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KISS RADIO - FOLEY STREET, DUBLIN

94.8MHz - 95.3MHz - 103.7MHz - 104.1MHz - 104.2MHz - 105.2MHz
1116kHz
(1985-1986)


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KISS Radio began operations in the Summer of 1985 and broadcast daily until they were raided on 3rd October 1986. They were reported as being back on the air on low power shortly afterwards, so the exact date of their final broadcast is not known.  It appeared to have no connection with two previous versions of KISS FM which operated in Dublin. (KISS 102.7 in 1982-84 and KISS AM FM in late 1984). They initially advertised as being on 105MHz and 1116kHz, but the main FM frequency was moved several times to find a suitable channel. At one point they were on 103.7MHz, but had to move when Q102 came back on 103.5MHz, ad eventually settled on 104.1MHz. They also had a second FM frequency around 94-95MHz which served the city centre, normally on 94.8MHz. 




Two early advertisement from the Sunday World. We are not sure of the date
of the one on the left promoting just 105MHz, but the right is from 12th October 1985
which changed to promoting two FM frequencies of 104.1MHz and 98.4MHz,
as well as medium wave 1116kHz.
(98.4MHz is possibly a mistake on the advert and should maybe have read 94.8MHz.)
In mid October 1985 the station was monitored on 95.3MHz and 104.2MHz.

Below is what we think is an early flyer from 1985 promoting 95FM and 105FM
and right, an advertising contract which includes the rates at the time.
(Click on images for higher resolution.)

KISS Radio Audio Library

1985_10_21_mon_kiss_foleyst_1042fm_2008-2135_jeffconway_tomhayes-gh562.mp3 New Dec 2022 Late evening shows from Jeff Conway until 9pm followed by the rock show with Tom Hayes.  Recorded in Dublin from 104.2MHz in mono. 120MB
87mins
1985_10_21_mon_kiss_foleyst_1042fm_2235-0045_tomhayes_georgegott-gh562.mp3 New Dec 2022 The end of Tom Hayes rock show up until 11pm, an thtne George Gott until after midnight.  Recorded in Dublin from 104.2MHz in mono. 196MB
142mins
1985_12_06_fri_kiss_foleyst_1037fms_0805-0907_colm-gh03.mp3 New Dec 2022 Colm Mooney(?) on Friday breakfast 6th December 1985. Recorded from 103.7MHz in stereo.  The station was only on this frequency a short time as Q-102 returned to the adjacent 103.5MHz. 140MB
61mins
1985_12_06_fri_kiss_foleyst_1037fms_0805-0907_colm-gh03.mp3 New Dec 2022 Colm Mooney(?) on Friday breakfast 6th December 1985. Recorded from 103.7MHz in stereo.  The station was only on this frequency a short time as Q-102 returned to the adjacent 103.5MHz. 140MB
61mins
1985_12_06_fri_kiss_foleyst_1037fms_0805-0907_colm-gh03.mp3 New Dec 2022 Colm Mooney(?) on Friday breakfast 6th December 1985. Recorded from 103.7MHz in stereo.  The station was only on this frequency a short time as Q-102 returned to the adjacent 103.5MHz. 140MB
61mins
1986_01_11_sat_kiss_foleyst_1041fms_1740-1825_dave-gh05.mp3 New Dec 2022 Saturday teatime show with Dave Smith(?). Recorded in Dublin from 104.1MHz in stereo. 105MB
46mins
1986_01_11_sat_kiss_foleyst_1041fms_2000-2045_steveblake-gh05.mp3 New Dec 2022 Steve Blake with a late Saturday evening show from 11th January 1986. Ununually for an evening show, Steve reads out horoscopes. Recorded in Dublin from 104.1MHz in stereo 105MB
46mins
1986_01_11_sat_kiss_foleyst_1041fms_2050-2135_steveblake-gh04.mp3 New Dec 2022 A continuation of the above Steve Blake show. Recorded in Dublin from 104.1MHz. 105MB
46mins
1986_01_12_sun_kiss_foleyst_1041fms_0810-0855_tony_suzanne-gh04.mp3 New Dec 2022 Sunday morning breakfast with Tony Grant(?), and we believe Suzanne reading the news headlines. Recorded from 104.1MHz in stereo. 105MB
46mins


A nice letter received by Ian in April 1986 with some technical information on KISS Radio, and
which also suggested that they used to be called Dublin Community Radio.





Three of the newspaper articles reporting the raid on KISS on Friday 3rd October 1986.
Irish Press, Irish Times and Irish Independent respectively and all from Saturday 4th October 1986.

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