From the morning of November 5th 1987 this is a recording of The Breakfast Club from Energy 103 with Pat Courtenay, Bob Gallico and Lisa Moore, plus the usual array of comic characters. We join the show on 103.0MHz from 7.50am.
Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts in collaboration with Gary Hogg
From November 18th 1987 this is a recording of a brand new but very familiar radio station in Dublin. Radio Nova was back from the dead with live programming following a few days on test on 99.9MHz. We join Niall McGowan from 9.08am.
Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts on collaboration with Gary Hogg / DX Archive
November 25th 1987 was a historic day in Irish radio as it seen the merger of Energy 103 with the recently relaunched Radio Nova. Nova had reappeared on the Dublin FM band a couple of weeks earlier – 20 months after the hugely successful station had ceased broadcasting.
Here we have a selection of recordings from the day, starting with a short snippet from the morning’s Breakfast Club.
Then, on the mid-morning show, Niall McGowan is sitting in for Tony McKenzie.
12:15-Niall McGowan & Cassidy Jones
Following the news Tony McKenzie took over from Niall and Cassidy was still in the studio.
The bulk of this recording was made near Blackpool and as the day progresses interference increases. Where possible we’ve switched to a locally made FM recording, meaning parts of this segment is airchecked.
13:05 Tony McKenzie & Cassidy Jones
15:50 Tony & Cassidy airchecked
At 6pm Dublin Today made its return…
18: 00 Dublin Today – Airchecked
From 7.55pm this is John O’Hara
19: 55 John O’Hara
Wow. Thank you for the memories we were all so happy in those days. “FREE” to play DJ and just have fun. In hindsight, we did not know just how much freedom and fun we had. I have always considered myself to be lucky to be on such great stations with such great people. Thanks.
Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts in collaboration with Gary Hogg / DX Archive
Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts since 2002 Main recording by kind courtesy of Jess Codd
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