A full morning’s recording from April 26th 1984 – an eventful day in the history of Sunshine Radio.
Following weeks of an RTÉ jamming campaign on the station’s FM frequencies, the day before this broadcast a jammer was turned on to the MW frequency. It didn’t last long as the semi-state broadcaster managed to jam their own stations as well.
However, this was a whole new day…which starts at 6.50am with David Lyons at the mic.
From 9am Robbie Dale oversees some dramatic developments.
With the situation now very desperate Andy Rua takes to the air at midday.
This is ‘The Final Show’ from Dublin superpirate Sunshine Radio. Newly introduced legislation required all unlicensed stations to vacate the airwaves at the end of 1988 or face huge fines and possible imprisonment.
Sunshine Radio scheduled their switch off for 6pm on December 30th and ran an all day special show looking back at the history of the station, year by year, from its launch in September 1980. Paul Kavanagh was in the studio all day and many others came and went. The main presenters were:- Dusty Rhodes from 9am; Mark Byrne from Midday; Nails Mahoney and Justin McKenna from 4pm
The full day is included here and there are a couple of ways to listen – either by picking an hour (year) or in two large blocks.
3pm – Closedown
Listen hour by hour…
08:45 Nails Mahoney
09:00 The Final Show 1980
10:00 The Final Show 1981
11:00 The Final Show 1982
12:00 The Final Show 1983
13:00 The Final Show 1984
14:00 The Final Show 1985
15:00 The Final Show 1986
16:00 The Final Show 1987
17:00 The Final Show 1988
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