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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_08_02_tue_abc_waterford_1026am_0728-0900_daraghcorcoran-gh665.mp3 New NOV 2020 GH 86,574k
1988_08_03_wed_abc_waterford_1026am_1147-1230_kevinmcarthy-gh665.mp3 New NOV 2020 GH 40,241k
1988_08_03_wed_abc_waterford_1026am_1242-1328_kevinmcarthy-gh665.mp3 New NOV 2020 GH 841.867k
1988_12_29_abc_waterford_last_day_1107-1307_c120_231kb.mp3 164,081K
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A DX RECORDING

1984_10_07_abc_1026_0400_0300gmt_rec_scotland_c90_1309_kb.mp3 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
1981_03_26_thu_radio257_99fm_1457-1528_mikemoran_davidlyons-gh991.mp3 New Mar 2021 The last few minutes of a Mike Moran afternoon show followed by David Lyons. Recorded from 99MHz in South Dublin 42MB
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
1981_03_26_thu_bigd_1116am_1325-1347_jamesdillon-gh991.mp3 New Mar 2021 A short section of an early afternoon show from James Dillon, as received in South Dublin on 1116kHz, 273m.
20MB
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 Recorded in Scotland from 954kHz
202,311k
1988_12_19_bigm_954am_0935-1141_boblee_juniorwalker-gh780.mp3 New DEC 2020 Recorded near Blackpool from 954kHz 118M
1988_12_19_bigm_954am_1141-1351_juniorwalker-gh780.mp3 New DEC 2020 Recorded near Blackpool from 954kHz 122M
1988_12_19_bigm_954am_1351-1551_juniorwalker-gh780.mp3 New DEC 2020 Recorded near Blackpool from 954kHz 113M
1988_12_23_fri_bigm_99fm_2142-2312_brianjones-gh799.mp3 New NOV 2020 GH Recorded in Monaghan from FM 83.3M
1988_12_30_fri_0929-1100_954am_big_m_last_day_reel_23_kb.mp3 Recorded in Scotland from 954kHz 73,813k
1988_12_30_fri_bigm_954am_1345-1425_juniorwalker_johnmcann_final_afternoon-kb.mp3 New DEC 2020 Recorded in Scotland from 954kHz 44M
1988_12_30_fri_bigm_954am_2000-2130_final_night-gh799.mp3 New NOV 2020 GH Recorded in Monaghan from 954kHz 83.3M
1988_12_30_fri_bigm_954am_2130-2215_final_night-gh799.mp3 New NOV 2020 GH Recorded in Monaghan from 954kHz 41.8M
1988_12_30_fri_bigm_954am_2215-2300_final_night_to_closedown-gh799.mp3 New NOV 2020 GH Recorded in Monaghan from 954kHz 41.9M

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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

 

1980_04_03_thu_boyneside_225m_0730-0930_petermadison_ericvaughan_airchecks_station_rundown-gh.mp3 New AUG 2020 GH 59,820k
1980_04_03_thu_boyneside_225m_1203-1310_petermadison_brendan_kieran_motor_show-gh.mp3 New AUG 2020 GH 59,820k

 

1981_03_26_thu_boyneside_981fm_gavinduffy_lunchtime-gh991.mp3 New Mar 2021 This lunchtime programme was recorded in South Dublin from the 98.1MHz FM frequency. At the time, Boyneside was announcing 225m and 280m on medium wave. 56MB
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_07_wed_boyneside_981fm_1243-1346_owenbarry-gh409.mp3 New OCT 2020 GH    
1982_04_07_wed_boyneside_981fm_1358-1403_owenbarry_saying_hi_to_tv_viewers-gh409.mp3 New OCT 2020 GH    
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_06_19_sat_boyneside-crd-combined_1305am_1229-1316_dermotfinglas-gh416.mp3 NEW 08/20 GH  
44,477k
1982_06_19_sat_boyneside-crd-combined_1305am_1340-1505_dermotfinglas_mikecluskie-gh416.mp3 NEW 08/20 GH  
80,138k
1982_06_19_sat_boyneside-crd-combined_1305am_1540-1639_mikecluskie-gh416.mp3 NEW 08/20 GH  
55,814k
1982_12_06_444_boyneside_north_1233_06dec82_1000-1100.mp3   56,233k
   
1983_05_20_fri_boyneside_frequency_promo.mp3   367k
   
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
1985_08_09_fri_boyneside_1305am_1730-1955_elainetaylor-gh553.mp3 An early evening show from Elaine Taylor as received near Blackpool on 1305kHz. The signal is good, but there is a hum towards the end.  News is read by Shane Harrison. 130MB
   
1986_04_01_tue_boyneside_north_1233am_1029-1143_big-o_boblee-gh587.mp3   69,266k
1986_04_01_tue_boyneside_1305am_1155-1330_davec-gh587.mp3   86,448k
1986_07_04_fri_boyneside_1305am_1513-1647_headyeddie-gh1061.mp3 New MAR 2021 A Friday afternoon show with Heady Eddie. Recorded near Blackpool from 1305kHz. 86MB
   
