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2005

Space FM

Automated programming from this dance music pirate station recorded off 99.4MHz FM in Dublin. The date was January 2nd 2005 and the recording started at midnight.

Space FM

Dance music Dublin pirate Space FM from January 5th 2005

Ministry FM January 14th 2005

Broadcasting to Dublin's city centre on 93.2MHz FM, this is Ministry Radio from the evening of January 14th 2005.

Broadcasting to Dublin’s city centre on 93.2MHz FM, this is Ministry Radio from the evening of January 14th 2005. Dave O’Donoghue is on air and Mick Masterson eventually takes over.
The signal was weak in the suburbs so the recording is not perfect, although it improves. The station were also having issues and went off the air for the rest of the evening as this recording ends.


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Space FM January 14th 2005

This is Dublin dance pirate Space FM on 99.4MHz from January 14th 2005. The recording starts at 11.40pm and finishes just after the station’s final live link for the night.


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Flash 94FM January 22nd 2005

Wicklow pirate Flash 94FM closing down on 94.3MHz FM following a visit from Comreg. This January 22nd 2005 recording starts at 11am.

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Liquid FM

This is Dublin pirate radio station Liquid FM with Steve Power on his 80s music show on the Sunday afternoon of January 30th 2005. Recorded off 91.3MHz, we join the show at 4.03pm.

Andy Wilson follows Steve with his house dance music show which starts at 6pm.

DUBLIN’S COUNTRY May 5th 2005

From 8.45am on May 5th 2005 this is Ian McKeever’s penultimate show for the licensed station.


Following Ian at 10am, Declan Meehan presents ‘Saying Goodbye to Gallico’, a tribute show from the time of the great man’s return to the States.

Pulse 107 May 8th 2005

This is the south Derry-based pirate Pulse 107 from the evening of May 8th 2005. ‘Seán’ is on the air playing requests on this recording taken off 107.8MHz.

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This recording is with thanks to Ian Biggar
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More about Pulse 107 can be found on their Radiowaves Station Page

Irish Music Radio June 18th 2005

This is a recording of the first night/morning from the second temporary licence run for Irish Music Radio.
Joe Doyle is on air from 1.05am for the Dublin station playing music exclusively from Irish artists.

This IMR recording is a Radio Retro original

Irish Music Radio station page

TIPP MID WEST RADIO (June 21st 2005)

This is a recording of Seán Buckley’s Morning Call programme on Tipperary Mid West Radio, the licensed community service.
From June 21st 2005 Seán interviews Michael Richardson about his company, which was very different to the time he ran one of Limerick’s best-known pirates, Big L.

This Radio Retro recording is by kind courtesy of Michael Richardson

Tipp Mid West Radio Station Page

Today FM July 8th 2005

This is a recording of Tracey Lee from when she was 'the new chick' at Today FM. This is her debut on the Friday night show 'Nothing But 90s' from July 2005.
You can listen to it either as it was broadcast or with the music stripped out.
Image: Onaircoach Presenter Training

This is a recording of the national licensed station Today FM from a Friday night in July 2005.

First up we hear from Derek Flood with ‘Friday Night 80s’ from 9pm.

Then it’s the ever-enjoyable Tracey Lee (above) from when she was ‘the new chick’ at the station with ‘Nothing But 90s’.
You can listen to it either as it was broadcast or with the music stripped out.

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Airchecked


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FM104 July 9th 2005

This is a recording of the Best of the Strawberry Alarm Clock on Dublin's FM104 from Saturday July 9th 2005. Colm Hayes and Jim Jim Nugent host the show.
Strawberry Alarm Clock

This is a recording of the Best of the Strawberry Alarm Clock on Dublin’s FM104 from Saturday July 9th 2005. Colm Hayes and Jim Jim Nugent host the show along with the usual comedic characters and a host of Dubliners through the phone lines.
Sinéad Young reads the News.


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Splash FM September 23rd 2005

From September 23rd 2005 this is a recording of the notorious Dublin pirate Splash FM. This station was eventually closed by the Gardaí amid accusations of promoting joyriding and giving tips on how to steal cars. Based in Finglas, Splash FM broadcast on 93.8MHz.


Unfortunately, this recording highlights the perils of unattended recording. It suffers from severe spatter from RnaG who were strong on 93.5MHz and on 94.0MHz We recommend listening to the airchecked version but we have also included the full recording for those who wish to get a feel for the station’s output.


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Fun FM September 23rd 2005

This is a recording of the Dublin dance pirate Fun FM made off 101.3MHz FM on September 23rd 2005 from 9pm.

Irish Music Radio September 25th 2005

s part of their final weekend of broadcasting to Dublin under their present temporary licence Irish Music Radio will host a special two hour discussion show looking at radio past and present this Sunday. 
Presented by Joe Doyle, the show, which will be broadcast as part of the station's 'Meltdown', will be aired live at 1pm this Sunday on 94.9MHz FM. Contributing to the discussion will be Phantom FM's Ger Roe, Dr Don of A.R.D/Radio Dublin fame, FM104's Andy Preston, 98FM's Barry Dunne, David Baker of Klas/Heartbeat fame, Premier FM's Paul Shepherd and Chris Adams of Irish Music Radio.

This is how Radiowaves News announced this programme on Irish Music Radio.

