Sunshine Radio on test two weeks after an act of sabotage brought their transmitter crashing to the ground before the station could get off the ground.
In the first clip, Tony Allan is on air for a test broadcast on September 28th…
Tony Allan testing for Sunshine Radio – September 28th 1980
…and in the second clip, Robbie Dale is first on air from 4.55pm and he’s followed by Chris Cary.
More test broadcasts from Sunshine Radio. This time Chris Cary is on air on the morning of September 29th in this recording starting at 7.14.
First Peter Madison, and then Chris Cary on air for Sunshine 539 on November 10th 1980. This recording starts at 1.15pm.
This time around it’s Chris Cary on air for Sunshine 539. From 1980, this November 22nd recording starts at 9.40am.
May 14th 1983 was the date set for Operation Novacare 1983, an annual charity fundraiser ran by Radio Nova.
Sybil Fennell for Operation Novacare
In the first recording Declan Meehan is on air from the studios from 9.56am, whilst Nova personalities are on location in Dún Laoghaire Shopping Centre.
Tony Gareth takes over from Declan at 2pm
This recording can now be downloaded
direct from DX Archive. We host it with thanks to Gary Hogg.
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This is a recording of Radio Nova the Dublin superpirate, which starts at just before midnight on June 6th 1985.
It features the final of the Funny Bubble Competition (seen here in the Sunday World) live from Nova Park.
A whole host of Nova personalities – Tony Allan, John Clarke, Bob Gallico, Chris Cary & Colm Hayes – are involved as the winners are chosen.
Henry Owens plays the tunes back in the studio and Bernie Jameson reads the news.
This recording was made in the NW of England and conditions are variable for the duration.
This Radio Nova recording / image is with kind courtesy of Gary Hogg /
A recording of The Boss on Radio Nova. Presenting the Euro Top 40 on July 14th 1985, this is Chris Cary with the best five from 3.40pm.
There’s also a brief snippet of the 4pm news with Bernie Jameson.
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