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Colm Hayes

K.E.L.O. Radio April 15th 1981

From April 15th 1981 this is a recording of Colm Hayes on KELO, the north co Dublin pirate starting at 3.55pm. It was recorded off 1233kHz.

Courtesy of DX Archive

Recording courtesy of Ian Biggar
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Radio Nova October 19th 1981

This is a recording of Colm Hayes on Radio Nova, recorded off 846kHz, on October 19th 1981. Starting at 4pm, Sybil Fennell is also featured for the Dublin station.

This is a recording of Colm Hayes on Radio Nova, recorded off 846kHz, on October 19th 1981. Starting at 4pm, Sybil Fennell is also featured for the Dublin station.

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Radio Nova January 10th 1982

From a snow-covered capital city this is Radio Nova excelling itself with Colm Hayes from 12.45pm, and then Jason Maine from 2pm on January 10th 1981.
Siobhán Purcell reads the News on a day that the weather brought Dublin, and surrounding counties, to a standstill.

From a snow-covered capital city this is Radio Nova excelling itself with Colm Hayes from 12.45pm, and then Jason Maine from 2pm on January 10th 1982.
Siobhán Purcell reads the News on a day that the weather brought Dublin, and surrounding counties, to a standstill.

Colm Hayes

Jason Maine


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KISS FM October 28th 1982

Recorded in Dublin off 102.7MHz this is Colm Hayes on the Dublin pirate station Kiss FM, Radio Nova’s sister station.

Recorded in Dublin off 102.7MHz  this is Colm Hayes on the Dublin pirate station Kiss FM, Radio Nova's sister station.

As broadcast from 3.45pm


With the music stripped out


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Radio Nova July 19th 1983

This is Colm Hayes on Radio Nova from just after 6am on July 19th 1983. The recording was made in Scotland on 828kHz medium wave.

This recording is with thanks to Ken Baird of DX Archive
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Radio Nova January 19th 1984

From January 19th 1984 this is Radio Nova with Colm Hayes from 10.20am. He’s followed by John Clarke from midday.
This recording was made in Scotland by Ken Baird so understandably suffers from interference. It is, however, of huge historical interest. See newspaper cuttings…

Colm Hayes

Note: around ten minutes is lost in the above recording from around the hour mark…

John Clarke

Nova jammed by RTÉ
Irish Independent
Nova claim that RTÉ are blacking out the pirates
Evening Press

This recording is by very kind courtesy of Ken Baird / DX Archive
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Radio Nova January 23rd 1984

This is Radio Nova from January 23rd 1984.
We join Declan Meehan’s Brekkie Trekkie with Bob Gallico from 7.30am.
The iconic duo are followed by Colm Hayes at 9am.
And then it’s John Clarke from midday.

7.30am Declan & Bob

9am Colm Hayes

Midday John Clarke

This recording was made in Leeds by Gary Hogg, some 250 miles from the transmission site. The local ILR station Radio Aire was on the next channel of 828kHz, hence the splattering across 819kHz. As this was January there was also foreign interference, hence the hum, especially during the breakfast show. Even so, the signal was listenable.
There had been rumours of another raid this week, as the station had brought its 50kW transmitter on line. RTÉ had also started a sustained jamming campaign against the station a few days earlier. As an aside they had also been jamming South Coast Radio and ERI broadcasts in Cork.


This recording is by very kind courtesy of Gary Hogg
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Radio Nova January 25th 1984

Radio Nova off 819kHz on January 25th 1984. Starting at 7.11am and running through to 1.15pm, this is a straight 6 hours recording featuring the iconic pairing of Declan Meehan & Bob Gallico, then Colm Hayes from 9am, followed by John Clarke from midday.

It is interesting to note that this recording was made in Leeds by Gary Hogg of DX Archive.

Radio Nova May 7th 1984

From May 7th 1984 this is programming from Dublin station Radio Nova recorded off 88.2MHz. The four recordings span much of the day from early morning through late evening.

First, from 7am, Bob Gallico is reading the news leading into his shared programme with Declan Meehan.

Following them Colm Hayes is on air from 9am.

