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RADIO NOVA ARCHIVES: The recordings below are direct links to the recordings of Radio Nova, made on various cassette machines and reel to reels from various radio receivers. Hence the variable quality of the recordings. The red initials indicate the original source of the recordings, more for our own use, incase we want to look for the original tape again.

KB = Ken's collection, and GH = Gary's collection. IB = Ian's collection

The right hand column on this page shows file size approx, in Meg, or k (sometimes)!

The recordings start in 1981, and go through to 1986 with Radio Nova. They also include KISS, Exidy, Magic 103, Energy 103, Nova Longwave, as well as Satellite transmissions, which also include "Club Music" recordings..

Note that as April 2016, we are not going to the trouble of listing the size of every file. This is mainly due to software like firefox effectively streaming audio files now, as well as modern fibre broadband speeds, so file size is of much less concern nowadays. File sizes range typically from a few meg for clips, to maybe a few hundred meg for a longer recording. An idea can be seen of the file sizes that are already listed.


RADIO NOVA RECORDINGS

1981
1981_06_00_nova_881fms_test_transmissions_tonyallan_and_others-gh467.mp3 New Feb 2021 Test transmissions announced as on 88.1MHz from Tony Allan on the first part of this recording, with some other voices later on. Recorded sometime in June 1981. 226MB
1981_07_19_sun_nova_88fms_1349-1422_mikeedgar_terryriley-gh799.mp3 New Jun 2021 Thirty minutes of Mike Edgar from the first few weeks of the station. Terry Riley reads the news at 3pm, announcing as '88 News'. Recorded in Dublin from 88MHz in stereo. 77MB
1981_07_30_thu_nova_88.2_1530-1645_mike_edgar.mp3 GH 173,678k
1981_08_13_nova_88fm_1738_jason_mayne_peter_madison_inc_break_ann_only_c120_73_kb.mp3 KB  
1981_08_13_nova_88fm_1738_jason_mayne_peter_madison_inc_break_c120_73_kb.mp3 KB  
1981_08_13_nova_88fm_2331_mike_edgar_rec_in_dublin_c120_72_kb.mp3 KB  
1981_08_15_nova_88fm_0840_john_clark_rec_dublin_c120_81.mp3 KB  
1981_08_15_nova_88fm_1241_john_clark_rec_dublin_c120_82.mp3 KB  
1981_08_15_sat_nova_88.2_1230-1415_john_clark_hugh_obrian.mp3 GH 225,788
1981_08_15_sat_nova_882fms_1545-1642_hughobrien-mj.mp3 MJ 107,972k
1981_08_19_nova_1947_88.5_rec_in_dublin_mike_edgar_c120_94.mp3 KB 38,756k
1981_09_12_sat_nova_846_0850-1030_john_clark_announces_846.mp3 GH 89,526k
1981_09_13_nova_846_1257_c90_354_kb.mp3 KB 23,157k
1981_09_13_nova_846_1413-1433_approx_jason_m_c90_355_kb.mp3 KB 21,435k
1981_09_15_tue_nova_882fms_1550-1715_jasonmaine_airchecks-gh754.mp3 New Oct 2021 A partially airchecked recording of Jason Maine, with Sybil Fennell reading the news at 4pm and 5pm, although still announcing as '88 News'. Jason was announcing 846kHz during the show. Recorded in Dublin from 88.2MHz in stereo. 104MB
1981_09_19_nova_846_1553-1610_hugh_obrien_c90_356_kb.mp3 KB 18,359k
1981_09_20_nova_846_in_scotland_1400_nx_tony_allan_casey_casem_c90_357_kb.mp3 KB 4,787k
1981_10_02_nova_846_1758_inc_tony_tshirt_ad_c90_359_kb.mp3 KB 12,656k
1981_10_06_sat_nova_88.2_1050-1135_johnclark.mp3 GH 109,057k
1981_10_18_sun_nova_846_1240-1330_tonyallan.mp3 GH 52,752k
1981_10_18_1431_nova_846_tony_allan_c60_149.mp3
KB 
39M
1981_10_25_sun_nova_882_1530-1615_chriscarey_petemoss_on_news.mp3 GH 112,965k
1981_11_25_wed_nova_846_0730-0830_chriscarey, terry riley.mp3 GH 59,673k
1981_12_02_wed_nova_846am_2000_news_about_legislation_johnmoss-gh934.mp3 New Mar 2021 The 8pm news read by John Moss reporting on a recent radio survey and the government re-introducing pirate radio legislation. Recorded near Blackpool from 846kHz. 1.8MB
1981_12_03_thu_nova_846_0830-0915_rileysreview_tonyfenton.mp3 41,730k
1981_12_03_nova_846_rileys_review_on_pirate_radio.mp3   12M
1981_12_24_nova_846_1750-1835_c90_390_kb.mp3
KB
25M
1981_12_25_nova_846_0224-0350_inc_alex_67m_c90_387_kb.mp3 KB 59M
1981_12_25_fri_nova_846_1250-1425_chriscarey_terryrilley.mp3 GH 89,367k
1981_12_25_nova_1424_terry_riley_via_ib.mp3 IB  
1981_12_25_nova_around_1450_terry_riley_via_ib.mp3 IB  
1981_12_26_1833_846_nova_dublin_inc_queens_on_45_c90_389_kb.mp3 KB 11M
1981_12_27_0127_846_nova_dublin_mike_edgar_up to_0210_c90_389_kb.mp3 KB 22M
1981_12_31_nova_846_1405_c90_391_kb.mp3 KB 30M
1981_12_31_nova_846_1740_rec_scotland_c90_392_kb.mp3 KB 37M
1981_12_31_nova_846_1951_rec_scotland_c90_392_kb.mp3 KB 33M
1981_12_31_nova_846_2318_c90_395_kb.mp3 KB 31M
1981_12_31_2350_846_nova_jason_colm_inc_link_with_ard_c90_394_kb.mp3 KB 33M

1982

1982_01_01_nova_846_0040_c90_395_kb.mp3 KB 29M
1982_01_01_nova_846_0123_rec_scotland_c90_394_kb.mp3 KB 32M
1982_01_01_nova_846_0210_c90_397_kb.mp3 KB 30M
1982_01_01_nova_846_1100-1230_hugh_obrien_via_ib.mp3 IB 68,824k
1982_01_01_nova_846_1446_c90_397_kb.mp3 (Very short clip, ann mw only) KB 9M
1982_01_10_sun_nova_846_1245-1415_colmhayes.mp3 GH 80,865k
1982_02_05_fri_nova_846am_2003-2048-gh1067.mp3 New Feb 2021 Brian Dobson on news at the strange time of 8:05pm, but the deejay who is announcing 'The Mighty 890' is not known. Recorded near Blackpool from 846kHz. 42MB
1982_03_03_nova_846_2055_john_clark_inc_5000_reward_for_capture_vandals.mp3 ??  
1982_03_03_nova_846_2150_john_clark_inc_5000_reward_for_capture_vandals_c60_160_kb.mp3 KB  
1982_03_03_nova_846_various_anns_of_sabotage.mp3 ??  
1982_03_03_2300-0000_sign_off_nova_846_part_airchecked_rec_sco_c90_416_kb.mp3 (£5000 reward for vandalism inf) KB 29,201k
1982_04_01_nova_88.2_in_drogheda_0052_casey_casem_c90_441_kb.mp3 KB 34,639k
1982_04_09_fri_radionova_846_1010-1110_andyarcher.mp3 New Feb 2016 gh GH   
1982_04_24_saturday_nova_846_882fm_2300-0900_airchecks__tonyallan_donallen_andyarcher.mp3 New Feb 2016 gh GH   
1982_04_30_fri_nova_846am_1750-1910_johnclark_news_with_sybil_and_tonyallan_airchecks.mp3 * New 05/16 GH   
1982_05_01_sat_nova_846am_1658-1704_hughobrian_briandobson_on_news.mp3 * New 05/16 GH   
1982_05_01_sat_nova_846am_1022-1230_colmhayes_sybil_on_news_airchecks.mp3 * New 05/16 GH   
1982_05_03_mon_nova_846am_1245-1350_tonyallan-gh863.mp3 New Mar 2021 Tony Allan sits in for Andy Archer who was apparently ill. News at 1pm was read by Sybil Fennel and Ken Hammond. Recorded near Blackpool from 846kHz. 61MB
1982_05_05_wed_nova_846am_1247-1417_tonyallan_johnclark-gh863.mp3 New Mar 2021 A lunchtime recording of Tony Allan who was still sitting in for Andy Archer, including the 1pm news with Sybil Fennel and Ken Hammond. Tony gets a bit confused with the 1pm on hour frequency announcement. John Clark follows at 2pm. Recorded from 846kHz near Blackpool. The recording is a little muffled from the original tape transfer many years ago. Sadly the original tape is no more. 84MB
1982_05_06_thu_nova_846am_1251-1321_tonyallan-gh863.mp3 New Mar 2021 Another lunchtime recording of Tony Allan including the 1pm news with Sybil Fennel and Ken Hammond. Off the same tape as above, so a little muffled.  27MB
1982_05_07_fri_nova_846am_1150-1304_tonyallan_sybil_on_news_airchecks.mp3 * New 05/16 GH   
1982_05_07_fri_nova_846am_1247-1350_tonyallan-gh863.mp3 New Mar 2021 A further lunchtime recording of Tony Allan including the 1pm news with Sybil Fennel and Ken Hammond. Off the same tape as 5th and 6th May so a little muffled. 58MB
1982_05_09_nova_88fm_date_approx_2042_sunday_stick_it_in_your_ear_tony_allan_stevie_dunn.mp3 (NEW 0315) VIA BRIAN 18,026k
1982_05_15_sat_nova_846am_0735-0815_andyarcher_gh.mp3 New Feb 2016 gh GH   
1982_05_16_2235_nova_846_tony_allan_blades_interview_c90_463_kb.mp3 KB 19,037k
1982_05_21_fri_nova_846am_1830-1930_operation_novacare_82_gh.mp3 New Feb 2016 gh      
1982_05_21_fri_nova_846_1830-1930_andyarcher_johnclark_fridayreport.mp3 GH 59MB
1982_05_22_sat_nova_846am__0845-1050_operation_novacare_82_gh.mp3 New Feb 2016 gh      
1982_05_22_sat_nova_846am_1050-1255_operation_novacare_82_gh.mp3 New Feb 2016 gh      
1982_05_22_sat_nova_846am_1300-1515_operation_novacare_82_gh.mp3 New Feb 2016 gh      
1982_05_22_sat_nova_846am_1705-1840_operation_novacare_82_gh.mp3 New Feb 2016 gh      
1982_05_27_thu_nova_846_1130-1300_andyarcher_tonyallen.mp3 GH 91MB
1982_05_28_nova_846_0959_andy_archer_tony_allan_nx_c90_466_kb_fair_bassy.mp3 KB 31M
1982_05_28_1100_nova_846_andy_archer_tony_allan_nx_c90_467_fair_kb.mp3 KB  30M
1982_06_13_sun_radionova_882fm_2130-2215_steviedunne_nightflight.mp3 New 03/16 GH  
1982_06_29_nova_846_1818_john_clark_inc_rte_jamming_c90_486_kb.mp3 KB  
1982_06_29_nova_846_1818_john_clark_inc_rte_jamming_news_report_c90_486_kb.mp3 KB  
1982_06_29_1902_nova_846_interview_cooke_c90_487_kb.mp3 KB 33,049k
1982_06_29_nova_846_1947_1st_birthday_c90_488_kb_fair.mp3 KB 17M
1982_07_13_nova_88fm_rock_show.mp3 (NEW 0315) VIA BRIAN   24,706K
1982_07_18_nova_846_2131_sunday_stevie_dunn_c90_500_kb.mp3 KB  
1982_08_03_nova_846_0512_eddie_west_clip_very_poor_cuts_mid_link_c90_502_kb.mp3 KB  
1982_12_14_1034-1120_88.2_andy_archer_via_anoraks_ireland.mp3 IB 69,260K
1982_12_14_1124-1210_88.2_andy_archer_via_anoraks_ireland_part_airchecked.mp3 IB 76,097K
1982_12_24_1115_819_nova_tony_garreth_some_splatter_bbc_810_c90_544_kb.mp3 KB  32MB
1982_12_25_nova_819_25dec82_1135-1205_andyarcher_gh.mp3
GH
56M
1982_12_26_sun_radionova_882fm_0025-0110_chriscarey_rolandburke.mp3 New 03/16 GH  
1982_12_27_mon_radionova_819_1215-1350_andyarcher.mp3 New 03/16 GH  
1982_12_31_fri_nova_819am_1002-1345_chriscary-gh745.mp3 New 08/20 GH 209M
1982_12_31_nova_819_1148-1235_harry_[chris_cary]_splatter_from_810_c90_551_kb.mp3 KB 24M

1983

raids_nova_819_sat14may83_0955-1155_novacare83.mp3 GH  
raids_nova_819_sat14may83_1155-1335_novacare83.mp3 GH  
raids_nova_819_sat14may83_1335-1500_novacare83.mp3 GH  
raids_nova_819_sat14may83_1610-1810_novacare83.mp3 GH  
830518_Radio Nova Raid, May 18th 1983 (45m Rec in Blackpool from 819) RAID - DECKIE & BOB ***RAID*** GH 21M
raids_radio_nova_raid_180583_airchex.mp3    
     
raids_nova_819_thu19may83_0655-0805_declanmeehan.mp3    
raids_nova_819_thu19may83_0750-0930_declanmeehan.mp3    
raids_nova_819_thu19may83_0930-1103_declan_tomhardy.mp3    
raids_nova_819_thu19may83_1150-1235_tomhardy.mp3    
raids_nova_closedown_0655-0805_190583.mp3    
raids_nova_closedown_1150-1235_190583.mp3    
raids_nova_closedown_1245-1330_190583.mp3    
raids_nova_closedown_1415-1500_190583.mp3    
raids_nova_closedown_1500-1630_190583.mp3    
raids_nova_closedown_1630-1800_190583.mp3    
raids_nova_closedownfm_190583.mp3    
raids_nova_sunshine_raid_ann_190583.mp3    
     
raids_nova_882_sun22may83_0735-0800_scottwilliams.mp3    
raids_nova_819_sun22may83_0850-0920_scottwilliams.mp3    
raids_nova_819_sun22may83_1640-1735_johnclark.mp3    
     
raids_nova_230583_0852-1042_declanmeehan_tomhardy.mp3    
raids_nova_230583_1050-1158_tomhardy.mp3    
raids_nova_230583_1201-1329_johnclark.mp3    
raids_nova_230583_1329-1501_johnclark.mp3    
raids_nova_230583_1501-1636_greggaughran.mp3    
raids_nova_230583_1654-1806_greggaughran.mp3    
raids_nova_230583_1806-1949_colmhayes.mp3    
raids_nova_230583_1949-2110_colmhayes_jasonmaine.mp3    
1983_05_23_mon_nova_819am_0845-1035_declan_bob_tomhardy.mp3 New 03/16 GH  
1983_05_23_mon_nova_819am_2214-2422_jasonmaine_then_polishradio_signson_gh.mp3
GH
120M
     
