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Community Radio 257 June 2nd 1983

This recording is from the other station based in Portmarnock, Community Radio 257. Gordon Sommerville is on air from 10.30am on a Thursday morning, June 2nd 1983.

This recording is from the other station based in Portmarnock, Community Radio 257. Gordon Sommerville is on air from 10.30am on a Thursday morning, June 2nd 1983, recorded off 1134kHz.
The station had opened just days earlier.


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Kiss FM January 15th 1984

From Sunday, January 15th 1984, this is the historic final two hours from Kiss FM, the Radio Nova sister station. The final show on the station was Kiss Rocks with Denis Murray (pictured in the Kiss FM studio) and the recording starts during the 10pm networked news.
Courtesy: Richie Wild

From Sunday, January 15th 1984, this is the historic final two hours from Kiss FM, the Radio Nova sister station. The final show on the station was Kiss Rocks with Denis Murray (pictured in the Kiss FM studio) and the recording starts during the 10pm networked news.
At this time RTÉ were conducting a jamming campaign against Radio Nova, who were broadcastng on 88FM. Station boss Chris Cary closed Kiss FM in order to give Nova an additional frequency to move on to to avoid the interference.


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This recording was originally supplied to DX Archive by Miles Johnson.


Radio Nova January 15th 1984

From January 15th 1984 this is Chris Barry (right) on a Sunday night on Radio Nova. The recording starts at 11.10pm and runs to the midnight news with Dave Malone.
At this exact time, Radio Nova's sister station had entered its final hour of broadcast - you can listen to the parallel broadcast by tapping here.

This is Chris Barry (right) on Radio Nova from January 15th 1984. The recording starts at 11.10pm and runs to the midnight news with Dave Malone.
At this exact time, Radio Nova’s sister station had entered its final hour of broadcast – you can listen to the parallel broadcast by tapping here.

The Radio Nova recording was made in Leeds and, as such, suffers from fading and interference. This ‘anorak’ quality recording has been archived for historical completeness.


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Photo is by very kind courtesy of Richie Wild


Radio Nova January 16th 1984

This is Radio Nova in the hours following the closedown of sister station Kiss FM, which closed at midnight on January 15th 1984.
Following the end of the News with Dave Malone, Mike Moran (picture) pays tribute to the departed station at the start of his overnight programme at just after midnight as we enter January 16th.
We also catch up with the Breakfast programme with Declan Meehan and Bob Gallico before Colm Hayes, who rejoined Nova from Kiss FM, takes over at 9am.

This is Radio Nova in the hours following the closedown of sister station Kiss FM, which closed at midnight on January 15th 1984.
Following the end of the News with Dave Malone, Mike Moran (picture) pays tribute to the departed station at the start of his overnight programme at just after midnight as we enter January 16th.
We also catch up with the Breakfast programme with Declan Meehan and Bob Gallico before Colm Hayes, who rejoined Nova from Kiss FM, takes over at 9am.

This recording was made in Leeds and, as such, suffers from fading and interference. This ‘anorak’ quality recording has been archived for historical completeness.

Mike Moran

Declan & Bob

Colm Hayes


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Photo is by very kind courtesy of Richie Wild


Kerry Local Radio February 11th 1984

This is a recording of Seán Hurley on Kerry Local Radio from the afternoon of February 11th 1984. The station was broadcasting on 99.9MHz and we join the show at 2.15pm.


As you’re listening you are invited to visit the Kerry Local Radio station page and if you can add to the history (factually or anecdotally) or if there’s anything else you can contribute such as photos or recordings, please get in touch.


This Radio Retro recording was provided on cassette by Joe Cashin


Horizon FM July 22nd 1984

This is a recording of a night-time Reggae music programme as broadcast on the Dublin pirate station Horizon FM on July 22nd 1984.

This recording has been digitised from a cassette donated by Chris Ridley

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Radio Clare August 15th 1984

These are test transmissions from Radio Clare recorded off 88.2MHz on August 15th 1984.
First, we hear from Tony G from 11.43am and then in the afternoon, Ollie Burns is on from 1.46pm.


