Top Ten Dublin Pirates since '88

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no.1 Kiss103.2 - the only real superpirate,high power,great jocks,very professional and really dented FM104

no.2 Pulse 103 - professional,great jocks/sound

no.3 Energy 94 - this is a very professional sounding station and has already made huge inroads - sounds like a legal

no.4 KIC FM - a very popular station,including the corridors of power!,audio FM104 can only dream about,full schedule and good signal

no.5 Phantom - Made people wake up to the fact that alternative music can make money,on the shoestring phantom where on this station was excellent

no.6 HOT 107 - professional sound and of course the o/bs

no.7 Sunset 107 - it started the dance revolution!

no.8 Freedom 92 - from the ruins of kiss,this station has improved immensely-if only its full potential would be realised

no.9 Sun 101 - great audio,great idea and plating those one hit wonders,it played 65love affair on tuesday morning - what a station!

no.10 DLR 106 - Remember it led to the closure of horizon & Easi,it has survived a long time - now if they could get some processing gear.

Other mentionables-Alices Restraunt -fab audio & signal on 107.1 & 107.7

So do yous agree or disagree???????????
intelligent replies please


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  • i agree with all except....... - mick, January 17 at 18:33:51
    • so did tony d - me ma, January 17 at 0:24:54
  • Àgree - AA Road Watch, January 17 at 13:54:38

 

i agree with all except.......

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i don't agree with the dlr thing. perhaps coast fm or nsr fm should be in there somewhere


yes I agree with the order of all the rest . But isn't it amazing that garv rigby worked on all of the above but 2 (freedom and KIC) ...... I think Darrahgh roberts worked on 5-6 of them (hot, sunset, pulse, energy and Dlr was it)

so did tony d

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tony d worked on at least 5 of the above also, along with 5 from the 80s and perhaps 5 others from the 70s.........


Which ones are using computers?

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I was listening to 104 over the weekend and a few others too, the jock on 104 on Saturday night gave out the Lotto numbers from the draw. How can they do that if it's recorded and don't 2FM and 98 use Master Control too? Or do any of these stations?

Just curious...


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  • computers - Radio MAN, January 16 at 21:09:30
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      • NEWS? - RadioMan, January 16 at 21:50:05
        • 104 go live 24/7 - I know..., January 17 at 18:43:11
          • hahahaah - big bungle, January 17 at 19:30:31
            • eh........no! - ha ha ha, January 17 at 21:20:19
              • I'm still laughing - big bungle, January 17 at 22:26:49

2FM

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2fm use a system called radioman and it is used constantly for ads. It contains pre-recorded shows such as world web radio and the national chart replay. It has an automatic system built in which puts a live news feed through the desk on the hour throughout the night for news bullitens and the newsreader has exactly 2mins or so to read the news,

Thats how 2FM does it

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98FM and Atlantic 252 both use RCS Master Control. 2FM use Radioman. Today FM use Radiomation, and Lite FM used Encodad. FM104 have a digital cart playout system (wavecart I believe) but no proper automation.

As to live lotto numbers? The lotto numbers come in at about 9pm don't they? So a show can be recorded after that. Don't forget that both 2FM and 98FM run overnight news bulletins as well!!!


98FM

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Are they actually running NEWS overnight or is it jush a rehash of News from the day before like they used to ?

NEWS?

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Both 98FM and FM104 rehash the 1am INN bulletin and replay it at 2,3,4,5am. Its the same bulletin on both stations - if you listen carefully. The only difference is that FM104 insert a sports bulletin at the end of the main news, while 98 just roll back to music.

 

Why did Jason Maine jump ship to Q102?

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Circa; the 80's.

Jason Maine jumps from breakfast on Sunshine to Nova. A step in the right direction. But then he goes to the new kid on the block - Q102. Strange move. Was Jason offered loads more cash or was there problems with him and Chris?

While we're talking about the boy Jase - does anyone know where he spent those lost years when he wasn't on Irish radio? Was he UK based for awhile?

Don't get me wrong. I think the man is a radio LEGEND. I'm just wondering like.


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"I was always interested in radio. So my first step was to work in a nightclub as a disc jockey. Pirate Radio was very big at the time and I got my first break when I was asked to work in A.R.D (Alternative Radio Dublin).

I remember it well. ARD was based in a bedroom in a house in Cabra, later they moved into Belvedere House. I then moved on to Big D Radio in Camden Street. It was a very long apprenticeship but every step of the way, you learned more and more about the business. My first taste of professional radio came when I joined Sunshine Radio in The Sands Hotel, Portmarnock. Having listened to Robbie Dale some years earlier on Radio Caroline it was a privilege to step into his shoes on the breakfast programme at Sunshine.

After a while Radio Nova came on the air and I was asked to join. It was a very professional station, and there was great team work. People often ask me how the Nightcap came about. I used to do the evening programme, 7pm until midnight, and I suggested an idea for the last hour of the programme. Just one hour of nice mellow music and it worked extremely well.

After a couple of years on Radio Nova I was approached to join the new arrival on the radio scene, Q102. I bought my Nightcap Programme with me. Then as we all know the Broadcasting Bill came into operation and all the illegal stations had to close.

After a while the legal stations came on stream, and the rest is history! So here I am in FM104. In this business you never stop learning.

Remember - I'm on your case and in your place."

Words of a true legend....


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"The promise of big money and a management position lured Jase to Dublin's latest superpirate 'The quiet storm' Q102 in January 85 where Jase resumed his popular night time slot from 7PM - Midnight. After the birth of his first child, the accounts department at Nova sent Jase a congratulations card with the message "It might be of interest to you that Radio Nova is now paying it's top presenters over 400 a week" It might not seem like much now but how many people working in radio now are earning that sort of money? Incidentally the card was sent by Anne Caffrey, now married to Colm Hayes.

Sometime around mid 87 Jase was relegated to overnights on Q102 and when Bil Cunningham arrived in march 88, Jase was escorted to the door of 8 upper mount street never to be let in again.

The launch of Capital 104.4 in July 89 saw the return of the Boy Jase to the Dublin airwaves where he presented the 11 - 3am shift with the nightcap running from 11 - midnight. In September 1990, the management at Capital were forced to make major changes with the announcement that they were well behind 98FM in the JNLR book for their first year. Casualties included Gerry Stevens and the Boy Jase himself. Chris Barry was moved off overnights with his phoneshow to kick off at midnight from then on.