830524_nova_819_tue24may83_1005-1210_tomhardy.mp3
GH
119M
1983_05_24_tue_nova_819am_1240-1555_johnclark_greggaughran-gh836.mp3
New 08/20 GH
178M
1983_05_24_tue_nova_819am_1553-1644_greggaughran-gh836.mp3
New 08/20 GH
49M
1983_05_24_tue_nova_819am_1658-1916_greggaughran_colmhayes_dublintoday-gh836.mp3
New 08/20 GH
128M
1983_05_24_tue_nova_819am_1918-2100_dublintoday_colmhayes-gh837.mp3
New 08/20 GH
95M
     
1983_05_25_wed_nova_819am_0745-0910_declanmeehan_tomhardy_leedspoor-ghT3.mp3
New 08/20 GH
80M
1983_05_25_wed_nova_819am_0910-1047_tomhardy_leedspoor-ghT3.mp3
New 08/20 GH
91M
1983_05_25_wed_nova_819am_1047-1223_tomhardy_johnclark_leedspoor-ghT3.mp3
New 08/20 GH
90M
1983_05_25_wed_nova_819am_1223-1356_johnclark_leedspoor-ghT3.mp3
New 08/20 GH
87M
     
830526_nova_819_thu26may83_0720-1030_declanmeehan_tomhardy_818.mp3 GH 175M
830526_nova_819_thu26may83_1030-1215_tomhardy_818.mp3
GH
91M
830526_nova_819_thu26may83_1215-1345_johnclark_818.mp3
GH
84M
830526_nova_819_thu26may83_1345-1545_johnclark_greg_818.mp3
GH
107M
     
1983_05_27_fri_nova_819am_0724-0857_declanmeehan_leedspoor-ghT3.mp3
New 08/20 GH
87M
raids_nova_270583_0750-1100.mp3    
raids_nova_270583_1100-1240.mp3    
raids_nova_270583_1240-1420.mp3    
raids_nova_270583_1420-1535.mp3    
raids_nova_270583_1535-1720.mp3    
raids_nova_270583_1730-1830.mp3    
     
830530_nova_819_mon30may83_0850-1030_declanmeehan_tomhardy.mp3
GH
91M
830530_nova_819_mon30may83_1030-1250_tomhardy_johnclark.mp3
GH
140M
830530_nova_819_mon30may83_1300-1440_johnclark.mp3
GH
91M
830530_nova_819_mon30may83_1445-1715_johnclark_greggaughran.mp3
GH
139M
     
1983_06_01_wed_nova_828am_0753-0955_declanmeehan_tomhardy-gh835.mp3
New 08/20 GH
113M
1983_06_01_wed_nova_828am_1000-1110_tomhardy-gh835.mp3
New 08/20 GH
64M
1983_06_01_wed_nova_828am_1110-1206_tomhardy_johnclark-gh835.mp3
New 08/20 GH
54M
     
1983_06_02_thu_nova_828am_0720-0927_declanmeehan_tomhardy-gh835.mp3
New 08/20 GH
118M
1983_06_02_thu_nova_828am_0941-1016_tomhardy-gh835.mp3
New 08/20 GH
32M
     
1983_06_03_fri_nova_828am_0752-0928_declanmeehan_tomhardy-gh835.mp3 New 08/20 GH
89M
1983_06_03_fri_nova_828am_1540-1627_mikemoran.mp3 New 04/16 GH  
1983_06_03_fri_nova_828am_1628-1715_mikemoran.mp3 New 04/16 GH  
1983_06_03_fri_nova_828am_1700_news_sybilfennel_judges_ruling_on_pirates.mp3 New 04/16 GH  
1983_06_03_fri_nova_828am_1542_bobgallico_gives_judges_ruling_on_pirates.mp3 NEW 04/16 gh  
1983_06_04_saturday_nova_828_0710-0910_mikemoran_garyowens_chrisbarry_on_news.mp3 NEW 01/13 gh 111,468k
1983_06_06_monday_nova_828_0800-0900_mikemoran.mp3 NEW 01/13 gh 59,911k
1983_06_08_wed_nova_828am_0725-0925_declanmeehan_tomhardy-gh715.mp3 New 08/20 GH  112M
1983_06_08_wed_nova_828am_0928-0940_tomhardy-gh715.mp3 GH  11M
1983_06_08_wed_nova_828am_tonyallan_promo_for_local_radio_debate.mp3 GH  1M
1983_06_09_0800_828_nova_dublin_inc_20_tune_in_bob_deckie_splat_ex_810_c90_627_kb.mp3 KB  30M
1983_06_10_0821_828_nova_dublin_deckie_n_bob_inc_casy_casem_song_by_bob_c90_630_kb.mp3 KB 
34M
1983_06_10_1330_828_nova_dublin_john_clark_some_odd_crackles_c90_630_kb.mp3 KB 
33M
1983_06_17_sat_nova_828am_0700-0835_tomhardy_davidmalone_on_news.mp3 * New 05/16 GH  
1983_06_24_1800_828_nova_dublin_today_inc_svenn_interview_svenn.mp3   29M
     
830719_0611_828_nova_colm_hayes_c90_654_kb.mp3 KB  35M
830726_1858_684_nova_dublin_inc_start_super_nova_dennis_murray_1903_c90_657_kb.mp3 KB 
35M
830726_1858_828_nova_inc_dublin_today_slight_breakthrough_other_ch_on_tape_c90_657_kb.mp3 KB 
34M
830727_1800_684_nova_5m_aircheck_around_news_time_inc_bad_nova_southside_id_c90_657_kb.mp3 KB 
3.3M
830727_1800_828_nova_5m_aircheck_around_news_time_c90_657_kb.mp3 KB 
3.0M
830727_1830_684_nova_dublin_inc_start_super_nova_1903_c90_657_kb.mp3 KB 
32M
830727_1830_828_nova_inc_start_dublin_today_1910_c90_657_kb.mp3 KB 
30M
     
830807_1557_828_nova_deckie_includes_jamming_rec_scotland_c90_663_kb.mp3 new 04/16 KB   
830809_2002_819_828_jamming_819_nova_nx_828_rec_scotland_c90_663_kb.mp3 (Clip only) new 04/16 KB    
1983_08_17_wed_supernova_882fms_1851-1941_dennismurray-mj.mp3 MJ   110M
1983_08_17_wed_supernova_882fms_2241-2329_dennismurray_chrisbarry_mj.mp3 MJ   110M
830824_1320_819_nova_ann_828_john_clarke_c90_688_kb.mp3 KB 
25M
     
1983_09_24_sunday_nova_819_ann_828_1600-1738_john_clark.mp3 (Martin Block on nx inc tech hitch) NEW 01/13 gh
92,760k
     
831120_0238_819_nova_mike_moran_tinny_audio_c90_723_kb.mp3 KB 
17M
831121_0325_819_nova_ann_828_all_night_nova_some_kind_of_pause_toth_c90_726_kb.mp3 KB  29M
831123_0017_819_nova_lawrence_john_c90_727_kb.mp3 KB  28M
831123_0444_819_nova_inc_sud_radio_s_on_c90_727_kb.mp3 KB  12M
831123_2349_819_nova_jason_lawrence_john_better_after_0000_prob_unid_soff_c90_729_kb KB 
24M
831124_0037_819_nova_lawrence_john_night_time_nova_vg_c90_729_kb.mp3 KB 
34M
1983_11_25_fri_nova_819am_1247-1600_tomhardy-greggaughran-gh84.mp3 New Jun 2021 A recording made in Leeds after the 50kW transmitter had been put into operation. Tom Hardy hosts until 2pm when Greg Gaughran takes over.  The main 1pm news is from Bob Gallico and Sybil Fennel.  There is a foreign station breaking through at times as it was winter, but considering the local ILR station in Leeds was on the next channel of 828kHz, the signal is quite impressive. 170MB
     
1983_12_05_mon_nova_819am_1859-1945_dublintoday_news_on_novatv-gh.mp3 New Sep 2021 The 7pm news with Sybil, during which there is a piece about Nova TV. Dublin Today follows the news with Ken Hammond.  Recorded near Blackpool from 819kHz. 42MB
1983_12_05_mon_nova_819am_newsclip_on_novatv-gh.mp3 New Sep 2021 The news report from David Malone about Nova TV clipped out from the above recording.  Recorded from 819kHz near Blackpool. 1.5MB
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1984_01_14_sat_nova_819am_kiss_closure_promo-gh95.mp3 New Sep 2021 A promo heard on Radio Nova on 14th January, announcing the closure of KISS FM on the following day. The recording made in Leeds from 819kHz.
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1984_01_14_sat_nova_819am_1059-1230_garyowens_colmhayes-gh95.mp3 New Sep 2021 This recording starts with NBernie Jamieson reading the news at 11am and and is followed by the final hour of Gary Owens 'Soundtrack of the Sixties' sysndicated show. Following the midday news again with Bernie, we think is Colm Hayes. The recording made in Leeds from 819kHz with some splatter from Radio Aire on 828kHz and local electrical interference.
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1984_01_14_sat_nova_819am_1230-1400_colmhayes-gh95.mp3 New Sep 2021 A continuation of the above recording with Colm Hayes.  It was the day before KISS FM closed, and a promo can be heard announcing this, during this programme. The recording made in Leeds from 819kHz, with some splatter from Radio Aire.
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1984_01_15_sun_nova_819am_2310-0042_chrisbarry_mikemoran-gh77.mp3 New Sep 2021 Chris Barry hosts his Sunday evening show on Radio Nova at the same time as Dennis Murray is presenting the final programme across on KISS FM. At the end of the midnight news read by David Malone, he pays tribute to everyone across on KISS. Mike Moran takes over after the news and plays some records for the former KISS FM staff. The recording made in Leeds from 819kHz suffers from a lot of foreign interference and atmosperic wobbling, along with some splatter from Radio Aire in Leeds who were on the next channel of 828kHz.
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1984_01_16_mon_nova_819am_0042-0120_mikemoran-gh77.mp3 New Sep 2021 A continuation of the above recording with Mike Moran. Recorded in Leeds from 819kHz with 'Luxembourg Effect' fading. 
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1984_01_16_mon_nova_819am_0729-0858_declanmeehan-gh77.mp3 New Sep 2021 Declan Meehan and Bob Gallico on the first breakast show after the merger with KISS FM. Frequencies now announced are 819kHz, 88.2MHz and 102.7MHz. Recorded in Leeds from 819kHz which meant lot of wobbling and atomspheric fading as well as some splatter from Radio Aire on the next channel. 
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1984_01_16_mon_nova_819am_0858-1040_colmhayes-gh77.mp3 New Sep 2021 A continuation of the above recording with the end of Declan Meehan's breakfast show at 9am, news with Bob Gallico and then Colm Hayes. At one point Colm makes a slip up and announces the AM frequency as 828kHz for some reason, although he does admit to being disorientated. Recorded in Leeds from 819kHz with splatter from Radio Aire on 828kHz. 
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1984_01_19_thu_nova_819am_0710-0840_declanmeehan-gh95.mp3 New Sep 2021 Declan and Bob on breakfast with plenty of comments about the recent jamming which Radio Nova were suffering at the hands of RTE engineers. Recorded in Leeds from 819kHz with winter fading of the signal along with splatter from Radio Aire on 828kHz. 
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1984_01_xx_nova_being_jammed_on_link_from_herbert_street_gh.mp3 A short extract from Radio Nova recorded in Dublin when the UHF link was being jammed by RTE.
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1984_xx_xx_nova_rte_jam_rap_song.mp3 The 'RTE Jam Rap Song', which poked fun at RTE for the attempted jamming of both Radio Nova and Sunshine Radio
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1984_01_24_tue_nova_819am_0657-0828_declanmeehan-ght8.mp3 New Sep 2021 The first part of an eight hour recording of Radio Nova made from 819kHz in Leeds.  As it starts just before 7am and it is mid-winter, this initial file with Declan Meehan and Bob Gallico suffers from some foreign interference.  We have tried to remove some of the hum, as for some reason at this time the station was slightly off channel.  Not bad though for a distance of 200 miles.
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1984_01_24_tue_nova_819am_0828-0955_declanmeehan_colmhayes-ght8.mp3 New Sep 2021 Part 2 of this recording continues with Declan and Bob until 9am, when Colm Hayes takes over.
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1984_01_24_tue_nova_819am_0955-1128_colmhayes-ght8.mp3 New Sep 2021 Part 3 is the main part of the Colm Hayes morning show. There is some occasional electrical interference. News is read throughout the morning by Bob Gallico.
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1984_01_24_tue_nova_819am_1128-1258_colmhayes_johnclark-ght8.mp3 New Sep 2021 Part 4 features the end of Colm Hayes at mid-day when John Clark takes over. 
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1984_01_24_tue_nova_819am_1258-1515_johnclark-ght8.mp3 New Sep 2021 The final two hours of this recording starts with 'The Nova News a One' with Bob Gallico and Ken Hammond.  John Clark continues until 3:15pm with Ken Hammond on news through the afternoon.  The foreign station starts to interfere towards the end.
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1984_01_29_sun_nova_819am_0845-1025_chrisbarry-ght8.mp3 New Sep 2021 Chris Barry with a Sunday morning show. News is read by Bernie Jamieson. Recorded in Leeds from 819kHz with some interference. 
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1984_02_04_sat_nova_819am_1257-1557_colmhayes_hughobrien-gh49.mp3 New Jun 2021 The first part of a nine hour recording from a February 1984 Saturday afternoon and evening. Colm Hayes hosts from 1pm until 2pm, when Hugh O'Brien presents the sports afternoon. Bernie Jamieson is on news until 3pm. Recorded from 819kHz near Blackpool when the station was using 50kW. 
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1984_02_04_sat_nova_819am_1558-1905_hughobrien_mikemoran-gh49.mp3 New Jun 2021 In the second part of the above recording, Hugh O'Brien presents a show with sports updates and results. Ken Hammond takes over news at 4pm. Mike Moran takes over after 7pm. Recorded from 819kHz near Blackpool when the station was using 50kW. As it was winter, there was some interference from a foreign station on the same frequency, probably Sud Radio in Andorra, but the signal holds up well. 
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1984_02_04_sat_nova_819am_1942-2347_mikemoran-gh49.mp3 New Jun 2021 The final 3 hours of the above recording with Mike Moran hosting the Saturday evening show with Ken Hammond on news. Again recorded near Blackpool from 819kHz. 175MB
     
