This is the launch of the information and chat station for Dublin, Magic 103.
Operating from 144 Upper Leeson Street, the station was another Chris Cary spin-off from Radio Nova, broadcasting on 103.5MHz FM. Magic appeared, after a few days of tests, with Bob Gallico on the networked news at 9am on April 29th 1985. Dave Harvey’s was the first show on the station and Bob Gallico then started his own mid-morning show after reading the News at 10am.
This recording is courtesy of Chris Ridley Radio Retro – archiving Irish Radio broadcasts since 2002
Featuring a pair of mid-morning presenters conjuring up some very enjoyable radio, this is a recording of the Radio Nova spin-off station Magic 103 with the indisputable and much-missed talents of Peter Madison and Bob Gallico. The date is July 22nd 1985 and the tape started rolling at 10am.
Radio Retro – archiving Irish Radio broadcasts since 2002
From July 31st 1985 this is a recording of Sybil Fennell on the Dublin station Magic 103, from the Chris Cary stable.
The recording off 103.5MHz starts from the end of the 6pm News. Then, following an hour of easy listening music, the main News with Dave Johnson and Mark Weller is at 7pm before Sybil launches ‘The Classical Hour’.
Radio Retro – archiving Irish Radio broadcasts in collaboration with Gary Hogg
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