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THE 80'S PIRATE RADIO STATIONS OF CORK - AUDIO FILES


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AUDIO FILES

Remember you can download some or all of the related audio files, and bring the pirate stations back to life!!

The audio here on the download area is as always "pretty variable".

In the days of touring around Ireland, many of the recordings were made on the move, and thus are subject to fades and noise. Some may be made close by the station, and suffer from overload on the radio due to a strong signal.

Many radios and cassette recorders just simply were not up to hi fi spec, but if it is all you have at the time as an enthusiast, a muffled, or tinny sounding recording is far superior to no recordings at all.

The variable quality of recorders back in those days was something that would not be understood perhaps by todays public. But let's also ask, who has the ability to record at all from the radio these days??? There were some receivers / radio sets that produced lovely pro sounding audio, and some that produced nothing short of rubbish. I have had all sorts in the past, and we would always try over the years to better our own equipment.

Many of the files listed have come from other enthusiasts, and thus we had no control over the bit rates used.

If only we could travel back in time with todays wideband SDR recorders, and record a chunk of the complete MW band from those wonderfully exciting years when the MW broadcast band was the place to be heard on.

Contributions From:

On these memories of pirate radio in Cork, you can hear some of the early pirates of Cork from 1978, courtesy of Patrick Healy in Cork.

In 1979 DS, Dave Small visited Cork and recorded some of the early pirates.

There are some longer recordings from reels, and some from cassette from SW, Steve West from his various tours, as well as KB and GH, Ken and Gary's recording.

IB has also supplied a number of recordings from various sources, which are uploaded as of early 2017. A most welcome update. Many are from the archives of Anoraks Ireland, of which some were the original tapes, bought from Paul Davidson when he folded up Anoraks Ireland.

Some of the recordings from 1980 and 1981 were made by Kevin in Cork and are a little bit hissy, but the cassette deck was peaked to it's best possible position for the tape heads.

What we have here is the best we can get from tapes that are 35 years old..

 

CORK PIRATES AUDIO BY DATE
(The initial files uploaded - January 2016)


1978_02_10_cbc_cork_chris_stevens_210m_via_ph.mp3 2,781 K
1978_02_11_cbc_cork_chris_stevens_210m_dave_porter_david_hamilton_via_ph.mp3 11,655 K
1978_02_16_cbc_cork_chris_stevens_210m_via_ph.mp3 2,002 K
1978_03_xx_cbc_radio_cork_closedown_with_con_mac.mp3 PH new APRIL 2016  
1978_03_18_cbc_radio_cork_noel_evans.mp3 PH new APRIL 2016  
1978_03_21_cbc_radio_cork_king_tony.mp3 PH new APRIL 2016  
1978_07_12_abc_radio_cork_testing_233m_chris_stevens.mp3 PH new APRIL 2016  
1978_07_13_cbc_radio_cork_jeff_harris.mp3 PH new APRIL 2016  
1978_07_13_abc_radio_cork_233m_paul_st_paul.mp3 PH new APRIL 2016  
1978_07_16_abc_radio_cork_testing_233m_with_phil_daniels_chris_stevens.mp3 PH new APRIL 2016  
1978_07_16_cbc_radio_cork_closedown_john_dolan.mp3 PH new APRIL 2016  
1978_07_23_abc_radio_cork_233m_chris_stevens.mp3 PH new APRIL 2016  

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1979_08_03_capital_radio_cork_1312khz_0815_via_ds.mp3 28,461 K
1979_08_03_capital_radio_cork_1312khz_1020_via_ds.mp3 28,391 K
1979_08_03_capital_radio_cork_1312khz_1916_pete_young_via_ds.mp3 21,209 K
1979_08_03_cbc_cork_ann_230m_1394khz_susan_james_0810_via_ds.mp3 21,434 K
1979_08_03_cbc_cork_ann_230m_1394khz_steve_taylor_0910_via_ds.mp3 28,336 K
1979_08_03_cork_city_local_radio_1142khz_0920-1020_via_ds.mp3 26,228 K
1979_08_03_cork_city_local_radio_1142khz_1000_via_ds.mp3 28,707 K

