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Capitol Radio October 31st 1983

Capitol Radio from Hallowe’en night in 1983. At this stage Capitol were an album music station, prior to their repositioning as an Alternative music focused service.

Both recordings are off 95.6MHz; the first begins at 6.45pm and the second features Aiden Stewart on air from 8pm.

Aiden Stewart on Hallowe’en duty from 7pm


Nitesky 96FM February 26th 1987

From February 1987 this is a recording of Nitesky 96, the alter-ego of nighttime service from Dublin's aternative music pirate Capitol Radio, broadcasting on 95.8MHz. Nick Carney is on air with his early evening show.

From February 1987 this is a recording of Nitesky 96, the alter-ego of nighttime service from Dublin’s aternative music pirate Capitol Radio, broadcasting on 95.8MHz. Nick Carney is on air with his early evening show.

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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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Capitol Radio December 27th 1988

From December 27th 1988 this is the last show from Tony Gahan on his alternative rock music station Capitol Radio. The Dublin station was due to close for good just a few days later with the intoduction of new legislation outlawing pirates in Ireland.

From December 27th 1988 this is the last show from Tony Gahan on his alternative rock music station Capitol Radio.

The Dublin station was due to close for good just a few days later with the intoduction of new legislation outlawing pirates in Ireland.

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Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts in collaboration with Gary Hogg


Capitol Radio December 31st 1988

The last show from Capitol Radio, Dublin’s alternative station, from December 31st 1988.

Starting at 10.35pm, the recording features the station getting ready to close for good.

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