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Energy 103 May 2nd 1986

This is a recording of Richard Jackson on Dublin’s Energy 103 from May 2nd 1986, starting at 11.50am.

Richard Jackson


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WLS MUSIC RADIO May 3rd 1986

This is a recording of the 1980s Galway pirate station WLS Music Radio featuring first, Seán O'Boill, and then Casey Kasem.
From 1.43pm on May 3rd 1986, we catch the last few minutes of Seán's show before joining Casey Kasem's American Top 40 at 2pm.

This is a recording of the 1980s Galway pirate station WLS Music Radio featuring first, Seán O’Boill, and then Casey Kasem.
From 1.43pm on May 3rd 1986, we catch the last few minutes of Seán’s show before joining Casey Kasem’s American Top 40 at 2pm.
There’s also the possibility of listening to an edited version with the music stripped out.

Seán O’Boill

Casey Kasem

Edited

Radio West May 4th 1986

This is an edition of Radio West’s Anorak Show from Sunday, May 4th 1986.
Seán Coyne and Philip Hilton present the week’s anorak news and gossip.

Radio West station page

This Radio West recording is with thanks to DX Archive

Energy 103 May 5th 1986

This is a recording of Dublin’s Energy 103 from May 5th 1986. Starting at 1.30pm we hear first from Richard Jackson.
He’s followed at 3pm by Tony McKenzie (show is part-airchecked).

Richard Jackson

Tony McKenzie


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Energy 103 May 6th 1986

Here's two recordings of Dublin's Energy 103 from May 6th 1986, taken off 738kHz.
First, we hear from John O'Hara on Breakfast from 7.20am.
Then, from the evening time, we hear the last twenty minutes of Tony McKenzie's programme.
Tony McKenzie

Here’s two recordings of Dublin’s Energy 103 from May 6th 1986, taken off 738kHz.
First, we hear from John O’Hara on Breakfast from 7.20am.
Then, from the evening time, we hear the last twenty minutes of Tony McKenzie’s programme.

John O’Hara

Tony McKenzie


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First recording thanks to Gary Hogg, second recording thanks to Ger Roe.
Photo credit Mike Mahon


Community Radio Galaxy May 11th 1986

From May 11th 1986 this is a recording of a veteran of Irish radio, Tony Boylan (right), with his 78s Show on Community Radio Galaxy from just after midday

From May 11th 1986 this is a recording of a veteran of Irish radio, Tony Boylan (right), with his 78s Show on Community Radio Galaxy from just after midday.

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Energy 103 May 12th 1986

Tony McKenzie on Energy 103
Tony McKenzie (Courtesy Mike Mahon)

This is a selection of recordings of the Dublin pirate station Energy 103 from across the morning and afternoon of May 12th 1986. All were recorded off 103.0MHz FM.


First, we have John O’Hara from 9.15am on the breakfast programme taken off 103.0MHz. Gary Hamill reads the News. The signal is a little hissy but shouldn’t spoil the enjoyment too much.

9.15am

From 10am Richard Jackson is on the air following the News.

10am

Then, from 3.04pm it’s Tony McKenzie

3.04pm


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Radio Sandymount May 14th 1986

This is the first day on air for the 1986 run for Radio Sandymount, one of the pop-up festival stations of the time, with David Baker from 1.40pm.

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Radio Sandymount May 18th 1986

From May 18th 1986 this is David Baker on air for Radio Sandymount – one of the series of ‘Festival’ stations that popped up in towns whenever they had their Community Week during the summer months. This recording starts at 2.31pm.

Energy 103 May 22nd 1986

Gary Hamill on Energy 103
Credit Brian (McEvoy) Walsh

From the Dublin pirate radio station Energy 103 this is a recording of John O’Hara & Gary Hamill (right) on the breakfast-time show ‘Early Energy’. It dates from the morning of May 22nd 1986 and was taken off 103.0MHz.

The part-recorded show is broken up into snippets, with the start time of each indicated.

6am

6.26am

6.57am

7.27am

7.38am

7.57am


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