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Radio Dublin April 14th 1978

From April 14th 1978 this is Éamon Cooke on the offensive in an incredible broadcast on Radio Dublin in the aftermath of a major split in personnel.

The full story behind this incredible broadcast can be found by tapping here.


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Radio Caroline Cork April 5th 1982

This is Radio Caroline Cork from April 5th 1982 with Dave Hammond (pictured) on the air from 4.30pm until the station's 6pm sign off for the day.

This is a recording of Radio Caroline Cork from the afternoon of April 5th 1982 with Dave Hammond (pictured) on the air from 4.30pm until the station’s 6pm sign off for the day.


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Radio Caroline Cork station page

Community Radio Drogheda April 7th 1982

This is a recording of Gavin Duffy (right) on Community Radio Drogheda, the Louth station which was a split from Boyneside Radio.  Taken from their 98.5MHz outlet, the date is April 7th 1982 and runs from 12.45pm.

This is a recording of Gavin Duffy (right) on Community Radio Drogheda, the Louth station which was a split from Boyneside Radio. Taken from their 98.5MHz outlet, the date is April 7th 1982 and runs from 12.45pm. Richard Kenny reads the News.

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Radio City April 8th 1982

This is a recording of Radio City, the Dublin pirate station, from April 8th 1982. Tommy Flanagan is on the air from 7.45am.
Radio City studio
(Thanks to DXArchive)

This is a recording of Radio City, the Dublin pirate station, from April 8th 1982. Tommy Flanagan is on the air from 7.45am.

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Radio City station page

Kiss FM April 9th 1983

This is a recording of Kiss Rocks with Denis Murray (pictured) on Kiss FM in Dublin from April 9th 1983. The recording starts at 10.30pm and was taken from 102.7MHz.
Thanks to Richie Wild

This is a recording of Kiss Rocks with Denis Murray (pictured) on Kiss FM in Dublin from April 9th 1983. The recording starts at 10.30pm and was taken from 102.7MHz.

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Radio Dublin April 10th 1983

This is Mike Barron on Radio Dublin on the morning of April 10th 1983, just as the 7am News (lifted from RTÉ) is finishing.

This is Mike Barron on Radio Dublin on the morning of April 10th 1983, just as the 7am News (lifted from RTÉ) is finishing.

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Radio Leinster April 13th 1983

This is the Dublin pirate station Radio Leinster with DJ Lee on the air with his programme 'Bumper to Bumper' from April 13th 1982.
The recording starts just as the 5pm News, read by Al Dunne, is about to start and we also hear a few moments from the end of Daphne Mitchell's programme.

This is the Dublin pirate station Radio Leinster with DJ Lee on the air with his programme ‘Bumper to Bumper’ from April 13th 1983.
The recording starts just as the 5pm News, read by Al Dunne, is about to start and we also hear a few moments from the end of Daphne Mitchell’s programme.

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This recording is thanks to Jess Codd

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Radio Nova April 16th 1983

This is a recording of John Lewis on Radio Nova off 88.2MHz FM from April 16th 1983. It starts with the News at midday and has a slight edit in the first few minutes.

This recording is with thanks to Chris Ridley
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Radio Carousel October 27th 1983

Broadcasting across the Radio Carousel Network this is the 'Kieran Murray Mid-Morning Musical Mixture' from 9.41am on October 27th 1983.
Kieran Murray at Carousel in Dundalk

Broadcasting across the Radio Carousel Network this is the ‘Kieran Murray Mid-Morning Musical Mixture’ from 9.41am on October 27th 1983.

This recording is with thanks to Keith Lewis; photo courtesy of DX Archive

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Radio Nova February 25th 1984

This is Lawrence John on the overnight shift for Radio Nova recorded on February 25th 1984. The recording starts at 3am.

This is Lawrence John on the overnight shift for Radio Nova recorded on February 25th 1984. The recording starts at 3am.

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Radio Nova April 23rd 1984

This is an afternoon recording of Greg Gaughran (pictured right) on Radio Nova from April 23rd 1984 starting at 3.30pm.

This is an afternoon recording of Greg Gaughran (pictured right) on Radio Nova from April 23rd 1984 starting at 3.30pm.

