South Coast Radio

Cork

RADIO CAROLINE April 1st 1983

On the morning of April 1st 1983, with South Coast Radio in Cork broadcasting as normal using their 10kw transmitter on 1566kHz and on FM, local listeners chancing upon the station’s ‘spare’ frequency using a standby 200watt transmitter on 1557kHz would have been amazed to hear the return of the ship-bound offshore pirate Radio Caroline, which had been promising to make a comeback for a while at that stage, and had now anchored off the coast at Cork.

This recording starts at 11.20am with Hertz van Rental.

The reasons why Radio Caroline were on the frequency was eventually revealed.

The transmitter returned to South Coast Radio programming, with Tony Allan, following the midday news.

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Radio Retro – archiving Irish Radio broadcasts in collaboration with Ian Biggar


SOUTH COAST RADIO June 11th 1983

From 1983, this is South Coast Radio from Cork. John Lewis is on air in this recording which starts at 7.28pm on June 11th. It was recorded off 104FM.

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Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts since 2002

SOUTH COAST RADIO September 17th 1983

From September 17th 1983, this is a recording of South Coast Radio, the Cork super station. On the air is Alan West and the tapes started rolling at 3.15pm

South Coast Radio station page


Radio Retro – archiving Irish Radio broadcasts in collaboration with Gary Hogg


SOUTH COAST RADIO September 18th 1983

From September 18th 1983, this is a recording of South Coast Radio, the Cork super station. On the air is Pete O’Neill and the tapes started rolling at 3.28pm

South Coast Radio Sunday World advert

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Radio Retro – archiving Irish Radio broadcasts in collaboration with Gary Hogg


SOUTH COAST RADIO October 30th 1983

From Sunday, October 30th 1983, this is programming from the Cork station South Coast Radio.

First, from 3.30pm, John Lewis is on air, recorded off 1557kHz .

Then, from 4pm, Steve Douglas takes over, also recorded off 1557kHz.

Later, from 7.20pm, George Long is on evening duty, this time recorded off 102.9MHz.

South Coast Radio station page


Radio Retro – archiving Irish Radio broadcasts in collaboration with Gary Hogg


SOUTH COAST RADIO October 31st 1983

From Monday, October 31st 1983, this is a recording of South Coast Radio, the Cork superpirate.

First, from just after midnight there’s Nick Richards, recorded off 1557kHz .

Later, from 6.25am, Don Stevens does breakfast, also recorded off 1557kHz.

South Coast Radio station page


Radio Retro – archiving Irish Radio broadcasts in collaboration with Gary Hogg


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