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Radio Nova January 10th 1985

This is a recording of Peter Madison (pictured) on Radio Nova, the Dublin superpirate, on the afternoon of January 10th 1985.
Photo courtesy of DX Archive

This is a recording of Peter Madison (pictured) on Radio Nova, the Dublin superpirate, from the afternoon of January 10th 1985.


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Radio Nova January 21st 1985

This is Tony Allan on the afternoon shift for Dublin’s Radio Nova. The recording is from January 21st 1985 and starts at 2.30pm.

This recording is with thanks to Chris Ridley
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Q102 January 23rd 1985

The launch of Dublin pirate Q102 from January 23rd 1985. There are some test transmissions from the afternoon and evening time.
Then at 7pm Lawrence John introduces the station and Jason Maine spins the discs in his own inimitable style.
Later John Kenny was in the studio and we also have recordings from his show.

3.30pm Test

5.55pm Test

6.45pm Launch

8.20pm John Kenny

11pm The Q goes Quiet

The launch of Dublin pirate Q102 from January 23rd 1985. There are some test transmissions from the afternoon and evening time. 
Then at 7pm Lawrence John introduces the station and Jason Maine spins the discs in his own inimitable style.
Later John Kenny was in the studio and we also have recordings from his show.

These recordings are courtesy of Chris Ridley
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Q102 January 24th 1985

From the very early hours of Q102’s first overnight broadcast, this is a recording of Roland Burke from shortly after midnight.

From the very early hours of Q102's first overnight broadcast, this is a recording of Roland Burke from shortly after midnight.

Roland Burke


This recording is courtesy of Chris Ridley
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DUBLIN’S AM NUMBER 1 January 27th 1985

This is a short clip of the city-centre-based station Dublin’s AM Number 1 from the afternoon of January 27th 1985. It is recorded off 963kHz and although the quality isn’t great, it’s worth a listen. Brian Kelly is the presenter.


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Capitol Radio Dundalk February 9th 1985

This is a recording of Capitol Radio in Dundalk closing down at just before 10pm on February 9th 1985. Based in the Co Louth town, this broadcast went out on 257metres medium wave.


This recording donated by Chris Ridley and originally recorded by John Gartlan – thank you to both
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MIDLAND RADIO (February 14th 1985)

You’ll love this Valentine’s Day recording of Michael Osbourne on Midland Radio from 1985 which starts at 2.21pm.
Midland closed not long afterward and became Independent Radio Longford.
Michael Osbourne is better known as Michael Bermingham.

This Midland Radio recording is with thanks to Michael Bermingham

Midland Radio station page

Radio Nova March 25th 1985

From the afternoon of March 25th 1985 this is a recording of Radio Nova, the Dublin station broadcasting from Rathfarnham.
First, we catch the last ten minutes or so of Greg Gaughran's show leading to the 1pm News with Bob Gallico and Mark Weller.
Next up is Tony McKenzie.
Greg Gaughran (thanks to Richie Wild)

From the afternoon of March 25th 1985 this is a recording of Radio Nova, the Dublin station broadcasting from Rathfarnham.
First, we catch the last ten minutes or so of Greg Gaughran’s show leading to the 1pm News with Bob Gallico and Mark Weller.
Next up is Tony McKenzie.

Greg Gaughran

Tony McKenzie

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Radio Nova April 1st 1985

This is Tony McKenzie introducing AM Stereo to Radio Nova, the Dublin superpirate based in Nova Park, Rathfarnham.
The date is April 1st 1985 and the recording starts at 2.40pm with the changeover, a first outside the USA according to the station’s engineers, due straight after the 3pm News with Mark Weller.

Tony McKenzie

With huge thanks to Ken Baird / DX Archive
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Q102 April 2nd 1985

This is a recording of Jason Maine on the Dublin pirate Q102 from April 2nd 1985. The recording starts at 11.40am.

This is a recording of Jason Maine on the Dublin pirate Q102 from April 2nd 1985. The recording starts at 11.40am.

Jason Maine


This recording is courtesy of Ian Biggar
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Magic 103 April 28th 1985

This is the very first programme that aired on Magic 103, the 'News & Information Station' for Dublin which was a Radio Nova sister station based in Upper Leeson Street. Following a few days of looped announcements on 103.5MHz, the station went live on April 28th 1985 with Bob Gallico's Classical Collection, following the networked news with Nova at 6pm read by Dave Johnson.
Bob Gallico on Magic 103
Photo by kind courtesy of Paul Buckle

This is the very first programme that aired on Magic 103, the ‘News & Information Station’ for Dublin which was a Radio Nova sister station based in Upper Leeson Street. Following a few days of looped announcements on 103.5MHz, the station went live on April 28th 1985 with Bob Gallico’s Classical Collection, following the networked news with Nova at 6pm read by Dave Johnson.