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Recording with thanks to Gary Hogg; photograph courtesy of Richie Wild
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Exidy 738 May 23rd 1984

This is a one-off experimental broadcast from the Radio Nova stable under the name Exidy 738. Tony Allan is the presenter from 10.28am.

On May 23rd 1984 Radio Nova split their medium wave frequencies, keeping Radio Nova on 819kHz. The 738kHz transmitter had been introduced a few weeks earlier because of an RTÉ jamming campaign against the station and on this particular morning, different music could be heard on the frequency. It eventually went live with Tony from just after 10am.

10.28am

12.17pm



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Radio Nova June 8th 1984

This is a recording of the Dekkie Wekkie Brekkie Trekkie from June 8th 1984. Radio Nova's breakfast programme featured Declan Meehan and Bob Gallico (pictured) taken off 738kHz from 7am. The two are in top form and the station is on a new lease of life following a few turbulent months.

This is a recording of the Dekkie Wekkie Brekkie Trekkie from June 8th 1984. Radio Nova’s breakfast programme featured Declan Meehan and Bob Gallico (pictured) taken off 738kHz from 7am. The two are in top form and the station is on a new lease of life following a few turbulent months.

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Photograph courtesy of Richie Wild
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Radio Nova July 21st 1984

From July 21st 1984 this is the American syndicated programme Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 as it played out on Radio Nova on 102.7FM.

From July 21st 1984 this is the American syndicated programme Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 as it played out on Radio Nova on 102.7FM.

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With great thanks to Jess Codd
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Radio Nova August 26th 1984

This is Jason Maine, pictured right in the older Herbert St studio, on the Dublin superpirate Radio Nova from the afternoon of August 26th 1984. At this time Nova were located in Rathfarnham. 
The recording starts just as the 4pm News comes to an end.
By very kind courtesy of DX Archive

This is Jason Maine, pictured right in the older Herbert St studio, on the Dublin superpirate Radio Nova from the afternoon of August 26th 1984. At this time Nova were located in Rathfarnham.
The recording starts just as the 4pm News comes to an end.

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Radio Nova October 24th 1984

From October 24th 1984 this is John Clarke on Dublin's Radio Nova from 10.41am.

From October 24th 1984 this is John Clarke on Dublin’s Radio Nova from 10.41am.

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Radio Nova November 7th 1984

This recording is from Radio Nova, the Dublin superpirate, and features Emperor Rosko's programme from November 7th 1984. We join him at 6.20pm.
Following Rosko we hear from Bernie Jameson and George Long on the 7pm News
Courtesy of emperorrosko.net

This recording is from Radio Nova, the Dublin superpirate, and features Emperor Rosko’s programme from November 7th 1984. We join him at 6.20pm.
Following Rosko we hear from Bernie Jameson and George Long on the 7pm News

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This recording is with kind courtesy of Emmet Hand
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Radio Nova December 31st 1984

Radio Nova says goodbye to their annus horribilis. Tony Allan (right) sees in 1985 with the help of plenty of studio invasions. This recording has large segments missing and is mostly airchecked.

Radio Nova says goodbye to their annus horribilis. Tony Allan (right) sees in 1985 with the help of plenty of studio invasions. This recording has large segments missing and is mostly airchecked.

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This recording is courtesy of Chris Ridley; photo is thanks to Joseph King
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Radio Nova January 21st 1985

This is Tony Allan on the afternoon shift for Dublin’s Radio Nova. The recording is from January 21st 1985 and starts at 2.30pm.

This recording is with thanks to Chris Ridley
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Bob’s Brekkie Bits February 1985

This is a cassette release of a selection of sketches as performed by Bob Gallico for the Radio Nova Breakfast Show in 1983 & 1984. The cassette of 'Gems from the Brekkie Trekkie' was called 'Bob's Brekkie Bits' and was released in February 1985.

This is a cassette release of a selection of sketches as performed by Bob Gallico for the Radio Nova Breakfast Show in 1983 & 1984. The cassette of ‘Gems from the Brekkie Trekkie’ was called ‘Bob’s Brekkie Bits’ and was released in February 1985.