This recording is an Anoraks Ireland original supplied to Radiowaves.fm on cassette by Joe Cashin. If you have any casettes, mp3 or Mixcloud/Soundcloud hosted radio recordings please get in touch at recordings@radiowaves.fm.

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Radio Nova June 7th 1985

This is the Radio Nova Breakfast Programme from the morning after the Funny Bubble Competition Final the night before, which went on until the early hours. John Clarke and Bob Gallico nurse their sore heads as they entertain Dubliners in this recording off 102.7MHz  which starts at 7.17am.

This is the Radio Nova Breakfast Programme from the morning after the Funny Bubble Competition Final the night before, which went on until the early hours. John Clarke and Bob Gallico nurse their sore heads as they entertain Dubliners in this recording off 102.7MHz which starts at 7.17am.


Thanks to Joe Cashin

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Radio Nova July 24th 1985

This is Ric Harris on the evening shift for Radio Nova in the summer of 1985. Recorded off 102.7MHz in Dublin, we join the proceedings at just after 10.30pm.
Dave Johnson reads the News.

This is Ric Harris on the evening shift for Radio Nova in the summer of 1985. Recorded off 102.7MHz in Dublin, we join the proceedings at just after 10.30pm.
Dave Johnson reads the News.


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Kildare Local Broadcasting October 10th 1986

This is a test transmission from Kildare Local Broadcasting on October 10th 1986 starting at 2.34pm. KLB was a new community-type service which was due to launch the following morning.

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This KLB recording is with thanks to Joe Cashin


Kildare Local Broadcasting October 11th 1986

This is the launch recording of Kildare Local Broadcasting, which was a new community-type service for the area broadcasting on 102.4MHz. The first official programme on the station was at 10am on Saturday, October 11th 1986 and Declan Dillon presented.

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This KLB recording is with thanks to Joe Cashin


Radio Caroline Dublin September 1993

From an unknown day in September 1993 this is Radio Caroline Dublin broadcasting from a north Dublin suburb on 102.5MHz. Peter Black is the presenter for this recording.

Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts in collaboration with Gary Hogg / DX Archive. This recording was originally donated to DX Archive by Prince Terry.

Club FM August 30th 1994

This is the Dublin station Club FM from August 30th 1994. Dave Power is on air for the morning show, recorded off 106.4MHz from 9.25am.

This is the Dublin station Club FM from August 30th 1994. Dave Power is on air for the morning show, recorded off 106.4MHz from 9.25am.


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The Vibe May 26th 1996

This is Ciarán Browne on the Dublin dance music pirate station The Vibe from the afternoon of May 26th 1996.
The recording is edited in parts.

This recording is by kind courtesy of Ciarán Brannelly.
If you have any cassettes, mp3s or Mixcloud/SoundCloud hosted recordings that we could use please get in touch at recordings@radiowaves.fm.
We also welcome any other radio memorabilia such as photos, image scans etc.


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Freedom FM November 2000

From an unknown date in November 2000 this is Mike O’Brien on Dublin’s pirate station Freedom 92FM.

Freedom FM April 29th 2002

This is Mike O'Brien (right) on the Dublin pirate station Freedom 92FM from the afternoon of April 29th 2002. The recording starts at 4.10pm and is off 92.0MHz.

This is Mike O’Brien (right) on the Dublin pirate station Freedom 92FM from the afternoon of April 29th 2002. The recording starts at 4.10pm and is off 92.0MHz.


This recording is by kind courtesy of Mike O’Brien

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Freedom FM September 13th 2002

From Friday 13th September 2002 this is Mike O'Brien and Nikki (pictured) on Drive for Freedom 92FM, the Dublin pirate station. We join the shenanigans at 5pm.

From Friday 13th September 2002 this is Mike O’Brien and Nikki (pictured) on Drive for Freedom 92FM, the Dublin pirate station. We join the shenanigans at 5pm.


