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Energy 103 May 1st 1987

From Friday, May 1st 1987 this is a recording of Colm Hayes on Energy 103’s breakfast show, recorded off 738kHz. We join the programme at 8.20am. Fionnuala Sweeney reads the News.
Following Colm at 10am it’s Tony McKenzie.

Colm Hayes from 8.20am

Tony McKenzie from 10am


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Energy 103 May 3rd 1987

From Sunday, May 3rd 1987 this is a recording of Colm Hayes on the European Top 40 show on Dublin’s Energy 103. Taken off 738kHz, we join the programme at 2.15pm.
John O’Hara follows at 3pm.

Colm Hayes from 2.15m

John O’Hara from 3pm


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Energy 103 May 4th 1987

From May 4th 1987 this is Pat Courtenay's debut on Energy 103's breakfast show. We join just as the 7am news, read by Lisa Moore, comes to an end.

From May 4th 1987 this is Pat Courtenay’s debut on Energy 103’s breakfast show. We join just as the 7am news, read by Lisa Moore, comes to an end.

Listen here


This recording is by very kind courtesy of Gary Hogg and the photo is thanks to Mike Mahon

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Energy 103 May 5th 1987

This is programming from Dublin’s Energy 103 from May 5th 1987. The station found itself affected by power cuts thanks to the start of an ESB strike that morning.

First, from 7am, we hear from the Breakfast Show with Pat Courtenay and Lisa Moore.

From 9.30am we join Alan Burns until 10am and then from midday to 1pm…

From 3.20pm this is Tony Allan. Teena Gates reads the News.

Darad commented on the above Tony Allan recording:
Check out that audio. I am pretty sure that was me that put in that request for us down at Fast Food Ranelagh as that’s where I worked at the time and we always phoned in requests to Energy. Sometimes I’d cycle down there and get goodies thrown down to me from the third floor whilst Rick Dees was on!

Tony Allan in the Energy newsroom.
Photo Mike Mahon

Energy 103 May 6th 1987

From May 4th 1987 this is Pat Courtenay's debut on Energy 103's breakfast show. We join just as the 7am news, read by Lisa Moore, comes to an end.

This is a recording of Pat Courtenay (photo) on Dublin station Energy 103. Dated May 6th 1987 we join him on the breakfast show during the 7am news, which is read by Lisa Moore.
Then from later in the day we join Tony Allan from 4.30pm – his show was affected by the ESB strike. George Long reads the News.

Pat Courtenay

Tony Allan


The morning recording is courtesy of Ian Biggar and the afternoon one is with thanks to Gary Hogg. The photo is thanks to Mike Mahon

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Energy 103 May 7th 1987

This is Alan Burns on air for Dublin pirate Energy 103 from May 8th 1987. This recording starts at 9.35am.

This is a selection of programming from the Dublin pirate Energy 103 on May 7th 1987.

We start with a short clip from the breakfast programme with Pat Courtenay. The show was obliterated by an ESB strike, which meant a late start for the 7am News, read by Lisa Moore. It wasn’t long before they were knocked off again…

7.06am

Power was eventually restored to ‘the power station’ and this segment is from Alan Burns.

10.20am

We catch the end of Alan Burns as he makes way for Tony Allan at 3pm.

2.54pm

During Tony’s show, we switch from medium wave to 103FM, in stereo…

3.15pm

Again, during Tony’s show, we switch back to medium wave…

4.46pm


This recording is by very kind courtesy of Gary Hogg, with extra thanks to Dave Small for the FM broadcast

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Energy 103 May 8th 1987

This is Alan Burns on air for Dublin pirate Energy 103 from May 8th 1987. This recording starts at 9.35am.

Here’s a morning’s worth of programmes from the Dublin pirate, Energy 103. The recording is from May 8th 1987 and features Pat Courtenay on Breakfast, who is followed by Alan Burns at 9.35am.

Pat Courtenay as broadcast

Pat Courtenay airchecked

Alan Burns as broadcast

Alan Burns airchecked

RADIO RAINBOW INTERNATIONAL

This is Kieran Murray’s Free Radio Show on the SW station Radio Rainbow International from May 10th 1987. It was recorded from their local 1521kHz MW outlet based in Louth.
This is edition number 49 and features an interview with Heddy Eddie about the raid on Boyneside Radio which had happened a few weeks earlier.

This recording is with thanks to Gary Hogg

Energy 103 May 13th 1987

Morning programmes from Dublin superpirate Energy 103 on May 13th 1987, starting at 6.50am.

First on air is Pat Courtenay, with Lisa Moore on news. At 9.30am Alan Burns takes over and at midday Tony McKenzie kicks off the afternoon.

Energy 103 May 14th 1987

Morning programmes on Energy 103, who broadcast to Dublin from 1986-1988. 
From May 14th 1987 this is Pat Courtenay (right, in the Energy production studio) on Breakfast, ably assisted by Lisa Moore.
Alan Burns follows from 9.35am.

A recording of some programmes from Energy 103, who broadcast to Dublin from 1986-1988.
From May 14th 1987 this is Pat Courtenay (right, in the Energy production studio) on Breakfast, ably assisted by Lisa Moore.
Alan Burns follows from 9.35am, and then from 2pm there’s a short sample of Tony McKenzie’s programme.

Pat Courtenay

Alan Burns

Tony McKenzie


This recording is by very kind courtesy of Gary Hogg and the photo is thanks to Mike Mahon

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Energy 103 May 20th 1987

From May 20th 1987 this is two 45 minute recordings from two of Energy 103’s programmes from the evening schedule.
First, we hear from Tony Allan, starting at 5.30pm.
Then we have John O’Hara from 8.30pm

Tony Allan

John O’Hara


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RADIO RAINBOW INTERNATIONAL

This is edition 51 of Kieran Murray’s Free Radio Show on the SW station Radio Rainbow International which was broadcast on May 24th 1987. It was recorded from their local 1521kHz MW outlet based in Louth.

This recording is with kind courtesy of Gary Hogg

Energy 103 May 25th 1987

This recording is from the morning that Bob Gallico (pictured) made his debut on Energy 103. Bob defected from Q102 to join Pat Courtenay and Lisa Moore for Energy’s Breakfast programme, which we join at 6.40am.
The first part of the programme was taken from medium wave…

6.40am

Just before the headlines at 7.30am we switch to FM in stereo…

7.28am

Here’s the full show with the music stripped out..

Airchecked

Here’s the full show on medium wave


This recording is by very kind courtesy of Gary Hogg; photo of Bob is thanks to Mike Mahon

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Energy 103 June 19th 1987

From June 19th 1987 this recording is from the day that Alan Burns (pictured) presented his final show on Energy 103. 
The recording starts with Pat Courtenay, Bob Gallico and Lisa Moore on the Breakfast programme from 8.20am.
Then it's over to Alan at 9.30am.

From June 19th 1987 this recording is from the day that Alan Burns (pictured) presented his final show on Energy 103.
The recording starts with Pat Courtenay, Bob Gallico and Lisa Moore on the Breakfast programme from 8.20am.
Then it’s over to Alan at 9.30am.

Breakfast

Alan Burns


This recording is by very kind courtesy of Gary Hogg; photo of Alan is with huge thanks to Mike Mahon

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Radio Kerry July 14th 2020

Radio Kerry turned 30 years of age on July 14th 2020. In this special Kerry Today programme Jerry Sullivan has a look back at the history of the station and replays some memorable moments.

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