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South Coast Radio October 30th 1983

From Sunday, October 30th 1983, this is a selection of programming across the day from the Cork station South Coast Radio.


First, from 1.35pm, live from the Jazz Festival, there’s a link-up between the studio (John Lewis) and Dan Lowrey’s Tavern (Keith York) for some live music.

This recording was made in Cork by Gary Hogg (DXArchive.com) who remembers:
The link-up with the Jazz Festival at Dan Lowry’s is interesting as Keith (who sounded like he had been enjoying the Guinness!) and Johnnie mention about the jamming of the link. I remember them having a lot of trouble at that time with someone jamming their signals.


From 3.30pm, more from John Lewis, recorded off 1557kHz .


Then, from 4pm, Steve Douglas takes over, also recorded off 1557kHz.


Later, from 7.20pm, George Long is on evening duty, this time recorded off 102.9MHz.


South Coast Radio station page


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Magic 103 May 10th 1985

This is Dublin pirate Magic 103, the easy listening Radio Nova sister station which was based in 144 Upper Leeson St. This recording features Chris Barry and George Long (pictured) on the station’s Breakfast programme.

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Radio Nova September 21st 1985

Radio Nova - On air, as we join the broadcast, is Tony McKenzie from 2pm.

This is a recording of a Radio Nova outside broadcast from September 1985. The Dublin station were set up in the Arnotts store in the city centre.

On air, as we join the broadcast, is Tony McKenzie (right) from 2pm.
George Long reads the 3pm News.

Radio Nova - Then, from 4pm Dave Harvey (left) and Bob Gallico (below) entertain the listeners at home and in Arnotts.

Then, from 4pm Dave Harvey (left) and Bob Gallico (below) entertain the listeners at home and in Arnotts.

Bernie Jameson reads the news and Barry Francis gives the latest sport updates.

Tony McKenzie from 2pm

Dave Harvey and Bob Gallico from 4pm

Listen with the music stripped out…

Radio Nova - Then, from 4pm Dave Harvey (left) and Bob Gallico (below) entertain the listeners at home and in Arnotts.

All images are from the Arnotts outside broadcast and are by very kind courtesy of Barry Flynn

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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 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 18th 1986

This is Tony McKenzie (right) on breakfast time for Dublin station Energy 103. The recording starts at 7.25am and was taken from 738kHz on September 18th 1986.
George Long reads the News.

This is Tony McKenzie (right) on breakfast time for Dublin station Energy 103. The recording starts at 7.25am and was taken from 738kHz on September 18th 1986.
George Long reads the News.


Photo by kind courtesy of Mike Mahon
Radio Retro – archiving Irish Radio broadcasts in collaboration with Gary Hogg / DX Archive


Energy 103 station page

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 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
Radio Retro – archiving Irish Radio broadcasts since 2002
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


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