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2FM January 2nd 2004

This is a recording of Damien Farrelly on 2FM’s Breakfast Show on the second day of 2004. Included is an interview with Dustin the Turkey.

CKR FM January 29th 2004

Starting at 2pm on January 29th 2004, this is the final hour from the licensed station for the earlier franchise area of Carlow and Kildare. CKR lost their licence when the BCI redrew the franchise area.
They were originally not due to come off the air until the end of the week but the station closed early for reasons that will become clear when listening.

The Carlow People had plenty of coverage of the closedown…

Full newspaper coverage can be found here

Rhythm FM May 12th 2004

From May 12th 2004 this is a recording of Danny Kearns on Drivetime for the Dublin pirate station Rhythm FM, which at this time was broadcasting on 105.7MHz.

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2FM June 7th 2004

This is a recording of 2FM’s 25th Birthday Celebrations. Each jock was given an hour to reminisce and to play their own choice of tunes. Evelyn McClafferty and Helen Donoghue are the newsreaders.

From 7am, this is Damian Farrelly.

Next at 8am, Aidan Leonard

Then from 9am, Michael Cahill

From 10am, this is Will Leahy

From 11am, Gerry Ryan gives his unique take on 2FM’s 25 years

From midday, Nikki Hayes with her memories

This 2FM recording is a Radio Retro original

Sugar FM July 11th 2004

From July 11th 2004 this is a Sunday night’s entertainment on Sugar FM, the short-lived Dublin pirate.
First up it’s Elaine Kane from 8.45pm…

… and she’s followed by Damien Cooke from 10pm.

Sugar FM station page


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NOVA 947 July 16th 2004

This recording is off 94.7MHz and starts at 2pm with Patrick M on air. He’s followed by Martin C from 5pm.

This recording starts at 5.30pm – a few minutes after the last one finishes with Martin C still on air.

North West Radio August 29th 2004

From August 29th 2004 this is a recording of North West Radio, the licensed service which covered three north-west counties. The programme is Sunday Gold, presented by Mike Byrne from 7.45pm. It was also simulcast on NWR’s sister station Mid West Radio.



KISS FM September 4th 2004

Cork dance music station Kiss FM from September 4th 2004. This recording starts at 4.10pm with DJ Bounce.

Later, there’s a short snippet from 6.20pm

Later still, here’s 20 minutes or so from 9pm

X-FM September 4th 2004

X-fm Cork

From September 4th 2004 this is Cork dance music station X-FM, recorded off 104.0MHz from 4.45pm.

The Magic of Radio is Alive and Well and Living in Cork – a Radiowaves Special


X-FM station page


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Galaxy FM September 4th 2004

This is the unlicensed Cork dance music station Galaxy FM from September 4th 2004 recorded off 107.4MHz.

The first recording starts at 5.25pm with DJ Shazza on air.

The later recording starts at 7.17pm.

CITYVIEW RADIO September 4th 2004

This short recording of the Cork station Cityview Radio is off 103.0MHz from September 4th 2004 and starts at 5.50pm.

Cityview Radio off 103.0MHz Cork

Freak FM

Cork pirate radio station Freak FM from September 4th 2004. This recording, off 105.2MHz, starts at 6.25pm.

If you know who the DJ is please get in touch.

Buzz FM September 4th 2004

From September 4th 2004 this is Cork dance music station Buzz FM, recorded off 101.5MHz from 7.35pm.

The Magic of Radio is Alive and Well and Living in Cork – a Radiowaves Special


Buzz FM station page


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Premier FM September 18th 2004

The full day's live programming from the first day of Premier FM's first temporary licence run on 94.9MHz in Dublin. The classic oldies station went live at midnight on September 18th 2004.

These are recordings of a large selection of the live programming from the first day of Premier FM’s first temporary licence run on 94.9MHz in Dublin.

The classic oldies station went live at midnight on September 18th 2004 from a studio located in the Russell Court Hotel in the heart of the city.

We have every minute of live programming from midnight through to 3.30pm. Then we have the three hour block from 6pm-9pm.


Greg Townsend introduces some of the Premier FM team from midnight [Full]

Greg Townsend returns for the first live show of the day at 8am [Full]

Denis Wilson takes over at 10am, with Alan Russell on News [Full]

David Baker is in studio from midday [Full]

Garv Rigby takes over from 2pm [90 mins]

From 5pm Vincent Hughes presents two hours of Strictly ’70s [6-7pm]

Mike Williams takes the 7-10pm slot [120 mins]

Premier FM September 19th 2004

Stereo Steve (Kieran Murray) with Avril Keogh

From September 19th 2004 this is an airchecked recording of ‘The Classic Chart Countdown’ with Stereo Steve on Premier FM’s first temporary licence run on 94.9MHz in Dublin. Avril Keogh reads the News.
The former pirate station were broadcasting from a studio located in the Russell Court Hotel on Harcourt Street.

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This recording and image are by very kind courtesy of Kieran Murray
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Premier FM September 26th 2004

This is an airchecked recording from Premier FM’s temporary licensed run in 2004. Stereo Steve is on the air from 2pm with ‘The Classic Chart Countdown’. Avril Keogh (pictured) reads the News and also contributes to the programme.
The former pirate station were broadcasting from a studio located in the Russell Court Hotel on Harcourt Street in Dublin.

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This recording and image are by very kind courtesy of Kieran Murray
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Premier FM October 3rd 2004

This is an airchecked recording of Dublin station Premier FM from October 3rd 2004. Stereo Steve presents ‘The Classic Chart Countdown’ on the former pirate’s first temporary licence run on 94.9MHz. Avril Keogh co-presents.
Stereo Steve (Kieran Murray) with Avril Keogh

This is an airchecked recording of Dublin station Premier FM from October 3rd 2004. Stereo Steve presents ‘The Classic Chart Countdown’ on the former pirate’s first temporary licence run on 94.9MHz. Avril Keogh co-presents.

