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Radio Luxembourg December 29th 1991

This is a recording from the night one of the world’s most famous radio stations turned off their just as famous MW transmitter which broadcast on 208metres (1440kHz).

The station were moving into a new era of broadcasting via satellite and this is Shaun Tilley’s lead-in show from 10.10pm to midnight taken from the Astra satellite.
The transmitter was due to be switched off at 3am with a special show starting at midnight.

Radio Luxembourg December 30th 1991

This is a recording from the night one of the world’s most famous radio stations turned off their just as famous MW transmitter which broadcast on 208metres (1440kHz).

The station were moving into a new era of broadcasting via satellite and this is a very special final show which ran from midnight until 3am, when the transmitter was switched off.

Below we present a choice of listening…
We have the whole programme recorded via satellite . We also have the option to listen authentically to the final 40 minutes as they were broadcast on medium wave.

Last 40 minutes on Medium Wave

Last 40 minutes va satellite

2FM February 20th 1999

This is John Power on the Late Set on 2FM’s Saturday Night Dance Club from February 20th 1999. This Essential Mix features Mr Spring.

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This recording was donated by Marcus Links O’Rourke, with our thanks.


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2FM February 21st 1999

This is Peter Collins on 2FM’s Saturday Night Dance Club from just after midnight on February 21st 1999.

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This recording was donated by Marcus Links O’Rourke, with our thanks.


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BBC RADIO 1 April 30th 1999

Chris Moyles filling in on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show on April 30th 1999 in a recording off the Astra satellite which starts at 6.55am

BBC Radio 1 April 30th 1999

Chris Moyles filling in on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show on April 30th 1999 in a recording off the Astra satellite which starts at 6.55am

Pulse 103FM June 30th 1999

Pulse FM ceased broadcasting at 7pm on June 30th 1999 in order to apply for a licence.
This is the Dublin station’s final hour as broadcast on 103.2MHz from their studios in Belvedere House in the city centre.

The Pulse crew at closedown

Pulse FM station page


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Radio Limerick One July 9th 1999

From July 9th 1999, this is Enda Caldwell on Radio Limerick One. The recording starts at 11.13am and has some edits but this shouldn’t affect your enjoyment.
Enda was covering for Ger Bradshaw on this Friday morning. The £3,000 Hottest Hits of Summer Giveaway took place the following evening.

Enda, who was the station’s Head of Commercial Production and Imaging, speaks very fondly of both his time at RLO and of Limerick itself.

Enda on RLO:- “I spent about 12 months working there, December 1998 – December 1999. There was very much a Nova feel working with Ger Madden. He was employing around 53 or so of us and I made some great friends there. The station was a breeding ground for talent. It was a unique blend of everything: from Gerry Hannan to the late Dr John Moloney. On paper it looked a mess but we had the audience and had great personality. It was real local radio.”

Enda on Limerick:- “Limerick was a city with a real homely feel. It felt very studenty in one way but like a large village or town.”

Enda on Ger Madden:- “Ger is highly intelligent; eccentric; a genius really in the vein of a Ronan O’Rahilly, occasionally Caryesque too in sackings!!! I think I got fired and rehired a couple of times in my year there! He gave you your head to innovate and he is also a wise judge of character. He cared about his staff, paid us well.”

Enda on Limerick natives:- “Easy knowing Terry Wogan was a Limerick man…they have that lilt and humour and love that wit. People remember you there ”

Radio Limerick One station page

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This recording is with thanks to Gary Camblin and Enda Caldwell

2FM October 9th 1999

From October 1999 this is 'Moloney at the Weekend' on RTÉ's 2FM. The recording with Mike Moloney presenting starts at 9.42am.

From October 1999 this is ‘Moloney at the Weekend’ on RTÉ’s 2FM. The recording with Mike Moloney presenting starts at 9.42am.

Today FM October 9th 1999

This is a recording of Today FM’s Non-Stop Saturday Night Party.

This Today FM recording is a Radio Retro original

Today FM October 10th 1999

This is a recording of Dempsey's Weekend, featuring highlights from the Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show, as recorded on October 10th 1999 from 10am. The programme was aired on the national independent station Today FM.

This is a recording of Dempsey’s Weekend, featuring highlights from the Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show, as recorded on October 10th 1999 from 10am. The programme was aired on the national independent station Today FM.

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South East Radio October 11th 1999

From October 11th 1999 this is Stephen Dee with The Full Irish Breakfast show on South East Radio, the licensed radio station serving the Wexford area. This recording was made from 8.52am.

As broadcast

Airchecked

Enda Caldwell: Legend. Honoured to have had the opportunity to work with him, learn from him cover this very show for him while he took a week off in Sept. ’98..and still be in awe of that amazing voice. Gentle Giant may his memory live forever.

Andy Linton: RIP Stephen, a great guy and good friend. It was I that had to make the call to the station’s manager late at night to inform him of Stephen’s passing. That was a difficult call.

Dave Redmond: What a character….. ask de mudder!


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