1987_02_22_sun_boyneside_1055fms_1205-1340_headyeddie_mikeahern_double_top_10_show-gh042.mp3 New MAR 2021 A Sunday lunchtime 'Double Top 10' show with Heady Eddie and Mike Ahern, with Kieran Murray reading the news. Recorded in stereo as received in North Dublin from the station's Dublin relay on 105.5MHz. 215MB
1987_02_25_wed_boyneside_1055fms_1439-1611_ianscott-gh193.mp3 New MAR 2021 Ian Scott fills in for Heady Eddie on a Wednesday afternoon. Recorded in central Dublin from Boyneside's Dublin relay on 105.5MHz in stereo. There are a few audio dropouts on this recording.  Not sure if this is was the receiver struggling with the signal, or processing at the transmitter. 173MB
1987_02_26_thu_boyneside_1055fm_0725-0901_mikeahern-gh671.mp3 New SEP 2020   89,796k
1987_02_26_thu_boyneside_1055fm_0901-1037_mikeahern_kieranmurray-gh671.mp3 New SEP 2020   89,796k
1987_02_26_thu_boyneside_1055fm_1037-1214_kieranmurray_davec-gh671.mp3 New SEP 2020   89,796k
1987_02_26_thu_boyneside_1055fm_1214-1348_davec-gh671.mp3 New SEP 2020   89,796k
1987_02_26_thu_boyneside_1055fm_1610-1758_headyeddie_kieranmurray-gh670.mp3 New NOV 2020   154,414k
   
1987_04_19_sun_boyneside_1305am_1209-1501_talking_about_raid_headyeddie-gh.mp3 New AUG 2020 GH   156,164k
1987_04_20_mon_boyneside_1305am_0850-1017_neil-gh773.mp3 New AUG 2020 GH   80,615k
1987_04_20_mon_boyneside_1305am_1142-1400_neil_kieranmurray-gh773.mp3 New AUG 2020 GH   124,591k
1987_04_20_mon_boyneside_1305am_1400-1643_kieranmurray_jimagnew-gh773.mp3 New AUG 2020 GH   153,307k
1987_04_21_tue_boyneside_1305am_0710-0908_mikeahern-gh773.mp3 New AUG 2020 GH   109,174k
1987_04_21_tue_boyneside_1305am_0908-1028_mikeahern-gh773.mp3 New AUG 2020 GH   74,060k
1987_04_21_tue_boyneside_1305am_1041-1342_davec-gh773.mp3 New AUG 2020 GH   169,390k
1987_04_23_thu_boyneside_1305am_0617-0757_mikeahern_eri_interference-gh626.mp3 New AUG 2020 GH   93,537k
1987_04_23_thu_boyneside_1305am_0757-0936_mikeahern-gh626.mp3 New AUG 2020 GH   93,537k
1987_04_23_thu_boyneside_1305am_0936-1115_mikeahern_davec-gh626.mp3 New AUG 2020 GH   93,537k
1987_04_23_thu_boyneside_1305am_1115-1245_davec-gh626.mp3 New AUG 2020 GH   84,810k
1987_04_24_fri_boyneside_1305am_1200-1335_davec-gh626.mp3 New AUG 2020 GH   88,774k
1987_04_24_fri_boyneside_1305am_1335-1545_davec_kieranmurray-gh626.mp3 New AUG 2020 GH   130,754k
1987_04_29_wed_boyneside_1305am_1010-1211_davec-gh638.mp3   111M
1987_04_29_wed_boyneside_1305am_1212-1437_davec_kierannurray-gh638.mp3   130M
1987_08_04_tue_boyneside_1305am_0843-1015_mikeahern-gh634.mp3 New NOV 2020 GH   115MB
1987_08_05_wed_boyneside_1305am_1110-1314_kieranmurray-gh664.mp3 New NOV 2020 GH   115MB
1987_08_05_wed_boyneside_1305am_1314-1523_kieranmurray_headyeddie-gh664.mp3 New NOV 2020 GH   118MB
1987_08_05_wed_boyneside_1305am_1523-1740_headyeddie-gh664.mp3 New NOV 2020 GH   128MB
   
1988_04_28_thu_boyneside_1305am_0845-1130_mikeahern_dermotfinglas_robbieburn-gh.mp3 New NOV 2020 GH   150M
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
1988_06_13_mon_boyneside_1305am_1330-1750_yvonne_headyeddie_teatimeshow-gh.mp3 New FEB 2016 GH
1988_06_14_tue_boyneside_north_1233am_0827-1245_genestewart-gh.mp3 New FEB 2016 GH
881206_tue_boyneside_drogheda_1305am_0915-1230_mikeahern.mp3 Three hours of early December morning shows starting with Mike Ahern as recorded in Blackpool from 1305kHz / 225m 174,880k
881213_tue_boyneside_drogheda_1305am_0925-1245_mikeahern.mp3 A week later, some more morning shows from 1305kHz 175,080k
881222_thu_boyneside_drogheda_1305am_1245-1600_heddyeddie.mp3 A pre Christmas Heddy Eddie show as received in Blackpool. 176,810k
881230_fri_boyneside_drogheda_1305am_0920-1230_mikeahern_heddyeddie.mp3 Three hours of the final Friday morning shows as recorded near Blackpool from 1305kHz 174,800k
881230_fri_boyneside_drogheda_1305am_1250-1620_heddyeddie_dermotfinglas.mp3 Three hours of the last Friday afternoon shows with Heddy Eddie and Dermot Finglas as received on 1305kHz near Blackpool 174,970k
881230_fri_boyneside_drogheda_1005fm_1850-1935_michaelgerrard.mp3 An FM recording of the final show from Michael Gerrard 41,890k
881230_fri_boyneside_drogheda_1005fm_2015-2100_michaelgerrard.mp3 An FM recording of the final show from Michael Gerrard 41,830k
1988_12_31_sat_boyneside_1233am_then_1305am_1000-1045_heddyeddie_final_green_scene-gh419.mp3 New NOV 2020 GH Start of the final Green Scene with Heddy Eddie.  This recording was made near Blackpool and starts on 1233kHz, moving to 1305kHz during the first 30 minutes.
1988_12_31_sat_boyneside_1305am_1052-1226_heddyeddie_final_green_scene-gh417.mp3New NOV 2020 GH Second part of The Green Scene recorded from 1305kHz near Blackpool
1988_12_31_sat_boyneside_1305am_1223-1310_greenscene_into_final_broadcast-gh.mp3 New FEB 2016 GH Final part of The Green Scene recorded from 1305kHz near Blackpool, and into the final show on the station
1988_12_31_sat_boyneside_1305am_1300_final_announcement_with_all_frequencies-gh.mp3 New FEB 2016 GH A nice announcement from Eddie, giving all the frequencies on which the final show is broadcasting, including shortwave
1988_12_31_sat_boyneside_1305am_1310-1357_part_of_final_broadcast-gh.mp3 New FEB 2016 GH Part of the final show recorded from 1305kHz / 225m near Blackpool.
881231_sat_boyneside_1005fm_1337-1505_final_day_signoff.mp3 An FM recording of the final 90 minutes of the Boyneside Radio main service 211,653k
1988_12_31_sat_boyneside_1305am_1405-1500_final_show_and_closedown-gh783.mp3 New DEC 2020 An off air recording from 1305kHz / 225m of the final 55 minutes of Boyneside Radio, as received near Blackpool.  54,243k
881231_sat_boyneside_drogheda_1300-1347_final_show_studio_copy.mp3 A studio recording sent to us back in 1989 of the first 45 minutes of the Boyneside Radio final two hours featuring a history of the station and many staff in the studio. 90,232k
881231_sat_boyneside_drogheda_1347-1435_final_show_studio_copy.mp3 The second 45 minutes of a studio recording sent to us back in 1989 of the Boyneside Radio final two hours featuring a history of the station and many staff in the studio 89,905k
881231_sat_boyneside_drogheda_1435-signoff_final_show_studio_copy.mp3 The final 45 minutes of a studio recording sent to us back in 1989 of the Boyneside Radio final two hours featuring a history of the station and all staff in the studio.  The station then signs off for the final time. 52,836k

