Ministry Warns Radio Pirates is a headline on page 2 of The Leitrim Observer.
A new station operated by schoolboys had appeared in Dublin using the name of Radio Atlantis and operating daily from 11.30pm until midnight thirty.
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Resistance Radio was a headline from The Irish Independent from January 5th 1972
Priest’s Plea for Pirate Radio Station was a headline from The Ulster Herald from January 6th 1973
2nd Following a few weeks of tests Capitol Radio launched on 220metres in Dublin.
15th Independent Radio Galway launch on 199metres.
28th: Limerick pirate radio station Big L was raided and closed down by officials of the Dept of Posts and Telegraphs and Gardaí.
Pirate Halts in Hope of Licence was a headline from The Irish Independent from January 5th 1979
Tactical Silence by Radio Pirates was a headline from The Evening Press from January 5th 1979
Hopeful Pirate was a headline from The Evening Echo from January 5th 1979
Big L The last of the Pirates was a headline from The Limerick Leader from January 6th 1979
28th: Independent Radio Galway close, citing lack of advertising revenue.
RTÉ’s attempts to show the viability of a local radio network in Ireland continues with the launch of RTÉ Community Radio West in Ballina, Co Mayo.
March 2nd: ABC Radio launched at 12 noon on this day in Waterford.
Pirates Laughing at the Law was a headline from The Evening Echo from January 5th 1983
RTÉ Advert ‘Pirated by Radio Station’ was a newspaper headline from The Irish Press dates January 7th 1983
RTÉ today launched Glasnevin Community Radio on 202m MW.
Radio Annabel close for scheduled engineering work to make technical adjustments to their FM and AM signals. Their planned return was Monday August 6th at 7am.
Dublin’s Radio Annabel ceased broadcasting on this day.
Test transmissions appeared in Dublin from a station calling itself WABC. They emanate from the studios of Radio Annabel, which closed down yesterday.
WABC tests, on air in Dublin since October 29th, have ceased. The station was set to be a possible revamp of Radio Annabel but when station personnel met yesterday, they contacted management with a view to a relaunch. Management agreed.
Tests for the’new’ Radio Annabel launch on 1323kHz with promotional materials airing on a loop.
Dublin’s Radio Annabel returned to air under new management on 88.0MHz and 1323kHz. Al Dunne opened the new era at 6pm from newly-refurbished studios.
Dublin Traffic Chopper Unjams the Air Waves was a newspaper headline from The Evening Press dated January 7th 1986
Storm damage knocked Cavan Community Radio off the air overnight.
Opening Up the Airwaves was a newspaper headline from January 6th 1988
Pirates Put RTÉ Radio in a Spot was a newspaper headline from The Irish Independent dated January 7th 1988
Raidió Luimni closed this evening to comply with new legislation. Alf de Lacy said a heartfelt goodbye to the station’s listeners.
ABC The Hot FM is off air in Waterford. It fell silent at 3pm to comply with new legislation.
Presenter Dies on Broadcast is a headline from The Cork Examiner dated January 3rd 1989.
Pirate Cooke Defiant is a headline from The Irish Press from January 3rd 1989.
Lone Pirate is Warned is a headline from The Irish Independent from January 3rd 1989.
Pirate Stations to Seek Licence is a headline from The Belfast Telegraph dated January 3rd 1989.
Sudden Death is a headline from The Evening Echo from January 3rd 1989.
Captain Cooke Walks the Plank is a headline from The Irish Press from January 5th 1989.
Pirate Chief is Still Defiant is a headline from The Evening Herald from January 5th 1989.
Heffo and Wogan in Radio Bid is a headline from The Evening Herald from January 6th 1989.
Defiant Pirates Go Back on the Air Today is a headline from The Irish Press from January 9th 1989.
Pirate Cooke Dodges Radio Ad Ban is a headline from The Evening Herald from January 9th 1989.
20th Capital Radio, the first licensed independent station, launched to Dublin on 104.4MHz.
24th Mid West Radio returned to air in Mayo as a licensed service.
18th: Radio West, the new licensed service for Galway launched on this day.
4th Ireland’s first national licensed commercial station arrived on air at 8am on this day. The station was officially launched by the Minister for Communications and Justice, Ray Burke, and the first voice heard was Terry Wogan, who was also an investor.
15th Tipp Mid West Radio launched on this day.
Lament for Fab 208 is a headline from The Sunday Independent from January 5th 1992.
Power FM is a headline from The Connaught Telegraph from January 11th 1995.
A new station is on in Dublin. Broadcasting automated output from the city centre, ABC FM is on both 88FM and 94.2FM
17th Radio Ireland, the long-awaited replacement for Century Radio, launched on this day.
Woodstock is a headline from The Limerick Chronicle from January 5th 1999.