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.
This is the final day of broadcasting from the Dublin superpirate Q102 in December 1988. We start at 8.45am and have the full day leading up to the station’s closedown at 6pm – necessitated by the introduction of new laws outlawing pirate radio.
These recordings are off both AM and FM and feature pretty much everyone who was ever involved with the station in a broadcast full of reminiscing.
You can listen on an hour to hour basis or in two large blocks…
8.45am – 2.15pm
2.15pm – Closedown
8.45am Tim Kelly
9am Boy Wonder
11am Tony Dixon
12pm Liam Coburn
1pm Aidan Leonard
2pm Al Dunne
3pm Dave Kelly
4pm Henry Owens
5pm Martin Block
After Q102’s official closedown, the station reverted to non-stop continuous music. On some frequencies it went blank for a few minutes, on others the closedown song faded straight into U2.
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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