 

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BOYNESIDE RADIO - NAVAN
STATION HOME PAGE

 

Boyneside Radio Navan was a later arrival in the Boyneside Network and took the 1386kHz frequency following the closure of Radio Carousel in Navan Shopping Centre.

 

881216_fri_boyneside_navan_1386_1040-1355_tina_poor_at_end.mp3
A recording of Tina Anderson from the Navan breakout from Boyneside Radio as recorded near Blackpool.  The end of the recording suffers from interference from East Germany 182,877k
1988_12_31_sat_boyneside_navan_1386am_1430-1502_tina_anderson_to_closedown-gh783.mp3 New DEC 2020 A rather poor recording of the final 30 minutes of Tina Anderson on Boyneside Radio Navan as recorded near Blackpool. Tina talks about her times over the years on radio in County Meath. At the end of her show, the station linked to to the final minute of the main Boyneside closedown.  Sadly there is a lot of interference from the East German station on the same channel. 29,905k

 

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BOYNESIDE RADIO - NORTHERN SERVICE
STATION HOME PAGE

 

Boyneside Radio Northern Service was a stalwart on 1233kHz AM and operated from around mid 1982 until 4pm on Saturday 31st December 1988. The station was located on the border north of Dundalk, and beamed towards Newry and Belfast.

 

881214_wed_boyneside_north_1233_1055-1410_deedee_heddyeddie.mp3
Three hours of Boyneside Radio Northern Service as recorded near Blackpool from 1233kHz / 244m 182,888k
1988_12_31_sat_boyneside_north_1233am_0930-0955-gh419.mp3 New FEB 2016 End of the final breakfast show on Boyneside North as recorded from 1233kHz / 244m near Blackpool
Boyneside Radio North Carrickcarnon 31-12-88 Final Programme From 1.22pm.mp3 (Courtesy of Rodney) 144,824k

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BRAY LOCAL BROADCASTING
STATION HOME PAGE

1981_08_13_thu_blb_828am_2050-2135_dennis_terrydaniels-gh364.mp3 New MAR 2021 Received on 828kHz during an evening visit to Southside Radio.  The recording includes a 9pm changeover between Dennis and Terry Daniels, and suffers some night time foreign interference. 42MB
1981_08_14_fri_blb_828am_1105-1210_joe_with_morning_mixture-gh364.mp3 New MAR 2021 Recorded during a visit to BLB on a Friday morning. We were amazed to see that with a little help, 'Joe', who was blind, was was managing to cue up the records.  The nicely racked transmitter was in an adjacent room to the studio. 60MB

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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 / NITESKY 96 - DUBLIN (1017)
STATION HOME PAGE

1983_09_24_sunday_capitol_1017_1000-1220_tonygahan.mp3
125,596k
1987_02_26_thu_nitesky96_958fm_1800-1924_nickcarney-gh670.mp3 NEW 11/20 GH
118,450k

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RADIO CAROUSEL NETWORK
STATION HOME PAGE