Later in the day we catch the last hour and 10 minutes of Greg Gaughran’s afternoon programme.

Then from 7pm the ever-popular Jason Maine takes over for the evening broadcast.

These Radio Nova recordings are courtesy of Gary Hogg


These recordings were made at a time when RTÉ were engaged in a jamming campaign against the Dublin superpirates Radio Nova and Sunshine Radio. Nova’s studios had been relocated to the transmitter site at Nova Park in Rathfarnham because the microwave links from the previous studio location at Herbert Street were being targetted. To make things more difficult for RTÉ, Radio Nova were also broadcasting on 102.7MHz (in addition to 88.2MHz) and had two MW transmitters in action as well on 729kHz and 819kHz. Nova sister station Kiss FM had been broadcasting on 102.7MHz but it had been closed in January as a result of the jamming.

Radio Nova July 9th 1984

From July 9th 1984, this is Declan Meehan and Bob Gallico on the Dekki Wekki Brekki Trekki for Radio Nova. Following them, there's about 20 minutes of Colm Hayes' show from 9am.

From July 9th 1984, this is Declan Meehan and Bob Gallico on the Dekkie Wekkie Brekkie Trekkie for Radio Nova.
The recording is off 738kHz and starts at 6.15am.
Following them, there’s about 20 minutes of Colm Hayes’ show from 9am.

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Radio Nova July 13th 1984

From July 13th 1984, this is Declan Meehan’s last show for Dublin superpirate Radio Nova before departing for Capital Radio.

Recorded off 738kHz, we join the show at 8.10am. Bob Gallico reads the news and does his usual inserts. And there’s a short snippet of Colm Hayes, who follows at 9am.


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Radio Nova July 19th 1984

The morning show from Dublin station Radio Nova with Colm Hayes and Bob Gallico on a day that Ireland shook – literally!


Bernadette Jameson:- I was amused to hear my voice in an ad break in that recording, advertising Paul Penders natural hair and skin care. Googled them, found they are still going, so I ordered stuff. Must be the longest reaction to a radio ad ever!


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Radio Nova May 31st 1985

This is a recording of a Radio Nova outside broadcast from the Nutgrove Shopping Centre from May 31st 1985.
It features Greg Gaughran and Colm Hayes, both pictured at the OB, and it starts at 3.10pm.
This recording also features Mark Weller reading the news.

Greg on the left and Colm on the right. With thanks to Barry Flynn

This Radio Nova recording is a Radio Retro original

Radio Nova June 6th 1985

This is a recording of Radio Nova, the Dublin superpirate, which starts at just before midnight on June 6th 1985.

It features the final of the Funny Bubble Competition (an entry form is seen here in the Sunday World) live from Nova Park.

A whole host of Nova personalities – Tony Allan, John Clarke, Bob Gallico, Chris Cary & Colm Hayes – are involved as the winner is chosen from 12 finalists.

Henry Owens plays the tunes back in the studio and Bernie Jameson reads the news.

The first recording was made in the NW of England and conditions are variable for the duration.

The second recording was made on FM from just after midnight and is airchecked.


The first recording (and image) is with kind courtesy of Gary Hogg / DX Archive
The second recording is with thanks to Paul Buckle

Radio Nova October 7th 1985

This is the very first ever outing for Radio Nova's Zoo Crew. Colm Hayes, Bob Gallico and Dave Harvey were all in the Dublin studio on the morning of October 7th 1985.
The quality of this recording is not great but its historical value makes it worth listening to and archiving.

This is the very first ever outing for Radio Nova’s Zoo Crew. Colm Hayes, Bob Gallico and Dave Harvey were all in the Dublin studio on the morning of October 7th 1985.
The quality of this recording is not great but its historical value makes it worth listening to and archiving.

Listen as broadcast…

Listen with the music stripped out…


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Radio Nova October 25th 1985

From the morning of October 7th 1985 this is a recording of The Zoo Crew from The Nut Hut on Radio Nova. .

From the morning of October 25th 1985 this is a recording of The Zoo Crew from The Nut Hut on Radio Nova.
The quality at the start of this recording is not great but its historical value makes it worth listening to and archiving.


