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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.

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 Exidy, Magic 103, Energy 103, Nova Longwave, as well as Satellite transmissions, which also include "Club Music" recordings..


RADIO NOVA RECORDINGS

1981
1981_07_30_thu_nova_88.2_1530-1645_mike_edgar.mp3 NEW 01/13 gh 173,678k
1981_08_13_nova_88fm_1738_jason_mayne_peter_madison_inc_break_ann_only_c120_73_kb.mp3 NEW 02/13  
1981_08_13_nova_88fm_1738_jason_mayne_peter_madison_inc_break_c120_73_kb.mp3 NEW 02/13  
1981_08_13_nova_88fm_2331_mike_edgar_rec_in_dublin_c120_72_kb.mp3 NEW 02/13  
1981_08_15_nova_88fm_0840_john_clark_rec_dublin_c120_81.mp3 NEW 02/13  
1981_08_15_nova_88fm_1241_john_clark_rec_dublin_c120_82.mp3 NEW 02/13  
1981_08_15_sat_nova_88.2_1230-1415_john_clark_hugh_obrian.mp3 NEW 01/13 gh 225,788
1981_08_19_nova_1947_88.5_rec_in_dublin_mike_edgar_c120_94.mp3 NEW 02/13 38,756k
1981_09_12_sat_nova_846_0850-1030_john_clark_announces_846.mp3 NEW 01/13 gh 89,526k
1981_09_13_nova_846_1257_c90_354_kb.mp3 NEW 01/13 23,157k
1981_09_13_nova_846_1413-1433_approx_jason_m_c90_355_kb.mp3 NEW 01/13 21,435k
1981_09_19_nova_846_1553-1610_hugh_obrien_c90_356_kb.mp3 NEW 01/13 18,359k
1981_09_20_nova_846_in_scotland_1400_nx_tony_allan_casey_casem_c90_357_kb.mp3 NEW 01/13 4,787k
1981_10_02_nova_846_1758_inc_tony_tshirt_ad_c90_359_kb.mp3 NEW 01/13 12,656k
1981_10_06_sat_nova_88.2_1050-1135_johnclark.mp3 NEW 01/13 gh 109,057k
1981_10_18_sun_nova_846_1240-1330_tonyallan.mp3 NEW 01/13 gh 52,752k
811018_1431_nova_846_tony_allan_c60_149.mp3
KB 
39M
1981_10_25_sun_nova_882_1530-1615_chriscarey_petemoss_on_news.mp3 NEW 01/13 gh 112,965k
1981_11_25_wed_nova_846_0730-0830_chriscarey.mp3 NEW 01/13 gh 59,673k
1981_12_03_thu_nova_846_0830-0915_rileysreview_tonyfenton.mp3 NEW 01/13 gh 41,730k
811203_nova_846_rileys_review_on_pirate_radio.mp3   12M
811224_nova_846_1750-1835_c90_390_kb.mp3
KB
25M
811225_nova_846_0224-0350_inc_alex_67m_c90_387_kb.mp3 NEW 01/13 59M
1981_12_25_fri_nova_846_1250-1425_chriscarey_terryrilley.mp3 NEW 01/13 gh 89,367k
1981_12_25_nova_1424_terry_riley_via_ib.mp3 NEW 02/13  
1981_12_25_nova_around_1450_terry_riley_via_ib.mp3 NEW 02/13  
811226_1833_846_nova_dublin_inc_queens_on_45_c90_389_kb.mp3 KB 11M
811227_0127_846_nova_dublin_mike_edgar_up to_0210_c90_389_kb.mp3 KB 22M
811231_nova_846_1405_c90_391_kb.mp3 NEW 01/13 30M
1981_12_31_nova_846_1740_rec_scotland_c90_392_kb.mp3 NEW 01/13 37M
1981_12_31_nova_846_1951_rec_scotland_c90_392_kb.mp3 NEW 01/13 33M
811231_nova_846_2318_c90_395_kb.mp3 NEW 01/13 31M
811231_2350_846_nova_jason_colm_inc_link_with_ard_c90_394_kb.mp3 NEW 01/13 33M