Note: This recording was made in Blackpool from 103.5MHz and suffers from a degree of fading and interference.

Bob Gallico

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Radio Nova April 29th 1985

This is the Dublin superpirate Radio Nova from April 29th 1985.

This is the Dublin superpirate Radio Nova from April 29th 1985.

The first recording starts at 2am and features Noel Clancy on overnight.

Noel Clancy

Then, from 7.45am it’s the Breakfast Show with John Clarke and Bob Gallico, who also mention a new sister station Magic 103.

John Clarke & Bob Gallico

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The second recording is courtesy of Gary Hogg / DX Archive

Magic 103 April 29th 1985

This is the start of programming on the first full day on air of the information and chat station for Dublin, Magic 103.  Operating from 144 Upper Leeson Street, the station was another Chris Cary spin-off from Radio Nova, broadcasting on 103.5MHz FM. First on was Bob Gallico on the networked news at 9am on April 29th 1985. Dave Harvey's was the first show of the day and Bob Gallico then started his own mid-morning show after reading the News at 10am.

This is the start of programming on the first full day on air of the information and chat station for Dublin, Magic 103. Operating from 144 Upper Leeson Street, the station was another Chris Cary spin-off from Radio Nova, broadcasting on 103.5MHz FM. First on was Bob Gallico on the networked news at 9am on April 29th 1985. Dave Harvey’s was the first show of the day and Bob Gallico then started his own mid-morning show after reading the News at 10am.

Dave Harvey

Bob Gallico


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Magic 103 April 30th 1985

From April 30th 1985 this is a recording of Magic 103, the ‘News & Information Station’ for Dublin, which was based in 144 Upper Leeson St. This is the third day of broadcasting by the Radio Nova sister station.

First, we hear from Mark Weller, who is followed by Shane McGowan.

4.35pm Mark Weller

6pm Shane McGowan

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Magic 103 May 10th 1985

This is Dublin pirate Magic 103, the easy listening Radio Nova sister station which was based in 144 Upper Leeson St. This recording features Chris Barry and George Long (pictured) on the station’s Breakfast programme.

Listen here

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Radio Nova May 20th 1985

This is Rick Dees' American Music Magazine as broadcast on Dublin's Radio Nova on May 20th 1985. The recording starts just before the 9am News read by Bob Gallico.

This is Rick Dees’ American Music Magazine as broadcast on Dublin’s Radio Nova on May 20th 1985. The recording starts just before the 9am News read by Bob Gallico.

Rick Dees


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This Radio Nova broadcast is a Radio Retro original


Raidió Luimní May 25th 1985

From May 18th 1988 this is  John 'The Man' Frawley standing in for Margaret Frawley on the 'Music While You Work' lunchtime programme on Raidió Luimní, the Limerick-based pirate station located in the city centre at 1 Upper Gerald Griffin St. 
The recording is off 103FM and starts at 12.17pm.

This is John ‘The Man’ Frawley on Raidió Luimní, the Limerick-based pirate station, recorded on May 25th 1985 off 963kHz. It starts at just after 8.10am.

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Photo of John Frawley is courtesy of  Svenn Martinsen

NORTH CORK COMMUNITY RADIO May 26th 1985

This is a recording of North Cork Community Radio from May 26th 1985. We join Noel Connell during his show in which he’s playing old movie tunes. He’s followed by David Heaney with the ‘Hospital Request Show’.

North Cork Community Radio

NCCR Station Page

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Radio Caroline Cork May 26th 1985

This is an evening recording of Radio Caroline Cork from May 26th 1985, taken from 98.8MHz.

Radio Caroline Cork station page


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Kerry Regional Radio Services May 27th 1985

From May 1985 this is a recording of KRRS, the Kerry pirate station based in Tralee. It is taken from 98.0MHz and starts at 2pm


As you’re listening you are invited to visit the KRRS station page and if you can add to the history (factually or anecdotally) or if there’s anything else you can contribute such as photos or recordings, please get in touch.


This Radio Retro recording is by kind courtesy of Ian Biggar


BIG K (May 27th 1985)

From May 1985 this is a recording of Big K, the Kerry pirate station based in Tralee. It is taken from 102.0MHz and starts at 2.45pm


As you’re listening you are invited to visit the Big K station page and if you can add to the history (factually or anecdotally) or if there’s anything else you can contribute such as photos or recordings, please get in touch.


