Recordings featuring Jason Maine

Radio Nova

Radio Nova from August 1981 with Jason Maine on air and Peter Madison reading the news. This recording, off 88.2MHz, starts at 5.38pm.

Radio Nova

From May 7th 1984 this is programming from Dublin station Radio Nova recorded off 88.2MHz. The four recordings span much of the day from early morning through late evening.

First, from 7am, Bob Gallico is reading the news leading into his shared programme with Declan Meehan.

Following them Colm Hayes is on air from 9am.

Later in the day we catch the last hour and 10 minutes of Greg Gaughran’s afternoon programme.

Then from 7pm the ever-popular Jason Maine takes over for the evening broadcast.

These Radio Nova recordings are courtesy of DX Archive


These recordings were made at a time when RTÉ were engaged in a jamming campaign against the Dublin superpirates Radio Nova and Sunshine Radio. Nova’s studios had been relocated to the transmitter site at Nova Park in Rathfarnham because the microwave links from the previous studio location at Herbert Street were being targetted. To make things more difficult for RTÉ, Radio Nova were also broadcasting on 102.7MHz (in addition to 88.2MHz) and had two MW transmitters in action as well on 729kHz and 819kHz. Nova sister station Kiss FM had been broadcasting on 102.7MHz but it had been closed in January as a result of the jamming.

Radio Nova

A recording of Radio Nova from May 29th 1984.

Jason Maine smooches in with Nova’s Night Cap from 11.03pm.

This recording also features Bernie Jameson reading the news and there’s a short snippet of the start of Mike Moran’s long shift.

This Radio Nova recording is a Radio Retro original

Q102

The launch of Dublin pirate Q102 from 6.56pm on January 23rd 1985. Lawrence John introduces the station and Jason Maine spins the discs in his own inimitable style.

FM104

This recording from March 12th 2000 starts at 1am and following the news there’s Nightcap with old Nova and Q102 favourite, Jason Maine

Dublin’s Q102

Dusty Rhodes presents Q102’s Christmas Songs Countdown on Christmas Eve 2004 from 7pm. He’s followed by Jason Maine.

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