After leaving Capital Jase presented afternoons on Wicklow's Easy 103 which at that time was being run by Dave C and Alan Hunter. When Jim Kenny took over management of Easy, Jase disappeared.

In early 94 Jase got in touch with Scott Williams at FM104 and was invited back to spin the Saturday overnight. What a waste you might say just having Jase spin and that's exactly what Colm Hayes said when he took over from Scott in early 95. Jase was back linking on 104 and the anoraks couldn't believe it as call after call came through all wondering where he had been all that time.

And, as you all know, he's back presenting the Nightcap weeknights on FM104 from 1am - 3 with the overnighter afterwards"


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Not sure where he was for his off-air days in the 90's but he can't have been gone that long as he was with Capital for the launch wasn't he? Then did the Saturday Night overnight on the same station(now FM104). One thing for certain- he didn't leave Ireland and although he has a unique style now, you've gotta remember Jason was THE biggest jock in Ireland in earlier days...nice to see the legend lives on...wonder was he offered some doh from Lite when they were launching?


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One of the best in view
what a dj

Nova's Nitecap

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I used to enjoy listening to Jason on Radio Nova. Check out his picture (and others) from the NOVA days on the chriscarey.com webpage.
Keep it up jason !!!!

 

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just after downloading Coll edit pro demo version, where can you download cool edit pro full version. This was on the site a while ago, but I never paid attention (naughty me) so anyone help me out here!

Thank you my fellowed friends!

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Get Cool Edit 2000 (Full) + Plugins Here!

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i just uploaded a cracked version of Cool Edit 2000 + Plugins to:

www.ctech.ca/callumg/Cool Edit 2000/Cool Edit 2000 + Add-ons.zip

enjoy!

forgot to say....

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you will not be able to use a download manager (getright,gozilla etc) to download the program...just paste the link in your browser and a small banner should pop up...wait a few seconds and the download should then start

 

 

ENERGY 94

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Right lads here it is in black and white!

A lot of bitching goes on here, quite a large amount of it regarding Energy Vs Hot. At last, we have reached a stage where Energy can be complimented and a string of handbag-swinging doesn't follow!
Before I go on, let me remind you that although Energy has the ghost of Pulse 103 lurking around, IT IS NOT PULSE, and in many ways, it's better...

Pulse had a music format that was a cross-over of the format used in Freedom and Energy today. They had a combination of chart, commercial dance and sometimes edging on music slightly more hardcare- not often.
Energy has a format orientated slightly towards more commercial dance and more hardhouse alongside. They have the odd Top 30 hit thrown in with a big tune that may be catching the ear of a lot of people. An example of this is Leann Rimes-Can't Fight The Moonlight, which was and still is (I think) on their playlist. It's not a dance track, but it IS a big song so they play it. A lot of their content is funky dance- Soulsearcher, Junior Jack etc., great uplifting sounds.
This is the part which may get the handbags swinging, we'll have to wait and see: I feel that ENERGY is better, more professional, better organised and sounds literally more legal than PULSE ever did. Now it's clear that ENERGY don't have Mark McCabe and John Power but lets face it, good as they are- I'm not gonna knock a single person in this posting- Conor G, Declan P, Jenny G, this list goes on, are all great jocks too, but they didn't stand out like Mark and John did- love 'em or hate 'em! This is why I think that the jocks on ENERGY are top class too. A certain halo hangs over the PULSE name, but when you delve into the actual presenters that existed, the guys on ENERGY aren't doing a bad job at all.
The website is f**king unbelievable! I know quite a few stations that are legit that don't have websites as good as ENERGY have! Another way that ENERGY stands out from the crowds by a long shot.
Their production is the envy of the rest of the pirate stations in Ireland. It is just as tight as the legals, some of the ideas funnier, and all created without ISDN lines which 98, 2FM and 104 can boast of having.

I think I'll finish up now, as when these posts get too long, I just glance over them, so let me leave you with "Springer's Final Thought"...

In the days of the Super-Pirates, namely Nova and Q102, the stations that made history are above. However, these are also just history and back then, pirates were even bigger and different so I'm not comparing ENERGY to them in any way. The Super-Pirate of the year 2001 I hear you ask? I think we've found it...

Thanks for the time,

An ENERGY fan...

please take note: I wish to state that I'm not involved with ENERGY in any way and you'll just have to take my word for this!


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That's all very nice apart from the fact that Energy and the rest of the Dublin pirate scene really isn't very good. It's probably reminiscent of the late 70's when you had Radio Dublin, ARD, City, etc going hell-for-leather but still without generating much money or having a large listenership across a mainstream audience. It took a large station (by existing 70's standards) to break the mould and get things moving. So, I wonder in the year 2001 could something similar happen? And if so, will it be "foreigners" that stimulate this new interest.


super pirate bullshit

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the laws have changed since the 70s and 80s.

there was a new law brought in arond 1988 yeah!!!

the 70s thing happened again in the 90s with kiss 103fm in the mid 90s.

dlr and sunset were chugging along like the late 70s pirates with tapes, no format, okish signal, no premises apart from a shed and free form presenting.

kiss did come along and blew it open but got raided 2-3 times because it was too big and then the heat came onto sunset.

a big station like kiss will never work again in dublin as it will just get shut down and raided. Pulse were lucky

I was 16 when kiss was on in 94 and everybody in my school listened and i mean everybody


energy is the superpirate of today. Bear in mind sunshine was out of a port-a-cabin with 19/20 year old djs mostly doing 20" links but had advertising to pay people remember. Energy can't do that or they'll end up like Kiss fM


 

Interesting Kiss 103/Sunset thread below. My thoughts.

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I was wondering if there are any more interesting stories out there? To me Sunset was Tracy Lee, Barry Dunne, Andy Preston and the Sunday afternoon of dance with Benny Ryan, Dirk (Dick?) Montage and the rest. Kiss to me was all about Tony Dixon in the mornings and the way he managed to fit 5 songs into 15 minutes in the Top 5 At 10 seque. Very tight. Dave Lowe was there also wasn't he? Why did this guy give up radio? A great jock. Was Andy Preston there or not? Kiss were sounding shit hot just before they closed. A shame. I also heard Andrew Mangan was set to do Breakfast on Pulse 103 had they got the licence. Can anyone shed any light on this?


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Dirk Montage never did anything for Sunset. He wouldn't have been allowed in the door (and its doubtful that he would've wanted to work there anyway).

