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1916-2000

Annabel Close Temporarily

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.

WABC testing

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 cease

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.

Century Radio Launches

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 is also an investor.