1984_04_23_mon_nova_819am_1530-1600_greggaughran_some_tvi_gh850.mp3 Updated Jul 2021 Greg Gaughran on Easter Monday afternoon with Bernie Jamieson on news. Recorded near Blackpool from 819kHz and suffering from a lot of tv interferrence. 28MB
1984_04_23_mon_nova_819am_1900-1953_jasonmaine_gh850.mp3 Updated Jul 2021 The start of a Jason Maine evening show on Easter Monday. Recorded near Blackpool from 819kHz. 48MB
1984_04_24_tue_nova_819am_0658-0845_declanmeehan_bobgallico_gh850.mp3 Updated Jul 2021 Declan Meehan returns to breakfast after a few weeks away in London. Bob Gallico is on news. Recorded near Blackpool from 819kHz. 98MB
1984_04_26_thu_nova_819am_0640-1000_declanmeehan_colmhayes_first_day_729_gh76.mp3 Updated Jul 2021 Declan Meehan and Bob Gallico with a breakfast show as Nova adds a second medium wave outlet on 729kHz to try and outwit the RTE jammers. Bob gives out news of the jamming in the bulletins. Colm Hayes follows Declan at 9am. Recorded in Leeds from 819kHz with some splatter from Radio Aire on 828kHz. 174MB
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1984_05_05_sat_nova_882fms_0820-0915_jasonmaine_garyowens_ght6.mp3 Updated Jul 2021 Jason Maine on a Saturday breakfast show followed by the syndicated Gary Owens 'Soundtrack of the Sixties'. Bernie Jamieson reads the news at 9am. Recorded in Dublin from 88.2MHz. 132MB
1984_05_07_mon_nova_882fms_0700-1010_declanmeehan_colmhayes_gh481.mp3 Updated Jul 2021 Three hours of Radio Nova featuring Declan Meehan on breakfast with Bob Gallico on news. Colm Hayes follows Declan at 9am. Recorded in Dublin from 88.2MHz in stereo. 266MB
1984_05_07_mon_nova_882fms_1750-2100_gregaughran_jasonmaine_gh481.mp3 Updated Jul 2021 Another three hours of Novafeaturing the end of a Greg Gaughran May Day afternoon show with Jason following at 7pm.  Bernie Jamieson reads the news at 6pm and 7pm. Recorded in Dublin from 88.2MHz in stereo. 355MB
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1984_05_08_tue_nova_1027fms_0020-0155_mikemoran_gh772.mp3 Updated Jul 2021 Mike Moran after midnight. Recorded in Dublin from 102.7MHz in stereo. 173MB
1984_05_08_tue_nova_1027fms_2350-0105_mikemoran_gh506.mp3 Updated Jul 2021 Mike Moran follows Jason Maine after midnight with 'All Night Nova'. Recorded in Dublin from 102.7MHz in stereo. 216MB
1984_05_09_wed_nova_1027fm_0650-0810_declanmeehan_bobgallico_tx_cut_off_gh506.mp3 Updated Jul 2021 Part of the Declan Meehan breakfast show with Bob Gallico. The recording was being made from 102.7MHz when the transmitter cuts off around 8:10am. Recorded in Dublin from 102.7MHz in stereo. 174MB
1984_05_09_wed_nova_1027fms_1805-1940_greggaughran_jasonmaine_gh74.mp3 Updated Jul 2021 Greg Gaughran finishes his show and is followed by Jason Maine after the 7pm news with Bernie Jamieson. Recorded in Dublin from 102.7MHz in stereo. 217MB
1984_05_10_thu_nova_1027fm_0657-0948_declanmeehan_bobgallico_colmhayes_gh506.mp3 Updated Jul 2021 Breakfast with Declan and Bob, followed by Colm Hayes. Recorded in Dublin from 102.7MHz in stereo. 388MB
1984_05_10_thu_nova_1027fms_0722-0809_declanmeehan_bobgallico_gh084.mp3 Updated Jul 2021 Part of the same show as above but recorded on a different radio cassette recorder. Recorded in Dublin from 102.7MHz in stereo. 108MB
1984_05_10_thu_nova_1027fms_0818-0905_declanmeehan_bobgallico_gh084.mp3 Updated Jul 2021 Side 2 of the above cassette. Recorded in Dublin from 102.7MHz in stereo. 108MB
1984_05_10_thu_nova_1027fms_0901-1035_colmhayes_gh770.mp3 Updated Jul 2021 Colm Hayes morning show. Recorded in Dublin from 102.7MHz in stereo. 217MB
1984_05_10_thu_nova_1027fms_1407-1552_johnclark_greggaughran_gh771.mp3 Updated Jul 2021 John Clark followed by Greg in the afternoon, with Bernie Jamieson reading news at 3pm. Recorded in Dublin from 102.7MHz in stereo. 217MB
1984_05_11_fri_nova_1027fm_0715-0845_declanmeehan_bobgallico_gh504.mp3 Updated Jul 2021 Declan and Bob on a Friday breakfast show. Recorded in Dublin from 102.7MHz in stereo. 190MB
1984_05_12_sat_nova_886fm_0900-0945_rickdees_first_show_gh773.mp3 Updated Jul 2021 Jason Maine finishes his show and announces Rick Dees syndicated show which was possibly the first time it was broadcast. Airchecked and recorded in Dublin from 88.6MHz in stereo.  This frequency was used as additional FM outlet during the time RTE was jamming Radio Nova and Sunshine Radio. 43MB
1984_05_14_mon_nova_738am_0735-1040_declanmeehan_bobgallico_colmhayes_ann729_gh250.mp3 Updated Jul 2021 Three hours in the morning with Declan and Bob followed by Colm Hayes. Recorded from 738kHz in Leeds. The station was still announcing 819kHz and 88.2MHz, with additional frequencies of 729kHz and 102.7MHz.  729kHz had moved slightly to 738kHz this particular day 286MB
1984_05_15_mon_nova_819am_1858-1945_jasonmaine_gh773.mp3 Updated Jul 2021 Bernie Jamieson and Sybil Fennel read the 7pm news and are followed by Jason Maine. Recorded in Leeds from 819kHz.  42MB
1984_05_17_thu_nova_819am_0745-1055_declanmeehan_bobgallico_colmhayes-gh117.mp3 Updated Jul 2021 Still announcing 729kHz, this 3 hours of morning shows was recorded from 819kHz in Leeds.  Of interest is the on-hour announcement from Chris Cary, which had changed to 'Broadcasting To Dublin on 819kHz AM, 102.7 and 88 FM in stereo' 174MB
1984_05_19_sat_nova_819am_0800-0915_jasonmaine_johnclark_mentions_end_of_88fm_gh.mp3 Updated Jul 2021 Saturday morning with Jason Maine, followed at 9am by John Clark.  Mention is made about saying goodbye to an old friend, 88MHz, moving over for 102.7MHz.  In fact Jason had only mentioned 102.7MHz earlier in the show.  Recorded from 819kHz in Leeds. 68MB
1984_05_19_sat_nova_882fm_1102-1205_rickdees_gh159.mp3 Updated Jul 2021 Part of the Rick Dees syndicated American show. News is read by Bernie Jamieson. Recorded in Dublin from 88.2MHz in stereo. 57MB
1984_05_20_sun_nova_819am_0644-0950_mikemoran_life_is_a_celebration_gh111.mp3 Updated Jul 2021 Mike Moran on a Sunday morning followed by 'Life is a Celebration'. Recorded in Leeds from 819kHz. 173MB
1984_05_20_sun_nova_819am_0950-1015_life_is_a_celebration_greggaughran_819signoff_gh111.mp3 Updated Jul 2021 Following 'Life is a Celebration', Greg takes over at 10am, and asks listeners to tune to 738kHz as 819kHz will be leaving the airFollowing 'Life is a Celebration', Greg takes over at 10am, and asks listeners to tune to 738kHz as 819kHz will be leaving the air. Recorded in Leeds from 819kHz until the transmitter is switched off.  102.7MHz jingles are now starting to be heard. 27MB
1984_05_21_mon_nova_819am_0740-1045_declanmeehan_bobgallico_colmhayes_gh118.mp3 Updated Jul 2021 Breakfast with Declan and Bob, followed by Colm Hayes. The on-hour announcement had strangely returned to 819kHz and 88MHz this morning. Recorded in Leeds from 819kHz. 169MB
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1984_05_24_thu_nova_738am_0510-0820_mikemoran_declanmeehan_gh502.mp3 Updated Jul 2021 The day after Exidy, Nova returned to 738kHz only and 819kHz was never heard again. The pre-recorded on-hour announcements had been replaced with live id's. Recorded in Leeds from 738kHz. 173MB
1984_05_24_thu_nova_738am_0745-0905_declanmeehan_bobgallico_738_only_no_819_gh.mp3 Updated Jul 2021 More breakfast with Declan and Bob. Recorded in Leeds from 738kHz. 74MB
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1984_06_08_fri_nova_738am_0659-0835_declanmeehan_bobgallico-gh528.mp3 New Nov 2021 A Friday breakfast show with Declan Meehan and Bob Gallico. Recorded in Leeds from 738kHz. 86MB
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1984_10_29_mon_nova_1027fms_1648-1734_greggaughran-ai1033_via_ib.mp3 New Sep 2021 Greg Gaughran with part of the Bank Holiday Monday 'Listeners Top 100'.  News is read at 5pm by Bernie Jamieson.  Recorded from 102.7MHz in stereo. 105MB
1984_10_29_mon_nova_1027fms_1741-1827_greggaughran_emperor_rosco-ai1033_via_ib.mp3 New Sep 2021 The Top 3 of 'The Listeners Top 100' with Greg Gaughran, and then The Emperor Rosko following news at 6pm with Bernie Jamieson. Recorded in Dublin from 102.7MHz in stereo.  105MB
1984_10_31_wed_nova_1027fms_2240-2325_jasonmaine-gh520.mp3 New Oct 2021 A short recording of Jason Maine on Halloween evening. News at 11pm is read by David Johnson.  Recorded in Dublin from 102.7MHz in stereo 105MB
     
1984_11_01_thu_nova_1027fms_1656-1837_greggaughran_rosko-gh520.mp3 New Oct 2021 The first part of a 3 hour recording made in Dublin from 102.7MHz in stereo.  This starts with Greg Gaughran just before 5pm.  The news at 5pm and 6pm is read by Bernie Jamieson, and then at 7pm she is joined by George Long.  The Rosko pre-recorded show followed the news. 231MB
1984_11_01_thu_nova_1027fms_1837-2008_rosko_jasonmaine-gh520.mp3 New Oct 2021 The Rosko show continues from the above recording, with Jason Maine taking over after the news at 7pm with Bernie Jamieson and George Long. Recorded in Dublin from 102.7MHz in stereo.  210MB
     
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1984_12_25_tue_nova_738am_1045-1358_dennismurray_davejohnson-gh528.mp3 New Nov 2021 It's Christmas Day and this is the first three hours of an 8 hour recording of Radio Nava beginning with Dennis Murray. Dave Johnson reads the news at 11am and 1pm. Recorded near Blackpool from 738kHz. 176MB
1984_12_25_tue_nova_738am_1358-1710_tonyallan-gh528.mp3 New Nov 2021 Tony Allan takes over at 2pm with his 'Christmas in Rathfarnham Show'. The show includes a lot of funnies, including some clips from 'Bobs Brekkie Bits'.  Mark Weller reads the news at 3pm. This three hour section follows on from the above, and was again recorded near Blackpool from 738kHz. 173MB
1984_12_25_tue_nova_738am_1710-1853_tonyallan_markweller_daveharvey-gh528.mp3 New Nov 2021 In the final part of this Christmas Day recording, Tony Allan is followed by Dave Harvey at 6pm after the news, which is read by Mark Weller. Recorded near Blackpool from 738kHz. 95MB
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1984_12_31_mon_nova_1027fms_2100-2235_chriscary_tonyallen-ai1048_via_ib.mp3 New Sep 2021 A New Years Eve programme with Chris Cary and Tony Allen, with some inserts from other deejays.  Recorded from 102.7MHz in stereo with some random left and right dropouts at times. 214MB