This recording is by kind courtesy of Mike O’Brien

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Fun FM September 18th 2006

This is Fun FM, a dance music pirate based in Dublin, recorded off 101.3MHz FM on September 18th 2006 from 6.20pm. Deco F is the DJ.

Rhythm FM September 19th 2006

This is a recording of Rhythm FM, the Dublin dance music pirate station, which at this time was broadcasting on 94.1MHz. The date was September 19th 2006, starting at 9pm.

Listen here

If you have any recordings on cassette or mp3 that you’d like to donate to our Irish Radio Recordings Archive please drop a line to recordings@radiowaves.fm.
We also welcome photos and any other radio memorabilia.

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The Story of the Dublin Pirates 1982

This special Aircheck Factory feature on the Dublin pirate radio scene takes a close look at the bigger stations operating at the time: Radio Nova, ARD and Sunshine Radio. This is how it played out on KADI FM in St Louis, USA.


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The Story of Wicklow Community Radio

This is a promotional programme from the mid 80s looking at the history of WCR – Wicklow Community Radio.


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Alternative Broadcasting Cork July 23rd 1978

This is a very short snippet of Chris Stevens on Alternative Broadcasting Cork on the afternoon of July 23rd 1978.


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A Tribute to Don Allen

This is a tribute documentary to the late, great Don Allen as narrated by Pat Rock.


This documentary feature was donated by Chris Ridley
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Limerick: A Radio City

'Limerick: A Radio City' is presented and produced by Martin Ryan. The documentary was made as part of a college project and was later picked up and broadcast by LCCR (Limerick's community station). In it, Martin tells the fascinating story of Big L and Mike Richardson, and features contributions from Mike himself along with clips from the station.
The full title of the programme is 'Limerick: A Radio City - Episode 1'.

‘Limerick: A Radio City’ is presented and produced by Martin Ryan. The documentary was made as part of a college project and was later picked up and broadcast by LCCR (Limerick’s community station). In it, Martin tells the fascinating story of Big L and Mike Richardson, and features contributions from Mike himself along with clips from the station.
The full title of the programme is ‘Limerick: A Radio City – Episode 1’. More were planned but Martin could not secure the backing or funding – which is a shame as there are some great stories to be told about radio in Limerick. If you can help Martin secure funding or backing please get in touch and we can put you in touch with him.


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Eastside Radio Ireland October 29th 1982

This is a recording of the Cork station Eastside Radio Ireland from October 29th 1982. Paul Graham (right) is on the air for the evening shift, which is split into two files.

This is a recording of the Cork station Eastside Radio Ireland from October 29th 1982. Paul Graham (right) is on the air for the evening shift, which is split into two files.

8.12pm

9.42pm

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The Irish Pirates Special

Tony Hayes of Merseyland Alternative Radio, the long-running Liverpool pirate station, takes a nostalgic look back at the ’80s superpirate era in Dublin.


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Eastside Radio Ireland October 30th 1982

From Saturday, October 30th 1982, this is Eastside Radio Ireland from Cork.
First we hear from Paul Graham on the Breakfast shift…

8am

Later, from mid-morning, this is Tony Williams

10.24am

Finally, we hear from John Lyons on the Evening time show

6.40pm

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Citybeat Radio July 27th 2003

This is a recording of Belfast's Citybeat Radio from July 27th 2003 with a special edition of the Kenny Tosh Show in which he and his special guest, Ben Healy (right), reminisce about Radio Scotland, the offshore pirate of the '60s.

This is a recording of Belfast’s Citybeat Radio from July 27th 2003 with a special edition of the Kenny Tosh Show in which he and his special guest, Ben Healy (right), reminisce about Radio Scotland, the offshore pirate of the ’60s.