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This recording and image are by very kind courtesy of Kieran Murray
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Premier FM page

BBC Radio 1 October 29th 2004

This is a recording of Annie Nightingale coming to terms with the death of John Peel on her late-night/early morning show on BBC Radio 1 from October 29th 2004.

This is a recording of Annie Nightingale coming to terms with the death of John Peel on her late-night/early morning show on BBC Radio 1 from October 29th 2004.



Jack FM December 9th 2004

This is a recording of Jack FM, a Dublin automated pirate station, recorded off 88.1MHz on December 9th 2004.

This is a recording of Jack FM, a Dublin automated pirate station, recorded off 88.1MHz on the evening of December 9th 2004.

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Liquid FM December 15th 2004

Recorded off 90.3MHz FM in Dublin this is the newly-launched Liquid FM. First, we hear from Mark O’Hare from 00:30 on December 15th 2004.
Then later in the morning Mike O’Brien is in the hot seat for the early morning show.

Mark O’Hare

Mike O’Brien

Premier FM December 19th 2004

The full day’s live programming from the last day of Premier FM’s first temporary licence run on 94.9MHz in Dublin. The classic oldies station went live at 8am and signed off at midnight on December 19th 2004.

Derek Jones on air from 8am

Mike Doyle on air from 11am

Stereo Steve, with Avril Keogh, on air from 2pm

Mike Eastwood on air from 5pm

Steven Davitt on air from 7pm

Greg Townsend on air with The Punk Show from 8pm

Ray O’Hara on air with The Rock Show from 9pm

Greg Townsend, with all of the presenters, on air with the final show from 10pm

Spin 1038

Breakfast Xpress with Joe & Keith from December 21st 2004. This recording of Dublin’s licensed youth radio station Spin 1038 (off 103.8MHz) starts at 6.40am.

FM104 December 22nd 2004

A pre-Christmas edition of FM104’s Phone Show with Adrian Kennedy and Jeremy Dixon from December 22nd 2004. Recorded off 104.4MHz in Dublin we join the show at 11.35pm.

FM104 December 23rd 2004

The Strawberry Alarm Clock with Colm and Jim-Jim from 6.40am on December 23rd 2004. This recording is off 104.4MHz in Dublin.

FM104 December 24th 2004

The Strawberry Alarm Clock with Colm and Jim-Jim from 6.30am on December 24th 2004. This recording is off 104.4MHz in Dublin.

RTÉ Radio 1

Joe Duffy with his traditional outside broadcast from Grafton Street on Christmas Eve 2004. This recording is off 88.5MHz and starts at 10am.

2FM December 24th 2004

Christmas Eve 2004 on 2FM from 11am with Gerry Ryan and guests; followed by Gareth O’Callaghan; & then Rick O’Shea from 2pm.

Dublin’s Q102

Christmas Eve 2004 with Mark Byrne on afternoon festive duty from 2.30pm. This recording is off 102.2MHz.


Comment from Catweazle78:
Fantastic, really looking forward to listening to this and the other shows you uploaded today. Great stuff

Dublin’s Q102

Dusty Rhodes presents Q102’s Christmas Songs Countdown on Christmas Eve 2004 from 7pm. He’s followed by Jason Maine.

XFM December 24th 2004

Christmas fare from Dublin’s alternative pirate XFM in 2004. This recording is off 107.9MHz and starts at 9.40pm on Christmas Eve

RTÉ Radio 1 December 31st 2004

From New Year’s Eve 2004 this is how RTÉ Radio 1 saw in 2005. In this recording, John Creedon presents a live show with guests from the RTÉ Cork studios.


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FM104 October 18th 2005

This is a recording of Dublin licensed radio station FM104 from the morning of October 18th 2005, recorded off 104.4MHz. 
First from 8am it's the Strawberry Alarm Clock with Colm & Jim-Jim, and they are followed at 10am by Andy Preston's 10-3 Show
Strawberry Alarm Clock

This is a recording of Dublin licensed radio station FM104 from the morning of October 18th 2005, recorded off 104.4MHz.

First from 8am it’s the Strawberry Alarm Clock with Colm & Jim-Jim (right), and they are followed at 10am by Andy Preston’s 10-3 Show.


Strawberry Alarm Clock with Colm & Jim Jim


Andy Preston 10-3 Show, as broadcast

Andy Preston

Andy Preston 10-3 Show, with music stripped out


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Sugar FM March 1st 2004

This is a recording from the launch night of the Dublin pirate station Sugar FM. After a few months on test, Sugar FM launched on 92.0MHz FM on the evening of March 1st 2004 with most of the presenter line up in the studio to say hello to the listeners.
First on the mic is Al Murray & Ivano Cafello. They're followed by Jason McKay. Next is Mike O'Brien in the company of Wayne Scales. Then we hear from Dave C & Lar Wright.
Jason McKay and Al Murray
Courtesy Mike O’Brien

This is a recording from the launch night of the Dublin pirate station Sugar FM. After a few months on test, Sugar FM launched on 92.0MHz FM on the evening of March 1st 2004 with most of the presenter line up in the studio to say hello to the listeners.

First on the mic is Al Murray & Ivano Cafello. They’re followed by Jason McKay. Next is Mike O’Brien in the company of Wayne Scales. Then we hear from Dave C & Lar Wright.

Sugar FM station page


This recording is from a cassette kindly donated by Mike O’Brien
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