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Radio Nova March 25th 1985

From the afternoon of March 25th 1985 this is a recording of Radio Nova, the Dublin station broadcasting from Rathfarnham.
First, we catch the last ten minutes or so of Greg Gaughran's show leading to the 1pm News with Bob Gallico and Mark Weller.
Next up is Tony McKenzie.
Greg Gaughran (thanks to Richie Wild)

From the afternoon of March 25th 1985 this is a recording of Radio Nova, the Dublin station broadcasting from Rathfarnham.
First, we catch the last ten minutes or so of Greg Gaughran’s show leading to the 1pm News with Bob Gallico and Mark Weller.
Next up is Tony McKenzie.

Greg Gaughran

Tony McKenzie

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Radio Nova April 1st 1985

This is Tony McKenzie introducing AM Stereo to Radio Nova, the Dublin superpirate based in Nova Park, Rathfarnham.
The date is April 1st 1985 and the recording starts at 2.40pm with the changeover, a first outside the USA according to the station’s engineers, due straight after the 3pm News with Mark Weller.

Tony McKenzie

With huge thanks to Ken Baird / DX Archive
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Q102 April 2nd 1985

This is a recording of Jason Maine on the Dublin pirate Q102 from April 2nd 1985. The recording starts at 11.40am.

This is a recording of Jason Maine on the Dublin pirate Q102 from April 2nd 1985. The recording starts at 11.40am.

Jason Maine


This recording is courtesy of Ian Biggar
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Magic 103 April 29th 1985

This is the launch of the information and chat station for Dublin, Magic 103.

This is the launch of the information and chat station for Dublin, Magic 103. Operating from 144 Upper Leeson Street, the station was another Chris Cary spin-off from Radio Nova, broadcasting on 103.5MHz FM.
Magic appeared, after a few days of tests, with Bob Gallico on the networked news at 9am on April 29th 1985.
Dave Harvey's was the first show on the station and Bob Gallico then started his own mid-morning show after reading the News at 10am.

Operating from 144 Upper Leeson Street, the station was another Chris Cary spin-off from Radio Nova, broadcasting on 103.5MHz FM.
Magic appeared, after a few days of tests, with Bob Gallico on the networked news at 9am on April 29th 1985.
Dave Harvey’s was the first show on the station and Bob Gallico then started his own mid-morning show after reading the News at 10am.

Launch

Bob Gallico


This recording is courtesy of Chris Ridley
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Radio Nova July 4th 1985

This is Henry Owens sitting in on Radio Nova’s Breakfast Show on July 4th 1985. The recording was made off 102.7MHz and starts at 7.25am.

Radio Nova August 10th 1985

From early morning on August 10th 1985 this is Peter Madison (pictured) on the air across all of Radio Nova’s and Magic 103’s frequencies. Dave Johnson reads the News.


Photograph by courtesy of Richie Wild
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Q102 October 16th 1985

This is a recording of Greg Gaughran on Dublin pirate Q102 from October 16th 1985. We join the show at 5.10pm. 
Gary Hamill reads the News (pictured).

This is a recording of Greg Gaughran on Dublin pirate Q102 from October 16th 1985. We join the show at 5.10pm.
Gary Hamill reads the News (pictured).

Greg Gaughran

Thanks to Keith Lewis for donating this cassette recording and to Richie Wild for the photograph

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Radio Nova March 11th 1986

This is a recording of Radio Nova from the afternoon of March 11th 1986. Colm Hayes is on the air and Sybil Fennell reads the News. We join the show at 3.35pm.


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Radio Nova March 12th 1986

From the evening of March 12th 1986 this is Richard Jackson on the air from 9.45pm. Gary Hamill is on News duty.


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Radio Nova March 13th 1986

This is Tony McKenzie on the mid-morning shift for Radio Nova. The recording starts at 9.45am. Bob Gallico reads the News.
Then from later in the day, there’s some explosive evening News bulletins with Sybil Fennell and Gary Hamill.


