Mike Richardson

BIG L July 22nd 1978

Presented by Mike Richardson, this is a very short snippet of an edition of Limerick pirate station Big L’s Star Discs Weekly chart show from July 22nd 1978.

Big L Station Page

This Radio Retro recording is by kind courtesy of Michael Richardson

BIG L August 6th 1979

This is a recording of Mike Richardson on the Limerick pirate radio station Big L from August 6th 1979. Starting at 7am it is a a sample of the station’s Breakfast Show.

Big L Station Page

This Radio Retro recording is by kind courtesy of Michael Richardson

BIG L August 17th 1979

This is a recording of Mike Richardson doing lunchtime requests on the Limerick pirate radio station Big L from August 17th 1979 from 1pm.

Later, from 2.30pm we have a short recording of John Ryan’s show

Big L Station Page

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

BIG L April 17th 1981

This is a short sample of the Stardiscs Top 10 Show with John Ryan on Big L Radio Limerick from April 17th 1981.



This is a short sample of Disco Dominic on Big L Radio Limerick from late night on April 17th 1981.


Big L Station Page

This Radio Retro recording is by kind courtesy of Michael Richardson

BIG L July 9th 1981

This is a recording of Limerick’s Big L and Mike Richardson’s Breakfast Show from 7.20am on July 9th 1981.


As you’re listening you are invited to visit the Big L Station Page and if you can add to the history (factually or anecdotally) or if there’s anything else you can contribute such as photos or recordings, please get in touch.

This Radio Retro recording is by kind courtesy of Michael Richardson

BIG L October 21st 1981

Mike Richardson

From October 21st 1981 this is Mike Richardson (pictured) on the Limerick pirate radio station Big L.

This Breakfast show recording starts at 7.30am.

Big L Station Page

This Radio Retro recording is by kind courtesy of Michael Richardson

BIG L December 3rd 1982

This is a recording of The Mad Hatters Ball with Mike Richardson on the Limerick pirate radio station Big L. It starts at 9.46pm on December 3rd 1982.

Big L Station Page

This Radio Retro recording is by kind courtesy of Michael Richardson

BIG L December 16th 1982

Presented by Mike Richardson, this is a short airchecked snippet of an edition of Limerick pirate station Big L’s Elvis Show from December 16th 1982.

Big L Station Page

This Radio Retro recording is by kind courtesy of Michael Richardson

HORIZON RADIO July 10th 1987

This is a recording of Mike Richardson on his last mid-morning show for Horizon Radio in Kerry.
It is dated July 10th 1987 and starts at 9.48am.


As you’re listening you are invited to visit the Horizon Radio station page and if you can add to the history (factually or anecdotally) or if there’s anything else you can contribute such as photos or recordings, please get in touch.


This Radio Retro recording is by kind courtesy of Michael Richardson


RADIO LIMERICK ONE October 2nd 1998

This is a recording of John Moloney on Radio Limerick One from the morning of October 2nd 1998. In it he interviews Mike Richardson by phone who talks about Eddie Cochran

Radio Limerick One station page

Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts since 2002
This recording is with thanks to Mike Richardson

TIPP MID WEST RADIO (June 21st 2005)

This is a recording of Seán Buckley’s Morning Call programme on Tipperary Mid West Radio, the licensed community service.
From June 21st 2005 Seán interviews Michael Richardson about his company, which was very different to the time he ran one of Limerick’s best-known pirates, Big L.

This Radio Retro recording is by kind courtesy of Michael Richardson

Tipp Mid West Radio Station Page

If you have any old cassettes or digitised recordings that we can add here, please get in touch – radiowavesfm@radioanoraks.com or use wetransfer to the same address.

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