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1980_06_21_saturday_capital_radio_cork_1336khz_ann_1286khz_steve_douglas_c90_100_kb.mp3 23,302 K
1980_06_21_saturday_capital_radio_cork_1336khz_ann_1286khz_steve_douglas_id_only_c90_100_kb.mp3 550 K
1980_06_24_tuesday_cork_city_local_radio_airchecks_1150-1230_bg_mark_lawrence_c90_100_kb.mp3 11,847 K
1980_06_24_tuesday_cork_city_local_radio_airchecks_1150-1230_id_only_c90_100_kb.mp3 609 K
1980_07_16_wednesday_cork_city_local_radio_1500_bst_1118khz_ann_1149_john_dolan_c90_100_kb.mp3 11,250 K
1980_08_31_radio_city_cork_testing_1630-1715_1512khz_pete_andrews_c90_128_kb.mp3 37,918 K
1980_09_01_radio_city_cork_1st_day_1630-1715_1512khz_carl_johnson_c90_128_kb.mp3 40,280 K
1980_12_30_capital_radio_cork_1308khz_1330-1415_tony_clarke_ian_richards_c90_210_kb.mp3 39,600 K
1980_12_31_radio_city_cork_1300-1345_1512khz_john_ashford_c90_209_kb.mp3 38,462 K

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1981_01_01_radio_big_brother_cork_1625-1710_88.65_philip_lee_c90_209_kb.mp3 37,269 K
1981_01_05_cork_city_local_radio_1147khz_1335-1420_peter_martin_brian_robertson_c90_210_kb.mp3 38,874 K
1981_07_19_radio_caroline_cork_98.8_1255-1340_johno_mahony_paul_curtis_c90_347_kb.mp3 29,546 K
1981_08_17_capital_radio_cork_1305_khz_monday_1746_gh.mp3 60,858 K
1981_08_17_cork_city_local_radio_1143khz_1542_monday_gh.mp3 103,690 K
1981_08_17_radio_city_cork_95.5_monday_1550_gh.mp3 11,2125 K
1981_08_19_capital_radio_cork_wed_1155-1240_1303khz_c90_347_kb.mp3
(News reader loses it and abandons news!!!)
NB: Time actually Sunday about 1257-1340, not what was marked on tape.
27,280 K
1981_08_21_radio_city_cork_1640-1725_alan_reid_c90_348_kb.mp3 29,555 K
1981_08_22_cork_city_local_radio_1143khz_1400-1445_mike_reid_c90_348_kb.mp3 27,314 K
1981_08_22_cork_city_local_radio_1143khz_1400_ad_for_djs_only_c90_348_kb.mp3 400 K

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1982_01_03_capital_radio_cork_1314khz_0113gmt_loop_tape_heard_scotland_c90_399_kb.mp3 new feb 2016- KB 1,976k
1982_03_06_1050-1130_south_coast_cork_peter_madison_alan_reid_aie_via_ib.mp3 NEW FEB 2017  
1982_03_31_wed_southcoast_1557am_2351-0037_alanreid_recorded_in_blackpool.mp3 GH new feb 2016 43,992k
1982_04_13_south_coast_radio_cork_1659-1833_keith_york_mark_lawrence_aie_via_ib.mp3 NEW FEB 2017  
1982_05_04_mon_leeside_1023_1600-signoff_johnmurphy_patrickpurcill.mp3
98,019k
   