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Radio Rainbow International July 28th 1985

From the very early days of Radio Rainbow International, the shortwave station which broadcast from the east coast, this is a recording of Heady Eddie (pictured with the station transmitter) from just before midday on July 28th 1985

From the very early days of Radio Rainbow International, the shortwave station which broadcast from the east coast, this is a recording of Heady Eddie (pictured with the station transmitter) from just before midday on July 28th 1985

Photo by kind courtesy of Kieran Murray
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Bray Local Broadcasting May 10th 1984

This is a recording of Bray Local Broadcasting from the morning of May 10th 1984 recorded off their 97.8FM outlet.
First we hear from Mick Duggan at 10.44am and he's followed at 11am by Joe Bolland.

This is a recording of Bray Local Broadcasting from the morning of May 10th 1984 recorded off their 97.8FM outlet.
First we hear from Mick Duggan at 10.44am and he’s followed at 11am by Joe Bollard.

Mick

Joe

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Alternative Radio West January 26th 1982

This is Alternative Radio West, the Mayo-based pirate station, which broadcast from Ballina. This recording was made on January 26th 1982 from 265metres and features the end of Tommy Murphy's show, and he is followed by Éamonn Brooks from 11am.

This is Alternative Radio West, the Mayo-based pirate station, which broadcast from Ballina. This recording was made on January 26th 1982 from 265metres and features the end of Tommy Murphy’s show, and he is followed by Éamonn Brooks from 11am.

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Open Tempo FM March 17th 2017

This is Open Tempo FM, the Waterford pirate radio station, which broadcasts on 105.1MHz. This recording is a Bank Holiday Special from St Patrick's Day 217 which features clips and memories from two old Waterford pirates, Suirside and ABC FM.

This is Open Tempo FM, the Waterford pirate radio station, which broadcasts on 105.1MHz. This recording is a Bank Holiday Special from St Patrick’s Day 2017 which features clips and memories from two old Waterford pirates, Suirside and ABC FM.

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Radio Nova September 17th 1981

From the afternoon of September 17th 1981 this is Jason Maine on Radio Nova (right) from 3.50pm. Sybil Fennell reads the '88 News' at 4pm.

From the afternoon of September 17th 1981 this is Jason Maine on Radio Nova (right) from 3.50pm. Sybil Fennell reads the ’88 News’ at 4pm.

This recording is by kind courtesy of Mike Ormonde
Photo is thanks to DX Archive
Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts since 2002

Spectrum FM July 9th 1997

This recording of the Dublin alternative music station Spectrum FM is from July 9th 1997 and features Pete Reed from 7.30pm on 105.3MHz.
Interestingly, this recording was made near Blackpool during an FM lift. There are one or two crackles, fades and breakthough from other stations which were also coming through during the lift.

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Radio Nova August 25th 1984

Thanks to Joseph King

From Saturday, August 25th 1984, this is Chris Barry on the Dublin superpirate Radio Nova. Bernie Jameson reads the News.

Photo: Chris Barry on the right in the Radio Nova studio in Herbert Street with Dr Don.

Listen


With huge thanks to Mike Ormonde
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Radio ERI February 1st 1983

This is a recording of the Cork pirate station Radio ERI from the morning of February 1st 1983. Paul Graham presents the Breakfast Show as 9am approaches.

This is a recording of the Cork pirate station Radio ERI from the morning of February 1st 1983. Paul Graham presents the Breakfast Show as 9am approaches.


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Signal 106FM December 30th 1988

Signal 106FM’s final night of broadcast as they close at the end of December 1988 in line with the introduction of a new broadcast act.

Note, these recordings have been transferred from cassette and quality is not so great in parts but we’ve included it all for historical completion…

First of all, from 6.30pm, we hear from Garv Rigby

From 7pm, this is Benny Ryan…

At 8pm, Graham Turner takes over…

Station owner Mike Ormonde is on from 10pm…

And this is the final hour to closedown…

This recording is with huge thanks to Mike Ormonde
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Kiss 103 October 25th 1994

This is Dave Adams (pictured) on the Kiss 103 Breakfast Show from 7am on October 25th 1994. Kiss 103 was a Dublin-based pirate station.

This is Dave Adams (pictured) on the Kiss 103 Breakfast Show from 7am on October 25th 1994. Kiss 103 was a Dublin-based pirate station.
The recording is mainly airchecked.

