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The Irish Era Of Pirate Radio is a fly on the wall documentary of the tremendously exciting, and creative period in english language broadcasting, which evolved in Ireland from 1977 until 1988. With a Post 1988 section, partly covered in Bases 4 Part 2, Energy106.6. (You might be sent to youtube for this particular video, but please come back to see the others!)
The SuperStations:- We visit Declan Meehan in Sunshine, and meet the other staff and personalities, with some Airchecks. In central Dublin, we give you ultra rare video of NOVA at work, with Tony Allan, Chris Cary and Andy Archer, famous from their time on Caroline, and RNI.
Detailed interviews, with John Clarke, now controller of RTE Radio 2. This was the real ascending NOVA, as it reached supreme.
Further sections include Sunshine and NOVA in Part 5 The RAIDS.
The Era is a fly on the wall documentary of the tremendously exciting, and creative period in english language broadcasting, which evolved in Ireland from 1977 until 1988. With a Post 1988 section, partly covered in Bases 4 Part 2, Energy106.6 (where the ET "Human Plan" connection is revealed.) Series produced by Miles Johnston, who also DJ'd on BIG D Radio. Edited on a VHS in late 1982. Re-released now, as a tribute to Absent Friends. Music Credit:- New Gold Dream, and Theme for Great Cities:- Simple Minds,
In this 3rd part of the Irish Era of Radio, we give an exclusive interview with the late Chris Cary, INSIDE THE Radio NOVA transmitter hall!. Featuring a glimpse of London's Thameside Radio, the first KISSFM. And Sunshine Radio moves on, and gets happier and bigger. With Denis Murray, Chris Cary, Colm Hayes and Tony Fenton. This was the happiest time of Irish radio. The Raids were to come, which are in Part 5. ARD and Channel D TV are in Part 4
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In this 4th section of the Irish Era on Pirate Radio, we go right back to the emergence of Radio Dublin in early 1970s Its split into one of the most successful and progressive stations of the era, ARD257, which closed in Dec1979, thinking it was all over! It came back as Radio 257. Station owners 'Dr' Don Moore & Dave C give detailed accounts of what went on.
Dave C gives one of the most incisvie accounts of the period. Sections recorded during the period of shock after NOVA, Sunshine &KISS FM were closed by illegal raids in May 83. (This is dealt with in detail in Part 5.)
With clips from Dublins first independent TV Station "Channel D", and 'Something's In the Air', a short film made on ARD 257 in 1979
Big D Radio was one of the seminal free thought private commercial stations that emerged out of the UFO waves in Ireland, in the late 1970s. Declan Lowney produced this Award winning film, via the emerging Windmill Lane Film, TV and Sound production studios (Ref U2, and many more). Big D was to harbor the talent needed for the groundbreaking Radio NOVA and Sunshine Radio stations, derived from Radio Caroline.
This station Literally Changed History, and even gave you SKY Television many years later.
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