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Millennium Radio


Millennium Radio was a short-term service ran by RTÉ to mark Dublin city’s millenium celebrations. It launched in March 1988 from the GPO Arcade. Due to close at the end of the year it was given a special extension to cater for a city devoid of local services because of the forced closure of pirate stations on New Year’s Eve. It eventually closed on April 30th 1989.

John Clarke, Maxi, Jimmy Greely, Declan Meehan were just some of the familiar names involved.

Frequencies were 88.0MHz and 1278kHz. 1278kHz was the local RTÉ Radio 2 frequency, this continued to relay RTÉ Radio 2 when Millenium was off the air

Appeared in Sunday World on January 1st 1989. The nation’s pirates had just closed, including Sunshine Radio – the home of the exceptionally popular Bee Bop Gold with Nails Mahoney. Nails was signed up by Millenium to continue the show.

Sample schedule:
Saturday 31st December 1988:
8am After Eight with Scott Williams;
11am The Dublin Chart Show with Declan Meehan;
2pm Out and About with Robbie Irwin;
5.30pm City Limits – Magazine;
6pm As RTÉ Radio 2

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