1982_04_07_wed_carousel_navan_1386am_1450-1505_tonyflaherty_stuartscott-gh407.mp3 NEW JAN 2021 15M
1982_04_07_wed_carousel_navan_1386am_1505-1603_stuartscott-gh407.mp3 NEW JAN 2021 53M
1982_04_07_wed_carousel_navan_1386am_1603-1706_stuartscott_mikeahern-gh407.mp3 NEW JAN 2021 58M
1982_04_25_sun_carousel_1125am_1430-1610_davescott_ericvaughan-gh409.mp3 NEW 10/20 GH  
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
1984_07_12_thu_carousel_1125am_1200-1335_hughhardy.mp3
89,393k
1986_02_15_sat_carousel_1125am_0955-1105_tonyflaherty-gh592.mp3 NEW FEB 2021 Recorded near Blackpool 66M
1987_04_21_tue_carousel_1260am_1115-1200_steviemack-gh1071.mp3 43,948k
1987_04_21_tue_carousel_1260am_1208-1253_hughhardy-gh1071.mp3
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1988_05_03_mon_carousel-navan_1386am_1043-1355_tinaanderson-gh687.mp3 New FEB 2021 The Navan station of Radio Carousel was the last in the network. This recording was made around 5 weeks before it went off the air.  Tina hosts the daily request show between 10am and 2pm.  There is also a news bulletin at 1pm. The signal was received near Blackpool on 1386kHz and suffered some local electrical interference and there was some static from lightning later on.  Considering the distance however, this signal is quite reasonable.
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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)
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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
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881106_1255_coast_103_galway_tony_allan_C90 1256.mp3 33,593k
1988_12_31_sat_coast103_galway_103fm_2230-2315_final_evening-gh802.mp3 NEW DEC 2020 42MB
1988_12_31_sat_coast103_galway_103fm_2315-2400_final_broadcast_to_signoff-gh802.mp3 NEW DEC 2020 41MB

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COMMUNITY RADIO DROGHEDA
STATION HOME PAGE

1982_01_06_wed_cr_drogheda_102fm_1241-1415_gavinduffy_headyeddie-gh.mp3 NEW 08/20 GH
87,806k
1982_04_01_crd_98.6_richard_kenny_gavin_duffy_1138_c90_444_kb.mp3 NEW 04/16 KB  
1982_04_07_wed_cr-drogheda_985fm_1245-1348_gavinduffy-gh416.mp3 NEW 10/20 GH  
1982_04_07_wed_cr-drogheda_985fm_switches_to_1305am_1353-1425_gavinduffy_niallmcgowan_airchecks-gh416.mp3 NEW 10/20 GH  
1982_04_12_mon_cr_drogheda_1305am_1135-1235_richardkenny_kenmurray.mp3
59,088k
1982_06_19_sat_boyneside-crd-combined_1305am_1229-1316_dermotfinglas-gh416.mp3 NEW 08/20 GH
44,477k
1982_06_19_sat_boyneside-crd-combined_1305am_1340-1505_dermotfinglas_mikecluskie-gh416.mp3 NEW 08/20 GH
80,138k
1982_06_19_sat_boyneside-crd-combined_1305am_1540-1639_mikecluskie-gh416.mp3 NEW 08/20 GH
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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 Recorded near Blackpool from 1584kHz.
1988_12_30_fri_fingal-pulsar98_1575am_0945-1630_final_day.mp3 A six hour section from the final day of CRF. Recorded near Blackpool from 1575kHz. It suffers from foreign interference towards late afternoon. 349,440k
1988_12_30_fri_fingal-pulsar98_1575am_1630-1700_final_afternoon-gh821.mp3 New DEC 2020 Recorded near Blackpool suffering some continental interference. 27M
1988_12_30_fri_fingal-pulsar98_1575am_1710-1753_final_afternoon-gh821.mp3 New DEC 2020 Recorded near Blackpool suffering some continental interference. 41M
1988_12_30_fri_fingal-pulsar98_1575am_1753-1804_tonyhealey-gh821.mp3 New DEC 2020 Changeover at 6pm, where Tony Healey takes over. 10M

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

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CRYSTAL CITY SOUND - WATERFORD
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1987_07_03_crystal_radio_waterford_98_fm_rec_in_waterford_by_sw.mp3
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DOUBLE R RADIO - DUBLIN
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1981_11_11_doubler_1035am-290m_alanking_airchecks-gh364.mp3 New MAR 2021
Airchecks of part of an Alan King show as recorded near Blackpool from 1035kHz. The  winter interference was causing some wobbling of the signal, but was still strong considering the distance. The station seemed to have recently returned to regular programming.
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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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ERNESIDE RADIO - BELTURBET, CO CAVAN
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Erneside Radio began operating on 1251kHz from Belturbet, County Cavan in February 1985. The station closed at 8pm on Saturday 31st December 1988.

 

881222_thu_erneside_1251am_0942-1034.mp3 47,610k
881222_thu_erneside_1251am_1033-1235_larrybyrne.mp3
111,200k
1988_12_30_fri_erneside_1251am_1945-2000_final_closedown-pt.mp3 New JAN 2021 The final 15 minutes of Erneside from 1251kHz. Recording courtesy of Prince Terry. 34M
Erneside - Cavan 97.8MHz - December 30th 1988 - Closedown.mp3 New JAN 2021 This is much better quality audio of the final hour of Erneside recorded from 97.8MHz FM. Recording is courtesy of radiowaves.fm 70M
881231_sat_erneside_1251_final_day_0940-1050_larrybyrne_linseyshelbourne.mp3 Despite an 'official' closedown on Friday evening, Erneside Radio was heard on Saturday morning 31st.  These three recordings were made near Blackpool from 1251kHz.  According to 'Weekly Report' the station finally left the air on 31st between 1830 and 2000.  It could be that Erneside were expecting the case brought by Eamonn Cooke would succeed, so they kept the transmitters 'warm'.  In the end the case failed and legislation went ahead as planned. 67,561k
881231_sat_erneside_1251_final_day_1053-1140_linseyshelbourne.mp3 44,987k
881231_sat_erneside_1251_final_day_1140-1400_linseyshelbourne.mp3 137,860k

 

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ERNESIDE RADIO - BELTURBET, CO CAVAN
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Erneside Radio began operating on 1251kHz from Belturbet, County Cavan in February 1985. The station closed at 8pm on Saturday 31st December 1988.

