From December 28th 1975 this is Dr Don and Prince Terry on Radio Dublin for their regular Sunday afternoon broadcast. Recorded off 253m, the broadcast started at 3pm, running an hour late for reasons to be explained.
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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 from August 1981 with Jason Maine on air and Peter Madison reading the news. This recording, off 88.2MHz, starts at 5.38pm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 off 819kHz on January 25th 1984. Starting at 7.11am and running through to 1.15pm, this is a straight 6 hours recording featuring the iconic pairing of Declan Meehan & Bob Gallico, then Colm Hayes from 9am, followed by John Clarke from midday.
It is interesting to note that this recording was made in Leeds by Gary Hogg of DX Archive.
From 3am on February 6th 1984, this is Lawrence John on air for Nova.
Hugh O’Brien covering the afternoon shift for Radio Nova on March 10th 1984. This recording starts at 4.26pm.
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.
Dublin pirate Radio Annabel from July 29th 1984.
This recording features a closedown announcement from Bobby Howard
This recording from August 29th 1984 features a short clip of Mark Wesley on air from 4.28pm.
This (edited) recording features the Free Radio Campaign programme with Ger Roe starting at 5pm on November 11th 1984.
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.
Seasonal Dublin pirate station Radio Snowflake from December 21st 1988 with David Baker on air.
This recording starts at 5.54pm.
Joe is followed by Tony Quinn at 10am