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Radio Carousel December 1983

Broadcast over the holiday period at the end of 1983, this is a documentary feature charting the history of the Radio Carousel Network to that point. The feature was produced and voiced by Kieran Murray and this version has been edited leaving just the programme itself intact.

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Laois Community Radio September 30th 1986

This is Laois Community Radio from September 30th 1986. Maggie May is on the air from 11am and the recording is split into two half hour segments with the second part covering the last 30 minutes of Maggies's programme from 12.30pm.  It was made in the north-west of England so suffers from some interference.

This is Laois Community Radio from September 30th 1986. Maggie May is on the air from 11am and the recording is split into two half hour segments with the second part covering the last 30 minutes of Maggie’s programme from 12.30pm. It was made in the north-west of England so suffers from some interference.

Maggie May from 11am

Magie May from 12.30pm


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Longford Community Radio November 10th 1986

This is Ballinamuck-based Longford Community Radio from November 1986. This Monday lunchtime recording was made in Dungannon from 1071kHz.

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This is Ballinamuck-based Longford Community Radio from November 1986. This Monday lunchtime recording was made in Dungannon from 1071kHz.

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Centre FM March 29th 1987

From Cork, this is a recording of Centre FM off 101FM on March 29th 1987. ‘Stevie’ is on the air from 7pm.


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Heartbeat FM July 16th 1988

This is an early morning recording starting just before 6am of Heartbeat FM, Dublin's love-songs station. It was made on July 16th 1988.

This is an early morning recording starting just before 6am of Heartbeat FM, Dublin’s love-songs station. It was made on July 16th 1988.

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Capitol Radio July 16th 1988

This is the 80s alternative rock music pirate station for Dublin, Capitol Radio. The recording was made from 95.8MHz and starts at midday.

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This is the 80s alternative rock music pirate station for Dublin, Capitol Radio. The recording was made from 95.8MHz and starts at midday.

As a bonus here’s a continuous music recording from the same day…

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West National Radio 3 July 16th 1988

This is West National Radio 3 from the evening of July 16th 1988. Ian Davis is on air from 8.10pm on 702kHz.

This is West National Radio 3 from the evening of July 16th 1988. Ian Davis is on air from 8.10pm on 702kHz.

Ian Davis

Radio West station page

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Liberty 104 July 16th 1988

From the evening of July 16th 1988 this is John Murray from 9pm on Liberty 104 in Dublin. The recording was made off 104.9MHz.

From the evening of July 16th 1988 this is John Murray from 9pm on Liberty 104 in Dublin. The recording was made off 104.9MHz.

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Super Q July 16th 1988

This is a recording of the Dublin superpirate Super Q102 from 9.45pm on July 16th 1988.

Q102 station page


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Signal 106FM July 16th 1988

This is the Dublin pirate station Signal 106FM from the evening of July 16th 1988.


Radio Nova February 16th 1991

This is a recording of Radio Nova International, the satellite radio service broadcasting via Astra 1, from February 16th 1991.

Radio Limerick One July 12th 2001

Gerry Hannon on Radio Limerick One

This is a recording of Radio Limerick One from July 12th 2001 with Gerry Hannan on air from 10.30pm on 105.0MHz.

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FM104 July 9th 2005

This is a recording of the Best of the Strawberry Alarm Clock on Dublin's FM104 from Saturday July 9th 2005. Colm Hayes and Jim Jim Nugent host the show.
Strawberry Alarm Clock

This is a recording of the Best of the Strawberry Alarm Clock on Dublin’s FM104 from Saturday July 9th 2005. Colm Hayes and Jim Jim Nugent host the show along with the usual comedic characters and a host of Dubliners through the phone lines.
Sinéad Young reads the News.


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Radio Kerry July 14th 2020

Radio Kerry turned 30 years of age on July 14th 2020. In this special Kerry Today programme Jerry Sullivan has a look back at the history of the station and replays some memorable moments.

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Talk Radio 1998

‘Commercial Radio 25 Years On’ is a documentary which charts the history of independent radio in the UK up to the broadcast date in 1998. The programme was produced and broadcast by the national station Talk Radio.

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The Story of the Dublin Pirates 1982

This special Aircheck Factory feature on the Dublin pirate radio scene takes a close look at the bigger stations operating at the time: Radio Nova, ARD and Sunshine Radio. This is how it played out on KADI FM in St Louis, USA.


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The Story of Wicklow Community Radio

This is a promotional programme from the mid 80s looking at the history of WCR – Wicklow Community Radio.


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Alternative Broadcasting Cork July 23rd 1978

This is a very short snippet of Chris Stevens on Alternative Broadcasting Cork on the afternoon of July 23rd 1978.


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A Tribute to Don Allen

This is a tribute documentary to the late, great Don Allen as narrated by Pat Rock.


This documentary feature was donated by Chris Ridley
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Kiss FM February 7th 1983

This is a recording of a breakfast time show on Kiss FM in Dublin from February 7th 1983. John Lewis is on air from 7am and the file is split into two segments. Siobhán Purcell is also on hand with updates.

7am

8.15am

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Limerick: A Radio City

'Limerick: A Radio City' is presented and produced by Martin Ryan. The documentary was made as part of a college project and was later picked up and broadcast by LCCR (Limerick's community station). In it, Martin tells the fascinating story of Big L and Mike Richardson, and features contributions from Mike himself along with clips from the station.
The full title of the programme is 'Limerick: A Radio City - Episode 1'.

‘Limerick: A Radio City’ is presented and produced by Martin Ryan. The documentary was made as part of a college project and was later picked up and broadcast by LCCR (Limerick’s community station). In it, Martin tells the fascinating story of Big L and Mike Richardson, and features contributions from Mike himself along with clips from the station.
The full title of the programme is ‘Limerick: A Radio City – Episode 1’. More were planned but Martin could not secure the backing or funding – which is a shame as there are some great stories to be told about radio in Limerick. If you can help Martin secure funding or backing please get in touch and we can put you in touch with him.


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Eastside Radio Ireland October 29th 1982

This is a recording of the Cork station Eastside Radio Ireland from October 29th 1982. Paul Graham (right) is on the air for the evening shift, which is split into two files.

This is a recording of the Cork station Eastside Radio Ireland from October 29th 1982. Paul Graham (right) is on the air for the evening shift, which is split into two files.

8.12pm

9.42pm

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The Irish Pirates Special

Tony Hayes of Merseyland Alternative Radio, the long-running Liverpool pirate station, takes a nostalgic look back at the ’80s superpirate era in Dublin.


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Eastside Radio Ireland October 30th 1982

From Saturday, October 30th 1982, this is Eastside Radio Ireland from Cork.
First we hear from Paul Graham on the Breakfast shift…

8am

Later, from mid-morning, this is Tony Williams

10.24am

Finally, we hear from John Lyons on the Evening time show

6.40pm

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