1985

850109wed_nova_738_0845-1155_colmhayes_petermadison_johnclark.mp3 GH 179M
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1985_03_25_mon_nova_738am_1250-1440_greggaughran_tonymckenzie_gh.mp3 New 03/16 GH  
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1985_04_21_sun_nova_738am_0800-1004_petermadison_life_is_a_celebration-gh538.mp3 New Jun 2021 Sunday morning breakfast with Peter Madison, and then at 0930 'Life is a Celebration'.  After the 10am new with Bernie Jameson is one link from Tony McKenzie.  Recorded in Leeds from 738kHz. 110MB
1985_04_29_mon_nova_738am_0745-1100_johnclark_rickdees_greggaughran-gh538.mp3 New Jun 2021 John Clark presents breakfast with Bob Gallico on the morning of the start of Magic 103. Mention is made of the new station and that Bob Gallico would be hosting a programme at 10am. Rick Dees is on at 9am with the syndicated show, and Greg takes over at 10am.  Bob Gallico reads the news from the newly named 'ABC Network News'. Recorded in Leeds from 738kHz. 175MB
1985_05_10_fri_nova_738am_1255-1405_tonymckenzie-gh538.mp3 New Jun 2021 Tony McKenzie on a Friday lunchtime. ABC Network News at 1pm is from Mark Weller and Bob Gallico. Recorded in Leeds from 738kHz. 65MB
1985_06_29_sat_nova_738am_1515-1705_rickharris-gh549.mp3 New Jun 2021 Rick Harris, from Laser 558, hosts a Friday afternoon show.  ABC Network News is read by David Johnson and Aiden Cooney gives a sports news. Mentin is made of more Irish news across at Magic 103. Recorded in Leeds from 738kHz. 101MB
1985_06_30_sun_nova_738am_1203-1353_chriscary_euro_top_40-gh549.mp3 New Jun 2021 The European Top 40 hosted by Chris Cary from London. News is read by George Long. Recorded in Leeds from 738kHz. 101MB
1985_07_28_sun_nova_738am_1158-1512_eurotop40_chriscary_tonymckenzie-gh548.mp3 New Jun 2021 Chris Cary hosts a full three hour European Top 40 in July 1985, and announcing as being live in Dublin. George Long reads the mid-day ABC Network News and from 2pm it is read by Bernie Jameson. At this time, Magic 103 was still on the air, which is where the news originated. Tony McKenzie follows at 3pm, mentioning that Chris will be live from London next week. The recording was made in Leeds and suffers from some splatter from the big Dutch transmitter on 747kHz.  By this time, Nova was running reduced power and appeared to be concentrating to the local Dublin audience. 170MB
1985_08_11_sun_nova_738am_1135-1450_rickharris_sybilfennel_eurotop40-gh542.mp3 New Apr 2021 The end of a Sunday morning show from Rick Harris, and after the mid-day news with George Long, Sybil Fennel hosts the European Top 40 show. Bernie Jameson reads the news at 2pm. This 3 hour recording was made near Blackpool on 738kHz. 176MB
1985_09_02_mon_nova_738am_1100-1345_tonyallan_airchecks-gh549.mp3 New Jun 2021 A partially airchecked Tony Allan lunchtime show. The main 1pm ABC Network News is read by Mark Weller and Bob Gallico. Recorded in Leeds from 738kHz. 89MB
1985_10_19_sat_nova_1035fms_2115-2253_tonylewis-gh544.mp3 New Jun 2021 A late Saturday evening show with Tony Lewis. This recording was made in Dublin from 103.5MHz in stereo. There is some multipath noise in places. 222MB
1985_10_19_sat_nova_1035fms_2253-0030_tonylewis_mikeduggan-gh544.mp3 New Jun 2021 Continuing Tony Lewis from above until midnight when Mike Duggan takes over. Again recorded in Dublin from 103.5MHz in stereo with some multipath noise in places. 215MB
1985_10_20_sun_nova_1035fms_1835-2106_georgetalbot_tonyallan-gh545.mp3 New Jun 2021 Sunday evening with the end of a George Talbot show. Tony Allan reads the 7pm news headlines, and then hosts the first 2 hours of his five hour show. This recording was made in Dublin from 103.5MHz in stereo. There is some multipath noise in places. 350MB
1985_10_20_sun_nova_1035fms_2108-2253_tonyallan-gh545.mp3 New Jun 2021 Continung the above Tony Allan recording after 9pm. This recording was made in Dublin from 103.5MHz in stereo. There is some multipath noise in places. 140MB
1985_10_20_sun_nova_1035fms_2305-0025_tonyallan_mikeduggan-gh545.mp3 New Jun 2021 The final part of the above Tony Allan show, who is followed at midnight by Mike Duggan. This recording was again made in Dublin from 103.5MHz in stereo. 191MB
1985_10_22_tue_nova_1027fms_0738-0915_morning_zoo-gh373.mp3 New Jul 2021 The Morning Breakfast Zoo with Colm Hayes, Bob Gallico and Cathy Byrne. This recording was made in Dublin from 102.7MHz in stereo. 215MB

1986

1986_01_09_thu_nova_254lw_1450-1620_georgetalbot_738relay.mp3 Relay of Radio Nova 738kHz on 254kHz with Clutter Free Hour then George Talbot. Recorded in Blackpool. 43,623k
1986_01_10_fri_nova_254lw_1352-1450_tonymckenzie_738relay-scotland.mp3 Relay of Radio Nova 738kHz on 254kHz with Tony McKenzie and Sybil Fennell on news. Recorded in West Scotland. Weak signal with a lot of European interference. 32,211k
1986_01_10_fri_nova_254lw_1540-1640_paulkavanagh_738relay-scotland.mp3 Relay of Radio Nova 738kHz on 254kHz with Paul Kavanagh and Sybil Fennell on news. Recorded in West Scotland. Slighly better reception than above recording. 29,038k
1986_01_24_fri_nova_254lw_1413-1515_tonymckenzie_738relay-scotland.mp3 Relay of Radio Nova 738kHz on 254kHz with Tony McKenzie and Sybil Fennell on news. Recorded in West Scotland. Much better signal than previous Friday. 31,196k
1986_01_26_sun_nova_254lw_0145-0325_richard_jackson_738relay.mp3 Relay of Radio Nova 738kHz on 254kHz. Recorded in Blackpool. 47,766k
1986_01_26_sun_nova_254lw_0325-0455_richard_jackson_738relay.mp3 Relay of Radio Nova 738kHz on 254kHz. Recorded in Blackpool. 43,254k
1986_01_28_tue_nova_254lw_chrisbarry_airchecks.mp3 Airchecks of Chris Barry announcing the Long Wave tests on 254kHz. Recorded in Bradford. 1,386k
1986_01_28_tue_nova_254lw_1500-1545_chrisbarry.mp3 Split 254kHz test transmission with Chris Barry. Recorded in Blackpool. 21,883k
1986_01_28_tue_nova_254lw_1500-1800_chrisbarry.mp3 A combination of recordings from 28th January on 254kHz, starting in Bradford (received in a concrete building) and then Blackpool with the better signal.  Chris Barry again on tests, before merging back with the main Nova service at 6pm. 65,577k
1986_01_29_wed_nova_254lw_chrisbarry_airchecks.mp3 Airchecks of Chris Barry announcing the Long Wave tests on 254kHz. Recorded in Blackpool. 945k
1986_01_29_wed_nova_254lw_0740-0910_johnohara_738relay.mp3 Relay of Radio Nova 738kHz on 254kHz with John O'Hara until 9am then Tony McKenzie. Recorded in Leeds. 42,503k
1986_01_29_wed_nova_254lw_0910-1200_tonymckenzie_738relay.mp3 Relay of Radio Nova 738kHz on 254kHz with Tony McKenzie. Recorded in Leeds. 82,963k
1986_01_29_wed_nova_254lw_1200-1405_tonymckenzie_colmhayes_738relay.mp3 Relay of Radio Nova 738kHz on 254kHz with Tony McKenzie then Colm Hayes at 1pm. Recorded in Leeds. 58,190k
1986_01_29_wed_nova_254lw_1430-1615_chrisbarry.mp3 Split 254kHz test transmission with Chris Barry. Edited from tapes received in Bradford (weak signal) and Blackpool. 48,123k
1986_01_30_thu_nova_254lw_1355-1530_colmhayes_738relay_then_chrisbarry.mp3 Relay of 738kHz as received on 254kHz with Dave Johnson on news and Colm Hayes until about 1425, then a split to Chris Barry and a separate Radio Nova Longwave test. Recorded in Bradford, inside a concrete building hence some electrical interference. 43,115k
1986_01_30_thu_nova_254lw_1538-1640_chrisbarry-EM144.mp3 New JAN 2021 Chris Barry with separate Radio Nova Longwave test, includes Dave Johnson with news at 4pm and headlines at 4:30pm. Recorded in Liverpool. Many thanks to Eric Monaghan for this one.  There are one or two transmission issues in this recording, which could have been due to storm conditions.  The test went back to relaying the main Nova service at 6pm, and the longwave transmissions were switched off shortly after 11pm never to return. 58M

 

1986_02_22_sat_nova_1035fms_2310-0040_cathybyrne_richardjackson-gh689.mp3 New Jul 2021 Cathy Byrne with a late Saturday evening show followed by Richard Jackson.  The  midnight news is read by Gary Hammill.  Recorded in Dublin from 103.5MHz in stereo. 216M

 

1986_03_11_tue_nova_1035fms_1535-1622_colmhayes_sybilfennel-gh468.mp3 New Mar 2021 Part of a Colm Hayes afternoon show with Sybil Fennel on news at 4pm. Some dropouts and muffled in places. Recorded in Dublin from 103.5MHz. 111MB
1986_03_12_wed_nova_1035fms_2145-2230_richardjackson_garyhamill-gh468.mp3 New Mar 2021
Some of a late evening show from Richard Jackson. Starts with a lot of continous music and then news at 10pm is read by Gary Hamill. Some dropouts. Recorded in Dublin from 103.5MHz.
111MB
1986_03_13_thu_nova_1035fms_0947-1034_tonymckenzie_sybilfennel-gh466.mp3 New Mar 2021
Into the final 7 days of Radio Nova, here is part of a Tony McKenzie morning show with Sybil Fennel on news. Recorded from 103.5MHz in Dublin. Includes some dropouts.
110MB
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1986_03_14_fri_nova_1035fms_1555-1642_colmhayes_sybilfennel-gh466.mp3 New Mar 2021
The final Friday afternoon show. Colm Hayes hosts with Sybil Fenell on news. Recorded in Dublin from 103.5MHz. The recording is a bit muffled in places and has dropouts.
110MB
1986_03_15_sat_nova_1035fms_1159-1246_rickdees-gh841.mp3 New Mar 2021
The start of the last Rick Dees American Top 40 show on Radio Nova. News at mid-day was read by Gary Hamill. Recorded in Dublin from 103.5MHz.
110MB
1986_03_16_sun_nova_1035fms_1205-1250_davejohnson_eurotop40-gh841.mp3 New Mar 2021
Some of the final European Top 40 show as presented by Dave Johnson. Recorded in Dublin from 103.5MHz.
110MB
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A St Patricks Day afternoon show from Colm Hayes as received in Scotland by Ken on 738kHz. Bob Gallico reads the news at 1pm.
17M
1986_03_17_mon_nova_1035fms_1307-1354_colmhayes-gh894.mp3 New Mar 2021
Almost the same recording as the above but started a little later and missing the news at 1pm. Recorded from 103.5MHz in Dublin.
110MB
1986_03_17_mon_nova_738am_1903-1950_georgetalbot-gh894.mp3 New Mar 2021
An evening show from George Talbot recorded from 738kHz in Dublin.
44MB
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1986_03_19_0814_738_nova_inc_cw_breakthrough_due_to_bad_radio_0830.mp3
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1986_03_19_wed_nova_1031fm_1450-1520_last_of_fm_then_cut_into_cont_music.mp3 New 04/16 GH
1986_03_19_wed_nova_1031fm_1454_colm_asks_for_chris_or_tony.mp3 New 04/16 GH
1986_03_19_wed_nova_738am_1735-closedown_tx_cut_off_then_poland.mp3 New 04/16 GH
1986_03_19_wed_nova_738am_1730-1800_closedown_rec_in_blackpool_flicking_between_738_and_1031fm.mp3 * New 05/16 GH
1986_03_19_wed_nova_738am_chriscary_closedown_announcement.mp3 New 04/16 GH
1986_03_19_wed_nova_738am_1645-1805_colmheyes_then_final_closedown-gh957.mp3 New Mar 2021
The final 75 minutes of Radio Nova beginning at 4:45pm with Colm Hayes. Chris Cary gives the final announcement at 6pm. The transmitter can be heard switching off afterwards when Poland appears underneath. Recorded in Dublin from 738kHz.
44MB

 

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KISS FM - 102.7 RECORDINGS

 

1982_10_27_wed_kissfm_1027fms_1203-1248_tonyallen-EM83.mp3 New Sep 2021 Tony Allen on a KISS lunchtime show following the midday news with Bob Gallico.  Recorded from 102.7MHz in stereo.  Many thanks to Eric Monaghan for this tape. 102MB
1983_01_22_sat_kissfm_1027fm_1458-1545_hughobrien_siobhanpurcell_news.mp3 New 04/16 GH 44MB
1983_02_07_mon_kissfm_1027fms_0703-0748_johnlewis-EM83.mp3 New Sep 2021 After Bob Gallico finishes the 7am news, John Lewis hosts a Monday KISS breakfast show with Siobhán Purcell.  Recorded from 102.7MHz in stereo.  Many thanks to Eric Monaghan for this tape. 103MB
1983_04_03_sun_kissfm_1027fms_1005-1038_jimcotter_irish_language_show-ai_via_ib.mp3 New Aug 2021 Jim Cotter hosts a Sunday morning music show in the Irish language. Recorded in Dublin from 102.7MHz in stereo. 77MB
1983_04_03_sun_kissfm_1027fms_1039-1112_jimcotter_irish_language_show-ai_via_ib.mp3 New Aug 2021 A continuation of the above Jim Cotter Irish language show. News at 11am is read by Karon Miles. Recorded in Dublin from 102.7MHz in stereo. 77MB
1983_04_15_fri_kissfm_1027fms_1929-2048_dennismurray-gh.mp3 New Jul 2021 Over an hour of Dennis Murray Rocks on KISS FM. Martin Block reads the 8pm news, although Dennis was expecting Brian Dobson. Recorded in Dublin from 102.7MHz in stereo. 174MB
1983_04_17_sun_kissfm_1027fms_1911-1957_chriscary-ai_via_ib.mp3 New Sep 2021 Chris Cary with a Sunday evening show on KISS.  Recorded in Dublin from 102.7MHz in stereo.  106MB
1983_04_17_sun_kissfm_1027fms_2012-2058_chriscary-ai_via_ib.mp3 New Sep 2021 More of Chris Cary from the above Sunday evening show, although there is a gap and the news is missing from this recording as it continues well after 8pm.  106MB
1983_10_31_mon_kiss_1027fms_2200-2305_dennismurray_then_changeover_to_nova_gh.mp3 New 03/16 GH 148 MB
1983_11_01_tue_kiss_1027fms_0828-1025_colmhayes_berniejameson_chrisbarry_gh.mp3 New 03/16 GH 262 MB
1983_12_24_sat_kiss_1027fms_1809-1856_tonygareth-ai_via_ib.mp3 New Sep 2021 Christmas Eve with Tony Gareth (Gareth O'Callaghan), following his time out on Radio Caroline in August 1983. Recorded from 102.7MHz, in stereo but there are some random dropouts on left and right.  109MB
1983_12_24_sat_kiss_1027fms_1901-1949_tonygareth-ai_via_ib.mp3 New Sep 2021 A continuation of the above Christmas Eve show with David Malone ending the 7pm news. Recorded from 102.7MHz, in stereo but there are some random dropouts on left and right.  109MB