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Radio Nova December 24th 1985

Christmas Eve morning with Radio Nova’s Zoo Crew from 1985. Colm Hayes, Bob Gallico and assorted guests keep the party flowing from 7.40am.

From one end of the day to the other as John O’Hara plays his last tune before handing over to Jessie Brandon just as the clocks strike midnight for Christmas Day – and All Night Nova.

Radio Nova January 3rd 1986

From January 3rd 1986 this is a recording of Radio Nova’s Zoo Crew featuring Colm Hayes and Bob Gallico.

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Radio Nova March 11th 1986

This is a recording of Radio Nova from the afternoon of March 11th 1986. Colm Hayes is on the air and Sybil Fennell reads the News. We join the show at 3.35pm.


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Radio Nova March 14th 1986

These are a few recordings from Radio Nova across Friday, March 14th 1986.
We start with the midnight news from Gary Hamill with some explosive news about the station itself.
Then it’s John O’Hara from 7am with Bob Gallico on News.
Next, we have Colm Hayes in two separate recordings. First for a half hour from 1pm and then later on from 3.55pm.


Midnight News Gary Hamill

7am John O’Hara

1pm Colm Hayes

3.55pm Colm Hayes

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Radio Nova March 17th 1986

From Monday, March 17th 1986 on Radio Nova we have Colm Hayes from the afternoon recorded off FM and then George Talbot from the evening recorded off MW.


Colm Hayes

George Talbot

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Radio Nova March 19th 1986

Radio Nova from March 19th 1986.

This morning on Radio Nova was the same as any other. John O’Hara and Bob Gallico were on Breakfast and they were followed at 9am by Tony McKenzie…

8.15am

The first on-air hint that something was not right was the News bulletin at 1pm. It wasn’t the usual extended one.

Then, as the 3pm News with Gary Hamill was approaching, Colm Hayes was heard asking for Chris or Tony to contact the station.

Following the 3pm News the signal on FM went silent for a few seconds and returned with a different song to the one which had been playing. Even stranger, it was a different song to the one on 738kHz. 103.1FM continued with continuous music. There were no idents or anything else to give the listener any idea what was happening.

On medium wave Colm Hayes continued and we rejoin his show at 4.40pm to hear that Radio Nova was closing down. The 5pm News makes things a little clearer.

George Talbot in the temporary Radio Nova studio for the final day of broadcasting.
Courtesy of George

With thanks to Gary Hogg and Ken Baird – DX Archive

Zoom 103 March 20th 1986

Having arrived on the air just as Radio Nova was forced to shut down the day before, Zoom 103 went fully live on March 20th 1986 with the exact same line-up as Radio Nova, all in the exact same slots.
We have a selection of recordings from the day…

This first recording features an hour of Tony McKenzie’s show from just after the midday News, read by Bob Gallico.

12:00 Tony McKenzie

Next, we have some of Colm Hayes’s show (broken into segments) with Gary Hamill on News.

13:57 Colm Hayes and Gary Hamill

14:54 Colm Hayes and Gary Hamill

15:45 Colm Hayes and Gary Hamill

Then we have a couple of selections from George Talbot’s programme, again with Gary Hamill on News

18:18 George Talbot and Gary Hamill

19:20 George Talbot and Gary Hamill

Finally there’s an hour of Richard Jackson from 9pm

21:00 Richard Jackson

Having arrived on the air just as Radio Nova was forced to shut down the day before, Zoom 103 went fully live on March 20th 1986 with the exact same line-up as Radio Nova, all in the exact same slots.
This recording features an hour of Tony McKenzie's show from just after the midday News, read by Bob Gallico.

Recordings with thanks to Seán McCarthy and Gary Hogg

Zoom 103 March 21st 1986

This is a selection of recordings from March 21st 1986, the second full day of the very short-lived station Zoom 103, which immediately replaced Radio Nova when it closed down…

This first recording features John O’Hara’s show, which we join just as Bob Gallico finishes reading the 9am News. Kathy Quinn is also in studio.

