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Radio Dundalk


RADIO DUNDALK

Radio Dundalk appeared on a test transmission on 220 metres on May 6th 1978. The station returned with tests the following weekend with a planned launch date of May 20th in 1367kHz (220m).

It was operated by Larry Magner and Hugh Hardy but a major split before the station launched led to Hardy leaving to set up his own station – Radio Carousel.

An increase in power led to Radio Dundalk being raided on July 12th and their transmitter was seized. They had been successful to this point but, unable to replace the transmitter, the weaker signal affected their coverage.

Radio Dundalk was based in the Fairways Hotel on Dublin Road and station manager was Heddy Eddie.

The station went off the air following a period of jamming in March 1979.

It was also known as Swinging Radio Dundalk.


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