I've had a long-term interest in radio, ranging from the late 70's/early 80's when the pirate radio era in Ireland was in full swing.
1988 saw the closedown of most of the pirates, and the licensed radio services started up around the country, with RLO and Century Radio (local and national services respectively) coming on stream in 1989.
Interestingly, both of the original legal stations have since been replaced - RLO by Live 95FM and Century by Today FM. These have been joined by Wired FM student radio (on 96.8 and 106.8), and Limerick's Regional Hospital Radio on 107.2FM.
More recently, unlicensed radio activity has increased again, with a number of stations appearing to join the legal stations across the dial in Limerick.
The new AM licence was awarded to a group called "North Munster Radio" t/a Limerick AM who have been due to start a Country and Irish station, but this has never materialised and the market is instead being catered for by a number of the local pirates including RLO and Limerick's Country.
A new licence has also been issued to a West Limerick community radio station, following an initial stint as an unlicensed station NCW 106 and a pilot period as West Limerick Community Radio.
Following some reports that people couldn't play the jingles on the old site, I'm currently converting all of the jingles and sound clips to MP3. It's a slow process, but bear with me and we'll soon have an even more accessible archive!
Sections of this radio site include logos and jingles from stations. It is not my intention to breach any copyright law, and most of these have been taken from car stickers, recordings and other promotional material in my possession.
If you are the owner of any of these items and you wish to have them removed, do not hesitate to contact me via email
and I will remove them immediately.