Athlone Calling is an Athlone Community Radio documentary which goes back in time to tell the history of the Athlone transmitter – the first high-power transmitting station in Ireland which was officially opened by An Taoiseach Éamon de Valera in 1933.
Gearoid O’Brien’s script is narrated by Phillip Gillen with contributions from Jim Kearns, Tommy Mollen, Martin Hanley, Margaret Franklin, Geoffrey Foy, Carmel Feeney, Alan Shaw, Ciaran Mollooly and St Mary’s Active Age Group.
Produced and edited by Irena Djak Cvetkovic, Athlone Calling was made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland
Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts since 2002
This recording is by kind courtesy of Irena Djak Cvetkovic