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Radio West December 18th 1982

This is Don Allen's Breakfast Show on Mullingar-based pirate Radio West from July 1984. The recording was taken off 765kHz and starts at just after 9am.
Phillip McGovern follows Don at 10am.

From the afternoon of December 18th 1982, this is Radio West, the Mullingar-based pirate radio station with the Chris Jennings Show.

Don Allen

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Radio West May 19th 1983

The May 1983 raids on Nova and Sunshine hit hard as Radio West decide to voluntarily cease broadcasting on the night of May 19th.

This recording runs from 10pm…

…and this from 11.15pm through to switch off.

Radio West September 24th 1983

This recording of Mullingar pirate Radio West, which was made in Blackpool, England, off 765kHz, starts at 2pm with Ollie Clarke on air. He’s followed by Dave Murphy at 3pm. The date is September 1983.

At this time Radio West were using the former Radio Nova 10kW Gates transmitter.

Radio West July 10th 1984

This is Don Allen's Breakfast Show on Mullingar-based pirate Radio West from July 1984. The recording was taken off 765kHz and starts at 7.30am.
Phillip McGovern follows Don at 10am

This is Don Allen’s Breakfast Show on Mullingar-based pirate Radio West from July 1984. The recording was taken off 765kHz and starts at 7.30am. Don is pictured in the Radio West studio.
Phillip McGovern follows Don at 10am.

Don Allen

P McGovern


This Radio West broadcast has been added with kind courtesy of Ian Biggar
Photo is thanks to Jess Codd
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Tap on the name for more from Radio West; Don Allen; or Phillip McGovern

Radio West station page

Radio West March 30th 1986

This is the first edition of Radio West’s Anorak Show from Sunday, March 30th 1986.
Seán Coyne and Philip Hilton present the week’s anorak news and gossip.

Radio West station page

This Radio West recording is with thanks to Joe Rossa

Radio West April 1st 1986

From the afternoon of April 1st 1986 this is
Philip Hilton, followed by Willie Hart, on the Mullingar-based Radio West. Recorded off 765kHz, we join the broadcast at 1.45pm

From the afternoon of April 1st 1986 this is
Philip Hilton, followed by Willie Hart, on the Mullingar-based Radio West. Recorded off 765kHz, we join the broadcast at 1.45pm

Phillip Hilton as broadcast

Willie Hart as broadcast

With the music stripped out

Radio West station page


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Radio West April 6th 1986

This is the second edition of Radio West’s Anorak Show from Sunday, April 6th 1986.
Philip Hilton presents the week’s anorak news and gossip.

Radio West station page

This Radio West recording is with thanks to Joe Rossa

Radio West May 4th 1986

This is an edition of Radio West’s Anorak Show from Sunday, May 4th 1986.
Seán Coyne and Philip Hilton present the week’s anorak news and gossip.

Radio West station page

This Radio West recording is with thanks to DX Archive

Radio West June 22nd 1986

This is an edition of Radio West’s Anorak Show from Sunday, June 22nd 1986 which features a long phone-call from Heady Eddie and the rest of the week’s anorak news and gossip.

Radio West station page

This Radio West recording is with thanks to Joe Rossa

Radio West July 27th 1986

This is an edition of Radio West’s Anorak Show from Sunday, July 27th 1986.
Seán Coyne is joined by guest presenter Bob Gallico for this edition in which they dissect all the radio industry stories of note.

Radio West station page

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Radio West January 25th 1987

Courtesy of DX Archve

This is a very lively edition of Radio West’s Anorak Show from January 25th 1987.
Seán Coyne and Don Allen deal with the biggest radio industry stories of the week and on this particular show took a phone-call from a bad-tempered Hugh Hardy (pictured) of Radio Carousel.
The show ran from 11am to midday and although this recording is edited it shouldn’t spoil your enjoyment.

Radio West station page

Radio West April 19th 1987

An edition of Radio West’s Anorak Show with Captain West and Don Allen hosting. This episode features an extensive interview with Heddy Eddie who talks about a raid on Radio Boyneside which had taken place earlier in the week.

West National Radio 3 July 16th 1988

This is West National Radio 3 from the evening of July 16th 1988. Ian Davis is on air from 8.10pm on 702kHz.

This is West National Radio 3 from the evening of July 16th 1988. Ian Davis is on air from 8.10pm on 702kHz.

Ian Davis

Radio West station page

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West National Radio 3 December 20th 1988

This is a morning time recording of West National Radio 3 from a few days before Christmas in 1988. It was made in the north-west of England off 702kHz.

This is a morning time recording of West National Radio 3 from a few days before Christmas in 1988. It was made in the north-west of England off 702kHz.

First we hear from Ian Scott at 9am

Then it’s Derek Flood from 10am

Radio West station page

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West National Radio 3 December 30th 1988

West National Radio 3, formerly Radio West, closed for good at 10pm on December 30th 1988.

Don Allen was on air to bid farewell to the station’s listeners in this recording off 702kHz which starts at 8.38pm.

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