Tony McKenzie

News at 7pm

News at 8pm

News at 9pm

News at 10pm

News at 11pm

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Radio Nova March 14th 1986

These are a few recordings from Radio Nova across Friday, March 14th 1986.
We start with the midnight news from Gary Hamill with some explosive news about the station itself.
Then it’s John O’Hara from 7am with Bob Gallico on News.
Next, we have Colm Hayes in two separate recordings. First for a half hour from 1pm and then later on from 3.55pm.


Midnight News Gary Hamill

7am John O’Hara

1pm Colm Hayes

3.55pm Colm Hayes

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Radio Nova March 15th 1986

This is a segment from the Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 as aired on Radio Nova on March 15th 1986. We join the recording just as the midday news with Gary Hamill starts.

This is a segment from the Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 as aired on Radio Nova on March 15th 1986. We join the recording just as the midday news with Gary Hamill starts.


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Radio Nova March 17th 1986

From Monday, March 17th 1986 on Radio Nova we have Colm Hayes from the afternoon recorded off FM and then George Talbot from the evening recorded off MW.


Colm Hayes

George Talbot

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Radio Nova March 18th 1986

This is Radio Nova on the morning of March 18th 1986 with John O’Hara and Bob Gallico on Breakfast from 8am recorded off 738kHz.


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This recording is with thanks to KenBaird of DX Archive
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Radio Nova March 19th 1986

Radio Nova from March 19th 1986.

This morning on Radio Nova was the same as any other. John O’Hara and Bob Gallico were on Breakfast and they were followed at 9am by Tony McKenzie…

8.15am

The first on-air hint that something was not right was the News bulletin at 1pm. It wasn’t the usual extended one.

Then, as the 3pm News with Gary Hamill was approaching, Colm Hayes was heard asking for Chris or Tony to contact the station.

Following the 3pm News the signal on FM went silent for a few seconds and returned with a different song to the one which had been playing. Even stranger, it was a different song to the one on 738kHz. 103.1FM continued with continuous music. There were no idents or anything else to give the listener any idea what was happening.

On medium wave Colm Hayes continued and we rejoin his show at 4.40pm to hear that Radio Nova was closing down. The 5pm News makes things a little clearer.

George Talbot in the temporary Radio Nova studio for the final day of broadcasting.
Courtesy of George

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Zoom 103 March 19th 1986

This is a recording of the first live programming on Zoom 103, the very short-lived station that launched as Radio Nova was shutting down.

In the first recording we hear how Zoom 103 arrived – as an unidentified continuous music service that replaced Radio Nova on FM on the day Radio Nova was forced to close down. Nova’s FM transmitter on 103.1MHz was switched off just after the 3pm News and Zoom 103 was switched on.

Non-stop music continued long after Radio Nova’s 6pm closedown until the first live link at 10.15pm with Richard Jackson.

Zoom 103 March 20th 1986

Having arrived on the air just as Radio Nova was forced to shut down the day before, Zoom 103 went fully live on March 20th 1986 with the exact same line-up as Radio Nova, all in the exact same slots.
This recording features an hour of Tony McKenzie’s show from just after the midday News, read by Bob Gallico.

Tony McKenzie

Having arrived on the air just as Radio Nova was forced to shut down the day before, Zoom 103 went fully live on March 20th 1986 with the exact same line-up as Radio Nova, all in the exact same slots.
This recording features an hour of Tony McKenzie's show from just after the midday News, read by Bob Gallico.

Energy 103 December 27th 1986

This is Ernie Gallagher (right) on Energy 103 overnight on a Saturday morning over the festive period in December 1986. The recording starts at 2.09am.
Courtesy of Ernie

This is Ernie Gallagher (right) on Energy 103 overnight on a Saturday morning over the festive period in December 1986. The recording starts at 2.09am.

This recording was very kindly donated to Radio Retro by Emmet Hand.


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ABC Radio April 4th 1987

From Waterford's ABC Radio this is a recording from April 4th 1987.

From Waterford’s ABC Radio this is a recording from April 4th 1987.

As Friday night turns to Saturday morning, this is Timmy Ryan with Rock 101..

From 8.30am this is John Savage with the Breakfast programme…

Energy 103 November 5th 1987

From the morning of November 5th 1987 this is a recording of The Breakfast Club from Energy 103 with Pat Courtenay, Bob Gallico and Lisa Moore, plus the usual array of comic characters. 
We join the show on 103.0MHz from 7.50am.