This Radio Retro recording is by kind courtesy of Ian Biggar


City Centre Radio May 27th 1985

This is a recording of Limerick pirate station City Centre Radio from the evening of May 27th 1985. On the air is Ger Hickey and the record button was pressed at 9.40pm.

City Centre Radio station page

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Radio Nova May 31st 1985

This is a recording of a Radio Nova outside broadcast from the Nutgrove Shopping Centre from May 31st 1985.
It features Greg Gaughran and Colm Hayes, both pictured at the OB, and it starts at 3.10pm.
This recording also features Mark Weller reading the news.

Greg on the left and Colm on the right. With thanks to Barry Flynn

This Radio Nova recording is a Radio Retro original

CITY CENTRE RADIO June 6th 1985

From June 6th 1985 this is City Centre Radio, the Limerick pirate, recorded off FM from 1.26pm.

City Centre Radio station page

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Radio Nova June 6th 1985

This is a recording of Radio Nova, the Dublin superpirate, which starts at just before midnight on June 6th 1985.

It features the final of the Funny Bubble Competition (an entry form is seen here in the Sunday World) live from Nova Park.

A whole host of Nova personalities – Tony Allan, John Clarke, Bob Gallico, Chris Cary & Colm Hayes – are involved as the winner is chosen from 12 finalists.

Henry Owens plays the tunes back in the studio and Bernie Jameson reads the news.

The first recording was made in the NW of England and conditions are variable for the duration.

The second recording was made on FM from just after midnight and is airchecked.


The first recording (and image) is with kind courtesy of Gary Hogg / DX Archive
The second recording is with thanks to Paul Buckle

CITY CENTRE RADIO June 10th 1985

This is a recording of Pat Moloney on the Limerick pirate station City Centre Radio. It starts at just after midday on June 10th 1985.

City Centre Radio station page

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Echo Community Radio July 2nd 1985

Echo Community Radio

This is Tony Lewis on ‘The Workers’ Playtime’, the mid-morning show on Echo Community Radio, the west Dublin-based station, in July 1985.


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This recording has been added to our archive with thanks to Ciarán Brannelly


Radio Nova July 4th 1985

This is Henry Owens sitting in on Radio Nova’s Breakfast Show on July 4th 1985. The recording was made off 102.7MHz and starts at 7.25am.

Radio Nova July 5th 1985

This is a recording of Ric Harris on Radio Nova from July 5th 1985. It starts at 5.35pm.

Radio Nova July 6th 1985

From 6am on Saturday, July 6th 1985 this is a recording of the unique talents of Peter Madison (below) on air for Dublin station Radio Nova. David Johnson is on news.

Photo courtesy of DX Archive

Erneside Radio July 8th 1985

This is a recording of the Cavan-based pirate station Erneside Radio from July 8th 1985. It starts at 10am with 'Jacko' spinning the discs. It is slightly edited but is a great sample of the station's output.

This is a recording of the Cavan-based pirate station Erneside Radio from July 8th 1985. It starts at 10am with ‘Jacko’ spinning the discs. It is slightly edited but is a great sample of the station’s output.

Hometown Radio July 8th 1985

From Castleblayney, Co Monaghan this is a recording of Hometown Radio from July 8th 1985. It features Fat Sam (owner Tommy Toal) on air from 1.15pm.

WLCB July 8th 1985

This recording is of WLCB (Wicklow Local Community Broadcasting) and is dated July 8th 1985, starting at 2.45pm.

This recording is of WLCB (Wicklow Local Community Broadcasting) and is dated July 8th 1985, starting at 2.45pm.

Boyneside Radio July 8th 1985

This is a recording of Derek Flood making his debut on Boyneside Radio, the Louth-based pirate station. It starts at 5.45pm on July 8th 1985 and is taken off 1305kHz.

This is a recording of Derek Flood making his debut on Boyneside Radio, the Louth-based pirate station. It starts at 5.45pm on July 8th 1985 and is taken off 1305kHz.

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More from Boyneside Radio

Radio Nova July 14th 1985

Chris Cary

A recording of The Boss on Radio Nova. Presenting the Euro Top 40 on July 14th 1985, this is Chris Cary with the best five from 3.40pm.
There’s also a brief snippet of the 4pm news with Bernie Jameson.

Radio Rainbow International July 21st 1985

This recording is from the shortwave pirate station Radio Rainbow International, which was based in Co Louth. First we hear from Ian Scott, who is followed by Heady Eddie. This was taken from 6240kHz and starts at midday on July 21st 1985.

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Magic 103 July 22nd 1985

Magic 103

Featuring a pair of mid-morning presenters conjuring up some very enjoyable radio, this is a recording of the Radio Nova spin-off station Magic 103 with the indisputable and much-missed talents of Peter Madison and Bob Gallico. The date is July 22nd 1985 and the tape started rolling at 10am.


