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Radio Nova August 13th 1981

This is Radio Nova recorded off 88.2MHz FM from August 13th 1981.
First we hear from Jason Maine from 5.38pm with Peter Madison reading the news.
Later in the evening Mike Edgar (and The Midnight Cowboy) are on air from 11.40pm.


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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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Radio Nova February 28th 1982

This is a recording of Jason Maine on a Sunday morning for the Dublin superpirate Radio Nova.
Also featuring Ken Hammond in News, it is from February 28th 1982 and starts at just before 8am.

This is a recording of Jason Maine on a Sunday morning for the Dublin superpirate Radio Nova.
Also featuring Ken Hammond on News, it is from February 28th 1982 and starts at just before 8am.

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Photo courtesy of DX Archive

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Radio Nova June 29th 1982

Radio Nova celebrates one year on air with a birthday surprise from RTÉ.

From June 29th 1982, this is a recording of the Dublin station as they were forced to use an alternative to their main microwave link from Herbert St. The main link was under attack from signals emanating from an RTÉ-owned building in Rathmines. The jamming had started the day before but lasted just 30 minutes.

First, from 6.18pm, John Clarke is on air for the final 40 minutes of his afternoon show.

Next, the magazine programme Dublin Today features an interview with Éamonn Cooke of Radio Dublin

Then from 7.30pm, Jason Maine

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Radio Nova celebrates one year on air with a birthday surprise from RTÉ. From June 29th 1982, this is a recording of the Dublin station as they were forced to use an alternative to their main microwave link from Herbert St. The main link was under attack from signals emanating from an RTÉ-owned building in Rathmines. The jamming had started the day before but lasted just 30 minutes.

Radio Nova July 10th 1982

From Saturday morning, July 10th 1982, this is a recording of Jason Maine on the Dublin station Radio Nova. We join the show at 9.30am.
Siobhán Purcell reads the News.

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We thank Chris Ridley for the donation and Gary Camblin for making the recording

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Radio Nova October 29th 1983

From a Saturday morning on a bank holiday weekend in October 1983, this is a recording of Jason Maine on Radio Nova, the Dublin pirate station.

From a Saturday morning on a bank holiday weekend in October 1983, this is a recording of Jason Maine on Radio Nova, the Dublin pirate station.
David Malone is on news.


As broadcast

Airchecked


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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 August 26th 1984

This is Jason Maine, pictured right in the older Herbert St studio, on the Dublin superpirate Radio Nova from the afternoon of August 26th 1984. At this time Nova were located in Rathfarnham. 
The recording starts just as the 4pm News comes to an end.
By very kind courtesy of DX Archive

This is Jason Maine, pictured right in the older Herbert St studio, on the Dublin superpirate Radio Nova from the afternoon of August 26th 1984. At this time Nova were located in Rathfarnham.
The recording starts just as the 4pm News comes to an end.

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Q102 January 23rd 1985

The launch of Dublin pirate Q102 from January 23rd 1985. There are some test transmissions from the afternoon and evening time.
Then at 7pm Lawrence John introduces the station and Jason Maine spins the discs in his own inimitable style.
Later John Kenny was in the studio and we also have recordings from his show.

3.30pm Test

5.55pm Test

6.45pm Launch

8.20pm John Kenny

11pm The Q goes Quiet

The launch of Dublin pirate Q102 from January 23rd 1985. There are some test transmissions from the afternoon and evening time. 
Then at 7pm Lawrence John introduces the station and Jason Maine spins the discs in his own inimitable style.
Later John Kenny was in the studio and we also have recordings from his show.

These recordings are courtesy of Chris Ridley
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Q102 April 2nd 1985

This is a recording of Jason Maine on the Dublin pirate Q102 from April 2nd 1985. The recording starts at 11.40am.

This is a recording of Jason Maine on the Dublin pirate Q102 from April 2nd 1985. The recording starts at 11.40am.

Jason Maine


This recording is courtesy of Ian Biggar
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Q102 May 17th 1988

This is a recording of Jason Maine on Dublin superpirate Q102 from 12.15pm on May 17th 1988.

This is a recording of Jason Maine on Dublin superpirate Q102 from 12.15pm on May 17th 1988.

Q102 station page


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CAPITAL RADIO July 23rd 1989

This is a recording of Jason Maine from 11pm on day four on air for Capital Radio, the first licensed independent commercial station in Ireland.

Still on air today as FM104, the Dublin station opened on July 20th 1989.

Capital Radio station page


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Capital Radio recordings courtesy of Rodney Neill


FM104

This recording from March 12th 2000 starts at 1am and following the news there’s Nightcap with old Nova and Q102 favourite, Jason Maine

Dublin’s Q102

Dusty Rhodes presents Q102’s Christmas Songs Countdown on Christmas Eve 2004 from 7pm. He’s followed by Jason Maine.

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