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Kildare Community Radio August 19th 1981

This is a recording of Kildare Community Radio, who were based in Naas. We first hear from ‘Niamh’, who is followed by ‘Adrian’ on either side of the 5pm news and community notices on August 19th 1981.

‘Niamh’, followed by ‘Adrian’


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


Radio Nova December 24th 1981

This is a Christmas Eve recording of Radio Nova off 846kHz. We join Tony Fenton on the hot seat from 5.50pm.

This is a Christmas Eve recording of Radio Nova off 846kHz. We join Tony Fenton on the hot seat from 5.50pm.

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Radio Nova December 25th 1981

Christmas Eve 1981 on Radio Nova in Dublin with Chris Cary from 12.50pm.
Chris is followed at 2pm by Terry Riley.
This recording was made off 846kHz.

Christmas Eve 1981 on Radio Nova in Dublin with Chris Cary from 12.50pm.
Chris is followed at 2pm by Terry Riley.
This recording was made off 846kHz.

Chris Cary

Terry Riley


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Radio City April 5th 1982

This is a recording of Cork station Radio City from April 5th 1982. 
First up is part of the 6-9pm show.
Then, from 9pm it's Luke Ward with 'Rock City'.

This is a recording of Cork station Radio City from April 5th 1982.
First up is part of the 6-9pm show.
Then, from 9pm it’s Luke Ward with ‘Rock City’.

6-9

Rock City

Radio City station page


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Radio Dublin Channel 2 December 8th 1982

Ger Roe’s Pirates’ Promotion Programme as aired on Radio Dublin Channel 2 in December 1982. The programme started at 8pm and was broadcast in 98.6MHz.

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Radio Nova December 14th 1982

This is Andy Archer on air for Radio Nova on December 14th 1982. The recording was made from 10.34am off 88.2MHz FMz in Dublin.

This is Andy Archer on air for Radio Nova on December 14th 1982. The recording was made from 10.34am off 88.2MHz FMz in Dublin.


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Radio West December 18th 1982

This is Don Allen's Breakfast Show on Mullingar-based pirate Radio West from July 1984. The recording was taken off 765kHz and starts at just after 9am.
Phillip McGovern follows Don at 10am.

From the afternoon of December 18th 1982, this is Radio West, the Mullingar-based pirate radio station with the Chris Jennings Show.

Don Allen

Radio West station page


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Radio Nova December 24th 1982

From Christmas Eve 1982 this is a recording of Radio Nova off 819kHz. Tony Gareth is on the air from 11.15am.

This recording was made by Ken Baird in Scotland and we thank him and DX Archive for the use of it
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Radio Nova December 25th 1982

This is a recording of Andy Archer on Radio Nova off 819kHz from Christmas Day in 1982.

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ERI January 15th 1983

This is Stuart Scott (right) on the morning shift for ERI. The recording is dated January 15th 1983 and starts at 8.20am.


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This recording is with thanks to Chris Ridley
Photo with thanks to DX Archive


ERI station page

Radio Nova December 25th 1983

This is Greg Gaughran on Radio Nova recorded on Christmas Day in 1983. Included in the programme is Bob Gallico’s Review of the Year.

Greg and Bob


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WKLR January 16th 1984

This is Steve Marshall on WKLR (West Cork Local Radio) from January 16th 1984. The recording starts just after 2pm.

This is Steve Marshall on WKLR (West Cork Local Radio) from January 16th 1984. The recording starts just after 2pm.


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WKLR January 18th 1984

This is a recording of West Cork Local Radio with Keith York from January 18th 1984. It starts at 5.15pm.


