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Energy 103 July 4th 1986

This is a selection of recordings of Dublin pirate station Energy 103 from July 4th 1986. All were made off 738kHz in the north west of England.

First, it’s the breakfast programme with Tony McKenzie. Dave Johnson reads the News

07:14

Next, we have the final twenty minutes of Gareth O’Callaghan’s programme, leading into the 7pm News read by George Long

18:40

Then John O’Hara in for the evening shift

19:01


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Sunshine Radio July 4th 1986

From July 9th 1986 this is Pat Courtenay on Drivetime for Dublin station Sunshine 101FM. The recording starts just as the 5pm News with Justin McKenna is coming to a finish and you have a choice to listen to the broadcast either as it aired or with the music stripped out.

This is Pat Courtenay on Drive for Dublin station Sunshine 101FM. The recording starts just as the 5pm News with Cathy Cregan is coming to a finish. The date is July 4th 1986 – American Independence Day – which is too good of an opportunity for Pat’s comedic talent to ignore.

As broadcast


Recording is thanks to Gary Hogg at DX Archive

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Energy 103 July 5th 1986

Photo: Brian Walsh

From Saturday, July 5th 1986 this is Gary Hamill (right) on Energy 103, the Dublin pirate radio station. The recording was made off 738kHz and starts at 7.18am.

Another archived memory from Radiowaves.fm all of thirty five years mature sees me broadcasting on Chris Cary’s superpirate Energy 103 in Dublin.
Big credit to John Fleming at Radiowaves Ireland for the work he does to keep the history of independent broadcasting in Ireland so alive and accessible to a global audience. John surely deserves a Radio Award in his own catagory of Broadcasting Historian.

Seán McCarthy

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Energy 103 station page

Sunshine Radio July 9th 1986

From July 9th 1986 this is Pat Courtenay on Drivetime for Dublin station Sunshine 101FM. The recording starts just as the 5pm News with Justin McKenna is coming to a finish and you have a choice to listen to the broadcast either as it aired or with the music stripped out.

From July 9th 1986 this is Pat Courtenay on Drivetime for Dublin station Sunshine 101FM. The recording starts just as the 5pm News with Justin McKenna is coming to a finish and you have a choice to listen to the broadcast either as it aired or with the music stripped out.

As broadcast

Music stripped out


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Click on the name to hear lots more from Sunshine Radio or Pat Courtenay



Energy 103 July 16th 1986

From July 16th 1986 this is Gareth O'Callaghan on Energy 103, the Dublin pirate radio station. The recording was made off 103.0MHz and starts just as George Long (right) is about to read the 3pm News.

From July 16th 1986 this is Gareth O’Callaghan on Energy 103, the Dublin pirate radio station. The recording was made off 103.0MHz and starts just as George Long (right) is about to read the 3pm News.


Photo of George Long in the Energy 103 News room is with thanks to Kevin Branigan
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This recording is an Anoraks Ireland original

Q102 July 21st 1986

This is Dublin pirate Q102 from July 21st 1986. Al Dunne is on air from 2.31pm.

Q102 station page


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Energy 103 July 21st 1986

This is a recording of Gareth O’Callaghan with The Energy Cruise on Energy 103 from July 21st 1986.

Energy 103 station page


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Radio West July 27th 1986

This is an edition of Radio West’s Anorak Show from Sunday, July 27th 1986.
Seán Coyne is joined by guest presenter Bob Gallico for this edition in which they dissect all the radio industry stories of note.

Radio West station page

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WABC July 27th 1986

This is a recording of a test transmission from WABC, a station from the Paul Barrett stable which was based in the Dublin 1 area.
From July 27th 1986, this is Paul on air on 97.2MHz.

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