Dave Lowe was in Kiss, I think he did drivetime after Sunset closed. As far as I recall Dave Adams moved to breakfast. Dave went on to work for Hot 107, left to go to Q95, and that was the last I've heard of him. You're right though. Good jock.

And you're correct. I thought Kiss 103 sounded best (although with a lesser audience due to their low power signal) just before they closed down.

Sunset

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When Sunset first opened it was a Rock Station..
Garv Rigby The First DJ To do a Dance Show On Sunset Sunday Afternons I Think. Shortly after this Sunset Became knowen as "Dublins Dance Music Factory". Which also set the whole trend of dance music Radio stations in Dublin??? Garv Then Moved to Kiss 103 And "Schools Out" 7-10pm.

Any Toughts on this..


more Sunset

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Garvin was the first jock to play dance music on Sunset. At the time Sunset had a lot of specialist programmes (rock/reggae/soul/classic oldies) and they thought that dance music was just another genre to play.

Garvin brought in Benny Ryan - who replaced Pete Reed in the lineup (yup - Sunset fired Pete, although its doubtful he would've hung around to play hardcore rave!).

I can't remember when "dance factory" came into use - I think it was early in 1993, just before Barry Dunne rejoined the station. The station used to open at 4pm at that stage.


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it is messages like yours above NA that start all the shit on this board.

you know, that now all the garv haters and lovers will start a whole thread going......


...if the above post is a genuine one then I apologise for getting at you.

garv and benny ryan both started the first dance shows together on Sunset. Ollie Dowling had the first dance show in Dublin on DLR around the same time perhaps a week or so before sunset....


so between benny, garv and ollie they were irelands 1st credible dance radio djs as opposed to simon young on 2fm playing 12" kylie songs


kiss 103.2 lineups

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there were 2 strong lineups AT KISS 103.2 IN 1994

there was

breakfast Andy mangan( Dave Adams)
10-1 Tony Dixon
1-4 Chris Young
4-7 Steve K
7-10 garv Rigby
10-1 Steve Davitt

when garv went to 98 and Steve k went to the Usda it became:


Breakfast Steve Cooper
10-1 Kevin branigan
1-4 Chris Young
4-7 Andrew mangan
7-10 Damien Mc Caul
10-1 Steve Daviitt


kiss 103 dublin

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then mike ormond got a job in 104 and closed it down.....allegedly

me again....kiss 103 history of DJs

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Once upon a time....... remember that in the early 90s, 98fm was classic hits and fm 104 was rock 104 and later fm104 in 1993..... with a very, very slightly more edgy format than 98fm and 2fm was almost as bad and as old hat as it is now. There was no radio Ireland/Today FM in yesteryears as Century had gone bust b 4 the century and lite fm was like a feather in the wind blowing away in Martin Blocks mind...........

when kiss 103.2 went on in mid 93, fm104 were literally blown away, losing almost 50% of under 25's overnight according to in house tracking from 104 and newspaper articles at the time, beating Sunset by about 76-24% (dlr and radio Dublin were the only other decent pirates in early '93).


I remember garv rigby was poached from sunset as PD for kiss fm ( after a flaming moe's row with Gary C aparently , don't know how true that is) and he was also the evening funny farm jock (7-10pm). With him went steve k for afternoons(1-4), ronan scanlon, andy p(preston) for a bit (then he went back to Sunset do take up a better position).

Then on air came chris young from a hospital station, Tony D was brought in from dlr 106 (10-1), Gerry Stevens was about to join but the money was so low he laughed and went shopping and dirk montage came from WNSR along with kevin Branigan(10am-1pm IN THE FIRST WEEKS B 4 he went into PRODUCTION), Steve Davitt (10pm- 1am), Ralph mc Garry and Mike Ormond (Sales and marketing).

Steve cooper left Anna Livia to do breakfast or was it drive time news...... yes later on it was breakfast (he did headlines from 4-7pm on the 1/2 hour)??? and Damien Mc caul took up an afternoon postition (1-4...... after Steve K left and went to USA for the Summer), followed by the very ,very talented, humourous and sadly missed Dave Adams (Andrew Mangan) from 4pm- 7pm.


Weekends were done by people such as the yellow jumper man, Happy Harry (Dark Mark Mitchell, Connor G, G'th Scelly , Ronan Brady, Sean power, Paul Kavvangh, DJ Wicked Willie, Cliff Walker and Smokey Towers (Tom Cole).Later on other radio guys came and went including Miles J, Jeff C and the crew from Ulster, George from the Rude awaking at FM 104 and others to name a few......

overnights were done by Mel Byrne , the red faced man and many others including a magician who disappeared into thin air one night (bless!!!)


we'll leave the raids to another day.



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Sean Power & Paul Kavanagh off Freedom actually worked on Kiss, are you sure? I didn't know that

yeah they did...

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yeah sean & paul worked on kiss

 

Sad Nova Anorak Question no. 2345

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Last Reply from the bottom of the page was : Tony Allen did the N-O-V-A over the slow music track, Chris Cary himself did a dry version, as did some American gent!
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The N-O-V-A among the jingles downloaded from the 80's pirate radio site doesn't sound like TA or CC when you listen to it dry - but it is the same one that's on a lot of my early tapes of NOVA - anyone know who it is ?


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Bill Mitchel did the vo's for The 80's Nova, Radio Caroline and Pulse 103FM. Unforunatly Bill is know dead :( R.I.P. Ps. He had a cool voice where do you download the Nova Jingles?

Probably The Best Lager In The World

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It's not the Bill Mitchell version that was used on the satellite service, was it? Bill did the v/o's for Sunshine where Tony Allen did them on Nova.


N-0-V-A

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Correct it is Bill Mitchell!
He also did some V/Os for Nova in the post NRG 103 days before satellite Nova.

N-O-V-A

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This isn't Bill Mitchell, this jingle was around way at the start. It might be TA slowed down a bit.
it's on the jingle compliation downloadable at:
http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/pbuckle
(Takes bloody ages to come down though.)

NOVA

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IT IS Tony Allen!It was probably put thru the pitch transposer.


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As someone correctly said earlier, it was Chris Carey who did the dry N-O-V-A and TA who did the v/o one the 'slow' music track !!!!!!!!!

Signed
Someone who worked for Radio Nova

PS - Bill Mitchell featured on the 'All Music Radio' v/o package for Radio Nova. They were run sid by side with the launch of the second sung id package.


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I thought that the "All Music Radio" package was from Q102, at least that's the jingle package I have with it.