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Radio Nova January 19th 1984

From January 19th 1984 this is Radio Nova with Colm Hayes from 10.20am. He’s followed by John Clarke from midday.
This recording was made in Scotland by Ken Baird so understandably suffers from interference. It is, however, of huge historical interest. See newspaper cuttings…

Colm Hayes

Note: around ten minutes is lost in the above recording from around the hour mark…

John Clarke

Nova jammed by RTÉ
Irish Independent
Nova claim that RTÉ are blacking out the pirates
Evening Press

This recording is by very kind courtesy of Ken Baird / DX Archive
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ERI December 22nd 1984

From December 22nd 1984 this is a short clip from the Cork station ERI, recorded at long distance from their medium wave transmissions.

ERI station page


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Breffni Regional Radio December 23rd 1984

This is a short recording of Cavan pirate station Breffni Radio from December 23rd 1984. It has a few edits but is worth a listen.

Radio Nova December 25th 1984

Christmas Day 1984  on Radio Nova. First, we have Denis Murray from 10.45am and he's followed by Tony Allan (right), along with an assortment of guests, from 2pm.

Christmas Day 1984 on Radio Nova. First, we have Denis Murray from 10.45am and he’s followed by Tony Allan (right), along with an assortment of guests, from 2pm.

10:45 Denis Murray

14:00 Tony Allan

Cavan Community Radio December 31st 1984

Cavan Community Radio welcomes in 1985 in this recording that starts just before midnight.

Radio Nova January 10th 1985

This is a recording of Peter Madison (pictured) on Radio Nova, the Dublin superpirate, on the afternoon of January 10th 1985.
Photo courtesy of DX Archive

This is a recording of Peter Madison (pictured) on Radio Nova, the Dublin superpirate, on the afternoon of January 10th 1985.

Radio Nova December 25th 1985

Christmas Day on Radio Nova in 1985 with George Talbot from just after midday.

Christmas Day on Radio Nova in 1985 with George Talbot from just after midday.

Radio Nova January 9th 1986

This is a recording of Radio Nova made off long wave in January 1986. Nova had been relaying their programming on 254kHz for around a month at this point. George Talbot is on the air for this Thursday afternoon. Sybil Fennell reads the news.

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This recording is with kind courtesy of our friends at DX Archive, who have some more background to the Nova long wave broadcasts here

Q102 January 12th 1986

From January 12th 1986 this is a recording of Q102, the Dublin superpirate, with Derek Jones on air in the afternoon.

Q102 station page


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ERI January 14th 1987

This is Chris Barry on the Cork pirate station Radio ERI from January 14th 1987. The recording starts at 10am.

ERI station page


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Signal 102 July 26th 1987

From July 26th 1987 this is Signal 102, broadcasting from Athlone in Co Westmeath. Paul McKenna (pictured) is on the air from midday. He follows Liam Lennon.

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This recording is from Chris Ridley’s collection
Image courtesy of Barry Flynn

Nova Power 103 December 12th 1987

From Radio Nova's short-lived return to Dublin's FM band this is a recording of Rick Dee's Weekly Top 40 from December 12th 1987. Starting at midday, this episode features Bruce Vidal sitting in for Rick.

From Radio Nova’s short-lived return to Dublin’s FM band this is a recording of Rick Dee’s Weekly Top 40 from December 12th 1987. Starting at midday, this episode features Bruce Vidal sitting in for Rick.

Listen


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K.I.T.S. April 27th 1988

This is a recording of Brian James on the air for the Monaghan-based pirate station K.I.T.S. We join the show at 4.20pm.

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Raidió Luimní May 18th 1988

From May 18th 1988 this is  John 'The Man' Frawley standing in for Margaret Frawley on the 'Music While You Work' lunchtime programme on Raidió Luimní, the Limerick-based pirate station located in the city centre at 1 Upper Gerald Griffin St. 
The recording is off 103FM and starts at 12.17pm.

From May 18th 1988 this is John ‘The Man’ Frawley standing in for Margaret Frawley on the ‘Music While You Work’ lunchtime programme on Raidió Luimní, the Limerick-based pirate station located in the city centre at 1 Upper Gerald Griffin St.
The recording is off 103FM and starts at 12.17pm.

