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Radio Dublin December 28th 1975

From December 28th 1975 this is Dr Don and Prince Terry on Radio Dublin for their regular Sunday afternoon broadcast. Recorded off 253m, the [edited] broadcast started at 3pm, running an hour late for reasons to be explained.

Radio Dublin April 16th 1978

This recording is from turbulent times at Radio Dublin and features Éamon Cooke and DJ Sylvia on a Sunday afternoon in an incredible broadcast.

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Radio Dublin April 14th 1978

From April 14th 1978 this is Éamon Cooke on the offensive in an incredible broadcast on Radio Dublin in the aftermath of a major split in personnel.

The full story behind this incredible broadcast can be found by tapping here.


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Radio Dublin July 29th 1979

From July 29th 1979 this is a Sunday morning on the pirate station Radio Dublin.


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Radio Dublin January 7th 1980

From January 7th 1980 this is a recording of Radio Dublin with DJ Lee on the air from 10am.

Recording is courtesy of Ian Biggar
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Radio Dublin April 10th 1983

This is Mike Barron on Radio Dublin on the morning of April 10th 1983, just as the 7am News (lifted from RTÉ) is finishing.

This is Mike Barron on Radio Dublin on the morning of April 10th 1983, just as the 7am News (lifted from RTÉ) is finishing.

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Radio Dublin May 20th 1983

May 20th 1983 and following raids on Radio Nova and Sunshine Radio, Radio Dublin were one of a handful of stations in the capital to risk continuing in an atmosphere of paranoia. They opened their phone lines to an angry Dublin audience who had been deprived of their favourite radio stations.

First, from 9.30am. Mike Barron takes the calls

Then from 10am Curt Jackson takes over

From midday Tracey Evans welcomes some special guests into the studio

Radio Dublin April 26th 1986

This is a recording of a special broadcast marking the 20th birthday of Radio Dublin. 'The History of Radio Dublin' was hosted by Pat Jennings and included various studio and telephone guests looking back at the station's history.

This is a recording of a special broadcast marking the 20th birthday of Radio Dublin. ‘The History of Radio Dublin’ was hosted by Pat Jennings and included various studio and telephone guests looking back at the station’s history.

Radio Dublin July 15th 1988

From July 15th 1988 this is a recording of Radio Dublin off 105.2MHz.
First there’s Gary Hayes with a chart countdown and he’s followed by Paul Downey.

Radio Dublin December 25th 1988

From Christmas Day 1988 this is Radio Dublin with Shay West on the air from 11am.


11am Shay West

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This recording is courtesy of Ken Baird / DX Archive

Radio Dublin December 31st 1988

Radio Dublin on the final day of broadcasting for the country’s pirates in December 1988. This recording, from a chaotic-sounding studio, is off 105.3MHz and starts at 4.32pm.

Radio Dublin January 3rd 1989

Broadcasting in defiance of a new Act outlawing pirate stations with the threat of huge fines and imprisonment, Radio Dublin fill the void on a just-emptied MW dial.

Just two days since all other Dublin stations disappeared, in the first recording we join Radio Dublin with live programming from 4.42pm on January 3rd 1989, and then from 6.36pm in the second recording.



Radio Dublin January 6th 1989

Radio Dublin continued broadcasting in 1989 in defiance of a new law threatening huge fines and possible imprisonment for anyone involved with a pirate broadcast.
From late night January 6th this recording was made off 101FM.


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Radio Dublin January 19th 1989

Radio Dublin continued broadcasting in 1989 in defiance of a new law threatening huge fines and possible imprisonment for anyone involved with a pirate broadcast. The authorities had also indicated that they would cut power supply and phone lines being used by any pirate who was on the air after December 31st 1988.

This recording is from Radio Dublin on the morning of January 19th 1989. It ends abruptly – reasons explained in that afternoon’s newspapers.


9.25am

Radio Dublin continued broadcasting in 1989 in defiance of a new law threatening huge fines and possible imprisonment for anyone involved with a pirate broadcast. The authorities had also indicated that they would cut power supply and phone lines being used by any pirate who was on the air after December 31st 1988.

This recording is from Radio Dublin on the morning of January 19th 1989. It ends abruptly - reasons explained in that afternoon's newspapers.
Evening Herald

Cooke managed to get power restored and here’s the station back on the air in the afternoon…

3.28pm


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Radio Dublin January 22nd 1989

This is Radio Dublin from the afternoon of January 22nd 1989. The recording starts at 1pm and features Brian Paige, who then introduces that week’s Captain’s News, in a week that the station had been in the wars with the authorities.


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Radio Dublin September 1st 1989

Dave Felton on air for Radio Dublin (International!) on the afternoon of September 1st 1989. Recorded off 101.2MHz (with the station also broadcasting on 1188kHz and 6910kHz), we join Dave’s show at 2.16pm.

Radio Dublin November 3rd 1990

From November 3rd 1990 this is Joe Doyle with Radio Dublin’s Anorak’s Programme. In the studio with Joe is Eamonn Cooke who talks about the history of the station and of pirate radio through the years.


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This recording is courtesy of Ian Biggar; image thanks to DX Archive
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Radio Dublin July 8th 1993

This is Adam Jackson on air on a Thursday afternoon on Radio Dublin during their 'love-songs' phase. The recording was taken from their 101.7MHz outlet on July 8th 1993.

This is Adam Jackson on air on a Thursday afternoon on Radio Dublin during their ‘love-songs’ phase. The recording was taken from their 101.7MHz outlet on July 8th 1993.


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Radio Dublin May 8th 1994

From May 8th 1994 this is Eamonn Cooke with the ‘Station News’ on Radio Dublin. The programme starts at 2.40pm.


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