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SUNSHINE 101FM July 15th 1988

This is Sunshine 101 FM from their Hot Hits period in July 1988.

Dave Johnson:
“The music programming was spot on. A few of these tunes weren’t in the UK Top 40 so they were true imports. Am sure I was listening that day! “

SIGNAL 106FM July 15th 1988

Graham Turner is on Dublin pirate station Signal 106FM in this recording from July 15th 1988. Recorded off 106.3MHz, we join the show at 7.38pm.

Radio Dublin July 15th 1988

From July 15th 1988 this is a recording of Radio Dublin off 105.2MHz.
First there’s Gary Hayes with a chart countdown and he’s followed by Paul Downey.

CAU FM (July 15th 1988)

This is a recording of CAU FM, the Dublin pirate, from July 15th 1988. It is recorded off 104.2MHz from 9.28pm.


From Saturday July 16th 1988 this is a recording of the pirate station Dublin South Community Radio off 97.7MHz.
With the stations all due to close at the end of the year, programming like this was proof that ‘cultural’ programming didn’t have to be forced upon the new stations, in the pirate era it always found its natural place.

Smile FM July 16th 1988

This is a recording of Smile FM, the Dublin station based in Ballyfermot. Joe Curry is on air on a Saturday evening, July 16th 1988.
Unfortunately there is some loudness distortion on the recording but it is enjoyable nonetheless.

Treble TR July 16th 1988

From July 16th 1988 this is a recording of the Dublin pirate station Treble TR which starts at 8.30pm.

Sunshine Radio July 17th 1988

This is Bee Bop Gold with Nails Mahoney on Sunshine 101 FM from 9.05am on the morning of July 17th 1988.

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