ATHLONE LOCAL RADIO
Athlone Local Radio first appeared towards the end of 1985 on 103.5MHz. Following a short period off the air due to storm damage on December 3rd, ALT returned on 104.0MHz from new studios. Music played consisted of the best of British, Euro and US. hits.
It ceased broadcasting on May 26th 1986 at 8.30pm without any forewarning. The station had been on a wind-down since 3pm that day with non-stop music and occasional station IDs voiced by the station owner, Basil Hendricks.
It returned early in 1987. Presenters returning for the relaunch on 104.0MHz included Noel Lackey, Mad Murdoc and Ray O’Reilly, along with some new names.
The original address was Athlone Local Radio, Burgess Chambers, Church St., Athlone Co. Westmeath.
On its return it came from the Sportsman’s Tavern on Connacht St.
- 1988 July – 104.4MHz (Anoraks UK)
07:00 Mad Murdoc
09:00 Paul Winters
12:00 Mark Anthony
15:00 Tony Connors
18:30 Pete Casey
21:00 Monday/Tuesday Noel Lackey’s Rock Show
21:00 Wednesday Mid-week Sports Round- Up
21:00 Thursday/Friday Susan
22:00 On The Dark Side with Jason Ross
01:00 Marie Allen