Westmeath

Radio West December 18th 1982

This is Don Allen's Breakfast Show on Mullingar-based pirate Radio West from July 1984. The recording was taken off 765kHz and starts at just after 9am.
Phillip McGovern follows Don at 10am.

From the afternoon of December 18th 1982, this is Radio West, the Mullingar-based pirate radio station with the Chris Jennings Show.

Don Allen

Radio West station page


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RADIO WEST May 19th 1983

The May 1983 raids on Nova and Sunshine hit hard as Radio West decide to voluntarily cease broadcasting on the night of May 19th.

This recording runs from 10pm…

…and this from 11.15pm through to switch off.

RADIO WEST September 24th 1983

This recording of Mullingar pirate Radio West, which was made in Blackpool, England, off 765kHz, starts at 2pm with Ollie Clarke on air. He’s followed by Dave Murphy at 3pm. The date is September 1983.

At this time Radio West were using the former Radio Nova 10kW Gates transmitter.

Radio West July 10th 1984

This is Don Allen's Breakfast Show on Mullingar-based pirate Radio West from July 1984. The recording was taken off 765kHz and starts at just after 9am.
Phillip McGovern follows Don at 10am.

This is Don Allen’s Breakfast Show on Mullingar-based pirate Radio West from July 1984. The recording was taken off 765kHz and starts at just after 9am.
Phillip McGovern follows Don at 10am.

Don Allen

Phillip McGovern

Radio West station page


Radio Retro: archiving Irish Radio Recordings since 2002
This Radio West broadcast has been added with kind courtesy of Ian Biggar


Radio West March 30th 1986

This is the first edition of Radio West’s Anorak Show from Sunday, March 30th 1986.
Seán Coyne and Philip Hilton present the week’s anorak news and gossip.

Radio West station page

This Radio West recording is with thanks to Joe Rossa

RADIO WEST April 1st 1986

From the afternoon of April 1st 1986 this is
Philip Hilton, followed by Willie Hart, on the Mullingar-based Radio West. Recorded off 765kHz, we join the broadcast at 1.45pm

From the afternoon of April 1st 1986 this is
Philip Hilton, followed by Willie Hart, on the Mullingar-based Radio West. Recorded off 765kHz, we join the broadcast at 1.45pm

Phillip Hilton as broadcast

Willie Hart as broadcast

With the music stripped out

Radio West station page


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


RADIO WEST April 6th 1986

This is the second edition of Radio West’s Anorak Show from Sunday, April 6th 1986.
Philip Hilton presents the week’s anorak news and gossip.

Radio West station page

This Radio West recording is with thanks to Joe Rossa

RADIO WEST June 22nd 1986

This is an edition of Radio West’s Anorak Show from Sunday, June 22nd 1986 which features a long phone-call from Heady Eddie and the rest of the week’s anorak news and gossip.

Radio West station page

This Radio West recording is with thanks to Joe Rossa

Radio West July 27th 1986

This is an edition of Radio West’s Anorak Show from Sunday, July 27th 1986.
Seán Coyne is joined by guest presenter Bob Gallico for this edition in which they dissect all the radio industry stories of note.

Radio West station page

Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts in collaboration with DX Archive

Radio West January 25th 1987

Courtesy of DX Archve

This is a very lively edition of Radio West’s Anorak Show from January 25th 1987.
Seán Coyne and Don Allen deal with the biggest radio industry stories of the week and on this particular show took a phone-call from a bad-tempered Hugh Hardy (pictured) of Radio Carousel.
The show ran from 11am to midday and although this recording is edited it shouldn’t spoil your enjoyment.

Radio West station page

RADIO WEST April 19th 1987

An edition of Radio West’s Anorak Show with Captain West and Don Allen hosting. This episode features an extensive interview with Heddy Eddie who talks about a raid on Radio Boyneside which had taken place earlier in the week.

Signal 102 July 26th 1987

From July 26th 1987 this is Signal 102, broadcasting from Athlone in Co Westmeath. Paul McKenna (pictured) is on the air from midday. He follows Liam Lennon.

Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts since 2002
This recording is from Chris Ridley’s collection
Image courtesy of Barry Flynn

Midway Radio December 30th 1988

Midway Radio, based in Mullingar, Co Westmeath, ceased broadcasting at 9pm on December 30th 1988. This is their final 15 minutes.

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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