Recordings featuring Louth

RADIOFAX

Radiofax

UK pirate Radiofax from December 31st 1988

Radiofax were a new, experimental information radio station when legislation struck in December 1988. Desperately seeking a licence in the UK they used transmitters based in Drogheda, Co Louth to broadcast their programming all over the British Isles, and beyond.

The Final Programme was a looped broadcast which first ran on December 28th, this is the final airing in the overnight hours of December 30th/31st when the transmitters were switched off.

BOYNESIDE RADIO

Boyneside Radio

Boyneside Radio from December 31st 1988

Boyneside Radio’s final two hours on the air in Drogheda in 1988 took the form of a programme called ‘Boyneside Radio Saying Goodbye’, with a full history of the station.

We join it right at the start at 1pm on December 31st .

BOYNESIDE RADIO [North]

Boyneside Radio (North)

Boyneside Radio (North) from December 31st 1988

Boyneside Radio’s northern opt-out ran their own closedown programme on December 31st 1988. The hugely successful station proved very popular in the North for the many years it was on air until new legislation forced it, and all other pirates, off the air at the end of 1988.

We join the final day ‘celebrations’ at 1.25pm on 100.3MHz for their scheduled 3pm switch off.

RAINBOW RADIO

Rainbow Radio

Rainbow Radio’s final programme with Fiddlin’ Tom Cameron on the air in the border area of Carrickcarnon in Dundalk on December 31st 1988.

Recorded off 1152kH, we join the programme at 1.42pm.