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IRISH RADIO ARCHIVES: The files below are historical off air recordings from past Irish radio stations. Some of the links may take you to separate pages, required by some of the stations of which we have a high volume of recordings on line.

These archives will be continually fine tuned to make navigation as simple as possible. Due to the restructure of the audio downloads, it makes it a whole lot easier in some aspects, to check for broken links and orphaned files.

Enjoy the memories.

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RAIDS IN 1983 - AUDIO FROM THE RAIDS

The files for audio from the 1983 raids are on a separate page

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CLOSEDOWNS IN 1988 - AUDIO FROM LAST DAYS OF FREE RADIO

The files for audio from the 1988 closedowns are on a separate page


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ABC TRAMORE / WATERFORD
STATION HOME PAGE

1982_03_29_monday_abc_729khz_1246-1310_andy_ellis_kate_davis_c90_433_kb.mp3 13,917K
1982_03_29_monday_abc_729khz_1330-1350_andy_ellis_c90_433_kb.mp3 17,868K
1982_03_29_monday_abc_729khz_1355-1440_andy_ellis_c90_433_kb.mp3 35,614
1982_03_30_tuesday_1143_729_abc_very_short_clip_tuning_from_suirside_c90_438_kb.mp3 944K
1982_03_30_tuesday_1200_729_101_abc_driving_to_tramore_c90_438_kb.mp3 23,024K
1982_03_30_abc_tramore_tues_101.3_1234-1406_andy_ellis_abe_nathan_news_lol_c90_431_kb.mp3 68,210K
1982_03_30_tuesday_1515_101.3_abc_tramore_clive_derek_kate_davis_news_c90_437_kb.mp3
37,243k
1982_03_31_wednesday_abc_729khz_0749_stuart_clarke_inc_news_from_dublin_lol_(c90_436_kb).mp3 36,379k
1982_03_31_wed_abc_tramore_729_0839_stuart_clarke_rec_waterford_c90_439_kb.mp3 35,307k
   
1983_10_30_sun_abc_tramore_0100-0300_tony_morrell_mike_gates_gh_1012.mp3 203,059k
1983_10_30_sun_abc_tramore_0700-0750_dave_windsor_gh_1012.mp3 70,741k
1983_10_30_sun_abc_tramore_0758-1025_dave_winsor_gh_483.mp3 207,029k
   
860930_1708-1755_101_abc_waterford_stereo_(rec_steve_west).mp3 65,383k
860930_2043-2130_abc_101_waterford_stereo_(rec_steve_west).mp3 65,910k
861001_0010-0055_abc_101_waterford_stereo_(rec_steve_west).mp3 68.367k
861001_wed_0810_abc_101_waterford.mp3 34,641k
861001_wed_0900_abc_101_waterford.mp3 34,814k
   
1987_07_04_abc_waterford_0300-0839_saturday_morning[via_steve_west].mp3 311,103k

 

1988_08_01_monday_abc_waterford_1026_0800-0930_nova_relay_daraghcorcoran.mp3 89,031k
1988_12_29_abc_waterford_last_day_1107-1307_c120_231kb.mp3 164,081K
122,148k

NOTE: AUK report ABC closing on 29th December, and not 30th as listed by Rodney above.

A DX RECORDING

383k

 

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ARD / RADIO 257 (DUBLIN)
STATION HOME PAGE