From the morning of November 5th 1987 this is a recording of The Breakfast Club from Energy 103 with Pat Courtenay, Bob Gallico and Lisa Moore, plus the usual array of comic characters.
We join the show on 103.0MHz from 7.50am.

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Zee 103 January 29th 1989

Recorded off 103.25MHz this is Zee 103, the border-blasting pirate station located in Omeath, Co Louth. The station had ceased broadcasting 'for good' at the end of 1988 with the introduction of a new Broadcast Bill but decided to make a return not long into the new year.
From a Sunday evening at the end of January 1989 this is Mike Miller from 11pm.

Recorded off 103.25MHz this is Zee 103, the border-blasting pirate station located in Omeath, Co Louth. The station had ceased broadcasting ‘for good’ at the end of 1988 with the introduction of a new Broadcast Bill but decided to make a return not long into the new year.
From a Sunday evening at the end of January 1989 this is Mike Miller from 11pm.


This recording was made by Rodney Neill

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Zee 103 station page

Radio Star Country February 16th 1989

This is the legendary Don Allen defiantly broadcasting on Radio Star Country just a few weeks after the introduction of tough new measures against pirate broadcasters. The date is February 16th 1989 and Don is on the air for the morning show from just after 9am.

This is the legendary Don Allen defiantly broadcasting on Radio Star Country just a few weeks after the introduction of tough new measures against pirate broadcasters. The date is February 16th 1989 and Don is on the air for the morning show from just after 9am.


This recording is by kind courtesy of Ken Baird / DX Archive

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KFM June 24th 1989

This is Dave Felton on the air for the Dublin station KFM from the uncertain summer of 1989 – uncertain because a new Bill had been introduced at the start of the year outlawing pirates and allowing for the licensing of a new breed of independent stations. The recording was taken from 103.9MHz.

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Premier Radio July 2nd 1989

This is a recording of Premier Radio, one of the very few pirate radio stations who had been around before the 1989 Broadcasting Act was introduced.

This is a recording of Premier Radio, one of the very few pirate radio stations who had been around before the 1989 Broadcasting Act was introduced.

They usually broadcast for a few hours on Sundays and in this recording Dave Jackson is on the air from 5pm on July 2nd 1989.

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This recording is with thanks to Chris Ridley
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Magic 103 February 18th 1990

Broadcasting from Craigavon in Co Armagh this is Magic 103 with Nick Lewis on the air from 11pm on a Sunday night in February 1990.

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Hot 103 October 26th 1990

This is a short, airchecked sample of test transmissions on a Friday night in October 1990 from Dublin pirate Hot 103. The recording was made off 103.7MHz.

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This recording is courtesy of Ian Biggar
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Sunshine 101 October 29th 1990

From Bellaghy in Co Derry, this is a recording of Sunshine 101 off 101.5MHz on October 29th 1990.
First from 8.30pm it’s JMC. He’s followed at 9pm by Fast Eddie.

JMC

Fast Eddie


Recording is thanks to Ian Biggar
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Radio Dublin November 3rd 1990

From November 3rd 1990 this is Joe Doyle with Radio Dublin’s Anorak’s Programme. In the studio with Joe is Eamonn Cooke who talks about the history of the station and of pirate radio through the years.


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This recording is courtesy of Ian Biggar; image thanks to DX Archive
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Radio Dessie Ellis November 11th 1990

From November 11th 1990 this is a short, airchecked, sample of Radio Dessie Ellis off 88FM in Dublin. The station was set up in support of Dessie Ellis, an IRA hunger striker, who was due to be extradited to Britain to face a number of charges under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.


With thanks to Ian Biggar

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Downtown FM November 26th 1990

This is a recording of Downtown FM from Dublin broadcasting on 105.2MHz FM in November 1990. Paul Barrett is on the air for this evening time test broadcast.


With thanks to Joe Rossa

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WABC Radio March 29th 1991

From Good Friday in 1991 this is the last show from each of the Bentleys on Donegal's WABC Radio, recorded off 101.7MHz. 
First, we hear from Paul; then the first couple of minutes of Chrissie's show and then her final 90 minutes.
WABC closed down at 7.20pm on Easter Monday.

