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.
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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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.
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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.
Radio Retro – archiving Irish Radio broadcasts since 2002 More from Energy 103
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.
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