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
Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts in collaboration with Gary Hogg / DX Archive