As part of their final weekend of broadcasting to Dublin under their present temporary licence Irish Music Radio will host a special two hour discussion show looking at radio past and present this Sunday.
Presented by Joe Doyle, the show, which will be broadcast as part of the station’s ‘Meltdown’, will be aired live at 1pm this Sunday on 94.9MHz FM. Contributing to the discussion will be Phantom FM’s Ger Roe, Dr Don of A.R.D/Radio Dublin fame, FM104’s Andy Preston, 98FM’s Barry Dunne, David Baker of Klas/Heartbeat fame, Premier FM’s Paul Shepherd and Chris Adams of Irish Music Radio.

This IMR recording is a Radio Retro original

Irish Music Radio station page

2FM September 26th 2005

This is a recording of RTÉ 2FM on the morning Marty Whelan made his debut on the station's breakfast show.

This is a recording of RTÉ 2FM on the morning Marty Whelan made his debut on the station’s breakfast show.
Starting at 6.45pm we hear the end of the Early Breakfast show before joining Marty from 7am.
Then from 9am Gerry Ryan takes over.

Early Breakfast

Marty Whelan

Gerry Ryan

South East Radio October 10th 2005

This is South East Radio, the licensed radio station serving the Wexford area. In this recording, Tracey Lee is on the air for The Full Irish Breakfast Show on the morning of October 10th 2005.

This is South East Radio, the licensed radio station serving the Wexford area. In this recording, Tracey Lee is on the air for The Full Irish Breakfast Show on the morning of October 10th 2005.

As broadcast

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South East Radio October 11th 2005

This is Tracey Lee with The Full Irish Breakfast show on South East Radio, the licensed radio station serving the Wexford area.  This recording was made from 7.10am on the morning of October 11th 2005.

This is Tracey Lee with The Full Irish Breakfast show on South East Radio, the licensed radio station serving the Wexford area. This recording was made from 7.10am on the morning of October 11th 2005.

As broadcast

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LMFM Radio October 14th 2005

From October 14th 2005, this is Adrienne O'Hora making her debut on LMFM, the licensed radio station for Louth/Meath. The recording starts from just after 9pm and is off 95.5MHz.
Photo: Star DJs

From October 14th 2005, this is Adrienne O’Hora making her debut on LMFM, the licensed radio station for Louth/Meath. The recording starts from just after 9pm and is off 95.5MHz.

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LMFM Radio November 11th 2005

This is Adrienne O'Hora on LMFM, the licensed radio station for Louth/Meath. The recording starts from 9pm on November 11th 2005 and  is off 95.5MHz.
Photo: Star DJs

This is Adrienne O’Hora on LMFM, the licensed radio station for Louth/Meath. The recording starts from 9pm on November 11th 2005 and is off 95.5MHz.


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Choice FM November 12th 2005

This is a recording of programming from the last Saturday of a temporary licence run for Choice FM, an easy listening station broadcasting to Dublin on 92.1MHz under the stewardship of Kevin Branigan.
Thanks to the popularity of Choice FM a new full-time licence for an easy listening was advertised and awarded to 4FM (Now Classic Hits).

Bernie on Choice

From midday this is Bernie Jameson

Rob G from 2pm

Joe Harrington from 4pm

6pm Shay Healey with the Best of Abba

Mike Doyle from 7pm

9pm Paul Ormond


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Choice FM November 13th 2005

This is a recording of the final day of programming from the first temporary licence run for Choice FM, an easy listening station broadcasting to Dublin on 92.1MHz which was operated by Kevin Branigan.
Amongst the programmes on this Sunday was a countdown of the ‘All-Time Top 100 Easy Listening Songs’ compiled from votes from the station’s listeners.
Thanks to the popularity of Choice FM a new full-time licence for an easy listening was advertised and awarded to 4FM (Now Classic Hits).


From midnight it’s Retro Romance

Listen to the midday to midnight programming in two separate blocks or listen to the individual shows

From midday to 6pm…

From 6pm to midnight…

From midday Garv Rigby and Steven Davitt continue the Top 100 countdown

More from the Chart at 2pm with John Power and Lisa Jolie

From 4pm Ian Garland and Kevin Branigan count down to the number 1.

At 6pm Éamon Carr presents Carr’s Cocktail Shack

The show is a celebration of lounge and cocktail jazz from across the decades and features the ‘Cocktail de Jour’ – Éamon’s own choice of cocktail, which he then makes live on air each week!
Presenter Éamon Carr says, “My wish is to present some music that is largely ignored by contemporary music criticism. I would like to share some tunes that may (or may not) evoke lava lamps, fishnet stockings, faux rabbit-pelt bar stools and the psycho-sexual boom boom experienced by the desk clerk in the motel, the one with the pink and blue neon, at the end of Lonely Street. It may be termed easy, but the beat goes on. Oh, and along the way, we’ll explore the coolest way to kick-start a party – cocktails.”

From 7pm it’s Sunday Jazz with Des Fitzgerald

From 9pm Chris Young is on air

Finally at 11pm Kevin Branigan wraps up the temporary run


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Choice FM November 12th 2006

This is the final hour from the second temporary licence run for Choice FM, an easy listening station operated by Kevin Branigan and broadcasting to four cities across Ireland.
Recorded in Dublin this is Kevin himself wrapping things up and looking to the future.
Choice FM studio (Kevin Branigan)

This is the final hour from the second temporary licence run for Choice FM, an easy listening station operated by Kevin Branigan and broadcasting to four cities across Ireland.
Recorded in Dublin this is Kevin himself wrapping things up and looking to the future.
Thanks to the popularity of Choice FM a new full-time licence for an easy listening was advertised and awarded to 4FM (Now Classic Hits).



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