1982_04_05_mon_caroline_cork_1630-1800_signoff_davehammond.mp3 GH new march 2016 83,044k
1982_04_05_mon_capital_cork_1312am_1945-2000_signoff_paulsheehan.mp3 GH new feb 2016 14,873k
1982_04_05_mon_cclr_1131am_1905-1920.mp3 GH new feb 2016 19,787k
1982_04_05_mon_cclr_1131am_1950-2150_fergushunter_stevearcher.mp3 GH new feb 2016 115,457k
   
1982_04_06_tue_capital_cork_1312am_0700-0930_signon_jimoflynn.mp3 GH new feb 2016 144,150
1982_04_06_tue_leeside_cr_1023fm_0944-1012.mp3 GH new feb 2016 25,748K
1982_04_06_tue_southcoast_104fm_0700-0835_signon_peter_madison.mp3 GH new feb 2016 90,964 k
1982_04_06_tue_southcoast_104fm_0840-1130_petermadison_hughbrown.mp3 GH new feb 2016 151,078k
1982_04_06_tue_southcoast_104fm_1557am_1230-1350_hugh_brown_pete_o_neil.mp3 GH new feb 2016 73,814 k
1982_04_06_tue_midleton_cr_97-98fm_1140-1142_short_extract.mp3 GH new feb 2016 2,490k
   
   
1982_06_08_south_coast_cork_102.1_fm_2234-0006_mark_lawrence_nick_richards.mp3 NEW FEB 2017  
1982_08_23_eri_ballycotton_0653-0827_stewart_scott_bit_toppy_aie_via_ib.mp3 NEW FEB 2017  
   
1982_10_29_south_coast_cork_103_fm_1850-2025_yorkie_nick_richards_via_ib.mp3 NEW FEB 2017  
1982_10_29_fri_cclr_955fm_1915-2013_robrichards.mp3 GH new feb 2016 54,772k
1982_10_29_fri_cclr_955fm_2142-2200_signoff_robrichards.mp3 GH new feb 2016 18,017k
1982_10_29_fri_southcoast_1029fms_1902-1947_nickrichards_steviegordon_on_news.mp3 GH new APRIL 2016  
1982_10_29_fri_eastside_ballycotton_1305am_2012-2116_paulgraham.mp3 GH new march 2016 54,976k
1982_10_29_fri_eastside_ballycotton_1305am_2142-2155_paulgraham.mp3 GH new march 2016 11,272k
   
1982_10_30_sat_eastside_ballycotton_1305am_0800-0935_paulgraham.mp3 GH new march 2016 82,542k
1982_10_30_sat_eastside_1305am_0840-0925_paulgraham.mp3 GH new APRIL 2016  
1982_10_30_sat_eastside_ballycotton_102fm_1024-1151_tonywilliams.mp3 GH new march 2016 83,533k
1982_10_30_sat_eastside_ballycotton_1305am_1839-2125_johnlyons.mp3 GH new march 2016 146.998k
1982_10_30_south_coast_radio_cork_1845-2020_saturday_yorkie_stevie_dunn_fm104_ib.mp3 NEW FEB 2017  
1982_10_30_sat_midleton_cr_975fm_short_extract_adverts_no_id.mp3 GH new march 2016  
1982_10_30_sat_cclr_955fm_0848-0930_robrichards.mp3 GH new feb 2016 38,013k
1982_10_30_sat_cclr_955fm_2210-2305_briandowney_mikeread.mp3 GH new feb 2016 53,163k
1982_10_31_sun_cclr_955fm_0806-0858.mp3 GH new feb 2016 41,226k
   
1982_12_24_south_coast_radio_cork_1800_1930_stevie_dunn_sa_poor_aie_via_ib.mp3 NEW FEB 2017  
1982_12_26_south_coast_cork_1315_1400_pete_oneil_alan_reid_aie_via_ib.mp3 NEW FEB 2017  
   
1982_eri_ballycotton_test_stewart_scott_a_exc_audio.mp3 NEW FEB 2017  
1982_eri_ballycotton_test_stewart_scott_b_exc_audio.mp3 NEW FEB 2017  

