Robbie Dale

SUNSHINE RADIO September 28th 1980

Sunshine Radio on test two weeks after an act of sabotage brought their mast crashing to the ground before the station could get off the ground.

In the first clip, Tony Allan is on air for a test broadcast on September 28th…

Tony Allan testing for Sunshine Radio – September 28th 1980

…and in the second clip, Robbie Dale is first on air from 4.55pm and he’s followed by Chris Cary.

SUNSHINE RADIO April 5th 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 8.46am on April 5th 1982.
First we hear from Tony Fenton and he’s followed at 9am by Robbie Dale.

Enjoy the recording either as it was broadcast (there are some minor edits) or with the music stripped out…

Tony Fenton from 8.46am – as broadcast

Robbie Dale from 9am – as broadcast

With the music stripped out…

Radio Retro – archiving Irish Radio broadcasts since 1982

SUNSHINE RADIO May 19th 1983

This is the morning the Sun went out over Portmarnock. The day after a raid against Radio Nova Sunshine Radio decided to continue broadcasting.

First, from 7.43, this is David Lyons on Breakfast.

David hands over to Robbie Dale from 9am

Sunshine Radio

A recording of Robbie Dale on his morning show on Dublin superpirate Sunshine Radio from April 9th 1984

Sunshine Radio

A full morning’s recording from April 26th 1984 – an eventful day in the history of Sunshine Radio.

Following weeks of an RTÉ jamming campaign on the station’s FM frequencies, the day before this broadcast a jammer was turned on to the MW frequency. It didn’t last long as the semi-state broadcaster managed to jam their own stations as well.

However, this was a whole new day…which starts at 6.50am with David Lyons at the mic.

From 9am Robbie Dale oversees some dramatic developments.

With the situation now very desperate Andy Rua takes to the air at midday.

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