Photo is courtesy of Mike Ormonde.

This recording is part of a collection of cassettes donated by Mike Ormonde. We thank him. We are digitising the cassettes and the originals will be returned to him.
If you have cassettes that you’d like to have digitised then returned to you, along with the digital files, please write to recordings@radiowaves.fm


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Radio ERI March 1st 1983

This is Radio ERI, the Cork pirate station, from the morning of March 1st 1983. Andy Archer is in for Breakfast along with Andrew Hewkin (pictured, courtesy DX Archive) on News and other inserts.

This is Radio ERI, the Cork pirate station, from the morning of March 1st 1983. Andy Archer is in for Breakfast along with Andrew Hewkin (pictured, courtesy DX Archive) on News and other inserts.


This recording is from the Chris Ridley collection donated to Radiowaves.fm

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Phoenix 107 May 28th 1987

This is Tony Allan on the south Dublin pirate Phoenix FM on the morning of May 28th 1987. The recording is edited in places but is very enjoyable nonetheless.

This is Tony Allan on the south Dublin pirate Phoenix FM on the morning of May 28th 1987. The recording is edited in places but is very enjoyable nonetheless.

Recording is thanks to Mike Ormonde
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Radio ERI April 13th 1983

From the morning of April 13th 1983 this is a recording of the Cork pirate Radio ERI. First it’s the end of Steve Marshall’s show, which is followed by the 9am News – read by Don Allen (pictured). After the News Paul Graham takes over.

Steve Marshall

Paul Graham


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CKR FM August 6th 2003

From August 6th 2003 this is a recording of ‘Nighttime CKR’ with Mike O’Brien sitting in for Ronan Davitt from 9pm.

From August 6th 2003 this is a recording of 'Nighttime CKR' with Mike O'Brien sitting in for Ronan Davitt from 9pm.

If you have any radio station recordings – whether on cassette or mp3 or hosted on Mixcloud/Soundcloud – that we can archive here, please get in touch. Recordings@radiowaves.fm

Radio ERI May 19th 1983

This is a recording of Paul Graham’s show from the morning of May 19th 1983. This is interesting because Radio Nova had been raided the day before and there were to be developments whilst Paul, who was temporary Station Manager, was on the air.
Lynsey Shelbourne and Don Allen are on Newsreading duties.

Listen


This recording is from the Chris Ridley Collection

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Radio ERI July 3rd 1983

This is Don Allen on Cork’s Radio ERI on the afternoon of July 3rd 1983. The recording, which was made from 102FM, starts just as the 4pm News comes to an end.

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This recording is courtesy of Ian Biggar / DX Archive

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Radio ERI August 6th 1983

This recording features Liam Quigley on Radio ERI in Cork from the morning of August 6th 1983.

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Radio ERI October 22nd 1983

This is a recording of a live outside broadcast from Wilton Shopping Centre with John Blake on location for Radio ERI in Cork on Saturday, October 22nd 1983.
It is split into two parts, the first starts at just after 3pm and then we rejoin the broadcast at around 4.40pm.

3pm

4.40pm

This is a recording of a live outside broadcast from Wilton Shopping Centre with John Blake on location for Radio ERI in Cork on Saturday, October 22nd 1983.
It is split into two parts, the first starts at just after 3pm and then we rejoin the broadcast at around 4.40pm.
Cutting is thanks to Joe O’Connor

This recording has been used by kind permission of our friends at Pirate.ie and was originally recorded by Leon Tipler.

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Sugar FM March 1st 2004

This is a recording from the launch night of the Dublin pirate station Sugar FM. After a few months on test, Sugar FM launched on 92.0MHz FM on the evening of March 1st 2004 with most of the presenter line up in the studio to say hello to the listeners.
First on the mic is Al Murray & Ivano Cafello. They're followed by Jason McKay. Next is Mike O'Brien in the company of Wayne Scales. Then we hear from Dave C & Lar Wright.
Jason McKay and Al Murray
Courtesy Mike O’Brien

This is a recording from the launch night of the Dublin pirate station Sugar FM. After a few months on test, Sugar FM launched on 92.0MHz FM on the evening of March 1st 2004 with most of the presenter line up in the studio to say hello to the listeners.

