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CAVAN COMMUNITY RADIO (c1982 - 1988)
747kHz 819kHz 98.1MHz

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A CCR QSL, LETTER AND FLYER



Cavan Community Radio began transmissions around 1982 and broadcast to the County Cavan area as well as further afield including into Ulster. They initially operated on 747kHz, advertised as the 'Jumbo Channel'. However when Radio Nova moved from 819kHz to 738kHz during May 1984, they suffered side interference in some areas. As a result the station moved to the former Nova channel of 819kHz where they stayed until closure due to legislation at the end of 1988. The actual date of the frequency change is not known, but our lists indicate it was sometime between May and November 1984. The signal from CCR covered a wide area, and the transmitter power was believed to be around 1kW. When on 747kHz, it could be heard on the UK West coast, despite the powerful Dutch station on the same channel. Following the move to 819kHz is was audible easily in Dublin and the UK until Q102 began operating on the same channel. CCR could even be heard underneath the Q102 broadcasts only a few miles out of Dublin, and on the UK West coast.

For the most part of its life, the CCR studios were located above the Musicland Record Store on Main Street in Cavan Town.

A more detailed account of the stations history, including some photos and programme listings, could be found on Sean Brady's website. Sean worked on many of the stations in this area, and was on CCR from December 1983. Offshore broadcaster, Don Allen also worked for a time on CCR.

(UPDATE) Sadly, like many web sites, Sean's has come and gone, and is no longer on line.

Many thanks to Phil Hilton for supplying the two photos here from when the studio was situated above the Musicland Record Store on Main Street in Cavan Town. The first is the studio before it was refurbished, and a later photo after refurbishment.

Phil would like to hear from any of his former colleagues and friends at the station. Please mail him at < phil AT gibsmere DOT fsnet.co.uk >

 




This image from an unknown source via Rodney Neil was wrongly included with Breffni Radio until June 2011. It is really CCR, and the chap in the photo is Ollie Clarke, or Fab Ollie as he was known as on Royal County Radio. Thanks Ollie for getting in touch. Ollie is with Spirit Radio in 2011.

 



An advertisment from the Sunday World of 24th March 1985

 


An Advertisment from an unknown newspaper around 1985

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