790908_1152-1229_1161_ard_dr_don_c90_26_kb.mp3
24,335k
790918_0759_ard_1161_mike_moran_c120_25_kb.mp3 16,013k
790923_ard_clip_steven_rhodes_c60_27b_kb.mp3 2,187k
790928_ard_tony_allan_clip_1529bst_1161_c60_27b_kb.mp3 883k
790930_1053-1104_ard_paul_vincent_mike_brown_c90_29_kb.mp3 7,287k
791021_1447_1161_ard_john_clark_steven_rhodes_c90_32_kb.mp3 19,481k
791027_1325-1403_ard_1161_pete_williams_irish_top_20_john_clark_c90_32_kb.mp3 21,159k
791028_1245_gmt_ard_1161_mike_brown_david_kelly_c60_43_kb.mp3 18,987k
791100_ard_1161_tony_allan_interview_olly_reid_via_marc_bolland_c60_59_kb.mp3 19,065k
791100_ard_tony_allan_airchecks_1161khz_via_marc_bolland_c60_59_kb.mp3 10,176k
791231_1161_ard_closedown_airchecks_via_marc_bolland_c60_60_kb.mp3 26,805k
800104_1152khz_radio_257_airchecks_first_day_via_marc_bolland_c60_60_kb.mp3 20,262k
801114_1230_1143khz_radio_257_dave_c_poor_c90_147_kb.mp3 11,736k
810607_0752_1134_1143_ard_inc_freq_change_derek_jones_airchecks_rec_sco_c90_292_kb.mp3 4,545k
810607_0752_1134_1143_ard_inc_freq_change_derek_jones_rec_sco_c90_292_kb.mp3 16,357k
810730_0620_1134_ard_dublin_victor)_ryan_dave_baker_inc_carousel_s_on_rec_sco_c90_327_kb.mp3 31,755k
820608_0704_1134_ard_dublin_louis_hart_rec_sco_c90_475_kb.mp3 34,598k
820608_0833_1134_ard_dublin_louis_hart_rec_sco_c90_475_kb.mp3 31,864k

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ATLANTIC 252
STATION HOME PAGE

The files for ATLANTIC 252 , are on a separate page.

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BIG D RADIO (DUBLIN)
STATION HOME PAGE

790513_1150_big_d_radio_dublin_sunday_morning.mp3 (Mark Bolland, Bernard Lyons and unid)
Thanks to Kevin in Eire who supplied the recording (new October 2012).
30,382k
1979_07_29_big_d_dublin_1116_0712_via_ds.mp3 New Feb 2016 28,591k
820406_bigd_automated_1018_airchecks.mp3
3,959k

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BIG L - LIMERICK
STATION HOME PAGE

The files for BIG L are on a separate page.

 

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BIG M (CASTLEBLANEY, (CO MONAGHAN)
STATION HOME PAGE

880918_sun_1359-1820_954_big_m_reel_15.mp3
202,311k
881230_friday_0929-1100_954_big_m_last_day_reel_23_kb.mp3 73,813k

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BOYNESIDE RADIO (DROGHEDA)
STATION HOME PAGE

1979_07_29_lrd_drogheda_1300khz_heddy_eddie_enya_via_ds.mp3 New Feb 2016 25,734k
1979_07_31_lrd_drogheda_1300khz_1035-1135_david_brown_heddy_eddie_via_ds.mp3 New Feb 2016 28,608k

 

1981_10_04_boyneside_98fm_rec_dublin_stewart_scott_nial_c90_366_kb.mp3 34,163k
1981_10_24_1528_boyneside_1323_stewart_scott_rec_scotland_v_poor_c60_150.mp3 New APRIL 2016 KB  
   
1982_04_27_boyneside_tv_ch_3_vhf_taped_with_mic_12_midday_c90_447_kb.mp3 New APRIL 2016 KB  
1982_05_02_boyneside_crd_merger_ann_only_0120bst_1305khz_c90_454_kb.mp3 New APRIL 2016 KB  
1982_05_02_boyneside_crd_merger_ann_only_0318bst_1305khz_c90_454_kb.mp3 New APRIL 2016 KB  
1982_05_02_boyneside_crd_merger_0318bst_1305khz_c90_454_kb.mp3 New APRIL 2016 KB  
1982_12_06_444_boyneside_north_1233_06dec82_1000-1100.mp3 56,233k
   
841031wed_boyneside_981_0650-0815.mp3 77,336k
   
586-boyneside_1260_fri050485_1300-1410.mp3 51,941k
T31_boyneside_1305_mon080785_1745-1905.mp3 76,799k
   
