Radio Leinster was a pirate station which appeared with test broadcasts on April 14th 1981, officially launching on May 1st.
It was set up by Neville Gray with the backing of a number of businessmen.
Broadcasting from Grays’s house at the back of Lamb Doyles in Sandyford, with offices located at Herbert St in Dublin’s city centre, the station focused on a more middle of the road music and speech output.
Danny Hughes was the station’s first programme controller. Justin James worked on sales initially then ran the station for a while.
Broadcast frequencies were 738kHz and 93.0MHz.
Radio Leinster lasted for two years, closing on May 1983 at the time of the infamous raids on Radio Nova and Sunshine. Although they themselves were not raided, Radio Leinster closed for fear of losing their equipment. They never returned.
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