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Dun Laoghaire Local Radio / DLR / DLR106

106MHz - 6220kHz
(1991-2001)


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Dun Laoghaire Local Radio began in 1991 to South County Dublin and the station was soon known as DLR 106. For a period from 1992 onwards the station operated on 48mb shortwave and had many listeners in Europe, especially on a Sunday morning when they produced a DX Show. At one point they were reported testing on Medium Wave. In its later years the station changed its name to Hits 106,  but by that time the shortwave frequency was thought to be no longer operating.


The recordings below of DLR 106 are from reception on FM or Shortwave

1991_11_05_tue_dlr_106fms_1830-1915_davestone-ib.mp3 New Jun 2022 Dave Stone with an early evening show on a Tuesday which was due to finish at 8pm. 106MB
1991_11_05_tue_dlr_106fms_1923-2009_davestone_johnnyreb-ib.mp3 New Jun 2022 The end of the above Dave Stone show and the first few minutes of Johnny Reb who takes over at 8pm with his rockabilly show. 106MB
1992_07_15_wed_dlr_106fms_1710-1840_eddiemitcham_debbiemoore-ib.mp3 New Jun 2022 Eddie Mitcham on a Wednesday drive show until 6pm, when Debbie Moore takes over. 216MB
1992_08_30_sun_dlr_6220sw_1020-1105-signon_dx_show-gh268.mp3 New May 2022 A late sign-on for the live dx show at 1017am as received near Blackpool on 6220kHz. Some shortwave fading as normal. 43MB
1993_03_17_wed_dlr106_6221sw_0825-0955-gh672.mp3 New May 2022 A breakfast show on St Patricks Day 1993 as received near Blackpool on 6221kHz.  There is plenty of mentions of overseas listeners on shortwave, as well as the locals on 106MHz.  The signal is variable and suffers from a lot of interference, notably from what sounds like some ship to shore conversations thought to be in a Nordic language. 85MB
1993_07_21_dlr_6226sw_0930-1100_gordonkelly_joeneill-gh839.mp3 New May 2022 Gordon Kelly is on the first part of this Sunday morning recording, made from 6226kHz shortwave near Blackpool. Paul Murray fails to turn up for the DX Show, so Joe Neill hosts instead. There is a lot of local electrical crackling in the latter half of the recording, and some ssb interference. 86MB
1994_01_11_tue_dlr_106fm_1925-2010_alcurtis_johnnyreb-ib.mp3 New Jun 2022 Al Curtis is followed at 8pm by Johnny Reb. 105MB

 

1997_07_09_wed_hits106_106fm_1800-1930_chrisfoley-gh1106.mp3 New Aug 2021 Chris Foley hosts a Wednesday early evening show. Recorded near Blackpool during an FM lift from 106.0MHz in mono.  There are some crackles, fades and interference from other stations coming through during the FM lift. 125MB
1999_05_17_mon_hits106_1071fms_1959-2130_barryparkin-ib.mp3 New Jun 2022 Wednesday early evening with Barry Parkin.  Recorded in stereo from the 107.1MHz transmitter which served Wicklow. 214MB
1999_05_17_mon_hits106_1071fms_2131-2304_robgee-ib.mp3 New Jun 2022 Wednesday night with Rob Gee who announced he was hosting until midnight.  Recorded in stereo from the 107.1MHz transmitter which served Wicklow. 208MB
1999_05_20_tue_dlr_1071fms_1129-1303_non_stop_hits-ib.mp3 New Jun 2022 Recorded during the automated period of broadcasting from 107.1MHz. 171MB
2000_01_11_tue_hits106_106fms_2205-2250_barryclark-ib.mp3 New Jun 2022 Late Tuesday evening with Barry Clark playing a variety of music types. 106MB
2001_05_15_tue_hits106_106fms_1843-2015_jmc-ib.mp3 New Jun 2022 Early evening with JMC playing mainly dance music.  The recording is a little muffled. 210MB

 

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