Nova Media Services, the company which ran Radio Nova in Dublin, owes the taxman £252,000 according to a High Court decision The figure is disputed by Chris Cary who says that they owed £40,000 when the company was put into liquidation.
Radio Nova International makes history by being the first satellite service to be broadcast terrestrially in Britain. Northsound Radio in Aberdeen, Scotland are the history-makers.
Liberty 104 are now relaying Radio Nova International to a Dublin audience full-time on their 103.5MHz transmitter and at times (usually when Liberty have no presenter on-air) on their other outlets, including their medium wave transmitter. They are inserting their own local News and advertisements.
This recording from August 1st of Radio Nova’s satellite-delivered incarnation starts at 3.15pm with Cassidy Jones on air leading to the 4pm news which featured Teena Gates on an insert for the Dublin relay initiated by Liberty 104 on 104.3MHz.
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The service is also being relayed by Southside 95 around the clock on 94.9MHz in Dublin following an approach to Paul Vincent by Chris Cary.
Community Radio Fingal have also been heard relaying Nova.
A few stations in Ireland carry the ‘Nova Night Network’ sustaining service, amongst them is ABC Radio in Waterford and Sound Channel in Limerick.
Pat Courtenay has joined Radio Nova International from Class Radio in Dublin.
Here, he follows Paul Burnett on August 19th…
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Radio Nova International can also be heard at any time by dialing an 0898 telephone number.
Some classic satellite Nova with the Night Network from just after midnight on September 7th 1988. Pat Courtenay is on the air in this recording which was taken from Westsound Ayr on 96.7MHz.
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Radio Nova is confirmed as one of four companies who have expressed an interest in appying for the new national service, Hearings will take place in January.
Chris Cary says he will uproot Radio Nova from Camberley, Surrey back to Ireland should he be successful.
The NUJ waste no time in stating their opposition to Cary, saying it would be an “affront” if his application was successful.
With new legislation introducing tough new fines and the threat of imprisonment for anyone engaged in unlicensed broadcasting set to become law by the start of 1989, the full-time Radio Nova relay on 94.9MHz in Dublin is switched off at 1pm on December 31st.