Bandit FM

Wicklow dance music pirate Bandit FM off 105.2MHz from March 11th 2001.

Rhythm FM

Dublin dance music pirate Rhythm FM off 103.5MHz from April 8th 2001. This recording starts at 5.40pm.


Late night programming from online station WXTC during a stint on 91.6MHz FM in Dublin. This recording from the programme Icon versus Mecon starts at 11.30pm on April 8th 2001.

Energy 94FM

This recording, off 94.1MHz, starts at nearly midday. Rob G is on air with a new show on April 9th 2001.

At this time Energy 94FM were also available on 93.8MHz.

Energy 94FM

This recording from April 11th 2001 is off 94.1MHz and starts at 4.30pm.

At this time Energy 94FM were also available on 93.8MHz.


Take a trip back in time to take a trip back in time with Derek Jones on WXTC. His show is Old Gold Retold and this recording of the Dublin station starts at 10.20am off 91.6MHz.

Note: WXTC used to relay BBC Radio 5 Live in its downtime, hence the snippet of live football at the end of the recording.

Gem Radio

A recording of one of the better automated stations of the early Noughties. This is Dublin station Gem Radio on 88.1MHz FM from May 9th 2001.


Derek Jones with his extremely long running programme Old Gold Retold from WXTC off 91.6MHz FM in Dublin. This recording dates from May 13th 2001 and begins at 11am.


This (edited) recording – which was broadcast on The Anorak Hour – features John Leonard on air for the station’s low-powered return following a raid on their transmission site almost a week earlier on June 1st.


The broadcast was facilitated by a makeshift aerial erected at the station’s studio location in Dublin city centre. A second raid on the studio site took the station off the air altogether.

Radio Limerick One

Gerry Hannon taking calls on RLO on July 18th 2001. This recording, which is off 105.0MHz, starts at 11.10pm.

Kiss FM

This recording of Kiss FM Limerick is off 106.3MHz and starts at 6.35pm with Chris Carroll on air.

Atlantic 252

The end of an era as Atlantic 252 ceases live programming at 6pm on December 20th 2001. Enda Caldwell introduces the final tribute item.

The Anorak Hour #287

This is edition number 287 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on December 23rd 2001.

This week’s programme featured the story of Atlantic 252, followed by some voices from festive seasons of the past. Pete Reed then presents this week’s news.

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