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1983_02_18_eri_cork_0910_eric_andrew_via_ib.mp3 NEW FEB 2017  
1983_02_26_sat_eri_cork_1305am_0645-1015_andyarcher_stevemarshall_airchecks.mp3 GH new march 2016 87,965k
1983_03_18_fri_eri_cork_1305am_0823-0858_andyarcher_andyhewkin.mp3
(Hewkin's final day, fishy audio, like mic??) GH new march 2016
32,829k
830401_fri_1135-1215_1557_south_coast_radio_cork_caroline_hoax.mp3
34,996k
1983_04_13_cork_city_local_radio_wed_95.5fm_0910-0955_gh.mp3 41,966 K
1983_05_23_eri_cork_1305khz_long_boring_news_clip_C60_kb.mp3 2,248 K
1983_05_23_south_coast_radio_cork_just_returned_nick_richards_andrew_hewkin_C60_kb.mp3 41,680 K
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_08_07_cclr_cork_marshal_[a_few_gaps]_1325_1143khz_am_via_ib.mp3 NEW FEB 2017  
1983_10_14_fri_cclr_cork_0603_steve_marshal_98fm_via_ib.mp3 NEW FEB 2017  
1983_10_14_fri_cclr_cork_0922_steve_marshal_98fm_via_ib.mp3 NEW FEB 2017  
1983_10_30_southcoast_sunday_1330-1440_link_to_pub_gh_483.mp3 100,233 K
1983_10_30_sun_southcoast_radio_cork_1930-2100_g_long_gh_483.mp3 125,437k
1983_10_31_eri_cork_0630-0800_hugh_brown_anna_craig_100.1fm_ib.mp3 NEW FEB 2017  

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1985_05_26_eri_cork_96.7_stereo_via_ds.mp3 42,686 K
1985_05_26_radio_caroline_cork_98.8_via_ds.mp3 15,100 K
1985_05_26_sunday_north_cork_comm_r_100_fm_via_ds.mp3 21,391 K
1985_10_29_wben_cork_1730-12900_test_tx_via_ib.mp3 NEW FEB 2017  

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1986_06_25_wben_cork_98fm_1525-1625_nick_richards_ib.mp3 NEW FEB 2017  
1986_06_25_wben_cork_98fm_1822_approx_20m_francis_ib.mp3 NEW FEB 2017  
1986_10_01_wben_cork_1640-1725_from_98_fm_via_sw.mp3 new feb 2016 60,976 k
1986_10_01_wednesday_eri_cork_2057_rec_kinsale_c90_1205_kb.mp3 32,506 K
1986_10_02_thursday_eri_cork_0847_barry_falvey_rec_kinsale_c90_1205_kb.mp3 (Tnx for name correction 225) 34,000 K

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1987_02_20_wben_cork_98fm_1715-1800_steve_oneil_ib.mp3 NEW FEB 2017  
1987_02_20_wben_cork_98fm_1825-1915_rob_allen_via_ib.mp3 NEW FEB 2017  
1987_07_03_north_cork_community_radio_1402-1430_approx_fm_via_sw.mp3 new feb 2016 25,932 K
1987_07_03_wben_98fm_1442_approx_via_sw.mp3 new feb 2016 22,834 k
1987_07_03_eri_cork_97_fm_1420-1445_approx_fm_via_sw.mp3 new feb 2016 19,486k

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1988_08_02_eri_cork_1305khz_tuesday_mark_edwards_c90_1246_kb.mp3 (Actually from FM, not MW. Tnx 225) 67,882 K
1988_08_02_tue_eri_97.7fm_0735-0905_steve_oneil_gh.mp3 80,697 K
1988_08_03_eri_cork_1755-0300_via_sw.mp3 398,483 K
1988_08_04_eri_cork_0700-0847_via_sw.mp3 133,553 K

 

PIRATE RADIO IN CORK

IRISH PIRATES A / Z