This is a studio copy of a documentary aired in 2016 on Limerick City Community Radio, the licensed community service for the mid-western city.
‘A Nostalgic Return to Radio Luimni with John Frawley Jr’ takes a look back at one of Limerick radio’s great characters, the legendary John ‘The Man’ Frawley, through clips and anecdotes. And who better to guide listeners than his son John ‘The Boy’ Frawley (or John Frawley Jr, or just plain John Frawley).
John is in the company of Liam Byrne, who also knows a thing or two about radio and who has been a major contributor to Radiowaves.fm in the past.
This is a podcast version of a programme which was aired on South Tipperary General Hospital Radio in December 2018.
‘Pirate in the Westgate – The Story of CBC Radio Clonmel’ is a historical trip through the archives of the long-lasting pirate station which was on air from November 14th 1981 right up to the mass pirate closedowns in 1988.
The programme is presented by Jonathan Ryan and Jimmy Williams & was produced by West Ten Audio Productions
Over 100 volunteers along with a handful of part-time and full-time staff contributed on the air, and it was hugely popular among young and old in Clonmel and Carrick on Suir and surrounding towns.
Over three years, former staff member Jonathan Ryan researched the station’s history through interviews with former staff members and listening back through the archives.
Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts since 2002 This programme has been added to our archive with thanks to Jonathan Ryan who donated it so that: “It’s in safe hands somewhere for posterity.”
‘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.
Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts since 2002
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