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Radio Empathy

Radio Empathy


Radio Empathy was a pirate station which launched on 224metres on August 22nd 1973. Ran by Ed McDowell, the station moved to 222 metres on September 9th – ridding itself of interference from Radio Ulster.
Broadcast hours were increased in October and the station also launched experimental broadcasts on 98.8MHz on the VHF band.
Their postal address was given out on air as 31 Common Street, North Wall, later changing to an address on Lansdowne Road in Dublin 4.
On April 6th 1974, Ed MacDowell was on air when the station suddenly disappeared at 1.10pm. The station had been raided and the authorities took everything.

Information sources/resources:- Radio Radio by Peter Mulryan

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