From Sunday, October 30th 1983, this is a selection of programming across the day from the Cork station South Coast Radio.
First, from 1.35pm, live from the Jazz Festival, there’s a link-up between the studio (John Lewis) and Dan Lowrey’s Tavern (Keith York) for some live music.
This recording was made in Cork by Gary Hogg (DXArchive.com) who remembers: The link-up with the Jazz Festival at Dan Lowry’s is interesting as Keith (who sounded like he had been enjoying the Guinness!) and Johnnie mention about the jamming of the link. I remember them having a lot of trouble at that time with someone jamming their signals.
From 3.30pm, more from John Lewis, 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.
From Sunday, October 30th 1983, this is Cork City Local Radio recorded off 97.9MHz FM. First, we hear from Steve Marshall with Cork’s Top 40 countdown from 3.30pm. He’s followed at 4.30pm by Rob Richards.
This is a recording of a live outside broadcast from Wilton Shopping Centre with John Blake on location for Radio ERI in Cork on Saturday, October 22nd 1983. It is split into two parts, the first starts at just after 3pm and then we rejoin the broadcast at around 4.40pm.
This recording has been used by kind permission of our friends at Pirate.ie and was originally recorded by Leon Tipler.
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