 

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840112_1319_819_kiss_fm_dublin_tony_garrath_john_clarke_c120_122_kb.mp3 KB  29M
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1984_01_15_sun_kissfm_1027fms_2201-2303_dennismurray_last_night-mj.mp3 New Sep 2021 The penultimate hour of the final Dennis Murray 'KISS ROCK' show on KISS FM.  Recorded from 102.7MHz, in stereo but quality is not the best.  News at 11pm is read by David Malone. 113MB
1984_01_15_sun_kissfm_1027fms_2305-2405_dennismurray_last_night_closedown_poor_audio-mj.mp3 New Sep 2021 The final hour of Dennis Murray, which was also the last hour of KISS FM. Chris Barry and Stephanie McAllister are in the studio as the station closes just before midnight.  News at midnight is by David Malone.  Recorded from 102.7MHz, but sadly the audio is not great in places, especially towards the end.  The rest of the news including a mention of KISS closing can be heard on the Radio Nova 1984 download section. 112MB
1984_01_15_sun_kissfm_1027fms_midnight_closure_announcement-mj.mp3 New Sep 2021 The promotion advertising the closure of KISS FM on 15th January 1984. This is the one broadcast at midnight to close the station and runs into the midnight news with David Malone. 2.2MB

 

EXIDY - 738 RECORDINGS

 

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MAGIC 103 RECORDINGS

 

1985_04_28_sun_magic103_1035fm_1800-1845_bobgallico_classical_collection-gh186.mp3 New Apr 2021
Bob Gallico hosted a classical show on Sunday evening 28th April 1985, which seemed to be a test transmission and the first programme on the new Magic 103.  This was recorded in Blackpool from 103.5Mhz, and suffers from much fading and interference. As with other recordings with lots of interference, they are included for historical completeness. Dave Johnson reads the ABC Network News at 6pm before Bob starts his show.
65MB
1985_04_29_mon_magic103_1035fm_0900-0940_daveharvey-gh186.mp3 New Apr 2021
Dave Harvey on Monday 29th April 1985, with part of the first official programme on this new station.  The 'Magic 103' jingle repeats on the way up to station opening at 0900. Again recorded in Blackpool with some fades.
57MB
Magic103--Dublin103.5MHz--April29th1985--0900--DaveHarvey.mp3 New Apr 2021 This recording of the opening of Magic 103 with Dave Harvey is one hour and much clearer than our own, and is courtesy of radiowaves.fm
54MB
Magic103--Dublin103.5MHz--April29th1985--1001--BobGallico.mp3 New Apr 2021 This clearer recording of the first 30 minutes of Bob Gallico is courtesy of radiowaves.fm
28MB
1985_04_29_mon_magic103_1035fm_1001-1133_bobgallico-gh187.mp3 New Apr 2021
More of the first offical morning, with Bob Gallico hosting 'Morning Magic'. Recorded in Blackpool from 103.5MHz with some fading, and breakthrough from a local station.  Bob quickly moves from reading the ABC Network News at 10am, to hosting the show, where he seems to have one or two issues with the equipment.
131MB
1985_05_03_fri_magic103_1035fms_1128-1315_bobgallico_lindaconway-gh088.mp3 New May 2021 Another recording of Bob Gallico hosting his 'Morning Magic' during the first week of broadcasting. This was recorded near Blackpool and suffers from a few fades and crackles, and is also partially airchecked. Linda Conway follows the news at 1pm, which is read by Bob himself and Mark Weller.
176MB
1985_05_04_sat_magic103_1035fm_1400-1600_petermadison_airchecks-gh076.mp3 New May 2021
Airchecks of the first Saturday afternoon show from Peter Madison, which consists of a phone in discussion about radio, including Aiden Cooney talking about Big D Radio and a phone call from Doctor Don. News is read by Dave Johnson. Recorded in Dublin.
75MB
1985_05_10_fri_magic103_1035fms_0730-0905_chrisbarry_georgelong_daveharvey-gh091.mp3 New May 2021
A nice quality recording of Chris Barry and George Long hosting a Friday breakfast show. It is interesting that the news by George at 8am and 9am is announced as 'Magic 103 News' and not the syndicated 'ABC Network News' used on Nova. Dave Harvey follows the 9am news. Recorded in Dublin from 103.5MHz in stereo.
223MB
Magic103-Dublin-July22nd1985-1000-PeterMadison-BobGallico.mp3 New Apr 2021 This recording of Peter Madison on a joint morning show with Bob Gallico is courtesy of radiowaves.fm
84MB
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1985_08_02_fri_magic103_1035fms_1730-1901_markweller_sybilfennel_jennymcivor-gh001.mp3 New Apr 2021
Mark Weller, who reads the news, has also to cover for Sybil as she is delayed in traffic for her show. Sybil eventually arrives, and Jenny McIvor interviews during the show. Recorded in Dublin from 103.5MHz in stereo.
221MB
1985_08_09_fri_magic103_1521am_0957-1207_petermadison_bobgallico-gh553.mp3 Updated Apr 2021
Two hours of a Friday mid mornng show from Peter Madison and Bob Gallico as recorded near Blackpool from 1521kHz / 199m. The station lost its uhf link later that afternoon and 1521kHz carried Radio Nova from 3pm.
120MB
1985_08_10_sat_magic103_1521am_0937-1249_hullabaloo_jennymcivor-gh553.mp3 Updated Apr 2021 By Saturday morning the links had been restored and 'Magic Hullabaloo' was on the air in the morning. 'Hullabaloo' was a programme which was aimed at young people. At mid-day Jenny McIvor hosts a show of her own.  News was read by David Johnson. Recorded from 1521kHz near Blackpool. 175MB
1985_08_10_sat_magic103_1521am_1253-1604_jennymcivor_lindaconway-gh553.mp3 Updated Apr 2021 A continuation of the above Jenny McIvor show and then at 2pm Linda Conway hosts a two hour show. The recording finishes with Bernie Jameson reading the news at 4pm, and Aiden Cooney with the sports news. Again recorded from 1521kHz nea Blackpool. 175MB
1985_08_10_sat_magic103_1521am_1635-1950_tonymckenzie_berniejameson-gh542.mp3 Updated Apr 2021 Saturday afternoon with Tony McKenzie and Bernie Jameson on news. Then Bernie does her own show from 6pm, whilst still reading the ABC Network News on the hour. Recorded near Blackpool from the 1521kHz AM outlet. 180MB
1985_08_11_sun_magic103_1521am_1213-1450_nova_relay_shanemcgowan-gh542.mp3 Updated Apr 2021 On this particular Sunday, Magic were late on the air due to issues which had started on Friday afternoon and were now affecting the FM transmitter which was off the air. However 1521kHz relayed Radio Nova until around 1230, when there was continuous music until 1pm. George Long read the news and then Shane McGowan began  Magic 103 programmes for the day, announcing AM only.  Bernie Jameson reads the news at 2pm.  Recorded near Blackpool from 1521kHz, with some local electrical interference. 144MB
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1985_08_27_tue_magic103_1035fms_1930-2100_shanemcgowan_georgelong-gh083.mp3 New Apr 2021
The last lengthy and unedited recording we have of Magic 103 before it closed on Sunday 22nd September 1985. This includes parts of evening shows from Shane McGowan and George Long. Recorded in Dublin from 103.5MHz in stereo. The news is read by Bernie Jameson.
207MB
1985_08_29_thu_magic103_1521am_petermadison_airchecks-gh194.mp3 New Apr 2021
This is our last recording of Magic 103 before it closed on Sunday 22nd September 1985. It contains a few airchecks of Peter Madison on a phone call with Dave Windsor who was working on a station on the Mediterranean coast. Dave had recently been on Radio Caroline, ABC Radio in Tramore, as well as Sunshine Radio Dublin under the name of Oscar Murphy. Recorded in Blackpool from 1521kHz.
11MB

 

ZOOM 103 RECORDINGS

 

1986_03_19_wed_zoom103_1031fm_2315-2335_richardjackson.mp3  New 04/16 GH
1986_03_20_thu_zoom103_1031fms_1818-1905_georgetalbot_garyhamill_on_news.mp3  New 04/16 GH  
1986_03_20_thu_zoom103_1031fms_1920-2007_georgetalbot.mp3  New 04/16 GH
1986_03_20_thu_zoom103_1031fms_2100-2131_richardjackson.mp3  New 04/16 GH  
1986_03_20_thu_zoom103_1031fms_2135-2206_richardjackson.mp3  New 04/16 GH 
1986_03_21_fri_zoom103_1031fms_0904-0935_johnohara_bobgallico_on_news.mp3  New 04/16 GH 
1986_03_21_fri_zoom103_1031fms_1015-1046_tonymckenzie.mp3  New 04/16 GH 
1986_03_21_fri_zoom103_1031fms_1533-1605_colmhayes_garyhamill_on_news.mp3  New 04/16 GH 
1986_03_21_fri_zoom103_1031fms_1615-1647_colmhayes_garyhamill_on_news.mp3  New 04/16 GH 
1986_03_22_sat_zoom103_1031fm_1522-1608_colmhayes-gh725.mp3 New Apr 2021 Colm Hayes on a Saturday afternoon. This was recorded in mono near Blackpool and suffers a few fades, but the distance is around 135miles.43MB
1986_03_22_sat_zoom103_1031fm_1630-1715_colmhayes-gh725.mp3 New Apr 2021 More of the Saturday Colm Hayes show, again recorded near Blackpool. By this time of the day the signal had become very poor with many fades. It is included here for completeness as Zoom 103 was not on air very long. 43MB
1986_03_23_sun_zoom103_1031fms_1140-1242_paulkavanagh_tonymckenzie.mp3  New 04/16 GH 

 

ENERGY 103 RECORDINGS

 

