’re listening you are invited to visit the Donegal Community Radio station page and if there’s anything you can add to it please get in touch

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RADIO WEST April 19th 1987

An edition of Radio West’s Anorak Show with Captain West and Don Allen hosting. This episode features an extensive interview with Heddy Eddie who talks about a raid on Radio Boyneside which had taken place earlier in the week.

Boyneside Radio

From Drogheda in Louth this is Boyneside Radio on 1305kHz with Dermot Kearns asking the questions days after the station was raided. This recording starts at 12.05pm.

Following DK Asks The Questions, Heddy Eddie presents the Double Top 10 Show from 1.30pm.

These recordings are with kind courtesy of Gary Hogg

Energy 103

Darad commented on the above recording:
Check out that audio. I am pretty sure that was me that put in that request for us down at Fast Food Ranelagh as that’s where I worked at the time and we always phoned in requests to Energy. Sometimes I’d cycle down there and get goodies thrown down to me from the third floor whilst Rick Dees was on!

ENERGY 103 May 8th 1987

This is Alan Burns on air for Dublin pirate Energy 103 from May 8th 1987. This recording starts at 9.35am.

This is Alan Burns on air for Dublin pirate Energy 103 from May 8th 1987. This recording starts at 9.35am.


As broadcast


Airchecked

RADIO RAINBOW INTERNATIONAL

This is Kieran Murray’s Free Radio Show on the SW station Radio Rainbow International from May 10th 1987. It was recorded from their local 1521kHz MW outlet based in Louth.
This is edition number 49 and features an interview with Heddy Eddie about the raid on Boyneside Radio which had happened a few weeks earlier.

This recording is with thanks to Gary Hogg

Energy 103

Morning programmes from Dublin superpirate Energy 103 on May 13th 1987, starting at 6.50am.

First on air is Pat Courtenay, with Lisa Moore on news. At 9.30am Alan Burns takes over and at midday Tony McKenzie kicks off the afternoon.

RADIO RAINBOW INTERNATIONAL

This is edition 51 of Kieran Murray’s Free Radio Show on the SW station Radio Rainbow International which was broadcast on May 24th 1987. It was recorded from their local 1521kHz MW outlet based in Louth.

This recording is with kind courtesy of Gary Hogg

ZEE 103 June 27th 1987

This is a recording of the Louth pirate radio station Zee 103 from June 27th 1987. 
The station was based in Omeath, very close to the Northern Irish border, and was specifically aimed at a mid-Ulster audience. 
This recording was off 103.25MHz and starts at 5pm.
Courtesy of Ian Biggar

This is a recording of the Louth pirate radio station Zee 103 from June 27th 1987.
The station was based in Omeath, very close to the Northern Irish border, and was specifically aimed at a mid-Ulster audience.
This recording was off 103.25MHz and starts at 5pm.

Zee 103 station page

HORIZON RADIO July 10th 1987

This is a recording of Mike Richardson on his last mid-morning show for Horizon Radio in Kerry.
It is dated July 10th 1987 and starts at 9.48am.


As you’re listening you are invited to visit the Horizon Radio station page and if you can add to the history (factually or anecdotally) or if there’s anything else you can contribute such as photos or recordings, please get in touch.


This Radio Retro recording is by kind courtesy of Michael Richardson


HITS 954 July 23rd 1987

Hits 954 from Limerick

From July 23rd 1987 this is Limerick pop music pirate Hits 954.
In the first recording, Dave Shearer is on the air from 8.40am and Kevin Nelson reads the 9am News.
And from later that day, starting at just after midday, Mark Warner is the afternoon presenter.

Hits 954 station page

Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts in collaboration with Ian Biggar

THE SOUND CHANNEL September 2nd 1987

This is a recording of Sound Channel FM, the Limerick pirate radio station, from September 1987.
Starting at 1.20pm, Darren O’Brien – who was also the station’s Programme Controler – is at the mic.
Then from 2pm, there’s a debut show from Frank Johnson.

SoundChannel station page

Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts since 2002
This recording is courtesy of Ian Biggar

RADIO RAINBOW INTERNATIONAL

This is edition 53 of Kieran Murray’s Free Radio Show on the SW station Radio Rainbow International which was broadcast on September 6th 1987. It was recorded from their local 1521kHz MW outlet based in Louth.

This recording is with thanks to Gary Hogg

RAIDIÓ LUIMNÍ September 24th 1987

John 'The Man' Frawley
John The Man (with thanks to Svenn Martinsen)

This is a recording of Raidió Luimní (Radio Limerick) from September 1987.

It features John ‘The Man’ Frawley on his lunchtime show from 1pm

Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts in collaboration with Ian Biggar

WBEN October 1st 1987

This is a recording of WBEN off 98FM. from the start of October 1987.

WBEN station page


Radio Retro – archiving Irish Radio broadcasts in collaboration with Gary Hogg


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