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As someone correctly said earlier, it was Chris Carey who did the dry N-O-V-A and TA who did the v/o one the 'slow' music track !!!!!!!!!

Signed
Someone who worked for Radio Nova

PS - Bill Mitchell featured on the 'All M

 

 

 

 

At least there is a constructive argument on this board for a change!!!!!

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I gotta say legal eagle may have touched or should i say wrenched the hearts out of most of you Muppets but at least we are not talking about mobile phones anymore.
I stand with Legal Eagle on this whoever he maybe.
Now there is an interesting question...Who is he/she?
Well we should look at the clues....
We can really assume its not Barry! ok


Most of the postings are posted between 12pm and 2am so that kind of rules out any one working in the clubs (unless there crap and getting no work) but still a late night person none the less.

The Garv and Rusty bit is confusing would it not seem?

Somebody mentioned Legal Eagle did not work on a pirate in the 70s, 80s, 90s. Well i think they know too much for that to be possible. He/She really must be an ex-pirate.

Well whoever it is they started a good argument.

PS: I think many people are now using the name Legal Eagle just to jump on the pirate slagging bandwagon.
They are all right to slag off the pirates because the quality (not the sound) is crap compared to the 70s,80s and the early 90s.

Good Night

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the early 90s quality was better??

what are on about. just listen to any old tapes or think back to the early 90s.

dlr and sunset were extremely unprofessional comapred to energy or hot today.

sunset used to come on at 12pm if lucky had some good djs only.

andy p
garv rigby
barry dunne
steve k
darragh roberts
and perhaps benny ryan and gary mathews. that was it.......

dlr had tony d and les vickers.......nobody else.

the presentation and programminig of the early 90s pirates was awful. sunset used to have 1 day of dance on a sunday untill 1993.

Sundays were
daragh hurley
garv rigby
gary mathews
benny ryan
tim hannigan and mark kavanagh( laTER ON )

THERE WAS NO FORMAT AS SATURDAYS WERE ROCK AND REGAE ORIENTATED.

But fair play to gary for getting it all going eventually and credit is due for that.


early 90's - hey I was there!

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the early 90s quality was better??

Yep.

what are on about. just listen to any old tapes or think back to the early 90s.

I was there - working in Radio Dublin in 1990 and everything. And I don't EVER want to hear tapes of that. What a kip.

dlr and sunset were extremely unprofessional comapred to energy or hot today.

Not so. Despite the limited resources of the early 90's stations and the fact that most of them grew from small hobby stations, the programming of some of those stations would put a lot of todays stations to shame.

DLR had its moments in 1991. NSR was the station to try to beat in 1992. In 1993 it was Sunset. Come 1994, Kiss FM tried to take it a whole new level. 1995 saw the arrival of Hot 107 and Pulse 103. Both stations had healthy respect for each others progamming.

sunset used to come on at 12pm if lucky had some good djs only.

andy p
garv rigby
barry dunne
steve k
darragh roberts
and perhaps benny ryan and gary mathews. that was it.......

And Chris Murray and Tracey Lee and Tony Quinn and Ronan Scanlan and Ian Redmond and Tom Smith and Wicked and Brian Johnson and Fintan O Hare and Jay Ahern and Dara Hurley and Mr. Spring and many many more.

dlr had tony d and les vickers.......nobody else.

By the middle of 1992 - DLR had gotten stale and complacent. IF you want to talk about their early programming though, you should think of the Creepy Crawly Dan Frawley show, and Al Hughes.

the presentation and programminig of the early 90s pirates was awful.

Not true. For example NSR 105 used to have an excellent programme on in 1992/3 on Friday nights called the "Decadent Dance Hall Dub Session" with Pat Allen? (now, whatever happened to HIM?) It was first rate. I also remember the Sunset Night Network which also went over to NSR 105. A very young Al Gibbs also sounded very well on NSR, and the weekly "JJ McKay Extravaganza" was ... well, an extravaganza!

Mr. Spring (back then he was Mr. Fantastic) also used to present an awesome show every Sunday night on Sunset. So did Jay Ahern.

I never worked for Kiss FM, but they did an excellent job in 1994 of providing a top 40 radio station.

Even as recently as 1995, we saw Hot 107 broadcasting live from Portmarnock beach during a heatwave. They didn't get any cash out of it - they just did it for a buzz.


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dance on a sunday untill 1993.

Sundays were
daragh hurley
garv rigby
gary mathews
benny ryan
tim hannigan and mark kavanagh( laTER ON )

And Jay Ahern.

THERE WAS NO FORMAT AS SATURDAYS WERE ROCK AND REGAE ORIENTATED.

At the very conception of the station that was true. Sundays were all dance, and Fridays and Saturdays had a variety of programming including heavy metal, indie and classic rock. The station was doing its best to fill broadcast hours - and as a hobby station did a very good job.

When the station moved to Blackrock for a short time in 1992 it became more pop orientated, and by early 1993 was a chart/dance station (not unlike Freedom 92). The decision was made to go ALL dance in April 1993 (which in reality was just fine tuning the format).

The handbag jocks were on during the day, while the more credible guys were on in the evenings.


But fair play to gary for getting it all going eventually

True.


Of course Pulse 103 was bigger and more successful than Sunset. I don't think that you can compare the early 90s stations to the pirates of today. Todays stations operate in a far safer envioroment (remember the raids of the early 90's), with studio premises and top notch gear. There were a lot of shitty things about the early 90's pirates. You're right. Sunset didn't go on the air till midday every day - they used to relay satellite radio instead. Thats because the station was run by an 18 year old from a garden shed.

In some ways you're right. Lets not remember the early 90's as the halycon days. They weren't. However, some good radio was produced under difficult circumstances.



I don't intend for this to get into a 'legal eagle' shitstirring debate, nor did I post the initial message that started this thread, but I found it interesting. I hope that my post countinues on this thoughtful debate. Any comments anyone?


The red hot sound of Kiss 103.2fm Dublin .......mid 90s

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Once upon a time....... remember that in the early 90s, 98fm was classic hits and fm 104 was rock 104 and later fm104 in 1993..... with a very, very slightly more edgy format than 98fm and 2fm was almost as bad and as old hat as it is now. There was no radio Ireland/Today FM in yesteryears as Century had gone bust b 4 the century and lite fm was like a feather in the wind blowing away in Martin Blocks mind...........

when kiss 103.2 went on in mid 93, fm104 were literally blown away, losing almost 50% of under 25's overnight according to in house tracking from 104 and newspaper articles at the time, beating Sunset by about 76-24% (dlr and radio Dublin were the only other decent pirates in early '93).


