The Retro Years

In our Radio Retro section you can listen again to historical Irish radio recordings exactly as they were broadcast.

RADIO NOVA

Mike Edgar on air from 11.40pm, followed by The Midnoght Cowboy
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RADIO NOVA

John Clarke and Terry Riley on air from 8.44am, recorded off 88.2MHz
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RADIO NOVA

John Clarke, Hugh O’Brien and Terry Riley on air from 12.30pm.
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RADIO NOVA

Nova Gold with John Clarke from 4pm This recording, which was made…
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RADIO NOVA

Declan Meehan’s last show for Radio Nova From 1984, this is Declan…
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Q102

Gerry Stevens and John Kenny for the Q
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LLCR

Paul Barrett on air for the brand new Liberties station
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LLCR

Paul Barrett on air for the Liberties, Dublin station
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Q102

Patrick’s Day OB on O’Connell St from the Dublin pirate
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ABC RADIO

The final minutes from the long-running Waterford station
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Q102

The closedown of the Dublin superpirate from 2.20pm
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WLR

The final 45 minutes from the Waterford station
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POWER 98

The Limerick pirate closes for good with Steve Phillips
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KLFJ

The final moments from the Cork religious station
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HOPE FM

Dublin station Hope FM’s last programme before closure
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WKLR

The Cork station’s final hours on air in 1988
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SMILE FM

The final moments on air for the west Dublin station
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RADIOFAX

The final broadcast on the UK info station’s Drogheda relay
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COAST 103

The Galway station’s final broadcast from December 1988
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NWCR

Mary Gallagher on air from 11.45pm for the station’s closedown
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A.M.S.

The final moments from the Kilkenny pirate station
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RADIO DUBLIN

Dave Felton on air for the long-running station off 101.2 from 2.16pm
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2FM

Gerry Ryan the morning after a momentous sporting event
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FM104

Jason Maine on the Dublin licensed station from 1am
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XFM

This recording starts at 9.45pm and features The Chillage Idiots
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ABC 94FM

Steve Conway presents North Sea Gold on the Dublin pirate
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LUV FM

Love songs all the way from 9.30pm on Cork 106.8MHz
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KS1075

The Navan based automated station from November 2000
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JAZZ FM

The long-running Dublin urban music pirate off 89.8MHz from 5.50pm
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WXTC

This recording is from the programme Icon versus Mecon
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WXTC

Derek Jones with his long-running show Old Gold Retold
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KISS FM

The Dublin dance station off 94.4MHz from 7.30pm
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NOVA 947

A full afternoon’s output from the Dublin dance station
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FREAK FM

The Cork alt station recorded off 105.2MHz from 6.25pm
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XFM

Some Christmas tunes from Alternative pirate XFM
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THE ROCK

The temporary Dublin station featuring Enda Murphy on the air
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i105-107

Tommy and Hector on air for iRadio in the north-east.
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2FM

The Best of Colm & Jim-Jim starting at 9am
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