09:00 John O’Hara

Next, we have some of Tony McKenzie’s show, which we join at 10.16am.

10:16 Tony McKenzie

Then we have Colm Hayes from 3.30pm with Gary Hamill on News

15:33 Colm Hayes

Recordings with thanks to Jess Codd and Gary Hogg

Energy 103 February 25th 1987

Tony McKenzie on Energy 103

This is a recording of the Dublin pirate radio station Energy 103 from February 25th 1987, taken from 103.0MHz FM.

First, we hear from Colm Hayes, who was sitting in on the Breakfast Show. There’s News headlines on the half-hour and full news on the hour read by George Long.

6.57am Colm Hayes

Colm is followed by Tony McKenzie (pictured) from 10am through to the afternoon.

10am Tony McKenzie


This recording is with thanks to Gary Hogg, photo thanks to Mike Mahon
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More from Energy 103; Colm Hayes; Tony McKenzie or George Long


Energy 103 February 26th 1987

This is a recording of Energy 103 from February 26th 1987, taken from 103.0MHz.
First, we hear from Colm Hayes on the Breakfast Show with News headlines on the half-hour and full news on the hour from George Long.

7.25am Colm Hayes

Colm is followed by Tony McKenzie from 10am through to the afternoon.

10am Tony McKenzie

Later in the day we join Pat Courtenay from 6pm. Sybil Fennell reads the News.

6pm Pat Courtenay

From 7pm it’s John O’Hara with Schools Out.

7pm John O’Hara

7.45pm John O’Hara

This is a recording of Energy 103 from February 26th 1987, taken from 103.0MHz.
First we hear from Colm Hayes, sitting in on the Breakfast Show for Gareth O'Callaghan.
He's followed by Tony McKenzie from 10am through to the afternoon.
News headlines on the half-hour and full news on the hour comes from George Long.
Tony McKenzie and George Long in the Energy studio in February 1987
Photo by kind courtesy of Kevin Brangan

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More from Energy 103; Colm Hayes; Tony McKenzie; Pat Courtenay, John O’Hara, Sybil Fennell or George Long


Energy 103 March 4th 1987

This is a recording of Colm Hayes (pictured) on Energy 103 from March 4th 1987 starting at 5pm. Sybil Fennell reads the News.

This is a recording of Colm Hayes (pictured) on Energy 103 from March 4th 1987 starting at 5pm. Sybil Fennell reads the News.

Listen here


Photo with huge thanks to Mike Mahon
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This is an Anoraks Ireland original

Energy 103 April 17th 1987

From Good Friday, April 17th 1987 this is a recording of Colm Hayes on Energy 103's breakfast show, recorded off 738kHz. We join the programme at 7.35am. Fionnuala Sweeney (pictured) reads the News.
There's also a short snippet of Ernie Gallagher's programme which followed at 10am.

From Good Friday, April 17th 1987 this is a recording of Colm Hayes on Energy 103’s breakfast show, recorded off 738kHz. We join the programme at 7.35am. Fionnuala Sweeney (pictured in the Energy 103 Production Studio) reads the News.
There’s also a short snippet of Ernie Gallagher’s programme which followed at 10am.

Colm Hayes from 7.35am

Ernie Gallagher from 10am


This recording is by very kind courtesy of Gary Hogg and the photo is thanks to Mike Mahon

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Energy 103 May 1st 1987

From Friday, May 1st 1987 this is a recording of Colm Hayes on Energy 103’s breakfast show, recorded off 738kHz. We join the programme at 8.20am. Fionnuala Sweeney reads the News.
Following Colm at 10am it’s Tony McKenzie.

Colm Hayes from 8.20am

Tony McKenzie from 10am


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Energy 103 May 3rd 1987

From Sunday, May 3rd 1987 this is a recording of Colm Hayes on the European Top 40 show on Dublin’s Energy 103. Taken off 738kHz, we join the programme at 2.15pm.
John O’Hara follows at 3pm.

Colm Hayes from 2.15m

John O’Hara from 3pm


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CAPITAL RADIO July 20th 1989

This is a recording of the launch of Capital Radio, the first licensed independent commercial station in Ireland. The station came on air at 8am on July 20th 1989.

