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Eastside Recording Ireland

Cork Eastside Radio began broadcasting in July 1982 and was originally based in Ballycotton, just outside the city .
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, under which name they closed in 1988. 

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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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RADIO ERI

Radio ERI began life as…

Cork Eastside Radio began broadcasting in July 1982 and was originally based in Ballycotton, just outside the city .
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, under which was the longest lasting.

Its original aim was to serve the eastside of Cork, but stronger more sophisticated equipment helped the station’s signal to cover greater distances. Later in 1982 they opened offices at 117 Patrick St, in the city of Cork, with studios located in portacabins on the outskirts.

The station closed at midnight on 30th December 1988. By this time they were widely hailed as one of the most professional stations on air.

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Information resources: with thanks to Gary Hogg, Mike Wilson, Seán Brady, Kieran

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