1986_04_28_mon_energy103_738am_1410-1755_cont_music_richardjackson_tonymckenzie_1st_day.mp3 * New 05/16 GH   
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1986_04_28_1534_738_energy_103_tony_mckenzie_tandy_c60_kb.mp3
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1986_04_28_mon_energy103_103fms_2240-2410_garyhammil_mikeduggan.mp3 New 04/16 GH  
1986_04_29_tue_energy103_103fms_0630-0804_johnohara_1st_breakfast_show.mp3 * New 05/16 GH   
1986_04_29_tue_energy103_738am_0731-0817_johnohara_1st_breakfast_show.mp3 * New 05/16 GH   
1986_04_29_tue_energy103_738am_0818-0905_johnohara_1st_breakfast_show.mp3 * New 05/16 GH   
1986_04_29_tue_energy103_103fms_1020-1105_richard_jackson.mp3 New 04/16 GH  
1986_04_29_tue_energy103_738am_2220-2305_davejohnson.mp3 New 04/16 GH  
Energy103--Dublin--May2nd1986--1150--RichardJackson.mp3 New Jun 2021 Recording kind courtesy of radiowaves.fm 65MB
1986_05_05_mon_energy103_738am_1330-1815_richardjackson_tonymckenzie_airchecks-gh601.mp3 New Jun 2021 3 hours of clips from over 5 hours of afternoon shows from Richard Jackson and Tony McKenzie. Recorded from 738kHz near Blackpool. There is some static from a lightning storm towards the end. 175MB
1986_05_06_tue_energy103_738am_0720-0855_johnohara-gh601.mp3 New Jun 2021 John O'Hara hosts Energy Breakfast with Gary Hamill on news. Recorded from 738kHz near Blackpool. 90MB
19860506 Energy103--Dublin--May6th1986--1840--TonyMcKenzie--GR.mp3 New Apr 2021 Recording kind courtesy Ger Roe via radiowaves.fm 36MB
1986_05_12_mon_energy103_103fms_0914-1000_johnohara_garyhamill_on_news_hissy_signal.mp3 New 04/16 GH  
1986_05_12_fri_energy103_103fms_1504-1605_tonymckenzie.mp3 * New 05/16 GH   
1986_05_12_mon_energy103_103fms_richardjackson.mp3 New 04/16 GH  
Energy103--Dublin103.0MHz--May22nd1986--0757--JohnOHara-192.mp3 New Mar 2021 John O'Hara with Gary Hamill on 'Early Energy'. Recorded from 103.0MHz in stereo courtesy of radiowaves.fm 27MB
1986_06_03_tue_energy103_738am_1501-1635_garethocallaghan_davejohnson-gh430.mp3 New Mar 2021 The return to Dublin's airwaves this weeks was Gareth O'Callaghan who took up the afternoon slot on Energy 103. Dave Johnson was reading the news at 4pm. Recorded from 738kHz near Blackpool. 44MB
19860604 Energy103 - Dublin 103.0MHz - June 4th 1986 - 0713 - Early Energy with John O'Hara and Gary Hamill.mp3 New Apr 2021 John O'Hara with Gary Hamill on breakfast. Recorded from 103.0MHz in stereo courtesy of radiowaves.fm 82MB
19860607 Energy 103 - Dublin - June 7th 1986 - 2345 - Gary Hamill - Pure Energy.mp3 New Apr 2021 Recording courtesy of radiowaves.fm 17MB
1986_06_08_sun_energy103_103fms_2140-2227_bryanlambert-gh381.mp3 New Feb 2021   110MB
1986_06_08_sun_energy103_103fms_2240-2327_bryanlambert-gh381.mp3 New Feb 2021   109MB
Energy103--Dublin103.0MHz--June9th1986--1241--TonyMcKenzie-192.mp3 New Jun 2021 Tony McKenzie hosting lunchtime with Dave Johnson reading the news. Recorded from 103.0MHz in stereo courtesy of radiowaves.fm 130MB
Energy103--Dublin103.0MHz--June11th1986--1456--GarethOCallaghan-192.mp3 New Jun 2021 Gareth O'Callaghan in the afternoon with Dave Johnson on news. Recorded from 103.0MHz in stereo courtesy of radiowaves.fm 130MB
19860619 Energy 103 - Dublin - 19June1986 - 1909 - John O'Hara.mp3 New Apr 2021 Recording courtesy of radiowaves.fm 53MB
1986_07_04_fri_energy103_738am_0714-0845_tonymckenzie_davejohnson-gh1057.mp3 New Feb 2021 Breakfast show with Tony McKenzie with Dave Johnson reading the news. Recorded near Blackpool from 738kHz. 89MB
1986_07_04_fri_energy103_738am_1840-2010_garethocallaghan_johnohara_georgelong-gh1062.mp3 New Feb 2021 The end of Gareth O'Callaghan Drive Time and into John O'Hara, with George Long reading the news. Recorded near Blackpool from 738kHz. 88MB
1986_07_05_sat_energy103_738am_0718-0850_garyhamill-gh1046.mp3 New Mar 2021 A Saturday morning breakfast show from Gary Hamill. Recorded from 738kHz near Blackpool. 88MB
Energy103--Dublin103.0MHz--July16th1986--1455--GarethOCallaghan.mp3 New Jun 2021 After George Long reads the 3pm news, Gareth O'Callaghan hosts the Energy Cruise. Recorded originally by Anoraks Ireland from 103MHz courtesy of radiowaves.fm 128MB
19860721 Energy 103 - Dublin - July 21st 1986 - 1501 - Gareth O'Callaghan.mp3 New Apr 2021 Recording from 738kHz courtesy of radiowaves.fm 13MB
1986_08_04_mon_energy103_738am_1030-1200_derekjones_gerrystevens_kathykelly_on_news.mp3 * New 05/16 GH   
1986_08_26_tue_energy103_738am_1235-1410_gerrystevens-gh947.mp3 New Jun 2021 Gerry Stevens on the lunchtime show with George Long reading the news at 1pm. David Johnson takes over newsreading at 2pm. Recorded near Blackpool from 738kHz with some local noise. 91MB
1986_08_26_tue_energy103_738am_1410-1545_gerrystevens_garethocallaghan-gh947.mp3 New Jun 2021 A continuation of Gerry Stevens until 3pm, when Gareth O'Callaghan takes over. Recorded near Blackpool from 738kHz with some local electrical noise. 85MB
19860831 Energy103--103.1MHz--August31st1986--0300--MikeKingston.mp3 New Apr 2021 Part of an overnight show from Mike Kingston. Recorded from 103.0MHz courtesy of radiowaves.fm 143MB
1986_09_18_thu_energy103_738am_0725-0900_tonymckenzie_georgelong-gh950.mp3 New Jun 2021 Tony McKenzie on breakfast with George Long reading the news. Recorded near Blackpool from 738kHz. 89MB
1986_09_18_thu_energy103_738am_0900-1035_tonymckenzie_georgelong-gh950.mp3 New Jun 2021 A continuation of the above breakfast show with Tony McKenzie and George Long. Recorded near Blackpool from 738kHz. 86MB
Energy103--Dublin103.0MHz--September15th1986--1500--GarethOCallaghan.mp3 New Jun 2021 Gareth O'Callaghan hosts the Energy Cruise. Paul Clements reads the 3pm news. Recorded from 103MHz courtesy of radiowaves.fm 43MB
Energy103--Dublin103.0MHz--September21st1986--1600--GarethOCallaghan.mp3 New Jun 2021 More from Gareth O'Callaghan. News is read by Michael Lewis. Recorded from 103MHz courtesy of radiowaves.fm 43MB
Energy103--Dublin103.0MHz--September24th1986--1255--GerryStevens.mp3 New Jun 2021 Lunchtime with Gerry Stevens.  George Long reads news at 1pm and then Sybil Fennel at 2pm. News is read by Michael Lewis. Recorded originally by Anoraks Ireland from 103MHz and supplied courtesy of radiowaves.fm 129MB
1986_10_07_tue_energy103_738am_0118-0425_mikekingston-gh50.mp3 New Jun 2021 Three hours of a through the night show from Mike Kingston as recorded from 738kHz near Blackpool. There is some atmospheric fading and whistles come in at times which would have probably been from Canadian stations on 740kHz. There is a request for someone listening in London which is interesting. 175MB
19861022 Energy103FM--Dublin103.MHz--October22nd1986--2028--TonyAllan.mp3 New Apr 2021 This recording joins Tony halfway through the Park Leisure Complex Hour from 7.30pm. Recorded from 103.0MHz courtesy of radiowaves.fm 138MB
1986_10_26_sat_energy103_738am_1009-1322_derekjones_rickdees-gh853.mp3 New Mar 2021 A Saturday morning show from Derek Jones on October Bank Holiday weekend. News is read by Michael Lewis. At mid-day Rick Dees hosts the American Top 40. Recorded from 738kHz near Blackpool. 180MB
19861028 Energy103--738kHz--October28th1986--0730--GarethOCallaghan-CathyQuinn.mp3 New Apr 2021 Gareth O'Callaghan with a new breakfast show and co-host Cathy Quinn. News is read at 8am by Michael Lewis. Recording is from 738kHz and courtesy of radiowaves.fm 98MB
Energy103--Dublin103.0MHz--November13th1986--0040--LiamQuigley-JR.mp3 New Jun 2021 Lliam Quigley with a midnight night show. News at 1am is read by George Long. Recording is from Joe Rossa and courtesy of radiowaves.fm 140MB
Energy103--Dublin103FM--December27th1986--0200--ErnieGallagher-192.mp3 New Jun 2021 Ernie Gallagher with a through the night show during the early hours of Saturday. Recording is from Emmet Hand and courtesy of radiowaves.fm 126MB
19870119 Energy103--Dublin--January19th1987--1925--JohnOHara.mp3 New Apr 2021 John O'Hara on an evening show with Teena Gates on news at 8pm. Recording is from 103.0MHz courtesy of radiowaves.fm 127MB
Energy103--Dublin103.0MHz--February13th1987--0940--GarethOCallaghan.mp3 New Jun 2021 Gareth O'Gallaghan during mid morning, with George Long on 10am news and followed by Tony McKenzie. Recording is from 103.0MHz courtesy of radiowaves.fm 127MB
1987_02_24_tue_energy103_103fm_1816-2015_patcourtenay_johnohara-gh672.mp3 New Feb 2021 The first of three files creating a six hour continuous recording of the Energy 103 evening schedule. Here we start with the end of Pat Courtenay. On news at 7pm is Michael Lewis. Teena Gates reads the news at 8pm. John O'Hara follows the news at 7pm. Recorded in Dublin, but only in mono from 103.0MHz 161MB
1987_02_24_tue_energy103_103fm_2015-2225_johnohara-gh672.mp3 New Feb 2021 Part two of the above recording continues with John O'Hara and Teena Gates on news for the rest of the evening. 177MB
1987_02_24_tue_energy103_103fm_2225-0042_johnohara_alanburns-gh672.mp3 New Feb 2021 The final part of this six hour recording features the end of the John O'Hara show and the news at midnight with Teena Gates. Alan Burns follows with 40 minutes after midnight but with only the odd link. 188MB
1987_02_25_wed_energy103_103fm_0657-0857_colmhayes-gh674.mp3 New 11/20 GH 168MB
1987_02_25_wed_energy103_103fm_0857-1109_colmhayes_tonymckenzie-gh674.mp3 New 11/20 GH 182MB
1987_02_25_wed_energy103_103fm_1109-1320_tonymckenzie-gh674.mp3 New 11/20 GH 188MB
1987_02_26_thu_energy103_103fm_0725-0900_colmhayes-gh671.mp3 New Feb 2021 The first part of a six hour continuous recording. Here is Colm Hayes on breakfast. Recorded in Dublin from 103MHz, but in mono. 87.6MB
1987_02_26_thu_energy103_103fm_0900-1035_colmhayes_tonymckenzie-gh671.mp3 New Feb 2021 Continuation of above Colm Hayes, into the Tony McKenzie mid-day show. 87.6MB
1987_02_26_thu_energy103_103fm_1035-1210_tonymckenzie_gh671 New Feb 2021 Third part of this six hour recording, continuing with Tony McKenzie. 87.6MB
1987_02_26_thu_energy103_103fm_1210-1345_tonymckenzie-gh671.mp3 New Feb 2021 Final part of the above recording with Tony McKenzie. 87.6MB
1987_02_26_thu_energy103_103fm_1800-1924_patcourtney_johnohara-gh670.mp3 New 11/20 GH 269MB
1987_02_26_thu_energy103_103fm_1945-2300_johnohara-gh670.mp3 New 11/20 GH 118MB
Energy103--Dublin103.0MHz--March4th1987--1702--ColmHayes.mp3 New Jun 2021 Teatime with Colm Hayes, with Sybil Fennel reading the news.  Recorded originally by Anoraks Ireland from 103MHz and supplied courtesy of radiowaves.fm 129MB
1987_03_05_thu_energy103_103fms_0726-0813_garethocallaghan-gh431.mp3 New Mar 2021 Gareth O'Callaghan hosts the breakfast show with George Long on the 8am news. Recorded in Dublin from 103.0MHz.  108MB
1987_03_05_thu_energy103_103fms_0813-0900_garethocallaghan-gh431.mp3 New Mar 2021 Side two of the above recording with Gareth O'Callaghan. Recorded in Dublin from 103.0MHz.  108MB
1987_04_17_fri_energy_738_0735-1015_colmhayes_erniegallagher.mp3 GH  149MB
1987_05_01_friday_energy103_738am_0820-1000_colmhayes.mp3 The final Colm Hayes breakfast show on Energy 103 before he moved to RTE. Recorded near Blackpool from 738kHz. 91MB
1987_05_01_friday_energy103_738am_1000-1140_tonymckenzie.mp3 A continuation of the above recording with Tony McKenzie. 91MB
1987_05_03_sun_energy103_738am_1415-1545_final_colmhayes_eurotop40_johnohara-gh638.mp3 The end of the European Top 40 show with Colm Hayes. This would be his final appearance before moving to RTE. John O'Hara then takes over at 3pm. Recorded near Blackpool from 738kHz. 85MB
1987_05_04_mon_energy103_738am_0702-0844_patcourtenay-gh638.mp3 93MB
19870505 Energy103--Dublin738kHz--May5th1987--0700--PatCourtenay-GH.mp3 New Apr 2021 Recording courtesy of radiowaves.fm 141MB
19870505 Energy103--Dublin738kHz--May5th1987--0930--AlanBurns-GH.mp3 New Apr 2021 Recording courtesy of radiowaves.fm 26MB
19870505 Energy103--Dublin738kHz--May5th1987--1200--AlanBurns-GH.mp3 New Apr 2021 Recording courtesy of radiowaves.fm 60MB
1987_05_05_tue_energy103_103fms_1527-1703_tonyallan_teenagates-gh163.mp3 New Feb 2021 Tony Allan hosting the afternoon show, on the first day of the ESB strike. News is read by Teena Gates. Recorded in Dublin from 103.0MHz. 222MB
1987_05_06_wed_energy103_738am_1630-1727_tonyallan_esb_tx_cuts-gh662.mp3 New Feb 2021 An hour of Tony Allan when Energy seemed to be having a few power issues. There is a 2 minute break just before the 5pm news with George Long when the 738kHz transmitter stays on, but the audio from the studio disappears. Then at just before 5:30pm, the 738kHz transmitter cuts off.  This was recorded from 738kHz near Blackpool. 54MB
1987_05_07_thu_energy103_738am_0706-0715_esb_cuts_tx-gh662.mp3 New Feb 2021 The station had a power break as the breakfast show was about to start, and the news with Lisa Moore was at 7 minutes past the hour. Then at around 7:15am before Pat Courtenay could get going, the 738kHz transmitter cuts off. 8MB
1987_05_07_thu_energy103_738am_1020-1332_alanburns-gh662.mp3 New Feb 2021 Following the return to 738kHz after the power cut, here is 3 hours of Alan Burns which is part of the 1st birthday giveaway Thursday. This three hours was recorded from 738kHz near Blackpool. 180MB
1987_05_07_thu_energy103_738am_1454-1806_alanburns_tonyallan-gh662.mp3 New Feb 2021 More from during the ESB strike. Alan Burns and Tony Allan in the afternoon, with Teena Gates on news. At 4pm the news states that the strike is over. Again, this three hours was recorded from 738kHz near Blackpool. 180MB
1987_05_07_energy_103_dublin_via_ds.mp3 New 04/16 DS A 90 minute FM stereo recording of part of the Tony Allan show in the above recording.  The news at 4pm is with Teena Gates who announces the end of the ESB strike.  Many thanks to Dave Small for this tape.  
1987_05_08_fri_energy103_738am_0713-1015_patcourtenay_alanburns-gh654.mp3 New Feb 2021 134MB
1987_05_08_fri_energy103_738am_1015-1335_alanburns-gh654.mp3 New Feb 2021 183MB
19870513 Energy 103 - May 13th 1987 - 0650 - PatC-AlanB-TonyMcK GH.mp3 New Apr 2021 Recording courtesy of radiowaves.fm 834MB
1987_05_14_thu_energy103_738am_0758-1058_patcourtenay_alanburns-gh654.mp3 New Feb 2021 164MB
1987_05_14_thu_energy103_738am_1058-1420_alanburns_tonymckenzie-gh654.mp3 New Feb 2021 186MB
