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Radio Nova June 1st 1983

From June 1st 1983, this is a recording of Declan Meehan and Bob Gallico on Radio Nova starting at 7.53am.

From June 1st 1983, this is a recording of Declan Meehan and Bob Gallico on Radio Nova starting at 7.53am.

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Radio Nova June 2nd 1983

From June 1st 1983, this is a recording of Declan Meehan and Bob Gallico on Radio Nova starting at 7.53am.

From June 2nd 1983, this is a recording of Declan Meehan and Bob Gallico on Radio Nova starting at 7.20am.

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Community Radio 257 June 2nd 1983

This recording is from the other station based in Portmarnock, Community Radio 257. Gordon Sommerville is on air from 10.30am on a Thursday morning, June 2nd 1983.

This recording is from the other station based in Portmarnock, Community Radio 257. Gordon Sommerville is on air from 10.30am on a Thursday morning, June 2nd 1983, recorded off 1134kHz.
The station had opened just days earlier.


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Radio Nova June 3rd 1983

From June 3rd 1983, this is a recording of Declan Meehan and Bob Gallico on Radio Nova starting at 7.52am.

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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.

South Coast Radio Station Page

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Sunshine Radio June 12th 1983

From 1983, this is a recording of Sunshine Radio’s return to the airwaves. The Dublin station had remained off the air following the raid on them on May 19th but they finally returned on June 12th.

The first recording starts at 11.45am with the build-up to the station’s return, and then David Lyons is on from midday…

Sunshine

From 3pm Eugene Higgins celebrates the return…

This Radio Retro recording is presented by kind courtesy of DX Archive

The story of the 1983 raids on Radio Nova and Sunshine Radio

Sunshine Radio Station Page

South Coast Radio June 13th 1983

This is Keith York (right) from Monday, June 13th 1983, on the Cork pirate South Coast Radio. The recording was made from 104FM. 
We join the show as it enters it's third hour just as the 7pm News finishes.

This is Keith York (pictured right) on the air on a Monday evening, June 13th 1983, on the Cork pirate South Coast Radio. The recording was made from 104FM.

We join the show as it enters it’s third hour just as the 7pm News finishes.

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We hope you enjoyed this broadcast which was kindly donated to us by Keith Lewis. The photo is courtesy of DX Archive


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South Coast Radio station page

Royal County Radio June 21st 1983

This is Royal County Radio from Co Meath on the afternoon of June 21st 1983. Fab Olly (pictured) is on the air from 1.06pm.

This is Royal County Radio from Co Meath on the afternoon of June 21st 1983. Fab Olly (pictured) is on the air from 1.06pm.

The photo is by very kind courtesy of Ollie Clarke
The recording is with great thanks to Michael Andersson, who made it during a visit to Ireland from Sweden.

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Cork City Local Radio June 23rd 1983

CCLR Cork City Local Radio

This is a recording of Cork City Local Radio from the evening of June 23rd 1983. Made off 1107kHz, John Dwyer is on the air and we join him at 8pm.

CCLR station page


With great thanks to Michael Andersson, who made this recording during a visit to Ireland from Sweden.

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South Coast Radio June 23rd 1983

From the evening of June 23rd 1983, this is a recording of the Cork station South Coast Radio off 104FM from 9pm.

From the evening of June 23rd 1983, this is a recording of the Cork station South Coast Radio off 104FM from 9pm.


South Coast Radio station page


With great thanks to Michael Andersson, who made this recording during a visit to Ireland from Sweden.

Radio Retro – archiving Irish Radio broadcasts since 2002


Ballymun Community Radio June 25th 1983

From late night on June 25th 1983, this is Alan Hunter on Ballymun Community Radio, which was broadcasting to the north Dublin suburb on 104.0MHz.

This recording is by kind courtesy of Michael Andersson, who made it during a visit to Ireland from Sweden.

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Glasnevin North Community Radio June 26th 1983

This is Glasnevin North Community Radio with Mick Nugent on air for their 1983 broadcast run. The station was an annual pop-up broadcaster which ran for the local summer festival week each June.
In this recording off 199metres medium wave we also hear from David Baker, who is interviewing some of the locals from outside the caravan in which the station’s studio was located.


This recording is by kind courtesy of Michael Andersson, who made it during a tour of Ireland’s radio stations in June 1983

Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts since 2002


Community Radio Fingal June 26th 1983

This is Community Radio Fingal, the north Co Dublin pirate station, from the evening of June 26th 1983. 
It starts at 7pm and is taken off 1573kHz.
Image thanks to Fintan Cullen

This is Community Radio Fingal, the north Co Dublin pirate station, from the evening of June 26th 1983.
It starts at 7pm and is taken off 1575kHz.


This recording was made by Michael Andersson from Sweden during a tour of Irish radio stations

Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts since 2002

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