1986_04_10_587-boyneside_north_tue010486_1030-1140.mp3 68,482k
1986_04_10_587-boyneside_1305_tue010486_1155-1330.mp3 86,656k
   
870429wed_boyneside_1305_1015-1135.mp3 78,061k
870429wed_boyneside_1305_1135-1315.mp3 93,537k
870429wed_boyneside_1305_1315-1435.mp3 75,362k
   
880608wed_boyneside_1305_0845-1025.mp3 93,537k
880608wed_boyneside_1305_1025-1205.mp3 93,537k
880608wed_boyneside_1305_1205-1345.mp3 93,537k
880608wed_boyneside_1305_1345-1510.mp3 76,648k

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CAPITOL RADIO - DUBLIN (220m 1978)
STATION HOME PAGE

Recording of Capital Radio heard in Scotland, 17th June 1978, around 1331kHz  
1979_07_29_capital_dublin_1330khz_via_ds.mp3

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CAPITOL RADIO - DUBLIN (1017)
STATION HOME PAGE

1983_09_24_sunday_capitol_1017_1000-1220_tonygahan.mp3
125,596k

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RADIO CAROUSEL NETWORK
STATION HOME PAGE

1982_05_08_carousel_dundalk_1125_eric_vaughn_sign_off_0047-0100_c90_456_kb.mp3 NEW 04/16 KB  
1982_05_08_carousel_dundalk_1125_eric_vaughn_sign_off_only_0047-0100_c90_456_kb.mp3 NEW 04/16 KB  
1982_10_28_thu_carousel_navan_1386am_1144-1310_shanemullan_tina_kieranmurray.mp3 NEW 03/16 gh 81,721k
carousel_1125_thu12jul84_1200-1335_hughhardy.mp3
89,393k

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RADIO CITY - DUBLIN
STATION HOME PAGE

1982_04_08_thu_city_dublin_1161am_0745-0825_tommyflanagan.mp3 NEW 02/16 gh
35,240k
1982_04_08_thu_city_dublin_1161am_0905-09405_tonyburke.mp3 NEW 02/16 gh 37,458k
1982_10_28_thu_city_dublin_1161am_0740-0842_joejones.mp3 NEW 03/16 gh   58,325k
1982_10_28_thu_city_dublin_1161am_1005-1030_tonyburke.mp3 NEW 03/16 gh 23,647k

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COAST 103 (GALWAY)
STATION HOME PAGE

This station was the last station Tony Allan worked for in Ireland before legislation. The stations were all closed down on or before 31st December 1988, except for Radio Dublin and Radio Star Country who both continued.

 

881101_1530-1707_103_coast_103_galway_keith_york_rec_galway_c90_1254_kb.mp3
65,356k
881106_1255_coast_103_galway_tony_allan_C90 1256.mp3 33,593k

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COMMUNITY RADIO DROGHEDA
STATION HOME PAGE

1982_04_01_crd_98.6_richard_kenny_gavin_duffy_1138_c90_444_kb.mp3 NEW 04/16 KB  
820412mon_cr_drogheda_1305_1135-1235_richardkenny_kenmurray.mp3
59,088k

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COMMUNITY RADIO FINGAL
STATION HOME PAGE

1982_03_31_wed_cr_fingal_skerries_1584am_1415-1500_1st_day.mp3  NEW 02/16 gh

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COMMUNITY RADIO YOUGHAL
STATION HOME PAGE

The files for COMMUNITY RADIO YOUGHAL are on a separate page.

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CRYSTAL CITY SOUND - WATERFORD
STATION HOME PAGE

1987_07_03_crystal_radio_waterford_98_fm_rec_in_waterford_by_sw.mp3
33,64k

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RADIO DUBLIN
STATION HOME PAGE

The files for Radio Dublin, are now included on the Radio Dublin download page.