I remember garv rigby was poached from sunset as PD for kiss fm ( after a flaming moe's row with Gary C.) and he was also the evening funny farm jock (7-10pm). With him went steve k for afternoons(1-4), ronan scanlon, andy p for a bit (then he went back to Sunset).

Then on air came chris young from a hospital station, Tony D was brought in from dlr 106 (10-1), Gerry Stevens was about to join but the money was so low he laughed and went shopping and dirk montage came from WNSR along with kevin Branigan(10am-1pm IN THE FIRST WEEKS B 4 he went into PRODUCTION), Steve Davitt (10pm- 1am), Ralph mc Garry and Mike Ormond (Sales and marketing).

Steve cooper left Anna Livia to do breakfast or was it drive time news...... yes later on it was breakfast (he did headlines from 4-7pm on the 1/2 hour)??? and Damien Mc caul took up an afternoon postition (1-4...... after Steve K left and went to USA for the Summer), followed by the very ,very talented, humourous and sadly missed Dave Adams (Andrew Mangan) from 4pm- 7pm.


Weekends were done by people such as the yellow jumper man, Happy Harry (Dark Mark Mitchell, Connor G, G'th Scelly , Ronan Brady, Sean power, Paul Kavvangh, DJ Wicked Willie, Cliff Walker and Smokey Towers (Tom Cole).Later on other radio guys came and went including Miles J, Jeff C and the crew from Ulster, George from the Rude awaking at FM 104 and others to name a few......

overnights were done by Mel Byrne , the red faced man and many others including a magician who disappeared into thin air one night (bless!!!)


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I don't think Andy P ever worked on-air for Kiss 103 - but he did help the guys get the radio station together. Also, I don't think Cliff Walker ever did more than one show for Kiss - he was working in South East Radio in Wexford at the time.

As well as that - Kiss were effectively over by August 1994 - the low power TX saw to that. The initial high powered 103.2 had long since been carried away by the DOC. Garv Rigby departed and went to 98FM to do sales.

Also departing Sunset were Steve K and Ronan Scanlan - both of whom had the decency to let Gary know they were leaving (unlike Garv who left it till about 24 hours before the launch!). Ronan left Kiss after two weekends because he was totally disillusioned with the station.

Kiss was very successful very quickly. Together with Club FM they badly damaged what had been the citys largest pirate Sunset. The music policy on Sunset went to shit - everybody wanted their say - and the station began to lose focus. What worked for Sunset was having the "radio" djs on during the day, the Tracey Lees, Barry Dunnes etc, while having the 'cred' DJs on at night. Instead of that you had "DJ EL" playing hardcore at 1.30 in the afternoon.

That combined with the raids that Sunset suffered together with Kiss 103 didn't help matters. Eventually wiser heads prevailed, and Sunset began to tighten up again..but at that stage it was all over for both them and Kiss.

Sunset closed down two weeks before Kiss 103. Dave Lowe then went over to Kiss to do drivetime (I think - but I could be open to correction). Kiss jacked it in just a couple of weeks later.

I always thought that Kiss sounded its best towards the end. Despite the dodgy signal and appalling audio Andrew Mangan had the format working very well. He had removed some of the crap "ZYX" label music so beloved of Sunset, and had instead concentrated on playing the proper pop stuff. Kiss 103 sounded great just before it closed. Ironic, eh?

As for other decent pirates in 1993? There weren't any really. DLR was a pale shadow of its former self, NSR had closed down in late 1993 (Kevin was presumably planning Kiss at this point), and Radio Dublin were a non-entity. I always liked Coast FM, but the station was resolutely a hobby station (nothing wrong with that).

btw, can you imagine what the wage costs would be like if you tried to get the people who worked on Sunset or Kiss back together? Just a thought....!


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bear in mind garv got a wod of many or so the rumours go to leave sunset along with Dave Adams (andy mangan). garv did tell gary as he left sunset about 2-3 weeks b 4 kiss 103.......

cliff walker was essentialy f*cked out along with ronan scanlon for not being able to use the cart machines......sunset used tapes u see.


somebody else went to kiss from Sunset was it Darragh Roberts?


DON't EVER compare Club Fm to sunset or kiss, ever.


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As somebody who was involved in a pretty high (!) level with Sunset, I can tell you that Garv left it till the very last moment to tell Gary that he was leaving - in fact he initally denied that he would be joining them.

Dave Adams never got a bung to leave Sunset to join Kiss for the simple reason that he never worked on Sunset!

Cliff not being able to use cart machines? Thats a good one. At this stage he had already worked for the Voice of Peace, East Coast Radio, South East Radio and FM104.

Ronan wasn't fucked out of Kiss - he left after doing 3 shows there.

Initally Sunset and Kiss didn't get on well (a situation not helped by mysterious late night nuisance calls to Sunset/Coast FM djs and management), but after the shit hit the fan and the raids began the two stations found that they had to have a minimal level of co-operation. Gary lent Kiss FM a low powered TX at one stage - which Sunset had to borrow back a few weeks later when they were themselves raided again.

And I would never compare Kiss or Sunset to the scumbag ravers of Scrub FM! You take that back!! lol


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They were pretty fucking cool back in 1993 actually. I remember the christmas nativity play they broadcast one year. Sadly missed.

Now, how about a 5 year on re-union for Urban FM?!

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it's not tony's fault hot is going down faster than your average essex girl . it's frank kennedy tony is merely the messenger if frank knew what he was doing and was prepared to give the finaces nesecary to run a station , hot haven't a hope against energy without funding , they have a good frequencies and three or four good jocs maybe more i haven't really listened at weekends , ross lynch , tony l and tracy clifford are good. it needs work though , frank pay attention

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Hots best asset are it's frequencies. And only for ESG first building up a huge audience on 99.1 after Pulse closed - Hot would be nothing. If Energy were relayed on 99.1 it would be the final nail in the coffin for Hot. If that happened, Energy may finally be recognised by more of the general public for the seriously pro outfit it actually is.

