Derek Jones

RADIO VALLERI October 19th 1975

After around a year off the air Dublin shortwave pirate Radio Valleri returned on October 19th 1975 with a repeat broadcast of a documentary about the free radio scene in Dublin.

As it is a shortwave recording there are patches where the audio is difficult to listen to but that should not spoil your enjoyment of what is a fantastic piece of radio history.

This recording is being run as a supplement to a Radio Retro special feature looking at the pioneering Sunday pirate broadcasters of the early 1970s:-
On the seventh day…“.

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Q102 October 20th 1985

From a Sunday in October 1985, this is an afternoon’s programming from Dublin superpirate Q102.

First, from approaching 1pm, it’s Greg Gaughran. He’s followed at 2pm by Derek Jones. And Gerry Stevens takes to the air at 5pm.
The whole recording can be listened to either as broadcast, or with the music stripped out.

Greg Gaughran

Derek Jones

Gerry Stevens

With the music stripped out

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The closedown of Dublin pirate Q102 in December 1988, necessitated by the introduction of new laws outlawing pirate radio.

This recording is off 102.3MHz FM and features pretty much everyone who was ever involved with the station in a broadcast full of reminiscing which starts at 2.20pm.

WXTC April 22nd 2001

Take a trip back in time to take a trip back in time with Derek Jones on WXTC. His show is Old Gold Retold and this recording of the Dublin station starts at 10.20am off 91.6MHz.

Note: WXTC used to relay BBC Radio 5 Live in its downtime, hence the snippet of live football at the end of the recording.

WXTC May 13th 2001

Derek Jones with his extremely long running programme Old Gold Retold from WXTC off 91.6MHz FM in Dublin. This recording dates from May 13th 2001 and begins at 11am.

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

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