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