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Boyneside Radio April 3rd 1980

This is a recording of the Louth station Boyneside Radio off 225metres. Peter Madison sits in on The Brendan Kierans Motors Show, and then receives psychological help, on the morning of April 3rd 1980.

This is a recording of the Louth station Boyneside Radio off 225metres. Peter Madison sits in on The Brendan Kierans Motors Show, and then receives psychological help, on the morning of April 3rd 1980.
There is also the option of listening to an airchecked version below…



Airchecked version


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Sunshine Radio January 29th 1981

From January 29th 1981 this is Sunshine Radio from just before 9am.
In this recording of the Dublin station, we hear the final link from Peter Madison before Robbie Dale starts his 9am show. 
Adrian Horsman reads the News.

From January 29th 1981 this is Sunshine Radio from just before 9am.
In this recording of the Dublin station, we hear the final link from Peter Madison before Robbie Dale starts his 9am show.
Adrian Horsman reads the News.

Robbie Dale


This recording is with thanks to Chris Ridley
Radio Retro – archiving Irish Radio broadcasts since 2002

Radio Nova July 30th 1981

This is an early recording of Radio Nova, Dublin’s best-known station. Mike Edgar is on air on July 30th 1981 from 3.30pm with Peter Madison reading the news.


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Radio Nova August 13th 1981

This is Radio Nova recorded off 88.2MHz FM from August 13th 1981.
First we hear from Jason Maine from 5.38pm with Peter Madison reading the news.
Later in the evening Mike Edgar (and The Midnight Cowboy) are on air from 11.40pm.


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CAPITOL RADIO August 14th 1982

From the very short-lived Capitol Radio, which broadcast in Dublin in 1982, this is a special Anorak show presented by Peter Madison.

From the very short-lived Capitol Radio, which broadcast in Dublin in 1982, this is a special Anorak show presented by Peter Madison. Broadcast on 97.7MHz on August 14th at 11pm, the programme's date and time coincided with the introduction of the Marine Offences Act outlawing offshore pirates in the UK in 1967. Peter talks us through the history of the stations drawing from his own personal experiences.

Broadcast on 97.7MHz on August 14th at 11pm, the programme’s date and time coincided with the introduction of the Marine Offences Act outlawing offshore pirates in the UK in 1967. Peter talks us through the history of the stations drawing from his own personal experiences.

Capitol Radio Station Page

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SUNSHINE RADIO October 27th 1982

This is a recording of Sunshine Radio from 8.46am on April 5th 1982.
First we hear from Tony Fenton and he's followed at 9am by Robbie Dale.

This is a recording of Sunshine Radio from October 27th 1982 with the inimitable Peter Madison on air from 4.25pm.
Frank Ryan is the news presenter.

Enjoy the recording either as it was broadcast or with the music stripped out…

As broadcast

Airchecked…


Radio Retro – archiving Irish Radio broadcasts since 2002


RADIO ANNABEL November 1st 1983

From November 1st 1983, this recording of the Dublin station is off 94.6MHz and features Peter Madison on air from 12.30pm.

At this point the station was also broadcasting on 1035kHz AM.

WKLR February 9th 1984

From February 1984 this is a recording of Peter Madison on air from 8am for West Cork Local Radio

Radio Nova January 10th 1985

This is a recording of Peter Madison (pictured) on Radio Nova, the Dublin superpirate, on the afternoon of January 10th 1985.
Photo courtesy of DX Archive

This is a recording of Peter Madison (pictured) on Radio Nova, the Dublin superpirate, on the afternoon of January 10th 1985.

Radio Nova July 6th 1985

From 6am on Saturday, July 6th 1985 this is a recording of the unique talents of Peter Madison (below) on air for Dublin station Radio Nova. David Johnson is on news.

Photo courtesy of DX Archive

MAGIC 103 July 22nd 1985

Featuring a pair of mid-morning presenters conjuring up some very enjoyable radio, this is a recording of the Radio Nova spin-off station Magic 103 with the indisputable and much-missed talents of Peter Madison and Bob Gallico. The date is July 22nd 1985 and the tape started rolling at 10am.

Magic 103

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Southside 95 December 31st 1987

From New Year's Eve in 1987, this recording features Peter Madison on breakfast duty for Southside 95, who were broadcasting on 94.9MHz to Dublin.

From New Year’s Eve in 1987, this recording features Peter Madison on breakfast duty for Southside 95, who were broadcasting on 94.9MHz to Dublin.


This recording is with thanks to Ian Biggar

Radio Retro – archiving Irish Radio broadcasts since 2002

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