 

881222_thu_erneside_1251am_0942-1034.mp3 47,610k
881222_thu_erneside_1251am_1033-1235_larrybyrne.mp3
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1988_12_30_fri_erneside_1251am_1945-2000_final_closedown-pt.mp3 New JAN 2021 The final 15 minutes of Erneside from 1251kHz. Recording courtesy of Prince Terry. 34M
Erneside - Cavan 97.8MHz - December 30th 1988 - Closedown.mp3 New JAN 2021 This is much better quality audio of the final hour of Erneside recorded from 97.8MHz FM. Recording is courtesy of radiowaves.fm 70M
881231_sat_erneside_1251_final_day_0940-1050_larrybyrne_linseyshelbourne.mp3 Despite an 'official' closedown on Friday evening, Erneside Radio was heard on Saturday morning 31st.  These three recordings were made near Blackpool from 1251kHz.  According to 'Weekly Report' the station finally left the air on 31st between 1830 and 2000.  It could be that Erneside were expecting the case brought by Eamonn Cooke would succeed, so they kept the transmitters 'warm'.  In the end the case failed and legislation went ahead as planned. 67,561k
881231_sat_erneside_1251_final_day_1053-1140_linseyshelbourne.mp3 44,987k
881231_sat_erneside_1251_final_day_1140-1400_linseyshelbourne.mp3 137,860k

 

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RADIO GALAXY - DUBLIN
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Radio Galaxy had been running for many years and was operated by Tony Boylan. Tony had operated stations since World War 2, and during the 1980's specialized in a '78 Show' each Sunday, making his final broadcast on 21st September 1986 before retiring to the Isle of Man.

 

7galaxy_dublin_1970.mp3 An early sign off from Radio Galaxy in 1970 when they broadcast on 200m. Tony Boylan signs off and tells the listeners to tune to 217m where Radio Dublin would be on the air. Thanks to Prince Terry for sending this recording many years ago.  The original is a little longer, so we will update it in future. 1.2MB
1984_04_01_sun_galaxy-cbc_1134am_1225-1408_tonyboylan_franboylan_davidbaker-gh96.mp3 New APR 2021 An interesting recording of Radio Galaxy which starts with Tony Boylan being interviewed by Brian Dobson on BBC Northern Ireland about his 78 collection early days in radio. He then continues to host the '78 show' along with his wife Fran. At the end, the station changes to a CBC test transmission hosted by David Baker. The frequency is announced by David Baker as 1116kHz / 270m, but the tape is labelled as 1134kHz. Ken has Radio Galaxy and CBC logged as 1134kHz on the day of this recording, but on 1116kHz by 8th April.  So at some point in April they changed frequency. It was recorded near Blackpool, and suffers splatter from Radio Carousel, along with some clicks and electrical buzzes. 87MB
1986_05_11_sun_galaxy_1530am-195m_1205-1330_tonyboylan_78show-gh183.mp3 New APR 2021 This is a nice recording of Tony Boylan's Community Radio Galaxy as received in Ballymun. The recording finishes just before an early signoff at 1:30pm, but sadly the tape runs out before the closedown announcement. The frequency was announced as 1530kHz / 195m. There are a couple of adverts during the show. 80MB
1986_09_14_sun_galaxy_1512am_1335-1405_tonyboylan_to_signoff-gh521.mp3 New APR 2021 The last 30 minutes of the penultimate broadcast from Radio Galaxy. Tony Boylan was about to retire to the Isle of Man with his wife. Tony presented a regular Sunday '78 Programme'. This particular week he was operating on 1512kHz, announced as 196m.  Amongst the old records played on this show, was a recording of William Joyce (Lord Haw Haw) from World War 2.  It is believed this was one of many discs that Tony had recorded during the war on a cutting machine.  The recording was made near Blackpool, and suffered from some foreign interference.  At the end, the transmitter can be heard switching off. 30MB
1986_09_21_sun_galaxy_1512am-196m_1332-1405_tonyboylan_with_final_closedown-gh850.mp3 New APR 2021 The final 30 minutes from Radio Galaxy. This very poor recording was made near Blackpool, where sadly, compared to the previous week, the damp weather that day caused severe electrical noise from local power lines. Tony Boylan can just about be heard signing off the station for the last time with his wife Fran, and mentions during the show that he might do some spots in future on Manx Radio. The recording is poor but is included for completeness. 30MB

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HOMETOWN RADIO - CASTLEBLAYNEY, CO MONAGHAN
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Hometown Radio had been operating on 981kHz from Castleblayney, County Monaghan since April 1985. The station closed at 7pm on Saturday 31st December 1988.

 

1985_04_04_thu_hometown_981am_1145-1200_fatsam_test_tx-gh1068.mp3 New MAR 2021 A short extract from a test transmission in April 1985. Fat Sam gives out the station details and mentions the start of full broadcasts was on the following Sunday.  A bit crackly as it was recorded near Blackpool from 981kHz. 44M
1988_12_31_sat_hometown_981am_0947-1033_final_day-kb.mp3 New DEC 2020 Part of the final breakfast show recorded from 981kHz in West Scotland on New Years Eve.  Unfortunately the microphone levels were low in places making the recording sound a bit noisy from the background interference. Hometown was more audible than normal on 31st December, as ICBS in Dublin, who also operated on 981kHz, had closed down on Friday night, leaving the channel clear during daylight hours 44M
1988_12_31_sat_hometown_981am_1040-1127_tonydee_final_day-kb.mp3 New DEC 2020 Tony Dee takes over from the breakfast deejay at 10am, with his final show. Recorded in Western Scotland. 44M
1988_12_31_sat_hometown_981am_1127-1218_tonydee_final_day-kb.mp3 New DEC 2020 More of Tony Dee into the final afternoon of Hometown Radio, again received in Scotland.  Unfortunately we do not have recording of the final minutes of the station. 44M