1982

820101_nova_846_0040_c90_395_kb.mp3 NEW 01/13 29M
1982_01_01_nova_846_0123_rec_scotland_c90_394_kb.mp3 NEW 01/13 32M
820101_nova_846_0210_c90_397_kb.mp3 NEW 01/13 30M
1982_01_01_nova_846_1100-1230_hugh_obrien_via_ib.mp3 NEW 02/13 68,824k
820101_nova_846_1446_c90_397_kb.mp3 (Very short clip, ann mw only) NEW 01/13 9M
1982_01_10_sun_nova_846_1245-1415_colmhayes.mp3 NEW 01/13 gh 80,865k
1982_03_03_nova_846_2055_john_clark_inc_5000_reward_for_capture_vandals.mp3 NEW 02/13  
1982_03_03_nova_846_2150_john_clark_inc_5000_reward_for_capture_vandals_c60_160_kb.mp3 NEW 02/13  
1982_03_03_nova_846_various_anns_of_sabotage.mp3 NEW 02/13  
1982_03_03_2300-0000_sign_off_nova_846_part_airchecked_rec_sco_c90_416_kb.mp3 (£5000 reward for vandalism inf) NEW 02/13 29,201k
1982_04_01_nova_88.2_in_drogheda_0052_casey_casem_c90_441_kb.mp3 NEW 01/13 34,639k
1982_05_16_2235_nova_846_tony_allan_blades_interview_c90_463_kb.mp3 NEW 02/13 19,037k
820521_fri_nova_846_1830-1930_andyarcher_johnclark_fridayreport.mp3 GH 59MB
820527_thu_nova_846_1130-1300_andyarcher_tonyallen.mp3 GH 91MB
820528_nova_846_0959_andy_archer_tony_allan_nx_c90_466_kb_fair_bassy.mp3 NEW 01/13 31M
820528_1100_nova_846_andy_archer_tony_allan_nx_c90_467_fair_kb.mp3 KB  30M
1982_06_29_nova_846_1818_john_clark_inc_rte_jamming_c90_486_kb.mp3 NEW 02/13  
1982_06_29_nova_846_1818_john_clark_inc_rte_jamming_news_report_c90_486_kb.mp3 NEW 02/13  
1982_06_29_1902_nova_846_interview_cooke_c90_487_kb.mp3 NEW 02/13 33,049k
820629_nova_846_1947_1st_birthday_c90_488_kb_fair.mp3 NEW 01/13 17M
1982_07_18_nova_846_2131_sunday_stevie_dunn_c90_500_kb.mp3 NEW 02/13  
1982_08_03_nova_846_0512_eddie_west_clip_very_poor_cuts_mid_link_c90_502_kb.mp3 NEW 02/13  
1982_12_14_1034-1120_88.2_andy_archer_via_anoraks_ireland.mp3 NEW 01/13 IB 69,260K
1982_12_14_1124-1210_88.2_andy_archer_via_anoraks_ireland_part_airchecked.mp3 NEW 01/13 IB 76,097K
821224_1115_819_nova_tony_garreth_some_splatter_bbc_810_c90_544_kb.mp3 KB  32MB
821225_nova_819_25dec82_1135-1205_andyarcher_gh.mp3
GH
56M
821231_nova_819_1148-1235_harry_[chris_cary]_splatter_from_810_c90_551_kb.mp3 NEW 01/13 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_0750-0940.mp3    
raids_nova_230583_0940-1100.mp3    
raids_nova_230583_1100-1230.mp3    
raids_nova_230583_1230-1400.mp3    
raids_nova_230583_1500-1635.mp3    
raids_nova_230583_1655-1805.mp3    
raids_nova_230583_1805-1950.mp3    
raids_nova_230583_1950-2110.mp3    
830523_nova_819_mon23may83_2215-2420_jasonmaine_gh.mp3
GH
120M
     
830524_nova_819_tue24may83_1005-1210_tomhardy.mp3
GH
119M
     
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
     
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_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
830609_0800_828_nova_dublin_inc_20_tune_in_bob_deckie_splat_ex_810_c90_627_kb.mp3 KB  30M
830610_0821_828_nova_dublin_deckie_n_bob_inc_casy_casem_song_by_bob_c90_630_kb.mp3 KB 
34M
830610_1330_828_nova_dublin_john_clark_some_odd_crackles_c90_630_kb.mp3 KB 
33M
830624_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
     