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Photo of John Frawley is courtesy of  Svenn Martinsen

Kilkenny Community Radio August 3rd 1988

This is Kilkenny Community Radio on 96.8MHz from August 3rd 1988. In the first recording we hear from John Kinsella on the morning show and in the second we hear from Tomm Dowling (right) at lunchtime.

John Kinsella from 8.19am

Tomm Dowling from 12.35pm


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This Kilkenny Community Radio recording is by kind courtesy of Gary Hogg


NCR Radio August 4th 1988

This is a recording of Waterford pirate NCR Radio. It’s from August 4th 1988 taken off 98FM. Mike Young is on air from 4pm.

Listen, as broadcast


Listen, airchecked

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Radio Nova December 17th 1988

This recording of Radio Nova's satellite-delivered incarnation dates from December 17th 1988  and features the Bossman, Chris Cary, getting his hands dirty on the Nova Night Network.

This recording of Radio Nova’s satellite-delivered incarnation dates from December 17th 1988 and features the Bossman, Chris Cary, getting his hands dirty on the Nova Night Network.

Pulsar 98 December 19th 1988

From December 19th 1988 this is ‘Gwen’ on the north Co Dublin pirate Pulsar 98, also identifying as sister station Community Radio Fingal. This recording was made off 98FM and begins just as the station returned from some unscheduled transmission downtime.

As broadcast

Airchecked version

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Radio Dublin December 25th 1988

From Christmas Day 1988 this is Radio Dublin with Shay West on the air from 11am.


11am Shay West

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This recording is courtesy of Ken Baird / DX Archive

Capitol Radio December 27th 1988

From December 27th 1988 this is the last show from Tony Gahan on his alternative rock music station Capitol Radio. The Dublin station was due to close for good just a few days later with the intoduction of new legislation outlawing pirates in Ireland.

From December 27th 1988 this is the last show from Tony Gahan on his alternative rock music station Capitol Radio.

The Dublin station was due to close for good just a few days later with the intoduction of new legislation outlawing pirates in Ireland.

Listen


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Sunshine Radio December 29th 1988

From Sunshine Radio’s second last day of broadcast, this is a broadcast of a special ceremony at the station’s Baggot Street HQ.

Kiss FM December 30th 1988

This is the final day of broadcasting from Monaghan’s Kiss FM, who were forced to cease broadcasting with the introduction of new legislation at the end of December 1988.
The full day of live programming is included, running from 6am through to the closedown at 6pm.

Nick Richards at 6am

10am Owen Barry & Midday Denis Murray

Denis Murray with his final hour then Tom Hardy from 3pm to closedown

This is the final day of broadcasting from Monaghan's Kiss FM, who were forced to cease broadcasting with the introduction of new legislation at the end of December 1988. 
The full day of live programming is included, running from 6am through to the closedown at 6pm.
Tom Hardy closes Kiss FM
Photo: Robin Dee

Midway Radio December 30th 1988

Midway Radio, based in Mullingar, Co Westmeath, ceased broadcasting at 9pm on December 30th 1988. This is their final 15 minutes.

Big M Radio December 30th 1988

This is the final three hours on air from Monaghan station Big M Community Radio – which decided to close at 11pm on December 30th 1988 to comply with a new broadcast bill.

K.I.T.S. December 31st 1988

From the final day of broadcast for all of Ireland’s pirate stations in 1988 before new legislation kicked in, this is the last six hours on air from K.I.T.S., based in Monaghan.

Boyneside Radio December 31st 1988

From Boyneside Radio’s last day on air, this is the final Green Scene for the station with presenter Heady Eddie.
The programme starts at 10am on December 31st 1988.

Listen, as broadcast

Listen, airchecked


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 .


Eddie Caffrey: Hasn’t changed much if you listen in now! Lol I remember that day well as we followed the Green Scene with a closedown show, and after a few drinks (you could then) in the Trinity Arms went around to turn off the AM at the Rossnaree Hotel and the two FMs at Fieldstown Hill, Monasterboice, and that night played records in the Lemon and Clove, Ardee and then later at Julianstown, Co Meath…what was I thinking!


