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Community Radio Drogheda - Drogheda, Co Louth, Eire
1305kHz 1323kHz 102MHz

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A 1981 VISIT TO DROGHEDA

A 1982 VISIT TO CRD

 


In 1981, just before a trip to Ireland, Boyneside Radio seemed to disappear, and be replaced by Community Radio Drogheda. Upon visiting the country in August 1981, it was soon discovered that Boyneside had not vanished, but that there had been a split in the station. Boyneside Radio was heard on 98FM, while Community Radio Drogheda was heard on 1305kHz. There was a carrier on 102, which later turned into CRD, and a carrier on 1323 which also later turned into CRD.

Heddy Eddie, the transmitter engineer, had left, which meant that the main 1305kHz transmitter was now putting out programmes from the new Community Radio Drogheda.

When we discovered the studios of Boyneside Radio, it was said there was still a MW signal on the air. But this was not heard. That was until Boyneside staff told us it was still on 225m. It was discovered that the CRD signal was swamping Boyneside, even close to the Boyneside transmitter site. A poor chice of frequency had been made. 1314kHz. Sandwiched right between CRD 1305 and the carrier on 1323.

So from August 1981 until about the month of April 1982, two stations ran side by side in Drogheda. Eventually differences were settled, and Boyneside Radio and CRD joined up again to become one, and Drogheda's local station was being heard for a time on 1305, 1314, 1323, and 1332 from various transmitter sites.

 

Richard Kenny / Crowley on Community Radio Drogheda, 1982

 

During a 1982 visit, this 2 by 2 813 transmitter was on 1233

 

 A 4 page leaflet was produced by CRD.

Click here for a 3,061k pdf

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IRISH PIRATES A / Z

BOYNESIDE RADIO HOME PAGE

A 1981 VISIT TO DROGHEDA

A 1982 VISIT TO CRD