Still on air today as FM104, the Dublin station opened on July 20th 1989 at 8am with a ceremony from the city centre, followed by Colm Kayes on Breakfast.

Colm Hayes on Capital Radio

Launch and Colm Hayes (image)

Scott Williams from 10am

Launch of Capital Radio in July 1989
Launch of Capital Radio in July 1989

The difficult early days of Irish independent radio
IRISH TIMES July 18th 2014

Patsy McGarry: Twenty-five years ago, the State’s first independent radio station, Capital Radio, began broadcasting. I was there. It did not go smoothly

The first song played on independent radio in Ireland was Phil Lynott’s Old Town. I know, I was there, on the roof of St Stephen’s Green shopping centre in Dublin, where Ireland’s first independent station, Capital Radio, began broadcasting 25 years ago on July 20th, 1989.

It was launched at a breakfast at the Berkeley Court Hotel, attended by, among others, then minister for communications, Ray Burke, and Dublin’s lord mayor, Seán Haughey.

Burke’s appointment had been a huge relief to the hundreds involved in pirate radio, as it indicated the stalemate over legal independent radio was at an end. Long suffering had made a stone of many pirate hearts where the 1982-1987 coalition was concerned. Labour wanted independent radio to be under State control, which Fine Gael opposed.

I knew Burke from my days as head of news (1983-1987) at the pirate Sunshine Radio in Portmarnock, Co Dublin, his electoral terrain. I was also on a National Union of Journalists delegation that met him to discuss the introduction of independent radio. By then we at Sunshine’s “news corner” were members of the NUJ, and our news-gathering had for the previous four years been in line with the union’s code of conduct. I was also father of the NUJ chapel (shop steward) at Sunshine and got fired and reinstated three times in disputes over staff wages.

We were so poor. In February 1986, four of us, accompanied by Labour councillor Bernie Malone, met then tánaiste Dick Spring to plead the case for legal independent radio. Afterwards we invited Malone for coffee. We discovered that, between us four pirates, we hadn’t enough money to buy coffee for five. Malone paid, graciously, while we melted into our seats.

The last time I was fired, in 1987, I was reinstated on condition that I accepted voluntary redundancy. I accepted, being sick up and fed, to use a friend’s expression.

Before being head-hunted in 1989 to set up the newsroom at Capital (now FM104), I had freelanced for the Irish Press, the Sunday World and Magill magazine.

With the 1988 Broadcasting Act, Burke established the Independent Radio and Television Commission. All pirates had to be off air by midnight on new year’s eve 1988 or forfeit any chance of getting a licence. It worked.

Baulking at the costs

By February 1989 all independent radio licences had been allocated. That was followed by a pause as new licencees baulked at the costs involved, particularly where news was concerned. The legislation demanded 20 per cent airtime for news and current affairs, almost five hours a day. The pause became a vacuum. Pirates abhor a vacuum, and so they emerged again.

The government was anxious to get new stations on air. An agreement was reached between the IRTC and Capital to allow the station a derogation of one month from fulfilling the 20 per cent news requirement over the 24 hours, but it would meet it between 7am and 7pm. IRTC thinking was “get one station on air and the rest will follow”. It proved correct.

So there we were that bright, blue Thursday morning on the roof of St Stephen’s Green shopping centre, the city below us glittering in the smokeless air as Phil Lynott sang of his broken heart “in the old town”. Bliss was it to be alive.

It passed. There were four of us in the newsroom and two part-timers, mostly ex-Sunshine. We were determined to emphasise Dublin news. But it was July 20th, silly season, with nothing happening. We needed a strong Dublin story to start. There was none. Soon we were desperate.

Then someone spotted the front page of that day’s Irish Independent. It had a report by Brian Dowling about calls for an inquiry into planning corruption in Dublin. Eureka. I was familiar with the story, having reported on it for the Irish Press and Sunday World.

Further problems. Party spokespeople were on holidays. We were at the end of our tether when Eamon Gilmore, Workers’ Party spokesman on the environment, answered the phone. He was in blistering form. It did not escape us that the first politician we put on air on independent radio in Ireland was a member of the only political party that had completely shunned us throughout our pirate days. Needs must. It would have more serious implications.