First on the mic is Al Murray & Ivano Cafello. They’re followed by Jason McKay. Next is Mike O’Brien in the company of Wayne Scales. Then we hear from Dave C & Lar Wright.

Sugar FM station page


This recording is from a cassette kindly donated by Mike O’Brien
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Hits 106 July 9th 1997

This is a recording of the Dún Laoghaire based Hits 106 from July 9th 1997. Chris Foley is on the air from 6pm.

This is a recording of the Dún Laoghaire based Hits 106 from July 9th 1997. Chris Foley is on the air from 6pm.

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Bray Local Broadcasting August 14th 1981

This recording was made during a visit by a DX Archive touring party in August 1981. Joe Bollard (pictured during this recording) is the presenter of ‘Morning Mixture’, recorded off 828kHz.
Ken Baird, one of the tour party, later wrote: “Joe [was] blind and was helped by a young lad [who] fetched the music for him. Joe cued up the records himself, putting the stylus under a little strain. It was amazing to watch.”

Listen

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Radio Leinster August 15th 1981

This is Gordon Summerville on the Dublin pirate Radio Leinster from August 1981.
The recording starts at just after 10am.

Recorded during a visit by some touring British Anoraks, this is Radio Leinster from August 15th 1981. Starting at 2.17pm, this was made off 738kHz.

Listen or download

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.


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Kildare Community Radio August 15th 1981

This is Kildare Community Radio, a Naas-based pirate station. Made on August 15th 1981, these recordings were made by the DX Archive team during a visit to the station. The photo of the studio was also taken at that time.

This is Kildare Community Radio, a Naas-based pirate station. Made on August 15th 1981, these recordings were made by the DX Archive team during a visit to the station. The photo of the studio was also taken at that time.

4.30pm

6.30pm


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


WKRC August 15th 1981

This is WKRC, a pirate station based in Newbridge, Co Kildare. Made on August 15th 1981, this recording was made by the DX Archive team during a visit to the station. The photo of Pat Martin in the studio was also taken at that time.

This is WKRC, a pirate station based in Newbridge, Co Kildare. Made on August 15th 1981, this recording was made by the DX Archive team during a visit to the station. The photo of Pat Martin in the studio was also taken at that time.

Radio Retro: archiving Irish Radio Recordings since 2002
This WKRC recording is by kind courtesy of DX Archive

Cork City Local Radio August 17th 1981

CCLR Cork City Local Radio

From August 1981 this is a recording of Cork City Local Radio made by an anorak touring party from Britain. John Harris on the air from 3.40pm and he’s followed by Dave Gilmour from 4pm.

CCLR station page


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Suirside Radio August 18th 1981

From August 18th 1981 this is Suirside Radio in Waterford. This recording was made by a touring party from what is now the DX Archive website

From August 18th 1981 this is Suirside Radio in Waterford. This recording was made by a touring party from what is now the DX Archive website

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Waterford Local Radio August 18th 1981

This is a recording of Waterford Local Radio from August 1981 which was made by a touring party of Anoraks from Britain.


WLR Station Page


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Big D August 19th 1981

This is Tony Allan on the Dublin pirate Big D Radio on August 19th 1981 from 5.53pm.
The photo was taken by a DX Archive touring party during this show.


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Open Tempo FM November 5th 2016

From November 2016, this is the Waterford pirate radio station Open Tempo FM, which broadcasts on 105.1MHz. This recording is a Mad Blaa Special with Nirvana Tribute lead singer John O'Connor in the studio.

From November 2016, this is the Waterford pirate radio station Open Tempo FM, which broadcasts on 105.1MHz. This recording is a Mad Blaa Special with Nirvana Tribute lead singer John O’Connor in the studio.

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