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CENTURY RADIO September 1st 1989

September 1st test transmissions from the new independent national station Century Radio, which was due to launch on the 4th.

CENTURY RADIO September 4th 1989

Marty Whelan on the first show for Century
Marty Whelan on the first show for Century

This is a recording of the launch of the new national licensed service Century Radio from 8am on September 4th 1989. Marty Whelan and his Breakfast Crew guide then listener through the first two hours on air.

Listen exactly as it was broadcast…

Listen with the music edited out…

Century Radio October 25th 1989

From October 1989 this is Century Radio, the newly-launched national licensed service. This recording starts with 'Heartbeat' at 3pm, and that's followed by Declan Meehan from 4pm

From October 1989 this is Century Radio, the newly-launched national licensed service. This recording starts with ‘Heartbeat’ at 3pm, and that’s followed by Declan Meehan from 4pm.


Listen to Heartbeat as broadcast…


Listen to Declan Meehan as broadcast…


Listen with the music edited out…


Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts since 2002


Century FM

This is a recording of Century FM, the ill-fated first independent national station for Ireland, from September 17th 1991.
It features Clare McKeon on her Phone McKeon show and the (edited) recording starts at 6pm as she hosts a debate on the state of radio in the aftermath of the closure of the pirates in 1988.

With thanks to Brian Cleary.

If you have any old cassettes or digitised recordings that we can add here, please get in touch – radiowavesfm@radioanoraks.com or use wetransfer to the same address.

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