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Telstar Community Radio December 31st 1988

This is the final 90 minutes on the air for Telstar Community Radio, the Dundalk, Co Louth pirate station which was forced to close at the end of 1988 due to new legislation.

Boyneside Radio Navan December 31st 1988

This is the final 30 minutes from this Boyneside Radio opt-out service in Co Meath. Tina Anderson says her farewells to the local audience.


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Roscommon Radio December 31st 1988

This is Roscommon Radio’s last minutes on air from December 31st 1988. Based in Elphin, the station were forced to cease broadcasting at the end of 1988 due to new legislation. Alan Hanley presents.

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This recording is with thanks to Michael Bermingham

Radio Dublin January 6th 1989

Radio Dublin continued broadcasting in 1989 in defiance of a new law threatening huge fines and possible imprisonment for anyone involved with a pirate broadcast.
From late night January 6th this recording was made off 101FM.


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Radio Dublin January 19th 1989

Radio Dublin continued broadcasting in 1989 in defiance of a new law threatening huge fines and possible imprisonment for anyone involved with a pirate broadcast. The authorities had also indicated that they would cut power supply and phone lines being used by any pirate who was on the air after December 31st 1988.

This recording is from Radio Dublin on the morning of January 19th 1989. It ends abruptly – reasons explained in that afternoon’s newspapers.


9.25am

Radio Dublin continued broadcasting in 1989 in defiance of a new law threatening huge fines and possible imprisonment for anyone involved with a pirate broadcast. The authorities had also indicated that they would cut power supply and phone lines being used by any pirate who was on the air after December 31st 1988.

This recording is from Radio Dublin on the morning of January 19th 1989. It ends abruptly - reasons explained in that afternoon's newspapers.
Evening Herald

Cooke managed to get power restored and here’s the station back on the air in the afternoon…

3.28pm


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Northside Radio January 20th 1989

Donegal station Northside Radio was a result of a split in the Radio North camp following the mass pirate closedowns at the end of 1988.

This recording is from January 20th 1989 and starts at 9.20am. John Watt is on the air from 10am and he’s followed at 1pm by ‘DJ Wes’ running through to 4pm. It was taken from their 846kHz medium wave outlet.

The newspaper clipping on the right is from the Donegal Democrat from January 20th 1989 and gives a little background to the station.

9.20am

10am John Watt

1pm Wes


This recording is courtesy of Ken Baird / DX Archive
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Radio Dublin January 22nd 1989

This is Radio Dublin from the afternoon of January 22nd 1989. The recording starts at 1pm and features Brian Paige, who then introduces that week’s Captain’s News, in a week that the station had been in the wars with the authorities.


Listen


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Classic Hits 98FM December 25th 1989

From Christmas morning in 1989 this is Classic Hits 98FM’s morning crew with Pat (Courtenay), Elaine (Geraghty), Tom Hardy and Nixer all live in studio.
This short extract is airchecked but gives a good flavour of the show


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Radio Luxembourg December 29th 1991

This is a recording from the night one of the world’s most famous radio stations turned off their just as famous MW transmitter which broadcast on 208metres (1440kHz).

The station were moving into a new era of broadcasting via satellite and this is Shaun Tilley’s lead-in show from 10.10pm to midnight taken from the Astra satellite.
The transmitter was due to be switched off at 3am with a special show starting at midnight.

Radio Luxembourg December 30th 1991

This is a recording from the night one of the world’s most famous radio stations turned off their just as famous MW transmitter which broadcast on 208metres (1440kHz).

The station were moving into a new era of broadcasting via satellite and this is a very special final show which ran from midnight until 3am, when the transmitter was switched off.

Below we present a choice of listening…
We have the whole programme recorded via satellite . We also have the option to listen authentically to the final 40 minutes as they were broadcast on medium wave.

Last 40 minutes on Medium Wave

Last 40 minutes va satellite

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.

