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Old Adverts #12 – Radio Nova, Dublin 1983

A few familiar faces from today can be found in this advert for Radio Nova from 1983.
Is that number six or six one?

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Above advert scanned from issue 9 of Bull Magazine August 1983 (by this stage renamed to “The Magazine”)


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  1. Oops Doug, my bad…

    Frank was, of course, controversialist-in-chief at Sunshine Radio and not Nova.

    As well as various,activities of an “entrepreneurial” nature and even “managing” Drumcondra FC for a spell in the 80s, Frank was an enthusiastic Dundalkophile among other peccadilloes.

    One of my all-time favourite exploits of his was the time a busload of his creditors turned up and laid siege to Radio Sunshine HQ at the Sands Hotel in Portmarnock while he was on air. Frank escaped by summoning a helicopter to collect him off the roof and promptly headed for his spiritual home, Dundalk. Landing on the beach at Blackrock, he got a lift to the Imperial Hotel where he instigated a 3 day session open to all-comers which is still spoken of in awe by the local drinking community.

    Great days…


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