On the morning of April 1st 1983, with South Coast Radio in Cork broadcasting as normal using their 10kw transmitter on 1566kHz and on FM, local listeners chancing upon the station’s ‘spare’ frequency using a standby 200watt transmitter on 1557kHz would have been amazed to hear the return of the ship-bound offshore pirate Radio Caroline, which had been promising to make a comeback for a while at that stage, and had now anchored off the coast at Cork.
This recording starts at 11.20am with Hertz van Rental.
The reasons why Radio Caroline were on the frequency was eventually revealed.
The transmitter returned to South Coast Radio programming, with Tony Allan, following the midday news.
This recording is from the shortwave pirate station Radio Rainbow International, which was based in Co Louth. First we hear from Ian Scott, who is followed by Heady Eddie. This was taken from 6240kHz and starts at midday on July 21st 1985.
Radio Retro: archiving Irish Radio broadcasts since 2002
This is edition 31 of Kieran Murray’s Free Radio Show on the SW station Radio Rainbow International from August 24th 1986 based in Louth. This week’s featured station is Athlone Local Radio and the jingle package is from Downtown Radio in Northern Ireland