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
831224_1434_819_nova_hugh_obrien_c90_757_kb.mp3 KB 
22M
831224_1717_819_nova_hugh_obrien_skywaving_badly_c90_757_kb.mp3 KB 
23M

1984

840109_1257_819_nova_change_rx_30m_c90_789_kb.mp3 KB 
35M
840109_1853_819_nova_jason_mayne_skywave_c90_789_kb.mp3 KB 
26M
840112_1027_819_kiss_fm_tony_garrath_c120_121_kb.mp3 KB 
33M
840112_1319_819_kiss_fm_dublin_tony_garrath_john_clarke_c120_122_kb.mp3 KB 
29M
840112_1445_819_kiss_fm_john_clark_c120_122_kb.mp3 KB 
32M
840112_2230_819_kiss_fm_jason_mayne_very_skywavey_c120_123_kb.mp3 KB  26M
840118_0743_819_nova_dublin_deckie_n_bob_skywaving_inc_pipes_of_peace_jibe_c1..> KB 
30M
840119_0050_819_nova_tony_garreth_despite_hardy_jin_c120_129_kb.mp3 KB 
35M
840119_1020_819_nova_jamming_anns_splat_810_c120_130_kb.mp3 KB 
31M
840119_1131_819_nova_jamming_anns_splat_810_c120_130_kb.mp3 KB 
30M
1984_01_24_tuesday_nova_819_1000-1130_colm_hayes.mp3 NEW 01/13 gh 86,089k
     
840430_1820_819_nova_greg_jason_workmen_during_nx_rte_jam_nx_c90_855_856_kb.mp3 KB 
81M
840430_1900_819_nova_rte_jamming_nx_workmen_c90_855_kb.mp3 KB 
667K
     
840507_1747_729_nova_greg_g_c90_863_kb.mp3 KB  31M
1984_05_17_thursday_nova_819_0745-1055_declan_meehan_bob_gallico_colm_hayes.mp3 NEW 01/13 gh 178,215k
840523_1111_738_exidy_tony_allan_c90_870_kb.mp3 KB 
32M
840523_1257_738_exidy_tony_allan_inc_tx_off_c90_870_kb.mp3 KB 
26M
840523_1259_819_nova_john_clark_audio_ropey_inc_exidy_breakthru_c90_870_kb.mp3 KB 
24M
840524_2104_738_nova_dublin_c90_872_kb.mp3 KB 
33M
840525_0949_738_nova_dublin_c90_872_kb.mp3 KB 
34M
840525_1255_738_nova_dublin_c90_873_kb.mp3 KB 
34M
840525_1350_738_nova_dublin_90m_workmen_3pm_nx_c90_873_874_kb.mp3 KB 
62M
840528_1258_738_nova_audio_variable_john_clarke_c90_878_kb.mp3 KB 
18M
840528_1434_738_nova_dublin_john_clarke_greg_g_odd_tx_breaks_c90_878_kb.mp3 KB 
19M
840528_1622_738_nova_vg_c90_879_kb.mp3 KB 
33M
840530_1500_738_nova_greg_g_90m_c90_882_kb.mp3 KB 
43M
     
840601_1700_738_nova_greg_g_c90_884_kb.mp3 KB 
17M
840603_1348_738_nova_casey_casem_c90_885_kb.mp3 KB 
33M
840604_1300_738_nova_john_clark_c90_886_kb.mp3 KB 
31M
840621_0635_738_nova_deckie_and_bob_inc_auk_mentiion_c90_890_kb.mp3 KB 
20M
840622_1743_738_nova_inc_tx_break_c90_893_kb.mp3 KB 
34M
     
840709_nova_738_mon09jul84_0615-0920_declanmeehan-104_gh.mp3
GH
172M
840716_0920_738_nova_tony_allan_howard_hughs_nx_c90_908_kb.mp3 KB  19M
840719_0838_738_nova_colm_hays_earthquake_day.mp3  
32M
     