Listen here

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Kiss FM station page

Power 98 November 1st 1994

This is a recording of Power 98, based in Claremorris, Co Mayo. Mister C is at the mic with a load of other station heads. The broadcast date is November 1st 1994.

Listen here

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Energy 106 April 12th 1997

This is a recording of the border blaster Energy 106 from April 12th 1997. Ran by Lawrence John and wIth transmitters based in Monaghan the automated station was aimed primarily at a Belfast audience.


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This recording is courtesy of Ian Biggar


Pulse 103FM May 21st 1999

From May 21st 1999 this is Pulse FM, the Dublin dance music station, with Adrian Jay on air followed by Ronan Devitt.
The recording starts at 10.45am and is part-edited.
Ronan's show starts at 1pm.

From May 21st 1999 this is Pulse FM, the Dublin dance music station, with Adrian Jay (pictured) on air followed by Ronan Devitt.
The recording starts at 10.45am and is part-edited.
Ronan’s show starts at 1pm.

Adrian Jay

Ronan Devitt

Pulse FM station page


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Kiss 106FM July 13th 2000

This is a recording of Dundalk-based pirate Kiss 106FM from the morning of July 13th 2000. The programming is automated and we join it at 10 past 10,



Phantom FM December 25th 2000

This is Steve Conway live on a Christmas morning on Phantom FM, the alt-rock Dublin-based pirate station.

This is Steve Conway recorded live on a Christmas morning on Phantom FM, the alt-rock Dublin-based pirate station.
Steve in the Phantom FM studio

Recorded on December 25th 2000, this was the first time the station experimented with live programming on the big day at a time when even the big licensed stations were running pre-records.

Steve recalls that first show: “This is the first-ever time that pirate Phantom had a live show on Christmas day. When I offered to do it, they said I could if I wanted to, but that it would be very quiet. It turned out quite the opposite – tons of people were listening, and I was quickly deluged with requests by text and phone.
Sinister Pete was so impressed listening to the show that he decided to come in after me and do a live afternoon show too!

“One other feature of the recording is hilarious to me now – my accent. I was not long back in the country after 16 years living in the UK, and I sounded very English.

“Also, during the time I had been away from Ireland, there had been a big change in children’s names. In my era girls were Mary, or Gráinne, Orla or Deirdre. There were no Aoifes – a name you will hear me mispronounce spectacularly on more than one occasion, along with other more modern Irish names.
Which, of course, just made me sound even more English!”

From 8.58am


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XFM January 13th 2002

This is the Chillage Idiots on XFM recorded off 107.9MHz on the night of January 13th 2002.

Listen

This XFM recording is a Radio Retro original

Energy 94FM January 9th 2003

This is the final hour from the second incarnation of Energy 94. The station had previously ceased broadcasting but had been sold on lock, stock and barrel.
In this recording Jason McKay winds the station down on January 9th 2003 from 6pm.

Ice FM June 22nd 2003

On June 22nd 2003 Joe Rossa took to airwaves of Ice FM on 100.0MHz in Dublin to address many of the allegations which had appeared in an article in that morning’s Sunday World, reproduced here.
The recording starts at 2pm.

Fury over pervert's campaign for cash on radio
Sunday World – June 22nd 2003 (tap on image to read)

Listen here

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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.

Today FM December 24th 2003

From Christmas Eve 2003 this is Bob Conway on the national independent station Today FM.

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Hot FM December 24th 2003

From November 3rd 2003 this is a recording of Hot FM, the Dublin dance music pirate station, taken off 99.4MHz FM.
First on is Paul Duffy, and he's followed by DJ Spiral.

From Christmas Eve 2003 this is a recording of Hot FM, the Dublin dance music pirate station, taken off 99.4MHz FM.
‘Fabio’ is on the decks from 3.10pm.


Fabio

Lite FM December 24th 2003

Lite FM

This is a recording of Dublin’s easy-listening licensed station Lite FM from Christmas Eve 2003.


