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.
From the morning of April 13th 1983 this is a recording of the Cork pirate Radio ERI. First it’s the end of Steve Marshall’s show, which is followed by the 9am News – read by Don Allen (pictured). After the News Paul Graham takes over.
Radio Retro – archiving Irish Radio in collaboration with Gary Hogg / DX Archive
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