840825_nova_738_1915.mp3
 
29M
840827_1043_nova_738_dave_christrian_c90_944_exc_kb.mp3
KB
28M
840827_1135_nova_738_dave_christrian_c90_944_exc_kb.mp3
KB
28M
840827_1250_nova_738_dave_christian_c90_945_kb_exc.mp3
KB
29M
840827_1344_nova_738_dave_christian_greg_gaughran_c90_945_kb_exc.mp3
KB
29M
840827_nova_738_0719-0811_colm_hayes.mp3
 
30M
840827_nova_738_0811-0856_colm_hayes.mp3
 
31M
840827_nova_738_0949_colm_hayes_dave_christian.mp3
 
28M
840830_nova_738_1839_greg_gaughran_jason_mayne_3rd_ann.mp3
 
28M
840830_nova_738_2023_jason_mayne_3rd_ann_skywaves_at_end.mp3
 
26M
840831_1029_nova_738_dave_christian_c90_974_kb_exc.mp3
KB 
30M
840831_1331_nova_738_dave_christian_c90_974_kb_vg.mp3
KB
29M
840831_nova_738_0747_colm_hayes.mp3
 
30M
840831_nova_738_0937_colm_hayes_dave_christian.mp3
 
29M
     
840902_nova_738_0930_chris_barry_greg_gaughran_sunday.mp3
 
30M
840905_nova_738_1032_dave_christian_wed.mp3
 
26M
840905_nova_738_1328_dave_christian.mp3
 
30M
840905_nova_738_1428_greg_gaughran.mp3
 
31M
840907_0625_738_nova_john_clark_c90_981_kb.mp3 KB 
32M
840907_0951_738_nova_john_clark_dave_christian_slight_tvi_c90_981_kb.mp3 KB 
28M
840907_nova_738_1323_dave_christian.mp3
 
30M
840926_nova_738_1032_john_clark.mp3
 
27M
840926_nova_738_1325_john_clark_greg_gaughran.mp3
 
28M
840926_nova_738_1555_greg_gaughran.mp3
 
28M
840926_nova_738_1800_greg_gaughran.mp3
 
25M
840928_nova_738_1126_john_clark_day_of_5g_give_away.mp3
KB
27M
840928_nova_738_1243_john_clark_day_of_5g_give_away.mp3
KB 
25M
840928_nova_738_1343_john_clark_greg_gaughran_tx_trouble.mp3
KB
31M
840928_nova_738_1437_greg_gaughran.mp3
KB
29M
840928_nova_738_1605_tony_allan_5g_giveaway_inc_tx_break.mp3
KB
61M
840928_nova_738_1747_tony_allan_5g_giveaway_inc_winner.mp3
KB
37M
     
841015_0725_738_nova_colm_hays_c90_1021_kb.mp3 KB  22M
841024_1228_738_nova_greg_rosco_c90_1027_kb.mp3 KB 
35M
841031_0952_738_nova_john_clark_vg_c90_1034_kb.mp3 KB 
31M
     
841205_1254_738_nova_john_clark_bob_tony_news_c90_1055_kb.mp3 KB 
33M
841205_1346_738_nova_includes_power_hike_23m_c90_1055_kb.mp3 KB 
30M
841225_1426_738_nova_tony_allan_c90_1086_kb.mp3 KB  23M
841225_1516_738_nova_tony_allan_c90_1086_kb.mp3 KB  24M
841231_1414_738_nova_c90_1095_kb.mp3 KB 
23M
841231_1623_738_nova_winter_time_mw_reception_c90_1095_kb.mp3 KB 
23M

1985

850109wed_nova_738_0845-1155_colmhayes_petermadison_johnclark.mp3 GH 179M
850115_1434_738_nova_dublin_tony_allan_c90_1106_kb.mp3 KB 26M
850116_0826_738_nova_colm_hayes_peter_madison_c90_1107_kb.mp3 KB 21M
850126_1420_738_nova_hugh_obrien_c90_1110_kb_vvg.mp3 KB
17M
850401_0656_738_nova_john_clark_c90_1146_kb.mp3 KB
35M
850401_0801_738_nova_john_clark_c90_1146_kb.mp3 KB
21M
850401_1351_nova_738_tony_mckenzie_monday_c90_1147_exc_kb.mp3
KB
29M
850401_1437_nova_738_am_stereo_hoax_c90_1148_kb_exc.mp3
KB
32M