 

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ENERGY 103 (DUBLIN)
STATION HOME PAGE

The files for ENERGY 103 , are included on the Radio Nova page.

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IRISH CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SERVICE (ICBS) - DUBLIN
STATION HOME PAGE

1982_04_03_sat_icbs_1071am_test_announcement.mp3 NEW 02/16 gh
1,738k
1982_10_28_thu_icbs_1071am_1730_signon_only.mp3 NEW 03/16 gh  

(Classic - even includes interval signal!!!)
4,153k
1982_10_28_thu_icbs_1071am_2230_signoff_nickcunningham.mp3 NEW 03/16 gh   2,000k

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KELO (SWORDS, CO DUBLIN)
STATION HOME PAGE

810315_1234-1338_1233_kelo_swords_last_test_c90_231_kb.mp3
54,798k
810317_1454_1233_kelo_john_clark_c90_232.mp3 32,717k
810504_1152_1233kc_kelo_swords_skip_cameron_davitt_kelly_rec_scotland_c90_271_kb.mp3 32,067k
810511_1233kc_kelo_cyril_walsh_rec_gerard_in_dublin_c90_282_kb.mp3 36,026k
810528_1431_1233_kelo_john_clark_poor_later_c90_288_kb.mp3 33,411k
810607_sun_0855_1233kc_kelo_opening_paul_king_c90_293_kb.mp3 3,433k
810706_1029_1115_1233kc_kelo_aiden_colm_hays_nx_rec_scotland_c90_306_kb.mp3 34,669k
810707_0934_1233_kelo_last_day_244_rec_scotland_c90 305_kb.mp3 26,849k
810707_1010_1233kc_kelo_poss_aiden_rec_scotland_c90_306kb.mp3 34,519k

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KILDARE COMMUNITY RADIO
STATION HOME PAGE

810815_1714_1400khz_kildare_community_radio_during_visit_(kb_tape).mp3.mp3
29,559k
kildare_1400_sat150881_1630-.mp3 100,748k
kildare_1400_sat150881_1830-1900.mp3 25,585k
810819_1651-1721_1400_kildare_community_radio_(kb_tape).mp3 19,430k
kildare_1400_wed190881.mp3 49,736k
861017_fri_kildare_community_radio_1413_sign_on.mp3 NEW 02/16 gh   11,767k

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KISS FM (MONAGHAN)
STATION HOME PAGE

The files for KISS FM MONAGHAN, are on a separate page.

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LAOIS COMMUNITY RADIO (PORTLAOIS)

1982_04_06_tue_laois_cr_1023fm_1605-1650.mp3
40,963k
1982_10_31_sun_laios_cr_mountrath_888fm_1130-1150.mp3 22,000k

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LEESIDE COMMUNITY RADIO (CO CORK)
PIRATE RADIO IN CORK

820405mon_leeside_1023_1600-signoff_johnmurphy_patrickpurcill.mp3
98,019k

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LOCAL RADIO DROGHEDA
STATION HOME PAGE

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RAIDIO LUIMNI (LIMERICK)
STATION HOME PAGE

The files for RAIDIO LUIMNI are on a separate page.

 

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MAGIC 103 (DUBLIN)
STATION HOME PAGE

The files for MAGIC 103 are included on the Radio Nova page.

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MIDWAY RADIO (MULLINGAR)
STATION HOME PAGE

midway_1494_tue24feb87_1130-1245_615.mp3
74,197k
midway_1494_tue24feb87_1300-1400_615.mp3 57,231k
midway_1494_tue24feb87_1400-1430-615.mp3 37,974k

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NCR (WATERFORD)
STATION HOME PAGE

1988_08_04_1601_98fm_ncr_waterford_(via_steve_west).mp3
51,360k

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NORTH CORK LOCAL RADIO (MALLOW, CO CORK)
STATION HOME PAGE

821030sat_nclr_954_1730adverts.mp3
1,859k
821030sat_nclr_954_talk-adverts.mp3 5,711k
831031mon_nclr_953_1115-1200_ben_osullivan.mp3 42,109k

