This is a recording of the launch of the first of the – at the time – newly-created regional services. Beat 102-103 are licensed to cover the south-east of the country.
The day in question was July 1st 2003, the station opened at 1.02pm with Leigh Doyle. He is followed at 2pm by ‘Beat Talk’ with Niall Power, which includes an interview with the Beat 102-103 CRO Kieran McGeary. Reading the News is Gabrielle Cummins.
A sample from the pre launch loop
The launch with Leigh Doyle
The launch continued
Beat Talk with Niall Power
These recordings have been archived with the help of Liam Tutty