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Radio Nova April 24th 1982

An (airchecked) recording of Dublin superpirate Radio Nova from April 24th 1982. Taken from 88.2MHz it features the voices of Tony Allan, Siobhán Purcell on news and Don Allen.


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ERI September 18th 1983

This is Don Allen on the Cork 80s pirate station Radio ERI in a recording dated September 18th 1983. It starts at 3.50pm.

ERI station page


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ERI October 30th 1983

From Sunday, October 30th 1983, this is Cork station ERI recorded off 100.1MHz FM.
First, from 5.35pm, we hear from Don Allen and he’s followed at 6pm by Derry O’Callaghan.

ERI station page


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Radio West July 10th 1984

This is Don Allen's Breakfast Show on Mullingar-based pirate Radio West from July 1984. The recording was taken off 765kHz and starts at 7.30am.
Phillip McGovern follows Don at 10am

This is Don Allen’s Breakfast Show on Mullingar-based pirate Radio West from July 1984. The recording was taken off 765kHz and starts at 7.30am. Don is pictured in the Radio West studio.
Phillip McGovern follows Don at 10am.

Don Allen

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This Radio West broadcast has been added with kind courtesy of Ian Biggar
Photo is thanks to Jess Codd
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Radio West January 25th 1987

Courtesy of DX Archve

This is a very lively edition of Radio West’s Anorak Show from January 25th 1987.
Seán Coyne and Don Allen deal with the biggest radio industry stories of the week and on this particular show took a phone-call from a bad-tempered Hugh Hardy (pictured) of Radio Carousel.
The show ran from 11am to midday and although this recording is edited it shouldn’t spoil your enjoyment.

Radio West station page

RADIO WEST April 19th 1987

An edition of Radio West’s Anorak Show with Captain West and Don Allen hosting. This episode features an extensive interview with Heddy Eddie who talks about a raid on Radio Boyneside which had taken place earlier in the week.

West National Radio 3 December 30th 1988

West National Radio 3, formerly Radio West, closed for good at 10pm on December 30th 1988.

Don Allen was on air to bid farewell to the station’s listeners in this recording off 702kHz which starts at 8.38pm.

Radio Star Country February 16th 1989

This is the legendary Don Allen defiantly broadcasting on Radio Star Country just a few weeks after the introduction of tough new measures against pirate broadcasters. The date is February 16th 1989 and Don is on the air for the morning show from just after 9am.

This is the legendary Don Allen defiantly broadcasting on Radio Star Country just a few weeks after the introduction of tough new measures against pirate broadcasters. The date is February 16th 1989 and Don is on the air for the morning show from just after 9am.


This recording is by kind courtesy of Ken Baird / DX Archive

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