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1990

Magic 103 February 18th 1990

Broadcasting from Craigavon in Co Armagh this is Magic 103 with Nick Lewis on the air from 11pm on a Sunday night in February 1990.

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Classic Hits 98FM February 22nd 1990

This is The Morning Crew with Pat Courtenay and Elaine Geraghty from the Dublin licensed station Classic Hits 98FM. The recording is from February 22nd 1990 taken off 98.1MHz from just after 8am.


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This recording was made by Rodney Neill in Portadown and donated to us with thanks to Ian Biggar.


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2FM June 26th 1990

Gerry Ryan on air on RTÉ’s 2FM on June 26th 1990, the morning after a momentous day in Irish sport. This recording starts at 9.55am

CAPITAL RADIO September 23rd 1990

Capital Radio Dublin

From a Sunday afternoon in September 1990, this is a recording of Scott Williams with Promises Auction 90 on Bee Bop Sunday on Capital 104FM.
Siobhán Purcell reads the News.

Still on air today as FM104, the Dublin station opened on July 20th 1989.

As broadcast

Music stripped out

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Capital Radio recordings courtesy of Rodney Neill


Horizon Radio September 25th 1990

This is a recording of The Powerhouse on the Wicklow station Horizon Radio from September 1990. Horizon emerged as the licensed reincarnation of BLB Community Radio, and eventually became East Coast Radio.

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Airchecked


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RADIO NOVA October 2nd 1990

This is a recording of the satellite-delivered Radio Nova as broadcast on October 2nd 1990. Chris Cary and guests give consumer tips and advice on the fledgling domestic satellite TV scene on the Satellite Surgery programme.

This is a recording of the satellite-delivered Radio Nova as broadcast on October 2nd 1990. Chris Cary and guests give consumer tips and advice on the fledgling domestic satellite TV scene on the Satellite Surgery programme.

Radio Nova October 19th 1990

This is a recording of the satellite-delivered Radio Nova as broadcast on October 2nd 1990. Chris Cary and guests give consumer tips and advice on the fledgling domestic satellite TV scene on the Satellite Surgery programme.

This is a recording of the Astra satellite-delivered Radio Nova as broadcast on October 19th 1990. The show is Satellite Surgery, which gave consumer tips and advice on the fledgling domestic satellite TV scene.

Hot 103 October 26th 1990

This is a short, airchecked sample of test transmissions on a Friday night in October 1990 from Dublin pirate Hot 103. The recording was made off 103.7MHz.

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This recording is courtesy of Ian Biggar
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Sunshine 101 October 29th 1990

From Bellaghy in Co Derry, this is a recording of Sunshine 101 off 101.5MHz on October 29th 1990.
First from 8.30pm it’s JMC. He’s followed at 9pm by Fast Eddie.

JMC

Fast Eddie


Recording is thanks to Ian Biggar
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Radio Dublin November 3rd 1990

From November 3rd 1990 this is Joe Doyle with Radio Dublin’s Anorak’s Programme. In the studio with Joe is Eamonn Cooke who talks about the history of the station and of pirate radio through the years.


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This recording is courtesy of Ian Biggar; image thanks to DX Archive
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Radio Nova November 9th 1990

This is a recording of the Astra satellite-delivered Radio Nova as broadcast on November 9th 1990. The show is Satellite Surgery, which gave consumer tips and advice on the fledgling domestic satellite TV scene.

This is a recording of the Astra satellite-delivered Radio Nova as broadcast on November 9th 1990. The show is Satellite Surgery, which gave consumer tips and advice on the fledgling domestic satellite TV scene.

Radio Dessie Ellis November 11th 1990

From November 11th 1990 this is a short, airchecked, sample of Radio Dessie Ellis off 88FM in Dublin. The station was set up in support of Dessie Ellis, an IRA hunger striker, who was due to be extradited to Britain to face a number of charges under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.


With thanks to Ian Biggar

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Downtown FM November 26th 1990

This is a recording of Downtown FM from Dublin broadcasting on 105.2MHz FM in November 1990. Paul Barrett is on the air for this evening time test broadcast.


With thanks to Joe Rossa

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Earth Sound Radio December 15th 1991

From Co Tyrone in Northern Ireland, this is a recording of Earth Sound Radio off 101.9MHz on December 15th 1991.
Tony Walker is on the air from 8.30pm.

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Donation is thanks to Ian Biggar from a recording by Rodney Neill
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