From Good Friday in 1991 this is the last show from each of the Bentleys on Donegal’s WABC Radio, recorded off 101.7MHz.
First, we hear from Paul; then the first couple of minutes of Chrissie’s show and then her final 90 minutes.
WABC closed down at 7.20pm on Easter Monday.

Paul Bentley from 9.33am

Chrissie Bentley from 11am

Chrissie Bentley from 12.25pm

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WABC station page

Coast FM October 17th 1991

This is the tail-end of a programme debating the state of radio with Pete Reed hosting the discussion on Dublin station Coast FM.
Photo of Pete Reed in the station’s shed in Ballybrack is courtesy of Ann Egan (Sunday Tribune) and thanks to Emmet Hand

This is the tail-end of a programme debating the current state of radio with Pete Reed hosting the discussion on Dublin station Coast FM.


This recording was kindly donated by Emmet Hand

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Capital 105 October 20th 1991

This is a recording of the Capital 105 FM Night Network from midnight on October 20th 1991 as heard across Dublin on the frequencies of Coast FM and Sunset FM, as well as Capital on 105.5MHz. Brian Johnson is the presenter.

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This recording was kindly donated by Emmet Hand

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Earth Sound Radio December 15th 1991

From Co Tyrone in Northern Ireland, this is a recording of Earth Sound Radio off 101.9MHz on December 15th 1991.
Tony Walker is on the air from 8.30pm.

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Donation is thanks to Ian Biggar from a recording by Rodney Neill
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Sovereign Gold Radio May 16th 1992

This is a recording of Neil James on Sovereign Gold Radio broadcasting on 100.7MHz from the border town of Omeath in Co Louth.

This is a recording of Neil James on Sovereign Gold Radio broadcasting on 100.7MHz from the border town of Omeath in Co Louth.

From 1pm

From 2.40pm


This recording was donated by Chris Ridley

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NSR 105 June 30th 1992

From the early hours of June 30th 1992 this is Barry Dunne on the Dublin pirate NSR 105.

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Jaysus! The best thing I can say is that the music is a really nice snapshot of what we were playing back then .. less said about the presenter the better!

Barry Dunne

Wow! From Merville Rd Stillorgan. Good times!

Kevin Branigan

This recording was kindly donated by Emmet Hand

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Klas Radio August 6th 1992

This is Klas Radio, the border-blaster based in Co Monaghan. Broadcasting on 828kHz, this is a great sample of a diverse range of programming from presenter Michael Barry from the afternoon of August 6th 1992.

First, from 2pm this is ‘Radio Rodeo’

And from 3pm it’s ‘The Céilí House’

Thanks to Michael Bermingham for this donation.

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Kiss FM September 8th 1992

This is a recording of Mr Techno on Kiss FM in Castlebar, Co Mayo. The broadcast date is September 8th 1992 from 9.10pm.

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Kiss FM station page

Riverside 101 September 15th 1992

This is a recording of Riverside 101, the Donegal-based pirate station which aimed its broadcasts into Derry. Mike Henry is on the air for the afternoon show from 2.25pm.

 This is a recording of Riverside 101, the Donegal-based pirate station which aimed its broadcasts into Derry. Mike Henry is on the air for the afternoon show from 2.25pm.

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Sunset FM September 28th 1992

This is Garv Rigby on Sunset FM from September 28th 1992. We join the recording of 106.8MHz at 7.35pm.

This Sunset FM recording is by kind courtesy of Chris Ridley

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Sunset FM station page

Alice’s Restaurant October 16th 1992

This is a recording of Alice’s Restaurant from the evening of October 16th 1992. At this point the station was broadcasting on 107.5MHz in Dublin.

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Recording donated by Chris Ridley

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DLR 106FM October 16th 1992

From just after 8.30pm on October 16th 1992, this is a short sample of DLR 106FM's Remix Buzz Chart.
This Dublin station was local to Dun Laoghaire.

