Radio Nova celebrates one year on air with a birthday surprise from RTÉ.
From June 29th 1982, this is a recording of the Dublin station as they were forced to use an alternative to their main microwave link from Herbert St. The main link was under attack from signals emanating from an RTÉ-owned building in Rathmines. The jamming had started the day before but lasted just 30 minutes.
First, from 6.18pm, John Clarke is on air for the final 40 minutes of his afternoon show.
Next, the magazine programme Dublin Today features an interview with Éamonn Cooke of Radio Dublin
Then from 7.30pm, Jason Maine
Radio Retro: Archiving Irish radio broadcasts with the help of Ken Baird
This is a recording of a special broadcast marking the 20th birthday of Radio Dublin. ‘The History of Radio Dublin’ was hosted by Pat Jennings and included various studio and telephone guests looking back at the station’s history.
This is Radio Dublin from the afternoon of January 22nd 1989. The recording starts at 1pm and features Brian Paige, who then introduces that week’s Captain’s News, in a week that the station had been in the wars with the authorities.
This recording is courtesy of DX Archive Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts since 2002