Recordings featuring R

RADIO NOVA

Radio Nova

An early recording of Radio Nova, Dublin’s best-known station. Mike Edgar is on air on July 30th 1981 from 3.30pm with Peter Madison reading the news.

RADIO NOVA

Radio Nova

Radio Nova from August 1981 with Jason Maine on air and Peter Madison reading the news. This recording, off 88.2MHz, starts at 5.38pm.

RADIO NOVA

Radio Nova

Mike Edgar (and The Midnight Cowboy) on air for Dublin’s Radio Nova in August 13th 1981 from 11.40pm. This recording is off 88.2MHz.

RADIO NOVA

Radio Nova

John Clarke and Terry Riley on air for Dublin’s Radio Nova on August 15th 1981 from 8.44am. This recording is off 88.2MHz.

RADIO NOVA

Radio Nova

John Clarke, Hugh O’Brien and Terry Riley on air for Dublin’s Radio Nova in August 1981 on air for Dublin’s Radio Nova on August 15th 1981. This recording is off 88.2MHz and starts at 12.30pm.

RADIO DUBLIN CH 2

The Free Radio Programme
Radio Dublin Channel 2

Ger Roe with the Free Radio Programme as broadcast on Radio Dublin Channel 2 on January 19th 1983.
The programme went to air at 8pm.

RADIO NOVA

Radio Nova

Nova Gold with John Clarke from 4pm

This recording, which was made in Blackpool, England off 819kHz (even though the station were announcing 828kHz), starts at 4pm with John Clarke on air with Nova Gold, along with Martin Block on news duties.

At this time Radio Nova were using a temporary 1kW transmitter and were also broadcasting on 88.2MHz.

RADIO ANNABEL

Radio Annabel

Peter Madison on the air from 12.30pm

From November 1st 1983, this recording of the Dublin station is off 94.6MHz and features Peter Madison on air from 12.30pm.

At this point the station was also broadcasting on 1035kHz AM.

ROYAL DUBLIN COMMUNITY RADIO

Royal Dublin Community Radio

From November 1st 1983, this recording is off 104.9MHz and features first Dave Barrett and then Keith Baron on air from 6.15pm.

RADIO NOVA

Radio Nova

Declan Meehan’s last show for Radio Nova

From 1984, this is Declan Meehan’s last breakfast show for Dublin superpirate Radio Nova before departing for Capital Radio.

Recorded off 738kHz, we join the show at 8.10am. Bob Gallico reads the news and does his usual inserts. And there’s a short snippet of Colm Hayes, who follows at 9am.

RADIO ANNABEL

Radio Annabel

Radio Annabel

Dublin pirate Radio Annabel from July 29th 1984.

This recording features a closedown announcement from Bobby Howard

RADIO ZODIAC

Radio Zodiac

This recording from August 29th 1984 features a short clip of Mark Wesley on air from 4.28pm.

Radio Zodiac

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RADIO ANNABEL

The FRC Programme
Radio Annabel

This (edited) recording features the Free Radio Campaign programme with Ger Roe starting at 5pm on November 11th 1984.

Radio Annabel

RADIO NOVA

Radio Nova
Dublin pirate Radio Nova from December 24th 1985

Christmas Eve morning with Radio Nova’s Zoo Crew from 1985. Colm Hayes, Bob Gallico and assorted guests keep the party flowing from 7.40am.

From one end of the day to the other as John O’Hara plays his last tune before handing over to Jessie Brandon just as the clocks strike midnight for Christmas Day – and All Night Nova.

RADIO NOVA

Radio Nova

Radio Nova from March 16th 1986



Three recordings of Dublin superpirate Radio Nova from March 16th 1986.

First up we join Dave Johnson as he concludes the first hour of this week’s European Top 40 at 12.55pm.

Next, we join him as he counts down from number 4 to finish the show from 2.45pm.

Finally, after a break in transmission as announced on the 3pm News, we join John O’Hara with Nova Gold from 3.26pm

RADIO NOVA

Radio Nova

Radio Nova from August 1st 1988
Radio Nova (satellite) off a Dublin FM relay on 104.3MHz

This recording from the 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.

RADIO SNOWFLAKE

Radio Snowflake

Dublin pirate Radio Snowflake from December 21st 1988

Seasonal Dublin pirate Radio Snowflake from December 1988 with David Baker on air.
This recording starts at 5.54pm.

RADIO DUBLIN

Radio Dublin

Pirate station Radio Dublin from December 31st 1988

Radio Dublin on the final day of broadcasting for the country’s pirates in December 1988. This recording, from a chaotic-sounding studio, is off 105.3MHz and starts at 4.32pm.

RADIO DUBLIN

Radio Dublin

Dublin pirate Radio Dublin from January 3rd 1989

Broadcasting in defiance of a new Act outlawing pirate stations with the threat of huge fines and imprisonment, Radio Dublin fill the void on a just-emptied MW dial.

Just two days since all other Dublin stations disappeared, in the first recording we join Radio Dublin with live programming from 4.42pm on January 3rd 1989, and then from 6.36pm in the second recording.

RADIO DUBLIN

Radio Dublin

Pirate station Radio Dublin from September 1st 1989

Dave Felton on air for Radio Dublin (International!) on the afternoon of September 1st 1989. Recorded off 101.2MHz (with the station also broadcasting on 1188kHz and 6910kHz), we join Dave’s show at 2.16pm.

RADIO CAROLINE DUBLIN

Radio Caroline Dublin

Radio Caroline Dublin from August 24th 2000

North Dublin pirate Radio Caroline Dublin from August 2000. This recording is off 102.6MHz and features Dave Evans on air from 9.20pm

RHYTHM FM

Rhythm FM

Dublin pirate Rhythm FM from April 8th 2001

Dublin dance music pirate Rhythm FM off 103.5MHz from April 8th 2001. This recording starts at 5.40pm.