Heady Eddie

LOCAL RADIO DROGHEDA July 29th 1979

From July 1979 this is a recording of Local Radio Drogheda, which was the original name for Boyneside Radio. We join the broadcast with Heady Eddie on air from 10.45pm and he is followed by Áine from 11am.
There is also the option of listening to an airchecked version below…


Heady Eddie


Áine


Airchecked version


Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts since 2002
This recording is from the Dave Small collection

RADIO RAINBOW INTERNATIONAL July 21st 1985

This recording is from the shortwave pirate station Radio Rainbow International, which was based in Co Louth. First we hear from Ian Scott, who is followed by Heady Eddie. This was taken from 6240kHz and starts at midday on July 21st 1985.

Radio Retro: archiving Irish Radio broadcasts since 2002

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.

Boyneside Radio

From Drogheda in Louth this is Boyneside Radio on 1305kHz with Dermot Kearns asking the questions days after the station was raided. This recording starts at 12.05pm.

Following DK Asks The Questions, Heddy Eddie presents the Double Top 10 Show from 1.30pm.

These recordings are with kind courtesy of Gary Hogg

RADIO RAINBOW INTERNATIONAL

This is Kieran Murray’s Free Radio Show on the SW station Radio Rainbow International from May 10th 1987. It was recorded from their local 1521kHz MW outlet based in Louth.
This is edition number 49 and features an interview with Heddy Eddie about the raid on Boyneside Radio which had happened a few weeks earlier.

This recording is with thanks to Gary Hogg

Boyneside Radio December 31st 1988

From Boyneside Radio’s last day on air, this is the final Green Scene for the station with presenter Heady Eddie.
The programme starts at 10am on December 31st 1988.

Listen, as broadcast

Listen, airchecked


Boyneside Radio’s final two hours on the air in Drogheda in 1988 took the form of a programme called ‘Boyneside Radio Saying Goodbye’, with a full history of the station.

We join it right at the start at 1pm on December 31st .


Eddie Caffrey: Hasn’t changed much if you listen in now! Lol I remember that day well as we followed the Green Scene with a closedown show, and after a few drinks (you could then) in the Trinity Arms went around to turn off the AM at the Rossnaree Hotel and the two FMs at Fieldstown Hill, Monasterboice, and that night played records in the Lemon and Clove, Ardee and then later at Julianstown, Co Meath…what was I thinking!


Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts in collaboration with Gary Hogg


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