Garv Rigby

PULSE 103FM December 4th 1998

This is Pulse FM's The Doghouse from December 1998. Starting at 7.31pm it features usual collection of characters and madness with Garv Rigby at the helm. The recording of the Dublin station was made off 103.2MHz.

This is Pulse FM’s The Doghouse from December 1998. Starting at 7.31pm it features usual collection of characters and madness with Garv Rigby at the helm. The recording of the Dublin station was made off 103.2MHz.

As broadcast

Without the music….

Pulse FM station page


Radio Retro: Archiving Irish Radio broadcasts since 2002
This recording is courtesy of Adrian Jay – who says:-
The reference to stop pinching our show & get your own ideas is
a dig at a Breakfast Show on another Dublin station!!!


Pulse 103FM April 1st 1999

This is Pulse FM's The Doghouse from December 1998. Starting at 7.31pm it features usual collection of characters and madness with Garv Rigby at the helm. The recording of the Dublin station was made off 103.2MHz.

This is Adrian Jay on the Dublin youth pirate Pulse FM recorded off 103.2MHz on April 1st 1999.

As broadcast

Without the music….

Pulse FM station page


Radio Retro: Archiving Irish Radio broadcasts since 2002
This recording is by kind courtesy of Adrian Jay


PREMIER FM September 18th 2004

The full day's live programming from the first day of Premier FM's first temporary licence run on 94.9MHz in Dublin. The classic oldies station went live at midnight on September 18th 2004.

These are recordings of a large selection of the live programming from the first day of Premier FM’s first temporary licence run on 94.9MHz in Dublin.

The classic oldies station went live at midnight on September 18th 2004 from a studio located in the Russell Court Hotel in the heart of the city.

We have every minute of live programming from midnight through to 3.30pm. Then we have the three hour block from 6pm-9pm.


Greg Townsend introduces some of the Premier FM team from midnight [Full]

Greg Townsend returns for the first live show of the day at 8am [Full]

Denis Wilson takes over at 10am, with Alan Russell on News [Full]

David Baker is in studio from midday [Full]

Garv Rigby takes over from 2pm [90 mins]

From 5pm Vincent Hughes presents two hours of Strictly ’70s [6-7pm]

Mike Williams takes the 7-10pm slot [120 mins]

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

Choice FM November 13th 2005

This is a recording of the final day of programming from the first temporary licence run for Choice FM, an easy listening station broadcasting to Dublin on 92.1MHz which was operated by Kevin Branigan.
Amongst the programmes on this Sunday was a countdown of the ‘All-Time Top 100 Easy Listening Songs’ compiled from votes from the station’s listeners.
Thanks to the popularity of Choice FM a new full-time licence for an easy listening was advertised and awarded to 4FM (Now Classic Hits).


From midnight it’s Retro Romance

Listen to the midday to midnight programming in two separate blocks or listen to the individual shows

From midday to 6pm…

From 6pm to midnight…

From midday Garv Rigby and Steven Davitt continue the Top 100 countdown

More from the Chart at 2pm with John Power and Lisa Jolie

From 4pm Ian Garland and Kevin Branigan count down to the number 1.

At 6pm Éamon Carr presents Carr’s Cocktail Shack

The show is a celebration of lounge and cocktail jazz from across the decades and features the ‘Cocktail de Jour’ – Éamon’s own choice of cocktail, which he then makes live on air each week!
Presenter Éamon Carr says, “My wish is to present some music that is largely ignored by contemporary music criticism. I would like to share some tunes that may (or may not) evoke lava lamps, fishnet stockings, faux rabbit-pelt bar stools and the psycho-sexual boom boom experienced by the desk clerk in the motel, the one with the pink and blue neon, at the end of Lonely Street. It may be termed easy, but the beat goes on. Oh, and along the way, we’ll explore the coolest way to kick-start a party – cocktails.”

From 7pm it’s Sunday Jazz with Des Fitzgerald

From 9pm Chris Young is on air

Finally at 11pm Kevin Branigan wraps up the temporary run


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