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Energy? Seriously pro....thats the funniest thing that I've read on this board in weeks. Look, if the REAL radio professionals like myself thought that Pulse 103 sounded like Amateur Hour, what do you think we make of Energy? Ten minute DJ links. DJs who are incapable of talking with normal voices. Dreadful audio. Once again the piddly little CHILDREN on this board have proved that their egos are bigger than their talent. Rest assured my little pirate buddies, the PLAYERS of Dublin radio don't give two s*its about your self satisfied itsy little pirate stations. Do yourselves a favour; listen to real radio station and learn from them. For all those wanna be R*cks - listen to him. He gets in and out of links. He doesn't spend 5 minutes talking s*it and giving out the phone number repeatedly. While I'm on the subject - SMS requests. How sc*mbag can you get? You may as well just wear a T-shirt that says "Harp Bar Reject". I look forward to hearing all your little whinges about my viewpoint - but ask any REAL pro (Energy a pro station - f*ck thats a good one) and they will tell you what I'm telling you. Todays pirates are laughed at. If Sp*n FM ever gets on the air I will be surprised if they even hire one of you little s*itbag DJS. What a state pirate radio is in when the little anoraks would rather talk about mobile phones than radio programming. If most of you f*ckwits put 1/10th of the interest you have in phones into coming up with NEW ideas then Dublin would have some great pirate radio. And don't start pointing out to me all the people who have graduated from the pirates to the legals. They would've made it without the help of your pi*sy stations. The fact that very few of them seem to be interested in the pirates of today would indicate just how bad the pirates really are. Do you know how few listeners you really have? Just 'cos all your mates listen doesn't mean that Dave K*lly is s*itting in his pants. Unlike the 70's, or 80's, or even some of the pirates of the 90's, you people get no respect from the radio pros. Nor will you. I thank you. THE Legle Egle

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Jesus you have a serious chip on your shoulder. Get your head out of your butt will ya? Energy are by far the most professional pirate in the country TODAY. Why can't you just accept that? Some VERY good points made the posts in reply to yours. Well done to "Pirate Jock" and "If Only You Knew".

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Don't talk shite! If Energy is a professional station then I'm a monkeys uncle! It really is piss poor. There is NOT A SINGLE PIRATE STATION anywhere in the country that could compare to the pirates of the 80's. Like it or not. Pirate radio should never be run by teenagers, what the fuck do they know about life!

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Guys I think you are missing the point about pirate stations now and the stations in the 80s. If you were around for it, Nova, Q, Sunshine were the most professional stations of their time. But I remember a story from 'Radio Radio' about Mike Hogan when he ran Q, that he had to grow a beard necause he was so young, only 21, about the same age as the people who run stations today. Why do you all live in the past? Sure a lot of todays pirates have it easy with things such as CD players, MDs, Cool Edit, Optimods etc. Its a long way from where the old pirates came from. I personally remember CAUFM where I worked and we were one off the small radi stations to have a 3 stack cart machine, like Wow!!! Serious top of the range at that time, everyone else was using cassettes. Basically, think about it, I am now open to abuse because I have come out of the closet, but who else will put their name to an article. Pirate radio today is very good, and if you think its not, ok, you have your opinion! Stop accusing people of posting comments about themselves, if they want to do that let them. Whoever posted that Mark Noble was posting about himself is quiet fustrated, does he have something against Mark? We might not all agree about Djs such as Mark, Declan, Jenny and the others to reach the legals, but face it, they are there, and so what if its in the middle of the night when mostly everyone is asleep, they made it! they went to the hassle of doing the shit work and over time have managed to build on something. If they are so bad why are you not on the radio instead of them. Fianlly this is my challenge, come out of the closet, identify yourselves, let us know who you are and lets properly debate the best thing in the world.. Radio. Darragh O'Dea darraghodea@email.com

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Nice to see someone who posted under their real name, why don't you ever see my name up here you may ask, answer is simple, I just don't bother visiting this site anymore (except for today, following numerous phone calls about the above postings), it just pisses me off to see that people who work in radio can't just get along and continuously stab their supposed friends/colleagues and co-workers in the back. Stop the constant bitching, back-stabbing and please stop trying to compare one station with the other, be it past or present! Be happy with what you've got and stop complaining! Hopefully others will support this point and post under their real names, are we ashamed of our real names or something or afraid of some idiots slagging us???? Thanks for your time and the constructive comments on Energy, it helps to hear what other people in radio think. James Davids, Station Manager, Energy 94 FM.

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Dara and James- fair play from the one who knows, THE ONE WHO KNOES!

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Legal Eagle. Firstly, are you fustrated? because you dont mind swearing a lot. Is this necessary? A few points! Real or not, anyone reading this board has something to do with radio in Ireland. Why is that everyone has to compare the current round of pirate radio stations to what everything else was like. Oh remember Sunset, hot107, Pulse, Kiss etc... they were all great stations in their day, but now their gone. How do you compare Energy or Hotradio to any of the former, because these stations are only on a short while but with each new station they do it better. Lets take Energy for example: and Im not defending the operation in any way but there are good points and bad points to it. Energy are on-air how long????? Oh thats right barely 3 months!! Now for a 3 month old station it sounds very good. If it was 3 years old I'd say something else!!! Yes their audio leaves a lot to be desired at times, but if anyone here is old enough Century launched in 1989 and couldnt be heard nationwide. Put it in context. If you are a REAL professional, whats the problem with coming out of the closet, you can defend yourself, make some valid points and if you are a real professional we will take them on board. Having said that why dont I identify myself I hear you ask? Well, for much the same reason of attacks from other 'jocks' Im in radio over 12 years and love every minute of it. Ive done the big pirates and the legals but now its not my main occupation so I just do 1 show a week for fun. LINKS: In the times I heard the jocks on Energy I havnt heard any '10 min links' They get in ant out, sometimes 30sec, sometimes 60secs, but with any new station and with people wanting all the time to get on radio, links to drag on a lot, but thats part of the learning process. These guys do it for nothing, no money at all!!! But they want to learn and have a passion for learning, thats why they can make mistakes along the way. Please stop comparing Dublin pirates to radio stations with millions of pounds behind it. David and Goliath I think. SMS: Pioneered by pirate radio stations, now used by 2FM on most of the 'youth orientated' shows. Its a great way of getting your request in, and its cheap. Scumbag??? dont think so, just another idea born with the pirates, perfected by the legals. Im not here to whinge, in fact lets get to the point of why people out there want to have a go at Energy. I suggest we get James Davids in the chat room one night and he can answer all your questions. Why is there about 10 people waiting for someone else to leave so they can get a show? Why are all the gigs sold out? Why did they spend the money and get the good v/os. Fair play to Lar Wright and the production on the jingles.... Great job ........for a pirate!!(I hear you scream) Lets not re-hash the old 'who came from where before they joined legal radio' crap. Its boring and its been done before. But lets hear from the 'REAL' professionals!! Im not hear for self praise but I want to take this chance to think of the few people who I (and its a personal choice) think sound professional, lucid and concise on the radio. This is in no particular order and please no bashing either. Barry Dunne Andy Preston Garv Rigby Daragh Roberts Gavin Hayes Mark Noble James Davids Jenny Greene Like I said this is my opinion, Im not inviting any comments back, but if the 'REAL' professional with use his real name, I think we can all benifit.

