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Energy 103 August 4th 1986

From Bank Holiday Monday August 4th 1986 this is a recording of Dublin pirate radio station Energy 103. We hear part of the Listeners’ All Time 100 countdown, first with Derek Jones from 10.25am and then Gerry Stevens from 11am. Cathy Kelly reads the News.
Then we join Gareth O’Callaghan for the climax of the countdown from 6.30pm.

Derek Jones

Gerry Stevens

Gareth O’Callaghan


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ABC Radio August 18th 1986

From August 18th 1986 this is a recording of Roddie Cleere on ABC Radio in Waterford.

Roddie Cleere

Radio Rainbow International August 24th 1986

This is edition 31 of Kieran Murray’s Free Radio Show on the SW station Radio Rainbow International from August 24th 1986 based in Louth.
This week’s featured station is Athlone Local Radio and the jingle package is from Downtown Radio in Northern Ireland

This recording is by kind courtesy of Kieran Murray

Energy 103 August 26th 1986

From Tuesday, August 26th 1986 this is an afternoon recording of Energy 103, the Dublin pirate radio station. 
First, we hear from Gerry Stevens from 12.35pm.
Then we join Gareth O'Callaghan for the Energy Cruise from 3pm.
George Long and Dave Johnson are on newsreading duties.
The station’s AM Optimod
(courtesy Mike Mahon)

From Tuesday, August 26th 1986 this is an afternoon recording of Energy 103, the Dublin pirate radio station.
First, we hear from Gerry Stevens from 12.35pm.
Then we join Gareth O’Callaghan for the Energy Cruise from 3pm.
George Long and Dave Johnson are on newsreading duties.

Gerry Stevens

Gareth O’Callaghan


Radio Retro – archiving Irish Radio broadcasts in collaboration with Gary Hogg / DX Archive


Sunshine Radio August 26th 1986

This recording of the Dublin superpirate Sunshine Radio is from August 26th 1986
This particular day saw the culmination of a long-running listener competition with a live broadcast from Tomangos.

There’s a short clip from Tony Dixon’s show as he hands over to Pat Courtenay, who warms up the listening audience before handing over to Robbie Dale/Robinson and Mark Byrne for the presentation from the nightclub.

Once the winner is announced the outside broadcast comes to an end and they hand back to Steve Kelly in the studio.

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Recording is thanks to Gary Hogg at DX Archive

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Energy 103 August 31st 1986

This is a recording of Mike Kingston (right) playing love songs in the overnight hours on Dublin's Energy 103. We join him at 3am on August 31st 1986.
Thanks to Mike Mahon

This is a recording of Mike Kingston (right) playing love songs in the overnight hours on Dublin’s Energy 103. We join him at 3am on August 31st 1986.

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