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RADIO NORTH (CO DONEGAL)
STATION HOME PAGE

861127_thurs_1300_1404_radio_north_mk_warner_frankie_c90_1202.mp3
35,316k

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NORTHSIDE RADIO (CO DONEGAL)
STATION HOME PAGE

890116mon_northside_846_2200-2318_first_day.mp3 39,148k
890117_0908_846_northside_john_watt_francis_callaghan_ann_846m_reel_25_kb.mp3 204,655k
890117_1300_846_northside_nice_aircheck_ann_846m_reel_25_kb.mp3 6,729k
890120_0923_846_northside_inc_1258_lost_white_goat_friday_reel_25_kb.mp3 303,085k
890120_1300_846_northside_aircheck_lost_white_goat_friday_reel_25_kb.mp3 3,009k
890207_tues_0918_1543_846_northside_r_inc_couple_tech_breaks_reel_26_kb.mp3 294,805k
890210_1414_2040_friday_846_northside_reel27_kb.mp3 302,544k
890217_0918_1220_846_northside_mickey_henry_john_watt_aerial_blew_down_reel_9_kb.mp3 138,434k
890217_1120_846_northside_john_watt_clip_on_aerial_blew_down_on_us_rel_9_kb.mp3 3,547k
890217_1247_1920_846_northside_radio_reel_28_kb.mp3 301,943k
890703_mon_1238_846_northside_in_kintyre_some_ticks_qrn_reel 31_kb.mp3 184,054k
890704_0733_1340_846_northside_radio_tues_rec_kintyre_reel_31_kb.mp3 288,642k
890704_2157-0100_846_northside_rec_kintyre_reel_32_kb.mp3 143,865k
890705_wed_0915-1240_846_northside_rec_kintyre_reel_32_kb.mp3 152,305k
890705_wed_1315-1720_morthside_radio_rec_kintyre_reel_32_kb.mp3 191.601k

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RADIO NOVA (DUBLIN)
STATION HOME PAGE

The files for Radio Nova Dublin, are on a separate page.

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Q102 (DUBLIN)
STATION HOME PAGE

q102_819_wed29apr1987_0815-1015_scottwilliams.mp3 109,756k
1987_07_04_saturday_q102_819_1315-1520_live_from_xtravision.mp3 NEW 01/13 gh  117,387k
880415_0922_1550_730_q102_scott_williams_gareth_o_c_greg_g_reel_7_kb.mp3
277,661k
880725_1306-1931_738_q102_inc_long_break_and_ind_r_mayo_comes_in_reel_12_kb.mp3 293,511k
1988_05_11_wednesday_q102_738_0705-0925_scottwilliams.mp3 NEW 01/13 gh 141,226k
1988_12_29_thursday_q102_738_1700-2120_boywonder_penultimate_day.mp3 NEW 01/13 gh 246,404k
1988_12_30_friday_q102_738_0845-1310_final_day.mp3 NEW 01/13 gh  243,800k

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RAIDS IN 1983 - AUDIO FROM THE RAIDS

The files for audio from the 1983 raids are on a separate page


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RADIO RAINBOW INTERNATIONAL (DROGHEDA / TOGHER SW STATION)
STATION HOME PAGE

The files for RADIO RAINBOW INTERNATIONAL, are on a separate page.


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SONIC INDEPENDENT RADIO (SHANKHILL, CO DUBLIN)
SONIC HOME PAGE

This station was a regular across Europe at night with their strong signal on 1314kHz. Sonic was first heard in early January 1981 in the UK. A few recordings are listed below from both dx recordings made in the UK, and from holidaying in Ireland.