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2FM January 2nd 2004

This is a recording of Damien Farrelly on 2FM’s Breakfast Show on the second day of 2004. Included is an interview with Dustin the Turkey.

North West Radio August 29th 2004

From August 29th 2004 this is a recording of North West Radio, the licensed service which covered three north-west counties. The programme is Sunday Gold, presented by Mike Byrne from 7.45pm. It was also simulcast on NWR’s sister station Mid West Radio.



RTÉ Radio 1 December 31st 2004

From New Year’s Eve 2004 this is how RTÉ Radio 1 saw in 2005. In this recording, John Creedon presents a live show with guests from the RTÉ Cork studios.


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Ministry FM January 14th 2005

Broadcasting to Dublin's city centre on 93.2MHz FM, this is Ministry Radio from the evening of January 14th 2005.

Broadcasting to Dublin’s city centre on 93.2MHz FM, this is Ministry Radio from the evening of January 14th 2005.
The signal was weak in the suburbs so the recording is not perfect, although it improves. The station were also having issues and went off the air for the rest of the evening as this recording ends.


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Space FM January 14th 2005

This is Dublin dance pirate Space FM on 99.4MHz from January 14th 2005. The recording starts at 11.40pm and finishes just after the station’s final live link for the night.


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Capital FM January 7th 2006

This is a day’s worth of live programming from Capital 90.3FM, Dublin’s Feel Good Beat. The date is January 7th 2006.
You can listen to each individual show or listen to the whole lot in two big blocks.

10am: Dave Mooney

11am: Gar Hogan

1pm: Lee Dee

3pm-4.30pm: Dave Maguire

5pm: Dave Maguire

6pm: Danny Kearns with Essential 90s Dance

9pm: Paul Mac

10am-4.30pm

5pm-11pm

This Capital FM recording is a Radio Retro original

Capital FM station page

The Anorak Hour #L08

The eigthth edition of the licensed version of Phantom FM’s media industry programme presented by Ger Roe as broadcast at 9am on December 24th 2006.

Phantom FM January 21st 2007

From Sunday morning January 21st 2007 this is Phantom 105.2's Irish language music programme Carraig Crua le Orlagh Donnelly.

From Sunday morning January 21st 2007 this is Phantom 105.2’s Irish language music programme Carraig Crua le Orlagh Donnelly.

This was followed by an edition of The Anorak Hour…


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STGH Radio December 27th 2018

This is a podcast version of a programme which was aired on South Tipperary General Hospital Radio in December 2018.

'Pirate in the Westgate - The Story of CBC Radio Clonmel' is a historical trip through the archives of the long-lasting pirate station which was on air from November 14th 1981 right up to the mass pirate closedowns in 1988.

‘Pirate in the Westgate – The Story of CBC Radio Clonmel’ is a historical trip through the archives of the long-lasting pirate station which was on air from November 14th 1981 right up to the mass pirate closedowns in 1988.

The programme is presented by Jonathan Ryan and Jimmy Williams & was produced by West Ten Audio Productions

Over 100 volunteers along with a handful of part-time and full-time staff contributed on the air, and it was hugely popular among young and old in Clonmel and Carrick on Suir and surrounding towns. 

Over three years, former staff member Jonathan Ryan researched the station’s history through interviews with former staff members and listening back through the archives.

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This programme has been added to our archive with thanks to Jonathan Ryan who donated it so that: “It’s in safe hands somewhere for posterity.”

Radio Nova December 26th 1982

This is Chris Cary and Hugh O’Brien taking calls from listeners on Radio Nova in the very early hours of St Stephen’s Day in 1982. The recording is off 88.2MHz. Roland Burke takes over from around 1am.

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Kiss 106 December 30th 1988

This is a recording of the final minutes of Dublin station Kiss 106 as it closed for good on December 30th 1988.


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This recording is by very kind courtesy of Eddie Bohan / Irish Broadcast Hall of Fame


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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