The Pirate Closedowns of 1988 – December 23rd Newspapers

The 1988 Pirate Radio Closedowns in Ireland
Pirate closedowns of 1988

We shoot forward to December 23rd. In Limerick, Raidió Luimní are scheduled to close this evening. First though here’s a round-up of how some of the local newspapers were covering the closedowns…

Newspapers December 23rd

The Cork Examiner and, understandably, the Waterford News & Star looked at the situation with the two main stations in Waterford – ABC and WLR.

The Cork Examiner / Waterford News & Star

Pirate stations grind to a halt - Cork Examiner December 23rd 1988
The Cork Examiner

Pirates to come off air - Waterford News December 23rd 1988
Waterford News & Star

The situation in Laois was covered by The Nationalist and Leinster Times.

The Nationalist and Leinster Times

Laois
In what was to be a recurring theme in some parts of the country, a TD representing Co Laois was unhappy at how the franchise areas for the new services had been drawn up. He mentions the local station, LCR, who had managed to serve the county successfully and could see no reason why a licensed station couldn't do the same.
December 23rd – tap to read

In what was to be a recurring theme in some parts of the country, a TD representing Co Laois was unhappy at how the franchise areas for the new services had been drawn up. He mentions the local station, LCR, who had managed to serve the county successfully and could see no reason why a licensed station couldn’t do the same.

Laois wants LCR to get a licence - The Nationalist and Leinster Times

This week’s Donegal Democrat had hit the stands on December 23rd and gave some insight into the closedown situation in the north-westerly county, and information on those that had plans for the future.

Donegal Democrat

Donegal

This week’s Donegal Democrat had hit the stands on December 23rd and gave some insight into the closedown situation in the north-westerly county, and information on those that had plans for the future.

Two Stations Proposed for Donegal

On the next page we join Raidió Luimní for their final broadcast plus there’s a few words from one larger than life legendary radio figure…

The Pirate Closedowns of 1988 - Radiowaves.fm

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December 23rd
Raidió Luimní

The Pirate Closedowns of 1988 - Radiowaves.fm