CORK EASTSIDE RADIO
Cork Eastside Radio began broadcasting in May 1980. It was set up by a 17 year old Joe O’Connor during the school holidays and it operated on FM from the family’s holiday home. His parents, already successful business people, invested in the station and called in Eric Vaughan from Boyneside Radio.
Vaughan shook up the station, introducing more professional djs and renaming to Eastside Radio. Advertising poured in and at the end of summer 1982 the station went from success to success. It was by now located in two portacabins at the O’Connor family home just outside Cork city.
A professionally produced jingle package led to another name change in November 1982 to Enterprise Radio Ireland.
It later changed name to Eastside Recording Ireland, then Eastside Radio Ireland, which was then abbreviated to E.R.I. Eventually they settled on Radio ERI, with which name they closed in 1988.
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