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Gareth O’Callaghan

Radio Nova October 28th 1982

From October 28th 1982 this is a recording of Tony Gareth on Radio Nova from 5.50pm.
With thanks to Gareth O’Callaghan

From October 28th 1982 this is a recording of Tony Gareth on the Dublin superpirate Radio Nova from 5.50pm.



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Radio Nova December 24th 1982

From Christmas Eve 1982 this is a recording of Radio Nova off 819kHz. Tony Gareth is on the air from 11.15am.

This recording was made by Ken Baird in Scotland and we thank him and DX Archive for the use of it
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Radio Nova May 14th 1983

May 14th 1983 was the date set for Operation Novacare 1983, an annual charity fundraiser ran by Radio Nova.

Sybil Fennell for Operation Novacare

In the first recording Declan Meehan is on air from the studios from 9.56am, whilst Nova personalities are on location in Dún Laoghaire Shopping Centre.

Tony Gareth takes over from Declan at 2pm

We rejoin the proceedings at just after 4pm with many of the Nova staff involved.

All for charity – Sybil Fennell and Declan Mehan – Operation Novacare 1983
(Thanks to Joseph King)

This recording can now be downloaded direct from DX Archive.
We host it with thanks to Gary Hogg.

Energy 103 June 3rd 1986

This is a recording of Gareth O’Callaghan’s return to Dublin radio on Energy 103 following a couple of years in Britain. Gareth takes over the afternoon slot from 3pm on June 3rd 1986.
Dave Johnson reads the News.


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Energy 103 June 11th 1986

From the afternoon of June 11th 1986, this is a recording of Gareth O'Callaghan on Energy 103 in Dublin. Recorded off 103FM, we join the show just as Dave Johnson is about to read the 3pm News.
Desk in on air studio

From the afternoon of June 11th 1986, this is a recording of Gareth O’Callaghan on Energy 103 in Dublin. Recorded off 103FM, we join the show just as Dave Johnson is about to read the 3pm News.

Listen

Photo with huge thanks to Mike Mahon
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Energy 103 July 4th 1986

This is a selection of recordings of Dublin pirate station Energy 103 from July 4th 1986. All were made off 738kHz in the north west of England.

First, it’s the breakfast programme with Tony McKenzie. Dave Johnson reads the News

07:14

Next, we have the final twenty minutes of Gareth O’Callaghan’s programme, leading into the 7pm News read by George Long

18:40

Then John O’Hara in for the evening shift

19:01


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Energy 103 July 16th 1986

From July 16th 1986 this is Gareth O'Callaghan on Energy 103, the Dublin pirate radio station. The recording was made off 103.0MHz and starts just as George Long (right) is about to read the 3pm News.

From July 16th 1986 this is Gareth O’Callaghan on Energy 103, the Dublin pirate radio station. The recording was made off 103.0MHz and starts just as George Long (right) is about to read the 3pm News.


Photo of George Long in the Energy 103 News room is with thanks to Kevin Branigan
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This recording is an Anoraks Ireland original

Energy 103 July 21st 1986

This is a recording of Gareth O’Callaghan with The Energy Cruise on Energy 103 from July 21st 1986.

Energy 103 station page


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Energy 103 August 4th 1986

From Bank Holiday Monday August 4th 1986 this is a recording of Dublin pirate radio station Energy 103. We hear part of the Listeners’ All Time 100 countdown, first with Derek Jones from 10.25am and then Gerry Stevens from 11am. Cathy Kelly reads the News.
Then we join Gareth O’Callaghan for the climax of the countdown from 6.30pm.

Derek Jones

Gerry Stevens

Gareth O’Callaghan


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Energy 103 August 26th 1986

From Tuesday, August 26th 1986 this is an afternoon recording of Energy 103, the Dublin pirate radio station. 
First, we hear from Gerry Stevens from 12.35pm.
Then we join Gareth O'Callaghan for the Energy Cruise from 3pm.
George Long and Dave Johnson are on newsreading duties.
The station’s AM Optimod
(courtesy Mike Mahon)

From Tuesday, August 26th 1986 this is an afternoon recording of Energy 103, the Dublin pirate radio station.
First, we hear from Gerry Stevens from 12.35pm.
Then we join Gareth O’Callaghan for the Energy Cruise from 3pm.
George Long and Dave Johnson are on newsreading duties.

Gerry Stevens

Gareth O’Callaghan


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Energy 103 September 15th 1986

This is Gareth O’Callaghan with the Energy Cruise from 3pm on Energy 103 on September 15th 1986. Paul Clements reads the News.

Gareth O’Callaghan


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Energy 103 September 21st 1986

This is Gareth O’Callaghan playing oldies on a Sunday afternoon from 4pm on Energy 103. Michael Lewis reads the News.

Gareth O’Callaghan


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Energy 103 October 28th 1986

From October 1986, this is a recording of the first outing for an all-new Breakfast Show on the Dublin pirate station Energy 103, recorded off 738kHz.
Gareth O'Callaghan and Cathy Quinn were charged with entertaining early risers in the capital from 7.30am.

From October 1986, this is a recording of the first outing for an all-new Breakfast Show on the Dublin pirate station Energy 103, recorded off 738kHz.
Gareth O’Callaghan and Cathy Quinn were charged with entertaining early risers in the capital from 7.30am.


You can listen to the recording as it was broadcast here

Or if you’d prefer an airchecked version, choose below



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Energy 103 February 13th 1987

This is a recording of Gareth O’Callaghan on Energy 103 from the morning of February 13th 1987. We join the show at 9.40am as he plays the hits and gives the headlines from a certain year.
George Long reads the News at 10am and then there’s a few minutes of Tony McKenzie’s mid-morning show following that.

Gareth O’Callaghan


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More from Energy 103


Energy 103 March 5th 1987

From March 5th 1987 this is Gareth O’Callaghan on Energy 103’s breakfast show, recorded off 103.0MHz. We join the programme at 7.26am. George Long (pictured) reads the News.

Listen here


This recording is by very kind courtesy of Gary Hogg and the photo is thanks to Henry O’Donovan

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Energy 103 September 9th 1987

This is Energy 103's Breakfast Club with  Pat Courtenay, Bob Gallico and Lisa Moore. 
The recording was made from 8.30am on November 11th 1987 off 103FM.

From September 9th 1987 this is a selection of clips from Energy 103’s Breakfast Club with Pat Courtenay, Bob Gallico and Lisa Moore.
There’s also a collection of Gareth O’Callaghan’s phone call sketches from his afternoon show.

Breakfast Club

Gareth O’Callaghan


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Click on the name to hear lots more from Energy 103, Pat Courtenay, Gareth O’Callaghan or Bob Gallico

Q102

From May 9th 1988 this is Q102’s Star in the Sky breakfast show with Scott Williams and Mike Hogan.

Later that morning Gareth O’Callaghan took to the air and this is his show from 10.25am.

2FM December 24th 2004

Christmas Eve 2004 on 2FM from 11am with Gerry Ryan and guests; followed by Gareth O’Callaghan; & then Rick O’Shea from 2pm.

4FM

Gareth O’Callaghan launches 4FM, a new multi-city station for the over 45s, at 6am on February 27th 2009.

This 4FM recording is a Radio Retro original

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