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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
1987_02_26_thu_icbs_981am_1610-1758_barbaraotoole-gh670.mp3 NEW 11/20 GH   98,400k
1988_12_24_sat_icbs_305m-981am_mid-day_short_announcement_about_closedown-gh.mp3 NEW Dec 2020   A short recording of the station announcing closure details for the following week. This was heard during a 'continuity' link between shows. 2,000k

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KELO (SWORDS, CO DUBLIN)
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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
1981_03_26_thu_kelo_1233am-244m_1400-1432_johnclark-gh991.mp3 NEW Mar 2021 Part of a John Clark show from the first few weeks of the station, as received in South Dublin. 30MB
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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KFM - COUNTY GALWAY
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1988_12_31_sat_kfm_galway_95fm_1050-1105_shanekeating_final_saturday_show-gh802.mp3 NEW DEC 2020
10MB
1988_12_31_sat_kfm_galway_95fm_2240-2400_shanekeating_final_broadcast-gh802.mp3 NEW DEC 2020   72MB

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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

KILKENNY COMMUNITY RADIO
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1988_08_03_wed_kilkenny_968fm_0817-0852_johnkinsler-gh665.mp3 New NOV 2020 GH
49MB
1988_08_03_wed_kilkenny_968fm_1235-1315_tomdowling-gh665.mp3 New NOV 2020 GH 55MB

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

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KLAS 98 FM / CLASS RADIO (DUBLIN)
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1987_02_25_wed_klas_985fm_1435-1636_djlee-gh674.mp3 New NOV 2020 GH
170MB
1987_02_25_wed_klas_985fm_1638-1839_djlee_davidbaker-gh674.mp3 New NOV 2020 GH 170MB
1987_02_25_wed_klas_985fm_1839-2103_davidbaker_joedoherty-gh674.mp3 New NOV 2020 GH 200MB
1988_12_31_sat_class_985fm_1700-1730_davidbaker_history_of_klas_hissy_signal.mp3 24,840k
1988_12_31_sat_class_985fm_1800-1915_johnmay_hissy_signal.mp3 65,090k
1988_12_31_sat_class_985fm_1915-2000_closedown_johnmay_hissy_signal.mp3 42,620k

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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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RADIO LEINSTER
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1981_08_10_mon_leinster_738am_1101-1148_gordonsomerville-gh387.mp3 New MAR 2021 Part of a Gordon Sommerville weekday morning show, recorded from 738kHz in Dublin City. 43MB
1981_08_10_mon_leinster_738am_1005-1045_gordonsomerville-gh387.mp3 New MAR 2021 More of the above Gordon Sommerville weekday morning show, as recorded from 738kHz in Dublin City. 38MB
1981_08_15_sat_leinster_738am-406m_1417-1617_dannyhughes_dereknally-gh364.mp3 New MAR 2021 Recorded from 738kHz during a visit to the station. The recording starts whilst driving from Greenacres Country Club in Rathfarnham (where Radio Nova and Treble T R were operating from at that time) to the Radio Leinster studios in Sandyford. Danny Hughes and Derek Nally were on the air during our afternoon stop.  The recording finishes as we drove towards Naas, and Kildare Community Radio. 112MB
1982_10_28_thu_leinster_929fm_0030-0200_mikemoran-gh436.mp3 New MAR 2021 'Late Night Leinster' with Mike Moran up to the end of his show at 2am. Recorded in Dublin from 92.9MHz in mono. 126MB
1982_10_28_thu_leinster_929fm_0738-0940_davidpaul_davidbaker-gh436.mp3 New MAR 2021 David Paul on breakfast followed by David Baker with the mid morning show. On the hour news is read by Ann Kent. Recorded in Dublin from 92.9MHz in mono. 165MB
1982_10_28_thu_leinster_929fm_1002-1030_davidbaker-gh436.mp3 New MAR 2021 A little more of David Baker from the same morning show as above. 39MB
1983_04_15_fri_leinster_93fm_2133-2215-gh462.mp3 New AUG 2020 Recorded on a Friday evening in Dublin from 93MHz FM. 60MB
1983_05_10_tue_leinster_738am_1320-1501_aldunne_annacraig-gh645.mp3 New AUG 2020 An afternoon show with Al Dunne, the week before the station closed down. Anna Craig reads the news. As received near Blackpool on 738kHz. There is some local electrical interference. 94,631k
1983_05_10_tue_leinster_738am_1502-1612_daphnemitchell-gh645.mp3 New AUG 2020 More from the above recording, with Daphne Mitchell following on from Al Dunne. 65,806k
1983_05_19_thu_leinster_738am_1240-1315 Sudden final closedown following raids on Nova and Sunshine (Lots of local electrical interference) The final 30 minutes of so of Radio Leinster as received near Blackpool. Sadly there was a lot of local electrical interference. 33,100k

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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
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RAIDIO LUIMNI (LIMERICK)
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The files for RAIDIO LUIMNI are on a separate page.