810110_0208_1314kc_sonic_independent_radio_c90_199_kb.mp3 35,636k
810114_0228_1314kc_sonic_independent_radio_rick_davenport_unid_behind_sonic_c90_199_kb.mp3 27,325k
810215_0230_approx_1314kc_sonic_independent_radio_jenny_lowe_mark_bradey_rec_sco_c60_122_kb.mp3 31,015k
810329_0145-0310_1314_sonic_independent_radio_1314_jennylowe_then_norway_tx_switchon.mp3 (part airchecked rec in Leeds - gh) 38,611k
810503_0157_1314kc_sonic_independent_radio_rec_scotland_c90_267_kb.mp3 31,552k
810523_0127-0200_1314_sonic_independent_radio_c90_283_kb.mp3 (rec in Scotland - kb)
26,744k
810802_9237-0310_1314kc_sonic_independent_radio_rec_scotland_c60_141_kb.mp3 (rec in Scotland - kb) 22,089k
810813_2020_1314kc_sonic_independent_radio_thu_sign_off_mark_jackson_gh.mp3 (rec in Dublin - gh) 11,208k
810814_0722_1314kc_sonic_independent_radio_bob_nailor_c120_rec_dublin_kb.mp3 36,813k
810814_0915_1314kc_sonic_independent_radio_fri gh.mp3 (rec in Dublin - gh) 135,580k
810814_1031_1314kc_sonic_independent_radio_inc_guest_from_scotland.mp3 (rec in Dublin - kb) 31,546k

 

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SOUTH COAST RADIO (CORK)
STATION HOME PAGE

This station was a regular across Europe at night with their strong signal on 1557, or 1566kHz. At one stage they briefly used both frequencies, working from memory??

 

830401_fri_1135-1215_1557_south_coast_radio_cork_caroline_hoax.mp3
34,996k
830403_sun_1020-1105_103.7_south_coast_radio_cork_don_stevens_(via_ib).mp3 33,601k
830603_0041_0048_1557_south_coast_radio_nick_richards_c90_620_kb.mp3 5,256k
830603_0100_0220_1557_south_coast_radio_nick_richards_c90_620_kb.mp3 53,015k
830609_south coast_radio_cork_0650_1557kc_don_stevens_taped_scotland.mp3 28,471k
830610_0115_1557_south_coast_radio_nick_richards_c90_628_kb.mp3 34,651k
830719_0032_1557_south_coast_radio_nick_richards_c90_654_kb.mp3 29,659k
830719_0611_1557_south_coast_radio_don_stevens_c90_654_kb.mp3 30,959k
1983_10_30_sun_southcoast_radio_cork_1930-2100_g_long_gh_483.mp3 125,437k

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SOUTHSIDE RADIO (DUNLAOIRE)
STATION HOME PAGE

810708_1343-1430_999_southside_keith_york_c90_308.mp3 35,002k
810708_1830bst_999_southside_jason_mayne_david_paul_c90_308.mp3 35,125k

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RADIO STAR COUNTRY (CO MONAGHAN)
STATION HOME PAGE

This station was the last station offshore broadcaster, Don Allen worked on before he died. Apart from Radio Dublin, Radio Star Country was the only other station to defy the Irish broadcasting bill 1988, which came into force on 1/1/89. Don Allen and Jerry Burn were recorded a lot around that time, as it was thought they could be taken off air at any time. Star is still on the air today!!

 

880917_sat_1322-1822_927_star_country_reel_14_kb.mp3
210,878k
890126_thurs_0923_1552_891_star_last_days_891_reel_25_kb.mp3 301,279k
890208_wed_0918_1547_981_jerry_don_at_1300_ann_co_tyrone_reel_26_kb.mp3 291,737k
890209_0915_1545_981_star_country_jerry_burn_don_allen_inc_mention_51m_reel_27_kb.mp3 302,988k
890213_0916_1540_981_star_country_don_allen_jerry_burn_1300_reel_27_kb.mp3 301,445k
890214_0915_1340_981_star_country_don_allan_jerry_burn_reel_27_kb.mp3 195,636k
890215_1135_1505_981_star_country_don_allen_inc_sole_survivor_1247_jerry_1300_reel_9_kb.mp3 160,808k
890216_0907_1205_981_star_country_don_allen_thurs_reel_9_kb.mp3 126,211k
890216_1300_1620_981_star_country_don_s_off_jerry_burn_fadey_at_end_reel_9_kb.mp3 152,276k
890321_0915_1320_981_star_country_don_allen_jerry_burn_reel_28_kb.mp3 202,166k
890726_1311_1940_981_star_country_don_allen_wed_reel_33_kb.mp3 262,169k

