Recordings featuring Radio Nova

RADIO NOVA

Radio Nova

An early recording of Radio Nova, Dublin’s best-known station. Mike Edgar is on air on July 30th 1981 from 3.30pm with Peter Madison reading the news.

RADIO NOVA

Radio Nova

Radio Nova from August 1981 with Jason Maine on air and Peter Madison reading the news. This recording, off 88.2MHz, starts at 5.38pm.

RADIO NOVA

Radio Nova

Nova Gold with John Clarke from 4pm

This recording, which was made in Blackpool, England off 819kHz (even though the station were announcing 828kHz), starts at 4pm with John Clarke on air with Nova Gold, along with Martin Block on news duties.

At this time Radio Nova were using a temporary 1kW transmitter and were also broadcasting on 88.2MHz.

RADIO NOVA

Radio Nova

Declan Meehan’s last show for Radio Nova

From 1984, this is Declan Meehan’s last breakfast show for Dublin superpirate Radio Nova before departing for Capital Radio.

Recorded off 738kHz, we join the show at 8.10am. Bob Gallico reads the news and does his usual inserts. And there’s a short snippet of Colm Hayes, who follows at 9am.

RADIO NOVA

Radio Nova
Dublin pirate Radio Nova from December 24th 1985

Christmas Eve morning with Radio Nova’s Zoo Crew from 1985. Colm Hayes, Bob Gallico and assorted guests keep the party flowing from 7.40am.

From one end of the day to the other as John O’Hara plays his last tune before handing over to Jessie Brandon just as the clocks strike midnight for Christmas Day – and All Night Nova.

RADIO NOVA

Radio Nova

Radio Nova from March 16th 1986



Three recordings of Dublin superpirate Radio Nova from March 16th 1986.

First up we join Dave Johnson as he concludes the first hour of this week’s European Top 40 at 12.55pm.

Next, we join him as he counts down from number 4 to finish the show from 2.45pm.

Finally, after a break in transmission as announced on the 3pm News, we join John O’Hara with Nova Gold from 3.26pm

RADIO NOVA

Radio Nova

Radio Nova from August 1st 1988
Radio Nova (satellite) off a Dublin FM relay on 104.3MHz

This recording from the satellite-delivered incarnation starts at 3.15pm with Cassidy Jones on air leading to the 4pm news which featured Teena Gates on an insert for the Dublin relay.