This is a recording of Mid West Radio, the pirate station broadcasting on 1334kHz from Ballyhaunis in Co Mayo, from the afternoon of May 2nd 1986. First, we hear from Chris Carroll (pictured) at 4.40pm. He is followed by Paul Claffey at just after 5pm.
This recording is from an Anoraks Ireland original cassette passed on to us by Joe Cashin.
Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts since 2002
This is a recording of Gareth O’Callaghan’s return to Dublin radio on Energy 103 following a couple of years in Britain. Gareth takes over the afternoon slot from 3pm on June 3rd 1986. Dave Johnson reads the News.
Radio Retro – archiving Irish Radio broadcasts in collaboration with Gary Hogg / DX Archive
Here’s a couple of Energy 103 recordings from June 9th 1986. First, we hear from John O’Hara and Gary Hamill on ‘Early Energy’ from 7am. Then it’s Tony McKenzie (pictured) on the mid-morning shift from 12.40pm.
What can I say about John O’Hara, a gentleman, scholar, and truly one of the most professional and charismatic radio presenters to ever grace the air. Sharp, inventive, risky, relevant and witty as knickers. Grand times and memories working with John on his Early Energy breakfast show all those decades ago during the Eighties on Dublin station Energy 103 located overlooking Leeson Street Bridge. Big cheers to Radiowaves.fm for this archived gem.
Photo with huge thanks to Mike Mahon Radio Retro – archiving Irish Radio broadcasts since 2002
Joe Carney on Tallaght’s Wonderland Radio from 9.58pm on June 20th 1986.
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