Broadcast from Waterford City || Scheduled close 3pm
One of the earliest closedowns of the bigger, more professional outfits, occurred in Waterford before the New Year’s weekend had even started. ABC Radio, who had been on air since 1982, closed down at 3pm on December 29th.
The station was launched by a group of UK radio enthusiasts who, quite literally, turned up in Tramore and made it their home as they built a radio station in a mobile home from scratch.
Those running the station preferred to leave the airwaves on a weekday for maximum impact, rather than wait until the busy New Year’s period.
This recording starts at 1.35pm on the afternoon of December 29th 1988. By 3pm, their frequencies had fallen silent.