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I wouldn't have guessed who posted that untill I saw your little comment about yourself at the end there, what have we now? GIVE UP: Nobody knows who you are Mark Noble, try getting a show when people aren't asleep!!!

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Will Hot Radio be here next year? Hot FM need a full time manager who knows what the fuck he is doing. Tony - you HAD it together at one stage but the buzz about Hot in Dublin is dying. You're catering to the knackers that Energy FM don't want at their gigs but will be welcome with open arms at those trendy bastions of dance - The Backgate and The Sidewalk (are moustaches and Ben Shermans still essential to get in?) *DJs; Apart from Tony L and that guy who used to do Freedom (Andy Stephens?), the jocks range from below pirate standard to plain shite. Frank Kennedy - He plays the same white label shite day in day out and waffles the fuckin' ears off us. Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah, do yourself a favour mate and SACK YOURSELF! *Production; Very cliched and cheesy. Tony L sounds like Bruce Forsithye on yokes doing Play Your Cards Right when he says "you really don't wanna miss this one!!!" Oh dear. Tony is a good jock and will get much better, but he needs a better script to work from for the Ads - not a Radio Dublin cast off. The Ads themselves also need more "rhythm" to them a la Lar Wright's. Pardon the pun, but the bottom line is the Ads needs more *energy* (ahem) Playlist; ??? You must be joking. Jingles; Errrrmmmmmmmm ...... I can't write anymore, this is too upseting. It was once said that Hot FM were "Club FM for the millenium generation", but I don't think they're even as "good" as that now. How about "Music for the Moustache Generation"? Yeah ... has a nice ring to it

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Good points my man, good points. But one thing I just don't get. Why, O why does G*enn K*lly still relay Hot on 99.1? Even the RDS says "Hot 99.4" - so they obviously aren't gettin on that well with each other. Anyways, time 4 hot to pack it in me thinks - or maybe go automated again?

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How are the hot gigs doing? everybody knows the energy gigs actually DO sell out. And they have the photos on the web site to prove it. And how come when hot is automated, it's always the same tunes in almost the same order. or maybe that's just me.

 

 

 

 

 

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Will Hot Radio be here next year? Hot FM need a full time manager who knows what the fuck he is doing. Tony - you HAD it together at one stage but the buzz about Hot in Dublin is dying. You're catering to the knackers that Energy FM don't want at their gigs but will be welcome with open arms at those trendy bastions of dance - The Backgate and The Sidewalk (are moustaches and Ben Shermans still essential to get in?) *DJs; Apart from Tony L and that guy who used to do Freedom (Andy Stephens?), the jocks range from below pirate standard to plain shite. Frank Kennedy - He plays the same white label shite day in day out and waffles the fuckin' ears off us. Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah, do yourself a favour mate and SACK YOURSELF! *Production; Very cliched and cheesy. Tony L sounds like Bruce Forsithye on yokes doing Play Your Cards Right when he says "you really don't wanna miss this one!!!" Oh dear. Tony is a good jock and will get much better, but he needs a better script to work from for the Ads - not a Radio Dublin cast off. The Ads themselves also need more "rhythm" to them a la Lar Wright's. Pardon the pun, but the bottom line is the Ads needs more *energy* (ahem) Playlist; ??? You must be joking. Jingles; Errrrmmmmmmmm ...... I can't write anymore, this is too upseting. It was once said that Hot FM were "Club FM for the millenium generation", but I don't think they're even as "good" as that now. How about "Music for the Moustache Generation"? Yeah ... has a nice ring to it

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Whatever is posted on this site is gonna find its way back to bitching, whether it's energy, hot or even freedom, all it is is a couple of pirates doing the best they can do, the opinions in here don't really reflect reality, especially in the sense of listeners, I know it was mentioned earlier in a post about Freedom but lsteners are hoping to hear there favourite tracks on the radio and as far as crap djs are concerned or even raduga automation once the listeners, who I beleive are the most important thing are concerned most of these stations are meeting there goals. Hot maybe are catering for the lower class "Ben Sherman, and nike runners sporting back gate clientel" If thats what they want, thats what they got! Energy the more refind dance music fans, yes, energys is probably the most professional approach at the moment in the sense of presentation and production, and then Freedom, who I suppose are doing something totally different, I hate to say it but its true, they don't use up the potential they have, as a chart station they seem to have a huge huge audience but their listeners aren't the type to provide tons of cash from gigs etc. I don't know if they even run gigs. But my point is that basically lots of work and sweat goes in to all the pirates around, and rather than point out nitty gritty deatils about whose doing what wrong and who is doing it better, maybe if we supported each station for the hard work they put in as opposed to slagging, todays pirates wouldn't be such a sorry mess.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Does anyone have a list of pirate radio theme tunes so I can download them off Napster. What Is the the name of Phantom fm anorak hour theme tune and sunshines theme tune was it sunshine reggea by ? . Did nova have a theme tune ?

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Anorak Hour Intro Theme : Man of Action by the Les Reed Orchestra Sunshine 539 Theme : You Are My Sunshine by the O'Jays Radio Caroline Theme : Caroline by The Fortunes Radio Nova Closedown May 83 : Mel Brookes - It's Good To Be The King. Radio Nova Closedown March 86 : Paul Hardcastle - Don't Waste My Time.

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The Big D song 273 by John Paul it can be found the Irish Era @ http://dxarchive.blackpool.ac.uk/bigd_song.htm The radio dublin theme tune can also be found at this great website @ http://dxarchive.blackpool.ac.uk/dubsong.html radio valarie sw - Valarie by the monkeys What was the tune the captain Eamon Cooke used on the radio Dublin news every sunday??

