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Radio Nova November 18th 1983

From November 18th 1983,  this is Lawrence John with All Night Nova for the Dublin superpirate Radio Nova.
The recording starts at 2.10am and can be heard either 'as broadcast' or with the music stripped out.

From November 18th 1983, this is Lawrence John with All Night Nova for the Dublin superpirate Radio Nova.
The recording starts at 2.10am and can be heard either ‘as broadcast’ or with the music stripped out.

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Radio Nova November 22nd 1983

This is a short recording of Lawrence John in great form on Radio Nova with his iconic 'All Night Nova' from November 22nd 1983.
We join Lawrence at 2.47am.

This is a short recording of Lawrence John in great form on Radio Nova with his iconic ‘All Night Nova’ from November 22nd 1983.
We join Lawrence at 2.47am.

Lawrence John


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Radio Nova February 25th 1984

This is Lawrence John on the overnight shift for Radio Nova recorded on February 25th 1984. The recording starts at 3am.

This is Lawrence John on the overnight shift for Radio Nova recorded on February 25th 1984. The recording starts at 3am.

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Radio Nova July 14th 1984

Lawrence John on the early Saturday morning shift for Radio Nova. The date for this 6am recording is July 14th 1984.

Q102 January 23rd 1985

The launch of Dublin pirate Q102 from January 23rd 1985. There are some test transmissions from the afternoon and evening time.
Then at 7pm Lawrence John introduces the station and Jason Maine spins the discs in his own inimitable style.
Later John Kenny was in the studio and we also have recordings from his show.

3.30pm Test

5.55pm Test

6.45pm Launch

8.20pm John Kenny

11pm The Q goes Quiet

The launch of Dublin pirate Q102 from January 23rd 1985. There are some test transmissions from the afternoon and evening time. 
Then at 7pm Lawrence John introduces the station and Jason Maine spins the discs in his own inimitable style.
Later John Kenny was in the studio and we also have recordings from his show.

These recordings are courtesy of Chris Ridley
Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts since 2002


Cara 95FM October 9th 1987

From October 9th 1987 this is the Dublin love songs station Cara 95FM. This recording features Chris Martin on the air from midnight; and then later the breakfast programme with Lawrence John.
Cara 95 was a short-lived rebrand of Heartbeat FM.

From October 9th 1987 this is the Dublin love songs station Cara 95FM. This recording features Chris Martin on the air from midnight; and then later the breakfast programme with Lawrence John.
Cara 95 was a short-lived rebrand of Heartbeat FM.

Chris Martin

Lawrence John

This recording is courtesy of Ian Biggar
Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts since 2002
Tap for more from Heartbeat/Cara; Chris Martin or Lawrence John

Kiss FM November 15th 1988

Recorded off 103.7MHz, this is Monaghan's super station Kiss FM with John Friday in the hot seat on November 15th 1988

Recorded off 103.7MHz, this is Monaghan’s super station Kiss FM with John Friday in the hot seat on November 15th 1988.

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