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Radio Nova July 28th 1985

This is the Euro Top 40 presented by Chris Cary (right) in Dublin on Radio Nova. It starts at midday on a Sunday afternoon, July 28th 1985.
There's a few minutes of Tony McKenzie's show straight afterwards and George Long, then Bernie Jameson read the News.

This is the Euro Top 40 presented by Chris Cary (right) in Dublin on Radio Nova. It starts at midday on a Sunday afternoon, July 28th 1985.
There’s a few minutes of Tony McKenzie’s show straight afterwards and George Long, then Bernie Jameson read the News.

Photo thanks to Richie Wild
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Magic 103 July 31st 1985

From July 31st 1985 this is a recording of Sybil Fennell on the Dublin station Magic 103, from the Chris Cary stable.

Magic 103, easy listening for Dublin

The recording off 103.5MHz starts from the end of the 6pm News. Then, following an hour of easy listening music, the main News with Dave Johnson and Mark Weller is at 7pm before Sybil launches ‘The Classical Hour’.

Magic 103 station page


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Big M Radio August 7th 1985

This is Monaghan pirate Big M Radio from the morning of August 7th 1985. The recording starts at 9am.

This is Monaghan pirate Big M Radio from the morning of August 7th 1985. The recording starts at 9am.


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Radio Nova August 10th 1985

From early morning on August 10th 1985 this is Peter Madison (pictured) on the air across all of Radio Nova’s and Magic 103’s frequencies. Dave Johnson reads the News.


Photograph by courtesy of Richie Wild
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Sunshine Radio September 11th 1985

This is a recording of the Dublin station Sunshine 101FM from the morning of September 11th 1985.
We join Pat Courtenay (right) in the Breakfast slot at 8.40am; and he’s followed by a short clip of Robbie Dale’s mid-morning show from 10am.


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Pat Courtenay

Robbie Dale


This recording is by very kind courtesy of Gary Hogg

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Radio Nova September 19th 1985

This is a recording of Dave Harvey on Breakfast with Bob Gallico from 6am on September 19th 1985 on Radio Nova.

This is a recording of Dave Harvey on Breakfast with Bob Gallico from 6am on September 19th 1985 on Radio Nova.

As broadcast

Alternatively you can listen in airchecked format

Radio Nova September 21st 1985

Radio Nova - On air, as we join the broadcast, is Tony McKenzie from 2pm.

This is a recording of a Radio Nova outside broadcast from September 1985. The Dublin station were set up in the Arnotts store in the city centre.

On air, as we join the broadcast, is Tony McKenzie (right) from 2pm.
George Long reads the 3pm News.

Radio Nova - Then, from 4pm Dave Harvey (left) and Bob Gallico (below) entertain the listeners at home and in Arnotts.

Then, from 4pm Dave Harvey (left) and Bob Gallico (below) entertain the listeners at home and in Arnotts.

Bernie Jameson reads the news and Barry Francis gives the latest sport updates.

Tony McKenzie from 2pm

Dave Harvey and Bob Gallico from 4pm

Listen with the music stripped out…

Radio Nova - Then, from 4pm Dave Harvey (left) and Bob Gallico (below) entertain the listeners at home and in Arnotts.

All images are from the Arnotts outside broadcast and are by very kind courtesy of Barry Flynn

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Radio Nova September 24th 1985

From the very early hours of September 24th 1985, this is the last 15 minutes of Paul Kavanagh's programme on Radio Nova, running until 1am, followed by the first 15 minutes of Mke Duggan's overnight shift.

From the very early hours of September 24th 1985, this is the last 15 minutes of Paul Kavanagh’s programme on Radio Nova, running until 1am, followed by the first 15 minutes of Mke Duggan’s overnight shift.


Enjoy the recording as it was broadcast


Alternatively you can listen in airchecked format

Sunshine Radio September 24th 1985

This is a short recording of Sunshine Radio with Paul Vincent from the early hours of September 24th 1985.

Suirside Radio September 27th 1985

This is a recording of the final half-hour of Suirside Radio in Waterford. The station closed at midnight on September 27th 1985 with a plan to return as Crystal City Sound.

This is a recording of the final half-hour of Suirside Radio in Waterford. The station closed at midnight on September 27th 1985 with a plan to return as Crystal City Sound.

This recording is with thanks to Ian Biggar / DX Archive
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Radio Nova October 7th 1985

This is the very first ever outing for Radio Nova's Zoo Crew. Colm Hayes, Bob Gallico and Dave Harvey were all in the Dublin studio on the morning of October 7th 1985.
The quality of this recording is not great but its historical value makes it worth listening to and archiving.