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Radio dublin station news theme tunes = "Bula Bula" also "Only the strong survive -Billy Paul" Sunshine Reggae was by Laid back If you go to about.com and do a search on "pirate radio" they have mp3's of various (mostly US) pirate radio tunes Heres some more "Caroline" -The Fortunes "We love the pirate stations" -Roaring sixties "I spy for the DTI" -Moronic surveyors "Pirates Anthem" Shabba Ranks "Pirates on the Airwaves"- Pauline (somebody ?) and the sunday best... lots lots more

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and "pilot of the airwaves" by Charlie Dore from about 1980/81

 

 

Sunshine 101 closedown 30/12/1988 "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" - Simon & Garfunkel RTE Radio 2 opener : "Like Clockwork" - Boomtown Rats Atlantic 252 opener : "Sewing the Seeds of Love" - Tears For Fears Capital 104 (FM104) opener : "Old Town" - Phil Lynott Century opener : "Pride" - U2 98FM opener : "Hotel California" - Eagles I think Radio Ireland also played Pride on their opening Song that was playing when the raiding party took Nova off the air in 1983? "Rip it Up(and start again) from Orange Juice. Sunset opening : 2 songs in a row from John Lennon Sunset closedown : "Set You Free" - N Trance Kiss 103 opening "I'm So Excited" - Pointer Sisters Kiss 103 closedown "Congratulations" - Travelling Wilburys Kiss 103.7 Monaghan closedown - "Ideal World" - The Christians Coast FM closedown "In the Days Before Rock'n'Roll" - Van Morrison there are also hundreds of songs that are anorak songs, not because they were played at a start up or at a closedown, but simply because they became a favourite of certain stations. "la Dolce Vita"- by Ryan Paris is an anorak song, 'cos Nova never stopped playing it. See what I mean? So, to continue this post...what were peoples musical memories of Nova, Sunshine, Q, Energy, Pulse, Kiss, Hot, Sunset and more......

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I'm fairly sure that Sunshine used "IF" by Telly Savalas as their closedown song in the days they closed at 9pm(?).I know the corus went "You are a child of the universe.....".The theme for NOVACARE was PHD's "I won't let you down".To correct a previous posting,I think it was Tony Allens "Good to be a Queen" in the first Nova closedown.Other songs;Michael Franks:When Sly calls;Vogue:Dancing the night away,(always with TA's dry N O V A imposed on it.

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Was it Tony A or Eddie West who voiced the original N-O-V-A ? I know TA remade it for the 90's Nova, but it deosn't really sound like him on the original. Other Nova Tunes: Masquerade: Guardian Angel Sergio Mendez: Alibis Laidback : Sunshine Reggae Tony Carey : Fine Fine Day Billy Fields : True Love As for Energy still can't hear Lessons in Love without thinking of their test transmissions or Wax's Right Between the Eyes

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And not forgetting: Paul Davis- 65 love affair, Denis De Young- Desertmoon, Theme from hill street blues, Pulse themes:Santa maria by ? & of course maniac..., Heartbeat 95, on the wings of love by George Benson, Any others??

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The "Child of the Universe song" is actually Desiderada (sp) by I can't remember. It was a sort of secular prayer popularised in the states in the late 1800's. Someone had the bright idea of putting it to music. From what I know, Sunshine used to play it at midnight for many years after they went 24 hours. Nova used the Mel Brooks song for its closedown. For some reason, Myles dubbed TAs version onto his closedown tapes! Now I know who sings that Dancing the Night Away song...cool heres another Nova fave "Waiting for a Train" by Flash and the Pan and "Don't Try to Stop It" by Roman Holiday. They also used to hammer "Give It Up" by KC and the Sunshine Band Later on, when they got more poppy "Clouds Across the Moon" by the Rah Band, and "Mr. DJ" by someone who I can't remember. As for early Sunshine? There was a fixation with anything from Neil Diamond!!

I'll Name That Tune In One

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Les Crane sung Desederata. The Mel Brookes "It's Good to be The King" song was also covered by Lawrence John to promote his "All Night Nova" segments.

Parodys

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The Mel brooks track was used for the Energy rap?? IS this true??? What about the Timex Social club - Rumours when Gareth used ot on the brekkie show. When Easy 103 closed down in 1991, Timmy Hannigan used the bet of Naughty by Nature - OPP on a rap!

Parodys/Station songs

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Yep...Energy rejigged it for the Energy rap. Gareth played "BLOOPERS" by the Timex Social Club dogether with Don Blue from San Fransisco station KYUU. It was a charity record that the SF station released. Energy 103 also had Bob Gallicoe record "When I Fall in Love" for Christmas 1987. Both Rick Astleys version and the original version of the song were out at the same time. On a similar note, Energy used to have a Pat Courtenay parody of "Full Metal Jacket" as "I wanna be a dress designer". Q102 had the famous "Mickey Joe sings Madonna" sketch, which as the name implies was Mike Hogan singing over Madonna records. Remember kids - its only available on TARMAC! Sunset FM had "The Pope vs Paisley" by the Prodigy - a homemade production that nevertheless was one of the most requested dance songs of 1993. It was never made commercially available - but a few Sunset DJ's (including Andy Preston) would still have it on cassette in their collections!!

i love you...i love you

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The pope vs paisley!!!!!!! jesus now there's a blast from the past. How did they get away with that? Although I only remember tony quinn and andy preston playing it. p.s where is tony? A great jock in his day and a good bloke to boot.

IS BULA BULA ON NAPSTER

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THE RADIO DUBLIN THEME SONG FOR THE CAPTAINS NEWS "Bula Bula" CAN IT BE DOWNLOADED FROM NAPSTER? WHO IS IT BY?

songs

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Yeah, nobody ever knew who recorded the Bula Bula. Not even cookie - legend has it is that he just found the song on an old cassette. btw, I have the DA Band singing "I Like It" on 7 inch, and I've also got the 7 inch of "Get Turned On to Big D" signed by some of the DJs. Now, if only I could find them!

I think I remember Ger Roe found a copy

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Didnt Ger eventually find an original copy of the record after a long search (which included the RTE record library) I cant remember who he said it was by though

is it possible to get a recording Mp3 of it anywhere

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Bula Bula can someone tell me if it is possible to find it on any anorak radio site or do I have to contack Gerard to see if he will make me a copy .What I am doing is making a radio anorak theme tune libary. what was the tune played by nova or was sunshine by the alan parsons project somthing like dont let in ..... on your island . also if you know of any good irish radio theme tunes or websites where i can get them please e-mail me . Does anyone have a tape of the old KLAS Dublin i think it was 98.5fm . My e-mail address is Pierce@McDonnell.org. Thanks to everyone for their help so far .

alan parsons project

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Nova played 'eye in the sky' & ithink the other one was called 'i believe your mine'