1986

860314_nova_738_1258-1328_bob_gallico_colm_hayes_kb.mp3
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17M
860316_1526_738_nova_eur_top_40_inc_ann_tech_break_for_30m_again_tandy_c60_kb KB
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860316_1526_738_nova_inc_s_on_again_tandy_c60_kb.mp3 KB
23M
860317_nova_738_1259-1329_tandy_c60_kb.mp3
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860318_nova_738_0803-0833_tandy_c60_kb.mp3
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17M
860319_0814_738_nova_inc_cw_breakthrough_0830.mp3
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42M


MAGIC 103

magic103_310785_1800-1935_sybil.mp3
GH
129,032k
magic103_090885_0955-1210.mp3
GH
62,155k
magic103_100885_0940-1300.mp3 GH 92,257k
magic103_100885_1300-1615.mp3 GH 91,870k
magic103_100885_1630-1930.mp3 GH 91,781k
magic103_110885_1215-1445.mp3 GH 73,090k
magic103_220885_0900-1030.mp3 GH  149,199k


ENERGY 103

860428_1412_738_energy_103_richard_jackson_c120_193_kb.mp3 KB 47mb
860428_1449_738_energy_103_richard_jackson_tony_mckenzie_tandy_c60_kb.mp3
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23mb
860428_1534_738_energy_103_tony_mckenzie_tandy_c60_kb.mp3
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23mb
860428_1755_738_energy_103_tony_mckenzie_tandy_c60_kb.mp3 KB 22mb
860428_1825_738_energy_103_tony_mckenzie_tandy_c60_kb.mp3 KB 23mb
energy103_738_sun03may1987_1415-1545_euro40_energygold.mp3 GH 85mb
energy103_738_mon04may1987_0703-0845_patcourtney.mp3 GH 93mb
870417fri_energy_738_0735-1015_colmhayes_erniegallagher.mp3 GH  149mb


RADIO NOVA LONG WAVE TESTS 254kHz

nova_lw_090186_1450-1620_gtalbot.mp3 43,623k
nova_lw_100186_1352-1450-scotland.mp3 32,211k
nova_lw_100186_1540-1640-scotland.mp3 29,038k
nova_lw_240186_1413-1515-scotland.mp3 31,196k
nova_lw_260186_richard_jackson_0145-0325.mp3 47,766k
nova_lw_260186_richard_jackson_0325-0455.mp3 43,254k
nova_longwave_280186.mp3 1,386k
nova_lw_280186_1500-1545.mp3 21,883k
nova_lw_280186_1500-1800.mp3 65,577k
nova_longwave_290186.mp3 945k
nova_lw_290186_0740-0910.mp3 42,503k
nova_lw_290186_0910-1200.mp3 82,963k
nova_lw_290186_1200-1405.mp3 58,190k
nova_lw_290186_1430-1615.mp3 48,123k
nova_lw_300186_1400-1530.mp3 43,115k

 

RADIO NOVA NIGHT NETWORK

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). This is 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 recorded onto a single mono track from a mono radio, a grundig satellit 3400.

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


880918_ilr_ayr_96.7_2345-0610_inc_nova_0000-0600_liam_quigley_reel_14.mp3
(294 MB)
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 related links



http://www.chriscary.com/Radio%20Nova.htm (barely seems to work now, and is text only)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Nova_(Ireland)

DX Archive pages on Radio Nova

http://www.radiowaves.fm/radio-nova

Links to various raids clips from dxarchive.com

NB: These recordings are for sharing and enjoyment but are subject to copyright, and are not for resale.
Anyone found selling any of this material on e-bay will be given very negative feedback and e-bay informed.
Commercial use is strictly forbidden.

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RADIO NOVA - DUBLIN

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 following recordings are from 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. All recordings were made in Scotland.

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 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 reps used to still do the old 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 old 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