No not like Make Poverty History. Radio is 100+ years old, it already has its history. Radio.ie has organised an important radio history event on October 20th in the Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin 2-5pm where we want you to tell your pirate radio story. Over 100 people have registered already and it looks set to be the pirate radio gathering of the year. 2018 marks 30 years since the wide scale close downs of pirate radio in Ireland, join us as we look back on these exciting broadcasting decades of the past.
Pirate.ie has been set up as a home to collect radio stories and your oral history. The period of piracy is important to radio historians and scholars. The material will be recorded for broadcast in December and our archive and will be sent on to DCU Media History Collection also.
If you have a story to tell get yourself a free ticket on Eventbrite.
See you on the 20th.
DCU’s Mark O’Brien discusses the Pirate Radio Archive at DCU & Morning Ireland’s Bryan Dobson talks about the importance of media collection to our social and broadcasting history.
Ahead of the October oral history event in Ballsbridge Hotel Brian Greene spoke to Dave Fanning on RTÉ 2FM