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Mid West Radio May 2nd 1986

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.

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Energy 103 June 3rd 1986

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.


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Energy 103 June 4th 1986

This is a recording of the Dublin station Energy 103 from June 4th 1986. It starts at 7.13am and features John O’Hara and Gary Hamill on air with Early Energy.

Unfortunately, this recording has two large segments missing from the programme but that does not affect the enjoyment of a great sample from the early stage of the station.

Energy 103 Station Page

Energy 103 June 7th 1986

This is a late night recording of the Dublin station Energy 103 from June 7th 1986.
It starts at 11.45pm and features Gary Hamill on air with Pure Energy.

This Energy 103 recording is a Radio Retro original

Energy 103 Station Page

Energy 103 June 8th 1986

From the evening of June 8th 1986 this is a recording of Bryan Lambert on Energy 103, taken off 103.0MHz.

From 21:40

From 22:40


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Energy 103 June 9th 1986

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.

Early Energy

Tony McKenzie

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.

Sean McCarthy

Photo with huge thanks to Mike Mahon
Radio Retro – archiving Irish Radio broadcasts since 2002

Energy 103 June 11th 1986

From the afternoon of June 11th 1986, this is a recording of Gareth O'Callaghan on Energy 103 in Dublin. Recorded off 103FM, we join the show just as Dave Johnson is about to read the 3pm News.
Desk in on air studio

From the afternoon of June 11th 1986, this is a recording of Gareth O’Callaghan on Energy 103 in Dublin. Recorded off 103FM, we join the show just as Dave Johnson is about to read the 3pm News.

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Photo with huge thanks to Mike Mahon
Radio Retro – archiving Irish Radio broadcasts since 2002

Radio West June 22nd 1986

This is an edition of Radio West’s Anorak Show from Sunday, June 22nd 1986 which features a long phone-call from Heady Eddie and the rest of the week’s anorak news and gossip.

Radio West station page

This Radio West recording is with thanks to Joe Rossa

If you have any old cassettes, digitised recordings, or radio recordings on a Mixcloud/Soundcloud account that we can add here, please get in touch – recordings@radiowaves.fm or use wetransfer to the same address.

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