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Robbie Dale

Sunshine Radio September 28th 1980

Sunshine Radio on test two weeks after an act of sabotage brought their mast crashing to the ground before the station could get off the ground.

In the first clip, Tony Allan is on air for a test broadcast on September 28th…

Tony Allan testing for Sunshine Radio – September 28th 1980

…and in the second clip, Robbie Dale is first on air from 4.55pm and he’s followed by Chris Cary.

Sunshine Radio January 29th 1981

From January 29th 1981 this is Sunshine Radio from just before 9am.
In this recording of the Dublin station, we hear the final link from Peter Madison before Robbie Dale starts his 9am show. 
Adrian Horsman reads the News.

From January 29th 1981 this is Sunshine Radio from just before 9am.
In this recording of the Dublin station, we hear the final link from Peter Madison before Robbie Dale starts his 9am show.
Adrian Horsman reads the News.

Robbie Dale


This recording is with thanks to Chris Ridley
Radio Retro – archiving Irish Radio broadcasts since 2002

Sunshine Radio April 5th 1982

This is a recording of Sunshine Radio from 8.46am on April 5th 1982.
First we hear from Tony Fenton and he's followed at 9am by Robbie Dale.

This is a recording of Sunshine Radio from 8.46am on April 5th 1982.
First we hear from Tony Fenton and he’s followed at 9am by Robbie Dale.

Enjoy the recording either as it was broadcast (there are some minor edits) or with the music stripped out…

Tony Fenton from 8.46am – as broadcast

Robbie Dale from 9am – as broadcast

With the music stripped out…


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SUNSHINE RADIO May 19th 1983

This is the morning the Sun went out over Portmarnock. The day after a raid against Radio Nova Sunshine Radio decided to continue broadcasting.

First, from 7.43, this is David Lyons on Breakfast.

David hands over to Robbie Dale from 9am

Sunshine Radio

A recording of Robbie Dale on his morning show on Dublin superpirate Sunshine Radio from April 9th 1984

Sunshine Radio

A full morning’s recording from April 26th 1984 – an eventful day in the history of Sunshine Radio.

Following weeks of an RTÉ jamming campaign on the station’s FM frequencies, the day before this broadcast a jammer was turned on to the MW frequency. It didn’t last long as the semi-state broadcaster managed to jam their own stations as well.

However, this was a whole new day…which starts at 6.50am with David Lyons at the mic.

From 9am Robbie Dale oversees some dramatic developments.

With the situation now very desperate Andy Rua takes to the air at midday.

Sunshine Radio September 14th 1984

This is Robbie Dale on the Dublin superpirate Sunshine Radio from the morning of September 14th 1984.

Robbie Dale

This recording is from a cassette very kindly donated by Keith Lewis

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Sunshine Radio September 11th 1985

This is a recording of the Dublin station Sunshine 101FM from the morning of September 11th 1985.
We join Pat Courtenay (right) in the Breakfast slot at 8.40am; and he’s followed by a short clip of Robbie Dale’s mid-morning show from 10am.


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Pat Courtenay

Robbie Dale


This recording is by very kind courtesy of Gary Hogg

Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts since 2002

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Sunshine Radio August 26th 1986

This recording of the Dublin superpirate Sunshine Radio is from August 26th 1986
This particular day saw the culmination of a long-running listener competition with a live broadcast from Tomangos.

There’s a short clip from Tony Dixon’s show as he hands over to Pat Courtenay, who warms up the listening audience before handing over to Robbie Dale/Robinson and Mark Byrne for the presentation from the nightclub.

Once the winner is announced the outside broadcast comes to an end and they hand back to Steve Kelly in the studio.

Listen


Recording is thanks to Gary Hogg at DX Archive

Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts since 2002

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