Tom Hardy

SUNSHINE RADIO June 18th 1982

Sunshine Radio - Declan Meehan

This is Declan Meehan’s final show for Sunshine Radio from June 18th 1982. We join the broadcast, which was recorded off 531kHz, at 4.45pm.

Tom Hardy follows Declan from 6pm, here’s a few minutes of his show.


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Radio Nova

May 14th 1983 was the date set for Operation Novacare 1983, an annual charity fundraiser ran by Radio Nova.

Sybil Fennell for Operation Novacare

In the first recording Declan Meehan is on air from the studios from 9.56am, whilst Nova personalities are on location in Dún Laoghaire Shopping Centre.

Tony Gareth takes over from Declan at 2pm

This recording can now be downloaded direct from DX Archive.
We host it with thanks to Gary Hogg.

Radio Nova

Nova Gold with John Clarke from 4pm

This recording, which was made in Blackpool, England off 819kHz (even though the station were announcing 828kHz), starts at 4pm with John Clarke on air with Nova Gold, along with Martin Block on news duties.

At this time Radio Nova were using a temporary 1kW transmitter and were also broadcasting on 88.2MHz.

Radio Nova November 1st 1983

This is a recording of Tom Hardy on Radio Nova, the Dublin pirate station, for the last hour of his show from 1pm on November 1st 1983.
Bob Gallico and Sybil Fennell are on News.

This is a recording of Tom Hardy on Radio Nova, the Dublin pirate station, for the last hour of his show from 1pm on November 1st 1983.
Bob Gallico and Sybil Fennell are on News.

Listen as broadcast

Listen airchecked


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Kiss FM December 30th 1988

This is the final day of broadcasting from Monaghan’s Kiss FM, who were forced to cease broadcasting with the introduction of new legislation at the end of December 1988.
The full day of live programming is included, running from 6am through to the closedown at 6pm.

Nick Richards at 6am

10am Owen Barry & Midday Denis Murray

Denis Murray with his final hour then Tom Hardy from 3pm to closedown

This is the final day of broadcasting from Monaghan's Kiss FM, who were forced to cease broadcasting with the introduction of new legislation at the end of December 1988. 
The full day of live programming is included, running from 6am through to the closedown at 6pm.
Tom Hardy closes Kiss FM
Photo: Robin Dee

Classic Hits 98FM December 25th 1989

From Christmas morning in 1989 this is Classic Hits 98FM’s morning crew with Pat (Courtenay), Elaine (Geraghty), Tom Hardy and Nixer all live in studio.
This short extract is airchecked but gives a good flavour of the show


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