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Raidió Luimní April 21st 1983

John The Man (with thanks to Svenn Martinsen)

From April 21st 1983 this is a lunchtime recording of John ‘The Man’ Frawley on Raidió Luimní.


This recording is courtesy of Ian Biggar
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Raidió Luimní October 28th 1984

From October 27th 1984 this is a recording of Ger Sweeney on Raidió Luimní. It was taken from 96FM in Limerick and starts at 5pm.

From October 28th 1984 this is a recording of Ger Sweeney on Raidió Luimní. It was taken from 96FM in Limerick and starts at 5pm.


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Ger had this to say on our social media channels:
Had a sneaky listen and @BenSweeneyF1 tells me I was 17 when that was recorded. Wow… Not too shabby for a young fella!! Thanks for posting. Will listen to the whole lot later.


Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts since 2002
This Raidió Luimní archive is from the recordings of Dave Small


Raidió Luimní September 24th 1987

John 'The Man' Frawley
John The Man (with thanks to Svenn Martinsen)

This is a recording of Raidió Luimní (Radio Limerick) from September 1987.

It features John ‘The Man’ Frawley on his lunchtime show from 1pm

Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio broadcasts in collaboration with Ian Biggar

Raidió Luimní May 18th 1988

From May 18th 1988 this is  John 'The Man' Frawley standing in for Margaret Frawley on the 'Music While You Work' lunchtime programme on Raidió Luimní, the Limerick-based pirate station located in the city centre at 1 Upper Gerald Griffin St. 
The recording is off 103FM and starts at 12.17pm.

From May 18th 1988 this is John ‘The Man’ Frawley standing in for Margaret Frawley on the ‘Music While You Work’ lunchtime programme on Raidió Luimní, the Limerick-based pirate station located in the city centre at 1 Upper Gerald Griffin St.
The recording is off 103FM and starts at 12.17pm.

Radio Retro: archiving Irish radio recordings since 2002
Photo of John Frawley is courtesy of  Svenn Martinsen

RAIDIÓ LUIMNÍ December 23rd 1988

This recording, which is off 103FM, starts at 10.32am on December 23rd 1988 and features the one and only John Frawley on air for the last time on Raidió Luimní.

New legislation required all unlicensed stations to be off the air by the end of 1988.

RAIDIÓ LUIMNÍ December 24th 1988

The final moments of the long-running Limerick pirate station. This recording is off 103FM and starts at 00:55 on Christmas Eve. It features Alf de Lacy bidding the station’s listeners farewell for the final time.

New legislation required all unlicensed stations to be off the air by the end of 1988.

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