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1993

Radio Sligo February 18th 1984

This is a recording of a test transmission from Radio Sligo.

This is a recording of a test transmission from Radio Sligo. It was made on February 18th 1984 and marks the station's return to the air on 237metres following an incident ten days earlier when a former DJ entered the studio to steal the transmitter and destroy the station's equipment

It was made on February 18th 1984 and marks the station’s return to the air on 237metres following an incident ten days earlier when a former DJ entered the studio to steal the transmitter and destroy the station’s equipment.


The act of vandalism led to a court case…

This is a recording of a test transmission from Radio Sligo. It was made on February 18th 1984 and marks the station's return to the air on 237metres following an incident ten days earlier when a former DJ entered the studio to steal the transmitter and destroy the station's equipment

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VIRGIN RADIO April 30th 1993

Richard Branson launches Virgin Radio
Richard Branson launches Virgin Radio

The launch of the UK national station Virgin Radio on 1215kHz from April 1993.

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Club FM May 28th 1993

Broadcasting on 98.5MHz FM from Limerick, this is a recording of Club FM on a test transmission in May 1993.

DLR 106FM May 30th 1993

From May 30th 1993 this is DLR 106FM, the Dún Laoghaire-based pirate station. Gordon Kelly is on the air.

From May 30th 1993 this is DLR 106FM, the Dún Laoghaire-based pirate station. Gordon Kelly is on the air for this recording which you can listen to as it was broadcast or with the music stripped out.


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This recording is by kind courtesy of Gordon Kelly


Kiss FM June 7th 1993

From Castlebar in Co Mayo this is a recording of Kiss FM. It features Mr Techno with an anarchic broadcast from the night of June 7th 1993.

This Kiss FM recording is with thanks to Mike

Kiss FM station page

Radio Dublin July 8th 1993

This is Adam Jackson on air on a Thursday afternoon on Radio Dublin during their 'love-songs' phase. The recording was taken from their 101.7MHz outlet on July 8th 1993.

This is Adam Jackson on air on a Thursday afternoon on Radio Dublin during their ‘love-songs’ phase. The recording was taken from their 101.7MHz outlet on July 8th 1993.


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DLR 106FM July 9th 1993

This is Les Vickers on the air for DLR 106FM, which was based in Dún Laoghaire, Dublin. The recording starts at 2pm and is taken from 106.0MHz.

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KRXY Y108 July 11th 1993

From July 11th 1993 this is the Louth station Y108 with Billy McKenzie on the air from just after 5pm on 108.0MHz.


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Kiss FM July 11th 1993

This is the Co Louth station Kiss FM from July 11th 1993 in a recording which starts just as the 6pm News comes on.


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Radio Nova July 16th 1993

This is a recording of Radio Nova from Omeath in Co Louth on 87.9MHz. Pete Douglas is on the air on July 16th 1993.


With thanks to Chris Ridley
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BBC RADIO 1 July 30th 1993

A recording off the Astra satellite of the much-loved and much-missed John Peel on BBC Radio 1 from July 1993

BBC Radio 1 August 14th 1993

This is a recording of the John Peel Show on BBC Radio 1 from August 14th 1993.

This is a recording of the John Peel Show on BBC Radio 1 from August 14th 1993.
It features Loudon Wainwright live in the studio and the usual eclectic choice of music.



Coast FM August 15th 1993

This is a recording of the first-ever official episode of The Anorak Hour Free Radio Show on Coast FM, recorded off 103.2MHz. It was the forerunner of the version best-known for its run on Phantom FM.

This edition is presented by Barry Dunne along with Pete Reed and together they bring us a digest of news and information about events in the radio world.

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Radio Caroline Dublin September 1993

From an unknown day in September 1993 this is Radio Caroline Dublin broadcasting from a north Dublin suburb on 102.5MHz. Peter Black is the presenter for this recording.

Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts in collaboration with Gary Hogg / DX Archive. This recording was originally donated to DX Archive by Prince Terry.

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