George Long

SOUTH COAST RADIO October 30th 1983

From Sunday, October 30th 1983, this is a selection of programming across the day from the Cork station South Coast Radio.


First, from 1.35pm, live from the Jazz Festival, there’s a link-up between the studio (John Lewis) and Dan Lowrey’s Tavern (Keith York) for some live music.

This recording was made in Cork by Gary Hogg (DXArchive.com) who remembers:
The link-up with the Jazz Festival at Dan Lowry’s is interesting as Keith (who sounded like he had been enjoying the Guinness!) and Johnnie mention about the jamming of the link. I remember them having a lot of trouble at that time with someone jamming their signals.


From 3.30pm, more from John Lewis, recorded off 1557kHz .


Then, from 4pm, Steve Douglas takes over, also recorded off 1557kHz.


Later, from 7.20pm, George Long is on evening duty, this time recorded off 102.9MHz.


South Coast Radio station page


Radio Retro – archiving Irish Radio broadcasts in collaboration with Gary Hogg


RADIO NOVA September 21st 1985

Radio Nova - On air, as we join the broadcast, is Tony McKenzie from 2pm.

This is a recording of a Radio Nova outside broadcast from September 1985. The Dublin station were set up in the Arnotts store in the city centre.

On air, as we join the broadcast, is Tony McKenzie (right) from 2pm.
George Long reads the 3pm News.

Radio Nova - Then, from 4pm Dave Harvey (left) and Bob Gallico (below) entertain the listeners at home and in Arnotts.

Then, from 4pm Dave Harvey (left) and Bob Gallico (below) entertain the listeners at home and in Arnotts.

Bernie Jameson reads the news and Barry Francis gives the latest sport updates.

Tony McKenzie from 2pm

Dave Harvey and Bob Gallico from 4pm

Listen with the music stripped out…

Radio Nova - Then, from 4pm Dave Harvey (left) and Bob Gallico (below) entertain the listeners at home and in Arnotts.

All images are from the Arnotts outside broadcast and are by very kind courtesy of Barry Flynn

Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts since 2002

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