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Beat 102-103 July 1st 2003

This is a recording of the launch of the first of the – at the time – newly-created regional services. Beat 102-103 are licensed to cover the south-east of the country.

The day in question was July 1st 2003, the station opened at 1.02pm with Leigh Doyle. He is followed at 2pm by ‘Beat Talk’ with Niall Power, which includes an interview with the Beat 102-103 CRO Kieran McGeary. Reading the News is Gabrielle Cummins.

A sample from the pre launch loop

The launch with Leigh Doyle

The launch continued

Beat Talk with Niall Power

These recordings have been archived with the help of Liam Tutty

Citybeat Radio July 27th 2003

This is a recording of Belfast's Citybeat Radio from July 27th 2003 with a special edition of the Kenny Tosh Show in which he and his special guest, Ben Healy (right), reminisce about Radio Scotland, the offshore pirate of the '60s.

This is a recording of Belfast’s Citybeat Radio from July 27th 2003 with a special edition of the Kenny Tosh Show in which he and his special guest, Ben Healy (right), reminisce about Radio Scotland, the offshore pirate of the ’60s.

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