19870520 Energy103--103.0MHz--May20th1987--1735--TonyAllan.mp3 New Apr 2021 Recording courtesy of radiowaves.fm 109MB
19870520 Energy103--103.0MHz--May20th1987--2030--JohnOHara.mp3 New Apr 2021 Recording courtesy of radiowaves.fm 101MB
1987_05_25_mon_energy103_738am_0640-0908_patcourtenay-gh687.mp3 New Feb 2021 A Monday morning Pat Courtenay breakfast show.  Pat ask us to listen out for a big surprise at 7am. This turns out to be Bob Gallico and Lisa Moore on news.  Bob had moved from Q102. Recorded near Blackpool from 738kHz. 134MB
1987_05_25_mon_energy103_1030fms_0727-0813_patcourtenay-gh167.mp3 New Feb 2021 An FM stereo recording of the above Pat Courtenay breakfast show with Lisa Moore and Bob Gallico. Recorded in Dublin from 103.0MHz. 108MB
1987_05_25_mon_energy103_1030fms_0814-0900_patcourtenay-gh167.mp3 New Feb 2021 Side two of the above FM stereo cassette. 108MB
1987_06_19_fri_energy103_738am_0822-1136_patcourtenay_alanburns_last_show-gh634.mp3 New Oct 2020 Pat Courtenay followed at 09:30am by the final Alan Burns programme on Energy 103. Alan left after 11 months to move to sunnier climes. News was with Bob Gallico and Lisa Moore. This is part one of a 6 hour recording, as recorded from 738kHz near Blackpool. 180MB
1987_06_19_fri_energy103_738am_1145-1457_alanburns_last_show-gh634.mp3 New Oct 2020 The second 3 hours of the above recording continues with the final part of the Alan Burns programme until 2pm and then into the 'Clutter Free Show' show. Recorded from 738kHz near Blackpool. 180MB
Energy103Spoof--Dublin738kHz--July4th1987--2100.mp3 New Apr 2021 Here is a recording of an amusing 'spoof' Energy 103 which appeared on 738kHz on 4th July 1987, following the theft of some transmitting components. The components were apparently returned soon afterwards. Recording courtesy of Michael Mahon via radiowaves.fm 39MB
19870731 Energy103--Dublin103FM--July31st1987--0731--BreakfastClub-JC.mp3 New Apr 2021 Recording courtesy of Jess Codd via radiowaves.fm 205MB
1987_08_05_wed _energy103_1035fms_1906-2040_johnohara_schools_out-gh115.mp3 New May 2021 John O'Hara hosts an evening 'Schools Out' show with later on some kids from 'The Order of Malta'. Recorded in Dublin from 103.0MHz. 214MB
19870909 Energy103--Dublin103FM--September9th1987--0935--BreakfastClubclip.mp3 New Apr 2021 Recording courtesy of radiowaves.fm 4MB
19870909 Energy103--Dublin103FM--September9th1987-1540--GarethOCallaghanclip.mp3 New Apr 2021 Recording courtesy of radiowaves.fm 11MB
19870910 Energy103--Dublin103FM--September10th1987--0820--BreakfastClubclip.mp3 New Apr 2021 Recording courtesy of radiowaves.fm 28MB
19870911 Energy103--Dublin103FM--September11th1987--0810--BreakfastClubclip.mp3 New Apr 2021 Recording courtesy of radiowaves.fm 4MB
1987_10_07_wed_energy103_738am_0813-1125_patcourtenay_tonymckenzie-gh669.mp3 New Feb 2021 Breakfast Club with Pat Courtenay, Lisa Moore and Bob Gallico followed by the return of Tony McKenzie from holiday in the Canaries.  Recorded from 738kHz near Blackpool. There is an off channel hum on the signal which was unusual, and could have possibly been caused by Independent Radio Mayo on the same channel whilst Energy were on low power. 180MB
1987_10_08_thu_energy103_738am_1338-1544_tonymckenzie_cassidyjones_lisamoore-gh652.mp3 New Mar 2021 The end of a Tony McKenzie show and start of Cassidy Jones marathon 5 hour programme. Lisa Morroe is on news. Recorded from 738kHz near Blackpool. There is an off channel hum on the signal which was unusual, and could have possibly been caused by Independent Radio Mayo on the same channel whilst Energy were on low power. 116MB
1987_10_08_thu_energy103_738am_1544-1757_cassidyjones_lisamoore-gh652.mp3 New Mar 2021 Continuation of the above Cassidy Jones show. Recorded from 738kHz near Blackpool. There is an off channel hum on the signal especially towards the end, and could have possibly been caused by Independent Radio Mayo on the same channel whilst Energy were on low power. 124MB
1987_10_23_fri_energy103_103fms_0937-1025_patcourtenay_tonymckenzie-gh1072.mp3 New Feb 2021 The end of a Pat Courtenay breakfast show and the start of Tony Mckenzie. Recorded in Dublin from 103.0MHz in stereo. 109MB
1987_10_23_fri_energy103_103fms_1025-1112_tonymckenzie-gh1072.mp3 New Feb 2021 Continuation of the above cassette with Tony McKenzie. Recorded in Dublin from 103.0MHz in stereo. 110MB
1987_10_23_fri_energy103_103fms_1629-1805_cassidyjones_lisamoore-gh997.mp3 New Feb 2021 A Drive Time show from Cassidy Jones with Lisa Moore on news.  Recorded in Dublin from 103.0MHz in stereo. 222MB
1987_11_05_thu_energy103_103fms_0750-0832_patcourtenay-gh613.mp3 New Feb 2021 Breakfast Club with Pat Courtenay, Lisa Moore and Bob Gallico.  Recorded in Dublin from 103.0MHz in stereo. 108MB
19871111 Energy103--Dublin103FM--November11th1987---0832--BreakfastClub-JC.mp3 New Apr 2021 Recording courtesy of Jess Codd via radiowaves.fm 205MB
1987_11_18_wed_radio-nova-cd_999fms_0908-0955_niallmcgowan_first_day-gh618.mp3 New Feb 2021 Following continuous music and jingles, after 9am Niall McGowan hosts what is presumably the first official show on the new Radio Nova. He also announces 19 Herbert Street as the new address. The station announces as 100FM, but was recorded in Dublin from 99.9MHz in stereo. 111MB
1987_11_18_wed_radio-nova-cd_999fms_1116-1132_niallmcgowan-gh024.mp3 New Feb 2021 This recording is thought to be from the first official day of the New Radio Nova which played music only from CD's. It features Niall McGowan, but the links were few and far between, although the old Radio Nova jingles were played. The station announces as 100FM, but was recorded in Dublin from 99.9MHz in stereo. 37MB
1987_11_18_wed_radio-nova-cd_999fms_1138-1210_niallmcgowan-gh024.mp3 New Feb 2021 More from the above tape, but again the links only appeared to be very 15 minutes. The station announces as 100FM, but was recorded in Dublin from 99.9MHz in stereo. 74MB
1987_11_18_wed_radio-nova-cd_999fms_1217-1233_niallmcgowan-gh024.mp3 New Feb 2021 The final extract from Niall McGowan from the above tape. The station announces as 100FM, but was recorded in Dublin from 99.9MHz in stereo. 37MB
1987_11_19_thu_radio-nova-cd_999fms_0846-0930_niallmcgowan-gh986.mp3 New Feb 2021 Niall McGowan hosts a breakfast show on the new Radio Nova, which plays everything from CD players, rather than records or carts. Listening carefully, you can just hear an Energy jingle in the background just before the 9am news with Lisa Moore and Bob Gallico. The station announces as 100FM, but was recorded in Dublin from 99.9MHz in stereo. 100MB
1987_11_19_thu_radio-nova-cd_999fms_1819-1907_brendandowling-gh986.mp3 New Feb 2021 An early evening show from Brendan Dowling with Teena Gates on news.  Recorded in Dublin from 99.9MHz in stereo. 113MB
1987_11_25_wed_energy103_738am_0834-0846_breakast_club-gh760.mp3 New Mar 2021 A short 12 minute clip of the Breakfast Club from the day that Energy would change name to Nova. Recorded from 738kHz near Blackpool. 11MB
1987_11_25_wed_energy103_738am_1120-1150_cont_music_ads_bobgallico_with_jobspot-gh886.mp3 New Mar 2021 Tony McKenzie was missing from his mid-morning show, with Niall McGowan filling in. On this recording, there is just music and commercials, but Bon Gallico does read the jobspot at 11:30.  Intereting that one of the cd's sticks and there is no comment about it. Recorded from 738kHz near Blackpool. 27MB
1987_11_25_wed_energy103-novapower103_738am_1216-1406_energy_becomes_nova_at_1300-gh886.mp3 New Mar 2021 By 12:15pm, Niall had been joined in the studio by Cassidy Jones and they were hinting at something happening at 1pm. This recording then has the merging announcement of Nova and Energy on the news at 1pm with Bob Gallico and Sybil Fennel. Also mentioned on the news is the overnight collapse of the 300 foot mast on Radio Caroline. Recorded from 738kHz near Blackpool. 100MB
1987_11_25_wed_novapower103_738am_1406-1557_tonymckenzie-gh886.mp3 New Mar 2021 Tony McKenzie with his new afternoon show on the renamed Nova Power 103, with Cassidy Jones in the studio with him. Recorded from 738kHz near Blackpool. 101MB
1987_11_25_wed_novapower103_738am_1558-1737_tonymckenzie-gh886.mp3 New Mar 2021 More of Tony McKenzie and Cassidy Jones on the first afternoon of Nova Power 103. Recorded from 738kHz near Blackpool.  The foreign interference on 738kHz starts to appear during this section causing wobbly audio. 90MB
1987_11_25_wed_novapower103_738am_1739-1759_tonymckenzie-gh886.mp3 New Mar 2021 The end of Tony McKenzie up to just before the 6pm news. Recorded from 738kHz near Blackpool, with some foreign interference. 17MB
1987_11_25_wed_novapower103_738am_1803-1920_dublintoday-gh886.mp3 New Mar 2021 The first 'Dublin Today' news programme on which Chris Cary is interviewed at the end about the new station. It is hosted by Teena Gates, Lisa Moore and Sybil Fennel. Recorded from 738kHz near Blackpool, sadly with a lot of winter foreign interference. 78MB
1987_11_25_wed_novapower103_738am_1920-2035_schoolsout_verypoorsignal-gh886.mp3 New Mar 2021 This is a bit of the 'Schools Out' show with John O'Hara. It is only here for completeness on the first day, as sadly on this particular day the foreign interference is very bad. Recorded from 738kHz near Blackpool. 70MB
1987_11_26_thu_novapower103_738am_0640-0953_liamcoburn_cassidyjones-gh723.mp3 New Jan 2021 The end of the Liam Coburn overnight show, and then 3 hours of the first breakfast show on the renamed 'Nova Power 103' featuring Cassidy Jones, Lisa Moore and Bob Gallico. Recorded from 738kHz near Blackpool. 175MB
19871126 NovaPower103--Dublin--November26th1987--1111--PatCourtenay.mp3 New Apr 2021 Recording courtesy of radiowaves.fm 55MB
19871127 NovaPower103--Dublin--November27th1987--0834--CassidyJones-AC.mp3 New Apr 2021 Recording courtesy of radiowaves.fm 7MB
19871127 NovaPower103--Dublin--November27th1987--0907--CassidyJones-JC.mp3 New Apr 2021 Recording courtesy of Jess Codd via radiowaves.fm 98MB
19871127 NovaPower103--Dublin--November27th1987--0950--CassidyJones-AC.mp3 New Apr 2021 Recording courtesy of radiowaves.fm 7MB
19871203 NovaPower103--19871203--0858--Dublin103FM--PatCourtenay.mp3 New Apr 2021 Recording courtesy of radiowaves.fm 105MB
NovaPower103--19871207--1239--Dublin103.0MHz--PatCourtenay.mp3 New Sep 2021 Pat Courtenay on lunchtime. Teena Gates and Bob Gallico are on news at 1pm. Recording is from 103.0MHz in stereo and by kind courtesy of Joe Cashin via radiowaves.fm
65MB
19871210 NovaPower103--19871210--1326--Dublin103FM--PatCourtenay-JC.mp3 New Apr 2021 Recording courtesy of Jess Codd via radiowaves.fm 106MB
1987_12_10_thu_novapower103_103fms_1722-1857_tonymckenzie_dublintoday-gh984.mp3 New Feb 2021 Tony McKenzie finishes his afternoon show, and then at 6pm is 'Dublin Today' hosted by Lisa Moore, Teena Gates and Dennis Murray.  The new on the hour station ID mentions 100FM, 103FM and 738am along with the Philips CD system. Recorded in Dublin from 103.0MHz in stereo. 220MB
1987_12_10_thu_novapower103_103fms_1858-2031_liamcoburn-gh428.mp3 New Feb 2021 Continuing from the above cassettee, the end of 'Dublin Today' and then into an evening show from Liam Coburn. Recorded in Dublin from 103.0MHz in stereo. 220MB
1987_12_11_fri_novapower103_1945-2116_timkelly-gh425.mp3 New Feb 2021 A Friday eveing show from Tim Kelly. Recorded in Dublin from 103.0MHz in stereo. 110MB
1987_12_13_sun_novapower103_103fms_0033-0120_noelclancy-gh426.mp3 New Feb 2021 The overnight show from Noel Clancy. Recorded in Dublin from 103.0MHz in stereo. 110MB
1987_12_13_sun_novapower103_103fms_0202-0247_noelclancy-gh426.mp3 New Feb 2021 More of the overnight show from Noel Clancy. Recorded in Dublin from 103.0MHz in stereo. 109MB
19871214 Power103--19871214--1130--Dublin103FM--PatCourtenay.mp3 New Apr 2021 Recording courtesy of radiowaves.fm 21MB
1987_12_18_fri_energy103_738am_0901-1208_cassidyjones_patcourtenay-gh773.mp3 New Feb 2021 After only a couple of weeks, the newly named 'Nova Power 103' was forced to drop reference to 'Nova' and revert to their old name of Energy. The first half of a 6 hour continuous recording, this part featuring Cassidy Jones followed by Pat Courtenay. Recorded near Blackpool from 738kHz. 175MB
1987_12_18_fri_energy103_738am_1208-1522_patcourtenay_tonymckenzie-gh773.mp3 New Feb 2021 The final 3 hours of the above recording with Pat Courtenay followed by Tony McKenzie. 175MB
19871221 Energy103--19871221--1100--Dublin103FM--PatCourtnay--AC.mp3 New Apr 2021 Recording courtesy of radiowaves.fm 10MB
19871225 Energy103--19871225--0747--Dublin103FM--CassidyJones.mp3 New Apr 2021 Recording courtesy of radiowaves.fm 92MB
1987_12_27_sun_energy103_103fms_1400-1447_cassidyjones_lisamoore-gh340.mp3 New Feb 2021 Afternoon with Cassidy Jones and Lisa Moore on news. Recorded in Dublin from 103.0MHz in stereo. 107MB
1987_12_27_sun_energy103_103fms_1450-1503_cassidyjones_lisamoore-gh340.mp3 New Feb 2021 The end of the Cassidy Jones show up to 3pm, then Lisa Moore reading the news with Tony McKenzie trying to put her off reading it. Recorded in Dublin from 103.0MHz in stereo. 30MB
1987_12_27_sun_energy103_103fms_1635-1710_tonymckenzie_lisamoore-gh340.mp3 New Feb 2021 Tony McKenzie a little later, with Cassidy Jones in the background and Lisa Moore on news. Recorded in Dublin from 103.0MHz in stereo. 79MB
Energy103--Dublin--January1st1988--1130--PatCourtenay-BestofEnergy87.mp3 New Jun 2021 Pat Courtenay presents ‘The Best of Energy ’87’ on New Year’s Day 1988 on the Dublin station. This is a selection of sketches from when he was the presenter of The Breakfast Club. Recording is courtesy of both Ian and radiowaves.fm 117MB
Energy103--Dublin--February13th1988--0850--ChrisCameron.mp3 New Jun 2021 With only a month until Energy would close, this is a short extract of a Saturday morning breakfast show with Chris Cameron, with Michael Mahon reading the news at 9am.  Recording is courtesy of Michael Mahon via radiowaves.fm 17MB
1988_03_10_thu_energy103_103fms_0759-0933_tonymckenzie_bobgallico-gh346.mp3 New Feb 2021 Energy 103 closed suddenly on 11th March 1988. This is a recording of part of the breakfast show with Tony McKenzie and Bob Gallico the day before the closure.  Recorded in Dublin in stereo from 103.0MHz. 215MB