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SUIRSIDE RADIO (WATERFORD)
STATION HOME PAGE

suirside_radio_waterford_test_transmission_ann_264m_long_john_silver.mp3
(Supplied by Kevin in Eire October 2012)
58,896k
1981_08_18_tues_1457_suirside_waterford_1332_eddie_codey_dave_hunt_derek_davis_gh.mp3 109,396k
1981_08_18_tuesday_suirside_1947_mike_kenny_jj_c120_88_kb.mp3 14,255k
   
1982_03_29_monday_suirside_waterford_98.6_1557-1642_eddie_codey_dave_hunt_(c90_430_kb).mp3 36,780k
1982_03_29_monday_suirside_waterford_98.7_2159_roddy_cleere_c90 434_kb.mp3 37,271k
1982_03_30_tuesday_suirside_waterford_98.7_0625_rae_sarsfield_dickie_danes_c90 434_kb.mp3 37,064k
1982_03_30_tuesday_suirside_waterford_98.6_1050_richard_staines_paul_power_11am_(c90_435_kb).mp3 39,572k
1982_03_30_tuesday_1124-1143_98.7_suirside_radio_waterford_paul_power_inc_long_winded_politics_lol_c90_438_kb.mp3 13,911k
1982_03_30_tuesday_suirside_waterford_98.6_1147_paul_power_richard_staines_news_(c90_435_kb).mp3 39,703k
1982_03_30_tues_1853gmt_98.7_suirside_dave_hunt_nx_herman_inc_youth_club_c90_437_kb.mp3
37,302k
1982_03_31_wednesday_suirside_waterford_98.6_0214-0303_ray_sarsfield_(c90_436_kb).mp3 37,399k
1982_03_31_wednesday_suirside_waterford_1007_98.7_dickie_danes.mp3 35,226k

 

1985_03_05_suirside_mike_grant_via_ib_&_anoraks_ireland.mp3 7,143K
1985_03_17_suriside_2664_1700_1718_1725_harmonic_in_scotland_c90_1141_kb.mp3 2,229K
1985_09_27_2153_last_suirside_via_ib_via_anoraks_areland.mp3 35,112K
1985_09_27_2325_last_suirside_via_ib_via_anoraks_areland.mp3 25,508K

 

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SUNSHINE 539 (DUBLIN / PORTMARNOCK)
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The files for SUNSHINE RADIO , are on a separate page.

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TALLAGHT COMMUNITY RADIO (DUBLIN)
STATION HOME PAGE (WONDERLAND RADIO)

870226thu_tallaght_cr_1359_annettemurray_micksmith.mp3
110,244k

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TELSTAR COMMUNITY RADIO (DUNDALK / BLACK ROCK)
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1981_08_18_2355_1197_telstar_dundalk_rec_in_waterford_when_wlr_off_air_c120_89_kb.mp3 6,894K
820424sat_telstar_1197_1250-1425_johnhenry_terrylynn_eamonndoyle.mp3
91,453k

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RADIO VALLERI INTERNATIONAL (DUBLIN SW STN)
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7valleri_dublin_story74_pt1.mp3
20,590k
7valleri_dublin_story74_pt2.mp3 20,090k

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WABC (GREENCASTLE, CO DONEGAL)
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This station used MW, SW as well as FM in it's lifetime, and all were well heard. Even studio links which were very low power FM transmitters made it to Scotland during a good lift.


