6th A number of national and local newspapers report on a pirate station operating in Limerick ‘for some time past’.
5th The Irish Press report on a pirate station operating in Limerick – “the second in the last three or four years”.
15th: Independent Radio Galway launch on 199metres.
Test transmissions appeared for Radio Dundalk on this day.
Two new stations launched to the Dundalk area on this day. Radio Dundalk and Radio Carousel, which was a result of a split from Radio Dundalk.
28th: Limerick pirate radio station Big L was raided and closed down by officials of the Dept of Posts and Telegraphs and Gardaí.
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.
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.
Q102 launched to Dublin at 7pm on this day. Introduced by Lawrence John, Jason Maine was the first DJ on air.
Storm damage knocked Cavan Community Radio off the air overnight.
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.
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.
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.