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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.

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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


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