This is a podcast version of a programme which was aired on South Tipperary General Hospital Radio in December 2018.
‘Pirate in the Westgate – The Story of CBC Radio Clonmel’ is a historical trip through the archives of the long-lasting pirate station which was on air from November 14th 1981 right up to the mass pirate closedowns in 1988.
The programme is presented by Jonathan Ryan and Jimmy Williams & was produced by West Ten Audio Productions
Over 100 volunteers along with a handful of part-time and full-time staff contributed on the air, and it was hugely popular among young and old in Clonmel and Carrick on Suir and surrounding towns.
Over three years, former staff member Jonathan Ryan researched the station’s history through interviews with former staff members and listening back through the archives.
Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts since 2002
This programme has been added to our archive with thanks to Jonathan Ryan who donated it so that: “It’s in safe hands somewhere for posterity.”