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Radio Leinster

Radio Leinster


Radio Leinster was a pirate station which appeared on test on April 14th 1981, officially launching on May 1st.


Broadcasting from Sandyford with offices located at Herbert St in Dublin’s city centre, the station focused on a more middle of the road music and speech output.

It was set up by Danny Hughes with the backing of a number of businessmen.

The station lasted for two tears, closing on May 1983 at the time of the infamous raids on Radio Nova and Sunshine. Although they themselves were not raided, Radio Leinster closed for fear of losing their equipment. They never returned.

Newspaper Coverage

Sunday World

Sunday Independent
May 30th 1982

Evening Herald
May 2nd 1983

Tap on either to read

Frequency Logs

  • 1981 June – 738kHz
  • 1982 June – 98.2MHz (Anorak’s Diary)
  • 1982 July – 93.0MHz (Anorak’s Diary)

DX Archive

Radio Leinster page at DX Archive

Further Reading

Radio Leinster at Irish Pirate Radio Audio Archive

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