CLARE FM September 10th 1989

Ger Sweeney with President Hillery in the Clare FM studio on the day of launch
Ger Sweeney with President Hillery in the Clare FM studio on the day of launch

This is a recording of the launch of Clare FM, one of the new licensed services in the post-pirate era.
The date is September 10th 1989 and Ger Sweeney introduced listeners to the new station.

Launching Clare FM

Last year to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the launch, Ger Sweeney published a hugely-recommended book called “Launching Clare FM” which told the stories of all that were there on day one.
It’s a historical record of a unique event and will be of interest to anyone interested in Irish radio.
Here’s a chance to read the book that accompanies the Radio Retro recording!!!
Copies of the book, which Ger will sign if requested, can be ordered by writing to launchingclarefm@gmail.com or via PayPal to the same address.

This Radio Retro recording is by kind courtesy of Ger Sweeney

If you have any old cassettes or digitised recordings that we can add here, please get in touch – radiowavesfm@radioanoraks.com or use wetransfer to the same address.

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