In September 1984 continuous music tests were broadcast on 1116kHz in Dublin. A number given out on air invited listeners to phone in with reception reports. Callers were informed that the station was broadcasting from Parnell St in the city centre and was to be called Kiss Computer Station.
Test continued for a few weeks and at one point old (Nova) Kiss FM jingles were heard. They could also now be heard on 1134kHz. At ‘launch’ in October 1984 it identfied as Kiss FM and AM and continued playing the old Kiss jingles and started running programmes, but with no presenters. Basically, nothing had changed from the test transmission stage except they stopped announcing that they were on test.
An official launch took place in Scruffy Murphys.
Lawrence John, Michael Tiernan and Doctor Don were involved in the station.
The address given was Kiss House, Parnell Square, Dublin 1