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CBC Radio


CBC (Clonmel Broadcasting Corporation) were based at Westgate, Clonmel in Co Tipperary and the station first appeared at noon on November 14th 1981.

CBC was an amalgamation of two existing stations – Clonmel Local Radio, which had launched in summer 1981 and Radio Carrick.

It was a ‘community’-style station which played a good mixture of Irish, Folk, Classical and Celtic rock and had various programme strands such as movie reviews, legal advice, politics, religious and gardening.

Over 100 volunteers, along with a handful of part-time and full-time staff, contributed on the air.

CBC was logged on 98.9MHz and 362Mtrs in 1983, with a relay on 199mtrs serving Carrick-on-Suir.

Flyer courtesy Paul Rowley

All photos courtesy Jonathan Ryan / Jimmy Williams / CBC Facebook page

CBC Booklet

Licence application advertisement placed in the Nationalist 1989

Station review adapted from text by Dave Fogarty

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