 

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

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MIDWAY RADIO (MULLINGAR)
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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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MIDWEST RADIO (BALLYHAUNIS, CO MAYO)
STATION HOME PAGE

1988_12_30_fri_midwest_ballyhaunis_97fm_1445-1515_gerrygannon_johnnyoosten-gh228.mp3 New DEC 2020 30 minutes of the final afternoon shows with the changeover of deejays.  This tape copy has an issue as there was a problem with the original recording on playback, making the 'b' side audible backwards. We do not have the original. 28M
1988_12_30_fri_midwest_ballyhaunis_97fm_evening_johnduggan-gh228.mp3 New DEC 2020 Half an hour of a John Duggan programme from the final evening.  Many thanks to Tommy Murphy for originally sending these to Gary in 1989. 26M
1988_12_31_sat_midwest_ballyhaunis_97fm_2335-2400_live_from_midas_club_to_closedown-gh228.mp3 New DEC 2020 The final programme from Mid West Radio was live music from the Midas Club. A short history of the station origins was given, and then the staff of Mid West Radio were asked to get up on stage in the moments before the station was about to leave the air. 26M

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NCR (WATERFORD)
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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

1988_12_25_sun_north_846_1200-1330_gospel_time_wes_lt.mp3 Recorded from 846kHz in West Scotland on Christmas Day. 99,097k
1988_12_31_sat_north_846am_0933_1559_last_day_fadey_towards_end_reel_24_kb.mp3 New DEC 2020 Six hours of daytime shows from what was supposed to be the final day, as recorded in Western Scotland from 846kHz. Some fading towards the end. 295M
1988_12_31_sat_north_846am_1519_2251_last_day_reel_20_kb.mp3 New DEC 2020 A continuation of the above recording with a further six hours. Much fading and interference as night approaches. Although it was announced as the last day, there is mention during this recording, of it carrying on. 292M
1988_12_31_sat_north_846am_2251_0000_846_last_day_inc_close_reel_25_kb.mp3 New DEC 2020 The last hour or so, recorded from 846kHz in Western Scotland. Suffers from interference and night time fading in places. 56M
Radio North Carndonagh 31-12-88 Last Programme with Mickey Henry From 11.02pm.mp3 (via Rodney) The final hour of Radio North recorded from FM. 56,291k

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NORTHSIDE RADIO (CO DONEGAL)
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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)
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The files for Radio Nova Dublin, are on a separate page.

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Q102 (DUBLIN)
STATION HOME PAGE

1987_02_25_wed_q102_1035fm_2210-2345_jasonmaine-gh671.mp3 NEW FEB 2021 90M
1987_02_25_wed_q102_1035fm_2345-0120_jasonmaine_aldunne-gh671.mp3 NEW FEB 2021 90M
1987_02_26_thu_q102_1035fm_0120-0255_aldunne-gh671.mp3 NEW FEB 2021 90M
1987_02_26_thu_q102_1035fm_0255-0430_aldunne-gh671.mp3 NEW FEB 2021 90M
1987_02_26_thu_q102_1035fm_1945-2300_jasonmaine-gh670.mp3 NEW NOV 2020 270,210k
1987_04_29_wed_q102_819am_0815-1010_scottwilliams_bobgallico_davekelly-gh638.mp3 109,890k
1987_05_07_thu_q102_819am_0715-0920_scottwilliams_during_esb_dispute-gh662.mp3 NEW FEB 2021 During an ESB strike, power cuts caused stations to go off the air depending on the area they were in.  Having lost the signal from Energy on 738kHz, the radio was tuned up the band to Q102 who were still on the air.  Here is the Scott Williams breakfast show recorded from 819kHz. Bob Gallico is on news, and Mike Hogan is up in the 'Eye in the Sky' helicopter. Underneath you can hear Cavan Community Radio. As received near Blackpool. 117MB
1987_05_22_fri_q102_819am_0735-1115_scottwilliams_davekelly-gh628.mp3 Oct 2020 180,370k
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_18_sun_q102_738am_0913-0950_thebopshop_then_tx_cuts_off-gh780.mp3 NEW Dec 2020 35,388k
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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RADIO SNOWFLAKE - DUBLIN
STATION HOME PAGE

 

Radio Snowflake was an annual station operating each December. It commenced broadcasting in 1982 and was part of the Community Broadcasting Co-operative operated by Dave Reddy.

 

1988_12_28_wed_snowflake_941fm_1609_to_closedown_with_davidbaker_and_davereddy-gh216.mp3 The final hour or so of Radio Snowflake recorded from 94.1MHz. David Baker, with interesting history from Dave Reddy, and his thoughts on the upcoming license scenario. His forecast of the national license did indeed come true. This recording was kindly sent to Gary by Bryan back in 1989. 134M

 


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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
1980_10_19_sun_southside_999am_1020-1325_frcshow_markboland_paulnicholas-gh836.mp3 New APR 2021 An FRC Show from Mark Boland beginning 20 minutes into the programme, and followed at 1pm by Paul Nicholas with the start of the Top 40.  It was recorded near Blackpool from 999kHz and suffers from a lot of local electrical interference.  172MB
1981_10_04_sun_southside_999am_1104-1306_markboland_frcshow_paulnicholas-gh645.mp3 New MAR 2021 An FRC Show from Mark Boland from October 1981, followed by a few minutes of Paul Nicholas.  It was recorded in North Dublin from 999kHz and suffers from some local interference.  112MB

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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)
STATION HOME PAGE

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)
STATION HOME PAGE

1981_08_18_2355_1197_telstar_dundalk_rec_in_waterford_when_wlr_off_air_c120_89_kb.mp3 A midnight sign off from Telstar recorded in Waterford. WLR were off the air on 1197kHz that evening as they were moving the transmitter to a new mast to improve the signal. 6,894K
1982_04_24_sat_telstar_1197am_1250-1425_johnhenry_terrylynn_eamonndoyle.mp3
91,453k
1986_02_15_sat_telstar_cr_1197am_1115-1125-gh592.mp3 New FEB 2021 Recorded near Blackpool 56M
1988_12_17_sat_telstar_1197am_0915-1230_eamonnduffy_alec.mp3 183,118K
1988_12_31_sat_telstar_1197am_closedown_promo-gh783.mp3 New DEC 2020 600k
1988_12_31_sat_telstar_1197am_0903-1054_final_morning-gh783.mp3 New DEC 2020 104,073k
1988_12_31_sat_telstar_1197am_1054-1302_final_show_and_closedown-gh783.mp3 New DEC 2020 118,667k
1988_12_31_sat_telstar_dundalk_1197_1135-1300_final_day_signoff.mp3 86,158K