After the Berkeley Court breakfast, Burke and Capital director Mike Hogan arrived at our Portakabins. Hogan was whey-faced. He took me aside and asked, “What the f*** is going on here?” They had heard the news en route in the ministerial car and, apparently, the minister was not happy about our story regarding planning corruption in Dublin.

But as he greeted colleagues in our news Portakabin, he was charming. He asked for a word with me. We stepped outside, where he announced with heat: “Don’t you know that one of the reasons we are setting up these stations is because of those f***ers?”

I didn’t, but I knew what he was talking about. The disproportionate influence of the Workers’ Party in RTÉ was common knowledge. I had a choice: to drop the Dublin story or allow it a normal news life. It wasn’t really a choice, however: the idea that the first news story on the first news bulletin of the first independent radio station in Ireland would be dropped because it upset a minister was unthinkable. It was a case of continue and be damned. We were.

‘Totally illegal’

Prior to our going on air, there had been much interest in other media about how we would meet the 20 per cent news requirement. In this newspaper on July 12th, I explained we were being allowed a derogation for a month.

Interviewed on RTÉ Radio One after he had left us that morning, Burke was appalled. “It would be totally illegal for the IRTC to give such a derogation,” he said. Consternation once again at Capital.

Our immediate problem was how to fill that requirement for July 20th itself. We did so by three of us sitting around a microphone that night for 2½ hours talking about radio. A few weeks later, at a press conference to launch Century Radio, I interviewed Burke again.

Afterwards he said to me “I was listening to you guys that night,” referring to our marathon chat-in of July 20th. He appeared to be smiling.

FLYING THE JOLLY ROGERPIRATES OF THE AIRWAVES 

Until July 20th, 1989, the only legal radio in Ireland was controlled by RTÉ. However, a plethora of pirate stations came on air in the late 1970s and early 1980s and soon attracted loyal listeners. By the late 1980s there were an estimated 74 of these in the State.

In Dublin they included Radio Galaxy, Radio Dublin, Ard, Big D, Southside Radio, Radio Leinster, Radio City, and TTTR. There was ERI and South Coast Radio in Cork and Radio Carousel in Dundalk. In fact, there was hardly an urban centre in Ireland that didn’t have a pirate station.

The arrival in Dublin in the early 1980s of “super-pirates” Sunshine and Nova brought the issue of independent radio to a head. They had powerful FM transmitters and advertisers liked their “clutter-free” format. They were hugely popular with young people. The demand was evident.

By the end of February 1989, the Independent Radio and Television Commission had awarded 25 local radio licences and one national licence.


Capital Radio station page


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Capital Radio recordings courtesy of Rodney Neill


FM104

The Strawberry Alarm Clock with Colm and Jim-Jim from 6.40am on December 23rd 2004. This recording is off 104.4MHz in Dublin.

FM104 December 24th 2004

The Strawberry Alarm Clock with Colm and Jim-Jim from 6.30am on December 24th 2004. This recording is off 104.4MHz in Dublin.

FM104 October 18th 2005

This is a recording of Dublin licensed radio station FM104 from the morning of October 18th 2005, recorded off 104.4MHz. 
First from 8am it's the Strawberry Alarm Clock with Colm & Jim-Jim, and they are followed at 10am by Andy Preston's 10-3 Show
Strawberry Alarm Clock

This is a recording of Dublin licensed radio station FM104 from the morning of October 18th 2005, recorded off 104.4MHz.

First from 8am it’s the Strawberry Alarm Clock with Colm & Jim-Jim (right), and they are followed at 10am by Andy Preston’s 10-3 Show.


Strawberry Alarm Clock with Colm & Jim Jim


Andy Preston 10-3 Show, as broadcast

Andy Preston

Andy Preston 10-3 Show, with music stripped out


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2FM March 28th 2009

RTÉ’s national pop station from March 28th 2009 in a recording which starts at 9am featuring The Best of Colm & Jim Jim.

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