 

RADIO NOVA - LW254kHz

1986_01_09_thu_nova_254lw_1450-1620_georgetalbot_738relay.mp3 Relay of Radio Nova 738kHz with Clutter Free Hour, Sybil Fennell on news then George Talbot. Recorded in Blackpool. 43,623k
1986_01_10_fri_nova_254lw_1352-1450_tonymckenzie_738relay-scotland.mp3 Relay of Radio Nova 738kHz with Tony McKenzie and Sybil Fennell on news. Recorded in West Scotland. Weak signal with a lot of European interference. 32,211k
1986_01_10_fri_nova_254lw_1540-1640_paulkavanagh_738relay-scotland.mp3 Relay of Radio Nova 738kHz with Paul Kavanagh and Sybil Fennell on news. Recorded in West Scotland. Slighly better reception than above recording. 29,038k
1986_01_24_fri_nova_254lw_1413-1515_tonymckenzie_738relay-scotland.mp3 Relay of Radio Nova 738kHz with Tony McKenzie and Sybil Fennell on news. Recorded in West Scotland. Much better signal than previous Friday. 31,196k
1986_01_26_sun_nova_254lw_0145-0325_richard_jackson_738relay.mp3 Relay of Radio Nova 738kHz. Recorded in Blackpool. 47,766k
1986_01_26_sun_nova_254lw_0325-0455_richard_jackson_738relay.mp3 Relay of Radio Nova 738kHz. Recorded in Blackpool. 43,254k
1986_01_28_tue_nova_254lw_chrisbarry_airchecks.mp3 Airchecks of Chris Barry announcing the Long Wave tests on 254kHz. Recorded in Bradford. 1,386k
1986_01_28_tue_nova_254lw_1500-1545_chrisbarry.mp3 Split 254kHz test transmission with Chris Barry. Recorded in Blackpool. 21,883k
1986_01_28_tue_nova_254lw_1500-1800_chrisbarry.mp3 A combination of recordings from 28th January, starting in Bradford (received in a concrete building) and then Blackpool with the better signal.  Chris Barry again on tests, before merging back with the main Nova service at 6pm. 65,577k
1986_01_29_wed_nova_254lw_chrisbarry_airchecks.mp3 Airchecks of Chris Barry announcing the Long Wave tests on 254kHz. Recorded in Blackpool. 945k
1986_01_29_wed_nova_254lw_0740-0910_johnohara_738relay.mp3 Relay of Radio Nova 738kHz on 254kHz with John O'Hara until 9am then Tony McKenzie. Recorded in Leeds. 42,503k
1986_01_29_wed_nova_254lw_0910-1200_tonymckenzie_738relay.mp3 Relay of Radio Nova 738kHz on 254kHz with Tony McKenzie. Recorded in Leeds. 82,963k
1986_01_29_wed_nova_254lw_1200-1405_tonymckenzie_colmhayes_738relay.mp3 Relay of Radio Nova 738kHz on 254kHz with Tony McKenzie then Colm Hayes at 1pm. Recorded in Leeds. 58,190k
1986_01_29_wed_nova_254lw_1430-1615_chrisbarry.mp3 Split 254kHz test transmission with Chris Barry. Edited from tapes received in Bradford (weak signal) and Blackpool. 48,123k
1986_01_30_thu_nova_254lw_1355-1530_colmhayes_738relay_then_chrisbarry.mp3 Relay of 738kHz with Dave Johnson on news and Colm Hayes until about 1425, then a split to Chris Barry and a separate Radio Nova Longwave test. Recorded in Bradford, inside a concrete building hence some electrical interference. 43,115k
1986_01_30_thu_nova_254lw_1538-1640_chrisbarry-EM144.mp3 New JAN 2021 Chris Barry with separate Radio Nova Longwave test, includes Dave Johnson with news at 4pm and headlines at 4:30pm. Recorded in Liverpool. Many thanks to Eric Monaghan for this one.  There are one or two transmission issues in this recording, which could have been due to storm conditions.  The test went back to relaying the main Nova service at 6pm, and the longwave transmissions were switched off shortly after 11pm never to return. 58M

 

RADIO NOVA - SATELLITE

 

This is not really Irish, but lumped in with the Irish stuff because of the earlier NOVA Dublin station. (There was however a Radio Nova relay from Dublin of this satellite station). Some of these recordings are taken off air from ILR AYR when they used to relay NOVA during the night. The first clip is continous from ILR AYR closedown at 0000, until reopening again at 0600. NOVA is heard in between times for 6 hours. Files were recorded onto a single mono track from a mono radio, a grundig satellit 3400.

Also included is a clip from Radio Nederland's Media Network about the new Radio Nova satellite service. Listen to a young Sybil talking about the satellite Radio Nova.

By the time Astra direct to home satellite became common, Radio Nova was on transponder 5 of the Lifestyle channel for a time. There are recordings of Radio Nova from that era as well in the archives, which we will strive to find and upload.

 

1988_05_04_wed_nova-satellite_1545-1647_patsharp_station_official_opening_gregedwards-gh631.mp3 New Mar 2021
The official opening of the station by Timothy Renton MP, Minister of State for Broadcasting, on 4th May 1988. The recording has Pat Sharp up to the news at 4pm with Sybil Fennel, followed by Greg Edwards which includes the official opening at 4:10pm. (146MB)
1988_05_24_tue_nova-satellite_1250-1423_chriscary_declanmeehan-gh572.mp3 New Mar 2021
The end of Chris Cary up to the 1pm news from IRN. This is followed by Declan Meehan with part of his 2 hour afternoon show. There are one or two channel dropouts on this recording. This satellite signal was received near Blackpool using a 1.5 metre dish. (220MB)
880918_ilr_ayr_96.7_2345-0610_inc_nova_0000-0600_liam_quigley_reel_14.mp3
(294MB)
1988_08_19_fri_nova_satellite_0934-1107_paulburnett_patcourtenay-gh582.mp3 New Feb 2021
Paul Burnett followed by Pat Courtenay, who seemed to be having an issue with one of the 'new fangled' compact disc players. The satellite signal was received near Blackpool using a 1.5 metre dish. (215MB)
880828_nova_96.7_0030-0330_via_ilr_ayr_reel_13_kb.mp3 (new May 08) (118,140k)
880829_nova_96.7_2355-0215_early_29th_tony_gillan_via_ilr_ayr_reel_13_kb.mp3 (new May 08) (95,535k)
     
880610_media_network_article_on_sat_radio_inc_nova.mp3 (2,992k)
     
900613_1920bst_club_music_ch5_19deg_e_c90_1482_ann_23m_poss_mono.mp3 117,795k
901020_2030bst_club_music_ch5_19deg_e_stereo_c120_262.mp3 82,172k
901021_1915bst_club_music_ch5_19deg_e_stereo_c120_262.mp3 79,220k
901030_2006-2106_club_music_ch5_19deg_e_tues_stereo_c120_265.mp3 80,445k
901030_2156-2256_club_music_ch5_19deg_e_tues_stereo_c120_265.mp3 81,640

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RADIO NOVA - DUBLIN

Below is some old text written at the time specified. The text is left as is.

MARCH 2010:

After a long time, here are a load more recordings of Radio Nova, most recorded in Scotland from AM radio at some distance from the transmitter site. Many are really good AM quality, many are night time MW quality, when signals had the "Luxembourg" night time AM sound to them. When NOVA was on 819, my own local here in Scotland, BBC Radio Scotland used to give some grief. And it did depend on the receiver used, whether the selectivity was really enough, or whether you could actually hear the BBC at times too. One old valve receiver I used was very unstable, and tuning would drift, even on AM!!

NB: Please read the comments on the "download index" regards the age and audio quality of these recordings.

 

MARCH 2008:

Nova was started in the early summer of 1981 by ex Caroline / Northsea / Luxembourg / Radio Free London presenter, Chris Cary/ Spangles Muldoon.

Initially Nova was only on 88 FM, but in Sept 1981, the first MW frequency of 846kHz was added. This channel was used for a time, but RAI were still on high power on 846kHz, causing grief at night. After trials on 891, (remember the mighty 8-90 jingles) Nova settled on 819kHz, followed by 828 after their 1983 raid. Brief tests on 729kHz were made, before the final MW frequency of 738kHz was chosen. At the time of the recordings, the rf output power was a massive 50kW. In late 1985 Nova briefly tested on LW 254kHz. Nova even had a UHF TV station at one time, and a SW service on 6207. After leaving Dublin, Cary started Nova as a satellite radio station.

Nothing was more successful, and memorable though, than when there was a 50kW AM signal pumping out of Ireland in the mid 1980s. In Nova's years as a Dublin pirate, both the Radio & Television stations were raided. It was jammed by rivals, including RTE, and Cary was at the centre of an NUJ dispute.

NOVA transmissions came from various sources around Dublin city, but the main location, and certainly home to their 50kw MW transmitter, was Greenacres Country Club, Rathfarnan, renamed Nova Park. See article elsewhere on this site about a memorable visit to the old site in 2004.

Many of the above recordings were recorded in the summer of 1984, and are in the main of excellent "AM" quality from 738kHz. Most of the tapes were typically made on an average weekday, and are a great insight into Radio Nova's daily programming from that era. Many recordings were made in Scotland, many in Blackpool.

While I would love to travel back in time to 20 odd years ago, with my PC, and almost limitless time recording capabilities, it is a dream none of us can obviously hope to achieve. Thus we have to make do with what recordings there are. Back then I never had a reel to reel machine, which was capable of recording four tracks at six and a half hours each on triple play reels. I never had a video recorder which could have made recordings of 4 hours, or even 8 hours at slow speed. The length of the recordings therefore are mainly only 45m or so. This was simply due to "banging a C90 tape on in the passing" and somehow hope to return at the time when it was ready to turn over. Sadly this rarely happened, due to work commitments. My philosophy in 1984 was that 45m was better than nothing. I am now so glad that was the case!

These unique recordings transferred in 2008 are taken from the master cassettes, most of which in all honesty probably had not been played back since they were recorded all those years ago. They have never seen the light of day, and no one else has copies of these tapes to my knowledge. They were just recorded and stuck in a box, and left. If tapes were plentiful at the time, there would be more recordings at that point in time. This was the case when Tandy would have sales of their cheap concertape C90s for example, or Woolies would have an offer of 10 for xxx££. At one time Pinnacle tapes were also sold off by the Pinnacle rep at the time. Pinnacle also used to specialize in valve sales in the early 80's.

Personally speaking, if I am playing old radio tapes back, I tend to listen to 1970's Radio Caroline recordings, complete with the unique selection of music that once radiated from the North Sea from the Mi Amigo. My ageing cassettes from that era of offshore radio are well worn. The Nova tapes seem to be in rather better nick luckily.

It is hoped that these recordings will bring back fond memories of radio "25 plus" years ago. If you weren't there, I am sure you may still appreciate the historic content of these recordings.



Ken, TADX, March 2008

In memory of Chris Cary