The Pirate Closedowns of 1988 – December Newspapers

This is a chronological overview of the newspaper coverage for the month of December 1988 up until the first closedown…tap on a heading bar to read and tap on an image to enlarge.

The end for the pirates
Evening Herald – December 5th

The end for the pirates - Evening Herald - December 5th 1988

Will pirates be silent on December 31?
Anglo Celt – December 8th

Will pirates be silent on December 31st - Anglo Celt - December 8th 1988

TC wants radio service to stay
The Nationalist – December 9th

TC wants radio service to stay
The Nationalist - December 9th

Radio: all set to go
Evening Herald – December 10th

Radio: all set to go - Evening Herald - December 10th 1988

New radio stations set for February broadcast
Cork Examiner – 10th

New radio stations set for February broadcast - Cork Examiner - December 10th 1988

IRTC
Irish Independent – 13th

IRTC franchise ad - Irish Independent - December 13th 1988

Where YOU are on the air
Evening Herald – December 14th

Midway Radio from Mullingar in the Evening Herald - December 1988

Carlow’s two pirates apply for a licence
The Nationalist – December 16th

Carlow's two pirates apply for licences

Anger at ‘radio’ carve-up
Meath Chronicle – December 17th

Anger at Radio Carve Up - Meath Chronicle

Can county support three radio stations?
The Nationalist – December 17th

Can county support three radio stations?

Two radio stations to serve Leitrim
Leitrim Observer – December 17th

Two radio stations to serve Leitrim
Leitrim Observer - December 17th

Newspaper coverage will continue to appear chronologically through the following pages as we follow the story as it unfolded on a day to day basis.
And so, on we go to the horrible business of radio stations ceasing to be, starting with a surprise closedown on December 20th…

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Introduction

December 20th
Liberty 104

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