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Big L October 7th 1984

Big L Radio Limerick

This is a recording of Jim Liddane’s oldies programme on Big L Radio Limerick from October 7th 1984.

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Ocean 97 October 18th 1984

This is a recording of Ocean 97, the Sligo pirate radio station, from October 1984. The name of the presenter is unknown and the recording was made off 97FM.

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Radio Nova October 24th 1984

From October 24th 1984 this is John Clarke on Dublin's Radio Nova from 10.41am.

From October 24th 1984 this is John Clarke on Dublin’s Radio Nova from 10.41am.

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RNW October 27th 1984

This is a Saturday afternoon recording of RNW from Sligo. Taken from their FM outlet on 98.2MHz, we join the Hospital Requests Show at midday with Noel Burke in the chair. Then from 1pm Dave Stevens takes over.

Midday

Noel Burke

1pm

Dave Stevens

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Atlantic Sound October 27th 1984

This is Atlantic Sound, the Galway pirate station from the 1980s. From October 27th 1984 this selection of recordings cover evening and night time and were made off 95.4MHz.
First, from 4.40pm, we hear from Seán Costello (pictured in the Atlantic Sound studio) with the Atlantic Sound Survey Top 50.

This is Atlantic Sound, the Galway pirate station from the 1980s. From October 27th 1984 this selection of recordings covering evening and night time and were made off 95.4MHz.

First, from 4.40pm, we hear from Seán Costello (pictured in the Atlantic Sound studio) with the Atlantic Sound Survey Top 50.
Then from 6pm it’s Mike Boyle.
Later, at 10pm, there’s a sample with an unknown presenter.
Finally, there’s a sample from a late-night programme – again, presenter is unknown.

Seán Costello

Mike Boyle

9.57pm

Late

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Atlantic Sound October 28th 1984

This is the 1980s Galway pirate Atlantic Sound in a selection of recordings from October 28th, 1984 which cover the overnight hours, breakfast and late morning and were made off 95.4MHz.

This is the 1980s Galway pirate Atlantic Sound in a selection of recordings from October 28th, 1984 which cover the overnight hours, breakfast and late morning and were made off 95.4MHz.

First, from 1am, Barry Williams looks after the overnight audience
Next from 8am it’s Don Stevens on Breakfast. After a gap we rejoin his show at 11.30am
Finally, Laura Landers is in from midday.

Barry Williams

Don Stevens from 8am

Don Stevens from 11.30am

Laura Landers

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Raidió Luimní October 28th 1984

From October 27th 1984 this is a recording of Ger Sweeney on Raidió Luimní. It was taken from 96FM in Limerick and starts at 5pm.

From October 28th 1984 this is a recording of Ger Sweeney on Raidió Luimní. It was taken from 96FM in Limerick and starts at 5pm.


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Ger had this to say on our social media channels:
Had a sneaky listen and @BenSweeneyF1 tells me I was 17 when that was recorded. Wow… Not too shabby for a young fella!! Thanks for posting. Will listen to the whole lot later.


Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts since 2002
This Raidió Luimní archive is from the recordings of Dave Small


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