From just after 8.30pm on October 16th 1992, this is a short sample of DLR 106FM’s Remix Buzz Chart.
This Dublin station was local to Dún Laoghaire.

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Radio Dublin July 8th 1993

This is Adam Jackson on air on a Thursday afternoon on Radio Dublin during their 'love-songs' phase. The recording was taken from their 101.7MHz outlet on July 8th 1993.

This is Adam Jackson on air on a Thursday afternoon on Radio Dublin during their ‘love-songs’ phase. The recording was taken from their 101.7MHz outlet on July 8th 1993.


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DLR 106FM July 9th 1993

This is Les Vickers on the air for DLR 106FM, which was based in Dún Laoghaire, Dublin. The recording starts at 2pm and is taken from 106.0MHz.

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KRXY Y108 July 11th 1993

From July 11th 1993 this is the Louth station Y108 with Billy McKenzie on the air from just after 5pm on 108.0MHz.


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Kiss FM July 11th 1993

This is the Co Louth station Kiss FM from July 11th 1993 in a recording which starts just as the 6pm News comes on.


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Radio Nova July 16th 1993

This is a recording of Radio Nova from Omeath in Co Louth on 87.9MHz. Pete Douglas is on the air on July 16th 1993.


With thanks to Chris Ridley
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Sunset FM June 7th 1994

From June 7th 1994 this is an airchecked recording of Gary Hayes on Sunset FM, the Dublin dance music station.

From June 7th 1994 this is an airchecked recording of Gary Hayes on Sunset FM, the Dublin dance music station.

This Sunset FM recording is by kind courtesy of Gary Byrne

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Sunset FM station page

Sunset FM August 15th 1994

This is an airchecked recording of Gary Hayes on the Dublin dance music pirate station Sunset 107 from the evening of August 15th 1994.

This is an airchecked recording of Gary Hayes on the Dublin dance music pirate station Sunset 107 from the evening of August 15th 1994.

This Sunset FM recording is by kind courtesy of Gary Byrne

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Sunset FM August 16th 1994

This is an airchecked recording of Gary Hayes on the Dublin dance music pirate station Sunset 107 from the evening of August 16th 1994.

This is an airchecked recording of Gary Hayes on the Dublin dance music pirate station Sunset 107 from the evening of August 16th 1994.

This Sunset FM recording and image is by kind courtesy of Gary Byrne.

Do you have recordings on cassette, mp3 or on a Mixcloud/Soundcloud account that you’d like to donate? If so please contact us at recordings@radiowaves.fm.

Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts since 2002

Sunset FM station page

The Anorak Hour #369

This is edition number 369 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast over the station’s webstream on July 20th 2003.

In this week’s show, there’s a follow-up to last week’s Radio Nova Zoo Crew feature with a sample of the launch of the new Dublin’s Country Breakfast Show featuring Dave Harvey and Bob Gallico, two of the presenters from the Nova version.

Next, there’s a recording of the satellite version of Radio Caroline featuring Sarah Miles from August 1999.

Then it’s back locally to Dublin with the Oldies Show from Freedom 92FM, one of the stations who have failed to return following Black Tuesday.

The next recording features an old favourite of the airwaves, Simon Young, in his early days with Big D, followed by a later clip from July 1999 with his 2FM Oldies show.

Then it’s back to 1988 when all the pirate stations closed and indulged in nostalgia, including Treble TR. This clip features Aidan Cooney on-air with station owner Jim Smith.

Next, there’s another station who failed to reappear following the infamous ComReg raids in May. This recording samples The Deep End on Jazz FM.

Then we go across the Atlantic to New York with WQHT, Hot 97FM from 1989.

Final archive is an airing for the Big D song.

The show finishes with a look at this week’s news.

Classic Hits March 28th 2021

This is a recording of Dusty Rhodes on his final Sunday Night 90s show for Classic Hits as broadcast on March 28th 2021.
Dusty had been with the station for over two years but decided to leave due to time constraints.

This is a recording of Dusty Rhodes on his final Sunday Night 90s show for Classic Hits as broadcast on March 28th 2021.
Dusty had been with the station for over two years but decided to leave due to time constraints.

This recording has been archived with thanks to Shannan McBride.

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