Radio Drogheda all set to take off was a newspaper headline from The Drogheda Independent dated February 24th 1982
In downtown Dundalk – pirate radio was a newspaper headline from The Sunday Press dated May 21st 1978
3 charged in pirate radio case was a headline in The Irish Press dated March 2nd 1979
Alsatian guarded pirate station was a headline in The Evening Herald dated March 31st 1979
Politicians board Drogheda ‘pirates’ amid TV complaints was a newspaper headline from The Sunday Tribune dated February 14th 1982
RTÉ puts jam on pirate TV was a newspaper headline from The Evening Press dated February 23rd 1982
Radio pirates to launch breakfast TV was a newspaper headline from The Evening Herald dated May 26th 1982
Upmarket pirates was a newspaper headline from The Sunday Independent dated May 30th 1982
RTÉ jammed our signal was a newspaper headline from The Evening Herald dated June 29th 1982
RTÉ in bid to thwart ‘piracy’ was a newspaper headline from The Cork Examiner dated July 7th 1982
Pirates ‘set to broadcast countrywide’ was a newspaper headline from The Irish Press dated September 2nd 1982
Man of record was a newspaper headline from The Irish Press dated September 16th 1982
South radio pirate to fire North broadside was a newspaper headline from The Sunday World dated October 17th 1982
Reformed pirate boards Beeb’s worldwide show was a newspaper headline from The Irish Independent dated March 12th 1986
Look out for Zee new radio station was a newspaper headline from The Sunday World dated September 20th 1987
Joining forces – the Bishop and the broadcaster was a headline from The Irish Independent dated March 1st 1989.
Radio Newsman Has Seen Great Changes in Broadcasting
A campaign is being waged by a collective of licensed stations in the North with the aim of forcing Energy 106 off the air by mid-April, Miles J – who is a spokesman for the unlicensed station – claims.
“This includes the disruption of other businesses owned by some investors in Energy,” Miles told Radiowaves News. “In true paramilitary style, intimidation of group managers, record company executives, and Estate Agents’ sales staff has been used to seriously disrupt Energy’s source of revenue. Also as a result of this pressure, Atomic Kitten were recently forced to pull out of two massive Energy gigs, promoted by station owner Lawrence John.”
JICRAR has allegedly been asked to provide detailed figures on three unlicensed stations – Magic 105, Energy 106 and Kiss 106 – as the collective “others” term is insufficient. The surveys have shown that while the three unlicensed station brands are getting good recalls in the surveys, advertising revenues for the licensed sector is falling.
Energy 106.6, is a dance music station serving Greater Belfast, and Mid Ulster. Magic 105 is an automated oldies station and operates an interactive radio service via their website. Kiss 106 is a Dance/MOR station serving parts of Ulster on 106.0MHz and Leinster on 101.2MHz.
Power Hits 107FM are off air for technical reasons only, a station spokesman told Radiowaves News tonight. The Drogheda station received a visit from the ODTR last Wednesday, but say they will be back on air in two weeks with a newly installed processor and automated radio software.
Dundalk’s Kiss FM have shifted frequency slightly to 105.8MHz. This is as a result of strong tests from Dublin licensed newcomer Newstalk on their 106.0MHz channel.
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