This is a recording of a test transmission from Radio Sligo.
It was made on February 18th 1984 and marks the station’s return to the air on 237metres following an incident ten days earlier when a former DJ entered the studio to steal the transmitter and destroy the station’s equipment.
The act of vandalism led to a court case…
Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio recordings in collaboration with Gary Hogg / DX Archive
Located in Omeath, which is close to the border in Co Louth, this is a recording of Radio Nova off 88.1MHz FM. Andrew Gold is on the air from just after midday.
With thanks to Chris Ridley Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio recordings since 2002
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