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Heartbeat FM November 16th 1986

This is a short recording of the launch of Heartbeat FM, Dublin's love-songs station. The service started broadcasting at midday on November 15th 1986 with David Baker hosting a party on air!

This is a short recording of the launch of Heartbeat FM, Dublin’s love-songs station.

The service started broadcasting at midday on November 15th 1986 with David Baker hosting a party on air!

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Heartbeat FM February 21st 1987

Dated February 21st 1987, this is Mike Doyle on Dublin pirate Heartbeat FM. This recording starts at 4.35pm.
Heartbeat studio

Dated February 21st 1987, this is Mike Doyle on Dublin pirate Heartbeat FM. This recording starts at 4.35pm.

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We hope you enjoyed this broadcast which was kindly donated to us by Chris Ridley.

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Cara 95FM October 8th 1987

This is Cara 95FM, the Dublin love songs station which was a rebrand of Heartbeat FM. This recording features the last few minutes of Brendan Ryan’s late night show leading up to midnight.

Brendan Ryan

This recording is courtesy of Ian Biggar
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Cara 95FM October 9th 1987

From October 9th 1987 this is the Dublin love songs station Cara 95FM. This recording features Chris Martin on the air from midnight; and then later the breakfast programme with Lawrence John.
Cara 95 was a short-lived rebrand of Heartbeat FM.

From October 9th 1987 this is the Dublin love songs station Cara 95FM. This recording features Chris Martin on the air from midnight; and then later the breakfast programme with Lawrence John.
Cara 95 was a short-lived rebrand of Heartbeat FM.

Chris Martin

Lawrence John

This recording is courtesy of Ian Biggar
Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts since 2002
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Heartbeat FM December 30th 1988

Heartbeat FM, Dublin’s love songs station, closed in December 1988 because of the introduction of new laws with stiffer penalties than before.

This is their last programme on air from 10.44pm on December 30th.

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