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TREBLE T R RADIO   (DUBLIN)
STATION HOME PAGE

1987_02_25_wed_tttr_995fm_0657-0857_davestewart-gh674.mp3 New NOV 2020 GH 168MB
1987_02_25_wed_tttr_995fm_0857-1100_davestewart_piercebutler-gh674.mp3 New NOV 2020 GH
172MB
1987_02_25_wed_tttr_995fm_1100-1320_piercebutler_christine-gh674.mp3 New NOV 2020 GH
198MB
1988_12_23_fri_tttr_936am_1120-1320_bobgallico_news_german_interference-gh.mp3 111,650K
1988_12_29_thu_tttr_995fm_2330-2400.mp3 29,302K
1988_12_30_fri_tttr_995fm_final_day_2340-2400.mp3 19,290K

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RADIO VALLERI INTERNATIONAL (DUBLIN SW STN)
STATION HOME PAGE

7valleri_dublin_story74_pt1.mp3
20,590k
7valleri_dublin_story74_pt2.mp3 20,090k

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WABC (GREENCASTLE, CO DONEGAL)
STATION HOME PAGE

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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WCR, WLCB, VIKING 105 (WICKLOW TOWN, CO WICKLOW)
STATION HOME PAGE

WLCB / WCR began it's humble life as Wicklow Regatta Radio in the summer of 1982 on 1512kHz. This was a festival week type station for the Wicklow Regatta festival. The broadcast was so successsful, they became a full time operation. They called themselves Wicklow Community Radio for a time before a slight name change to WLCB, with a new transmitter on 1602kHz. By 1988 they had changed name again to Viking 105.


1983_01_23_sun_wicklow_cr_1512am_0957-1045_signon_johnmooney.mp3 44MB
1984_08_31_0937_wcr_1512_c90_973_kb_a_bit_noisy.mp3 (Leo Doyle, rec in Scotland) 29MB
1985_05_31_wlcb_wicklow_101.8_stereo_via_ds.mp3
1985_08_09_fri_wlcb_1602am_1225-1422_kathyquinn_martinoneil-gh553.mp3 This is a nice recording of Kathy Quinn on WLCB as received near Blackpool on 1602kHz. The signal at that time was very strong.  Eileen Whelan was reading the news and Martin O'Neil took over at 2pm. 100MB
1985_10_21_mon_wlcb_1048fms_1125-1210_jackiescott_eileen_news_radio_drifted_off_channel.mp3 68MB
1985_10_21_mon_wlcb_1048fms_1215-1245_jackiescott.mp3 (plays I spy for the DTI) 60MB
1987_06_01_mon_viking105_1048fm_tonyallan_1st_day.mp3 45MB
1987_08_29_sat_viking105_1048fm_1810-1947.mp3 114MB

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WATERFORD LOCAL RADIO (WLR)
STATION HOME PAGE

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

 

1988_08_02_tue_wlr_waterford_1197am_1440-1602_paulbyrne-gh665.mp3 New NOV 2020 GH An afternoon show recorded down the coast in Ballycotton 75,488k
1988_08_03_wed_wlr_waterford_1197am_0712-0835-gh665.mp3 New NOV 2020 GH Part of a breakfast show as received in Ballycotton 80,218k
1988_12_24_sat_wlr_waterford_886fm_1734-1822_bobhueston_lizreddy-gh249.mp3 New DEC 2020 Part 1 of Christmas Eve recording of Bob Hueston, with Liz Reddy on news. Recorded from the station's FM outlet and originally sent to Gary by Joe Vincent of Jolly Roger Radio in 1989 66M
1988_12_24_sat_wlr_waterford_886fm_1839-1926_bobhueston_lizreddy-gh249.mp3 New DEC 2020 Part 2 of the above cassette 66M
1988_12_30_fri_wlr_waterford_889fm_final_day_1635-1720.mp3 Part 1 of the final closedown recorded from the station's FM outlet and originally sent to Gary by Joe Vincent of Jolly Roger Radio in 1989 114,746k
1988_12_30_fri_wlr_waterford_889fm_1720-1804_final_day_signoff.mp3 Part 2 of the above recording, leading to the final closedown of WLR 108,923k

 

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

1988_12_18_sun_westside_6280sw_1000_sign_off_gary_lewis_prince_terry.mp3 178.845k
1988_12_25_sun_westside_6280sw_0840-signoff_prince_terry_variable_signal.mp3 122,867k
1988_12_28_wed_westside_6280sw_1025-1110_signon_princeterry-pt.mp3 New JAN 2021 Westside were on every day for a few hours during the final week. On Wednesday, Prince Terry signed on around 1030 and during the show replayed the final station news from Radio Dublin from the previous Sunday during which the coming legislation was a major feature. 46M
1988_12_28_wed_westside_6280sw_1110-1155_princeterry-pt.mp3 New JAN 2021 Prince Terry had been digging through old tapes, and following the replay of Radio Dublin station news, he played some old Radio Dublin. 46M
1988_12_31_sat_westside_6280sw_0846-1200_final_radio_limit_gary_lewis.mp3 171,190k
1988_12_31_sat_westside_6280sw_1200-1347_final_closedown_prince_terry.mp3 91,890k

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WKRC (NEWBRIDGE, CO KILDARE)
STATION HOME PAGE

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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WKRC (NEWBRIDGE, CO KILDARE)
STATION HOME PAGE

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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