This is the very first ever outing for Radio Nova’s Zoo Crew. Colm Hayes, Bob Gallico and Dave Harvey were all in the Dublin studio on the morning of October 7th 1985.
The quality of this recording is not great but its historical value makes it worth listening to and archiving.

Listen as broadcast…

Listen with the music stripped out…


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Q102 October 16th 1985

This is a recording of Greg Gaughran on Dublin pirate Q102 from October 16th 1985. We join the show at 5.10pm. 
Gary Hamill reads the News (pictured).

This is a recording of Greg Gaughran on Dublin pirate Q102 from October 16th 1985. We join the show at 5.10pm.
Gary Hamill reads the News (pictured).

Greg Gaughran

Thanks to Keith Lewis for donating this cassette recording and to Richie Wild for the photograph.


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Q102 station page

Q102 October 20th 1985

From a Sunday in October 1985, this is an afternoon’s programming from Dublin superpirate Q102.

First, from approaching 1pm, it’s Greg Gaughran. He’s followed at 2pm by Derek Jones. And Gerry Stevens takes to the air at 5pm.
The whole recording can be listened to either as broadcast, or with the music stripped out.

Greg Gaughran

Derek Jones

Gerry Stevens

With the music stripped out

Q102 station page


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Radio Nova October 20th 1985

This is an evening's worth of programming from Radio Nova, the Dublin superpirate, from October 20th 1985.
First, we hear the last half hour of George Talbot's programme leading up to the 7pm top of the hour.
Then, from 7pm, it's Tony Allan in for the evening.

This is an evening’s worth of programming from Radio Nova, the Dublin superpirate, from October 20th 1985.
First, we hear the last half hour of George Talbot’s programme leading up to the 7pm top of the hour.
Then, from 7pm, it’s Tony Allan in for the evening.

George Talbot

Tony Allan from 7pm

Tony Allan from 11pm

The final days of the mighty 102.7. They were forced to move off 102.7 a couple weeks after this when the RTE dirty tricks department managed to get assigned 102.7 from Clermont Cairn

Kevin Branigan

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Radio Nova October 25th 1985

From the morning of October 7th 1985 this is a recording of The Zoo Crew from The Nut Hut on Radio Nova. .

From the morning of October 25th 1985 this is a recording of The Zoo Crew from The Nut Hut on Radio Nova.
The quality at the start of this recording is not great but its historical value makes it worth listening to and archiving.


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ERI October 31st 1985

From the early hours of Thursday, October 31st 1985, this is a recording of Tony Ashford on the Cork station ERI.
The tapes started rolling at 3am.

Oh yes I was lucky to do some Work experience as a young 18 year old at ERI and landed as a fill in jock for a few months covering shows at night or early morning. A great station at the the time and was lucky to learn from great names like John Creeden, Liam Quigley, Hugh Brown, Steve Kelly aka Hollywood Haze on Atlantic 252 later….This particular show I covered at about a half hour notice….travelling from Turners Cross to Whites Cross studios at 12.30am in a taxi after getting a call in my cousins house where I was staying. Anyone familiar with Cork would know that’s a bit of a spin when the records are running out lol Tony Ashford was one of my many radio names for some bizzare reason…I kept changing names and still do lol

Ciarán Brannelly (AKA Tony Ashford)

ERI station page


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This recording has been added to our archive with thanks to Ciarán Brannelly


Radio Nova December 24th 1985

Christmas Eve morning with Radio Nova’s Zoo Crew from 1985. Colm Hayes, Bob Gallico and assorted guests keep the party flowing from 7.40am.

From one end of the day to the other as John O’Hara plays his last tune before handing over to Jessie Brandon just as the clocks strike midnight for Christmas Day – and All Night Nova.

Radio Nova December 25th 1985

Christmas Day on Radio Nova in 1985 with George Talbot from just after midday.

Christmas Day on Radio Nova in 1985 with George Talbot from just after midday.

County Sound Radio 1988

From 1988 this is a Friday evening on County Sound Radio from Kildare broadcasting on 99.6MHz. Louise McDermott is on the air from 6pm.


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Radio Rainbow International July 28th 1985

From the very early days of Radio Rainbow International, the shortwave station which broadcast from the east coast, this is a recording of Heady Eddie (pictured with the station transmitter) from just before midday on July 28th 1985

From the very early days of Radio Rainbow International, the shortwave station which broadcast from the east coast, this is a recording of Heady Eddie (pictured with the station transmitter) from just before midday on July 28th 1985

Photo by kind courtesy of Kieran Murray
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