871029_thurs_1852-1940_wabc_hot_107_dougie_dee_rec_scotland.mp3
34,630k
880615_wabc 101.7_0911-1535_reel_10_kb.mp3 291,395k
881230_2027_101.7_wabc_rec_mauchline_hill_loop_tape_re_cookes_appeal_friday_reel_24_kb.mp3 9,839k
910210_1146-1316_954_wabc_greencastle_co_donegal_paul_chrissie_1st_day_mw_c90_1550_kb.mp3 64,435k
910217_1347-1447_954_wabc_co_donegal_chrissie_mike_wilson_rec_sco_c120_288_kb.mp3 43,806k
910217_1454-1554_954_wabc_co_donegal_rec_sco_c120_288_kb.mp3 43,844k

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WATERFORD LOCAL RADIO (WLR)
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WLR was the first of the three main pirate stations in Waterford, and was run by Des and Rick Whelan. The 1197kHz MW frequency used to be heard in Scotland and elsewhere especially signing off at nights. The 18/8 recording at 1540 was made on the move, on the approach to Waterford, so will vary from poor MW to very good FM quality.

WLR were in the proccess of moving FM sites during our time in Waterford, as can be heard from the recordings from 18th / 19th August 1981.

 

1981_05_02_0030gmt_0130bst_1197_waterford_local_radio_sign_off_c90_267_kb.mp3  
1981_08_18_tuesday_wlr_1445-1545_rick_wheelan_helen_o'brian_c120_87_kb.mp3 43,565k
1981_08_18_tues_wlr_1540_inc_tx_site_move_ann_57m_gh.mp3
110,650k
1981_08_18_tuesday_1913_88.8_wlr_aiden_tracey_arts_for_all_show_c120_88_kb.mp3 16,398k
1981_08_18_tues_wlr_1197_2100-2200_gh.mp3 57,479k
1981_08_18_tues_wlr_88fm_2248_approx_martin_hart_mention_fm_only_c120_89_kb.mp3 45,316k
1981_08_19_wed_wlr_88_fm_only_0800-0900_tommy_o'keef_gh.mp3 57,277k

 

1986_10_01_wlr_waterford_1140-1225_(via_sw).mp3 62,683k

 

WLR Waterford 31-12-88 The Last Hour From 5.05pm.mp3 (Courtesy of Rodney) 79,450k

WLR Advertising Promo tape, running time approx 17m (via Steve West, poss from 1986/7 time) 23.507k

1981_05_02_0030gmt_0130bst_1197_waterford_local_radio_sign_off_c90_267_kb (Recorded_in_scotland).mp3

 

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RADIO WEST (MULLINGAR)
STATION HOME PAGE

The files for RADIO WEST, MULLINGAR, are on a separate page.

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WESTSIDE RADIO (DUBLIN MW STN 1982 )
(STATION HOME PAGE)

820408thu_westside_1035_045-0200_sign_off.mp3
67,039k
1983_06_06_monday_westside_1035_0945-1225.mp3 new 01/13 gh 149,149k

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WESTSIDE RADIO (DUBLIN SW STATION)
STATION HOME PAGE

881218_sun_westside_6280_1000_sign_off_gary_lewis_prince_terry.mp3
178.845k

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WKRC (NEWBRIDGE, CO KILDARE)
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This station used to run a dx show on a Saturday night on the off channel frequency on 1250kHz. The station is the only known Irish Pirate station to have made the Guinness book of records. This was for Robert W Morgan's record breaking marathon broadcast in January 1982, see home page for details.


810815_1250khz_wkrc_newbridge_co_kildare_sat.mp3
108,271k

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THE BIG SWINGER - Short 16 minute movie made in 1989 about a ficticious Irish pirate radio station in the country area of Ireland. Interference ends up being a problem and the authorities are sent for from Dublin. 196,260k

 

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