The Retro Years

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

SPIN 1038

Suzanne Kane in for a Sunday afternoon on Dublin’s youth station
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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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KISS FM

John Clarke on air on Radio Nova’s sister station Kiss FM
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RADIO NOVA

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

The launch of Dublin pirate station Q102 with LJ and Jason Maine
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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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KISS FM

Denis Murray on air from 3pm on 103.7MHz in Monaghan
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Q102

Dave Kelly on air from 1.06am on Q102’s penultimate day of broadcasting
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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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TREBLE TR

Aidan Cooney on the final day of transmission for the Dublin pirate
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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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CKR FM

The final hour from the licensed service for Carlow & Kildare
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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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PREMIER FM

The final day from Premier FM’s first temporary licence in Dublin
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SPIN 1038

Breakfast Xpress with Joe & Keith from 6.40am on the Dublin station
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FM104

The Phone Show from 11.35pm with Adrian and Jeremy
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FM104

The Strawberry Alarm Clock with Colm and Jim-Jim from 6.40am
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FM104

The Strawberry Alarm Clock with Colm and Jim-Jim from 6.30am
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RTÉ RADIO 1

Joe Duffy with his traditional outside broadcast from Grafton Street.
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RTÉ 2FM

Gerry Ryan and guests; then Gareth O’Callaghan; & later Rick O’Shea.
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XFM

Some Christmas tunes from Alternative pirate XFM
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LMFM RADIO

Christmas Day 2004 on the licensed station for Louth and Meath
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SPACE FM

Automated programming starting at midnight off 99.4MHz Dublin
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FREAK FM

The final broadcast from the Cork station recorded off 105.2MHz
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CAPITAL FM

Alan Dean with a live test broadcast for this Dublin pirate off…
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LMFM RADIO

Adrienne O’Hora on Friday night duty for the Louth / Meath station
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SPIN 1038

Suzanne Kane in for a Sunday afternoon on Dublin’s youth station
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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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