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A COMPLETE HISTORY OF IRISH BROADCASTING FROM THE WORLDS FIRST PIRATE RADIO STATION DURING THE EASTER RISING 1916 TO TODAYS INTERNET AND DIGITAL BROADCASTERS. THE COURSE FEATURES THE DECADES FROM 1910 AND THE MARCONI EXPERIMENTS TO THE PRESENT DAY AND FEATURES THE GOLDEN ERA OF BROADCASTING, THE 1980'S.
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Irish Broadcasting History from the 1920's after the foundation of the new Irish Free State. The nation was engulfed in a Civil War and when the dust had settled debate turned to the creation of a radio station for the new nation.
BROADCASTING LECTURES 1930s
Each decade in the history of Irish Broadcasting is covered by seperate lecture with both Powerpoint presentations and accompanied articles.
|The 1940’s began with World War engulfing the globe. In Ireland , neutral for the duration of the conflict, this period was referred to as The Emergency. Despite the Government of Eamon DeValera’s declaration of neutrality and passive assistance to the allies, Ireland had to contend with agitation c…|
This is an excerpt from the Irish Broadcasting History course that looks at the 1950s in Ireland.
An excerpt from Lecture 4 of the Irish Broadcasting History course. The course covers the history of broadcasting from Marconi's experiments in the early 1900s to the present day and digital age. Covered throughout the course are the legal and illegal radio and television channels that have created histories of their own. The lectures are as follows
1. OVERVIEW OF THE COURSE
2. 1900 - 1920 INCLUDING THE WORLD'S FIRST PIRATE RADIO STATION IN 1916
3. 1920'S - THE LAUNCH OF LEGAL RADIO IN IRELAND, 2RN IN 1926 AND ITS EARLY SCANDALS
4 1930'S - 2RN EXPANDS AND THE FIRST CONVICTION OF A PIRATE BROADCASTER
5 1940'S - THE WORLD AT WAR, THE CHURCHILL/DeVALERA BROADCASTS AND IRA PIRATE RADIO STATIONS AND A BROADCASTER DIES ON HUNGER STRIKE
6. 1950'S - FIRST TELEVISION BROADCASTS FROM NORTHERN IRELAND, THE HEATED DEBATE IN THE REPUBLIC AND POLITICAL PIRATES.
7. 1960'S - RADIO CAROLINE IS LAUNCHED. RTE TELEVISION FIRST BROADCASTS 1961 AND THE FIRST OF A NEW WAVE OF PIRATES
8. 1970'S - PIRATES GO PROFESSIONAL, RTE FIGHTS BACK. BALLYFERMOT TV EXPERIMENT. THE EXPLOSION OF CABLE TV
9. 1980'S PART ONE - THE GOLDEN AGE OF IRISH RADIO. THE ARRIVAL OF THE SUPER PIRATES, PIRATE TELEVISION, GOVERNMENT RAIDS, DEFELCTOR SCHEMES.
10. 1980'S PART TWO - THE GOLDEN AGE OF IRISH RADIO. THE DISECTION OF A MONOPOLY, NEW LEGISLATION. THE FIRST NATIONAL COMMERCIAL STATION AND POLITICAL BRIBERY. ATLANTIC 252
11. 1990'S - THE NEW COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPE, COMMERCIAL TELEVISION. THE NEW WAVE OF PIRATE RADIO
12. 2000'S - THE DIGITAL AGE ARRIVES
13. PRESENT DAY
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|The fifties was a decade of stagnation in both the Irish economy and in broadcasting. Broadcasting discussions in Ireland focussed on the launch of a television service for the country. The only pioneer of illegal broadcasting was Dubliner Tony Boylan. Tony began experimenting with transmitters in t…|
BROADCASTING LECTURES 1960s
|This decade has been referred to as the first wave of pirate stations. In the absence of a regular diet of pop music, the young listeners especially since the explosion in miniature radios and walkmans, listened to the legal Radio Luxembourg, the Great 208 and the illegal Radio Caroline from the Nor…|
BROADCASTING LECTURES - LEGISLATION & THE LEGISLATORS
|RADIO IN IRELAND TODAY © The History of Irish Broadcasting 2011 Despite the arrival of television, personal music players and the internet, radio in Ireland is as popular today as it was when initial excitement heralded the arrival of 2RN in 1926. According to research delivered in April 2011 by the…|
A REVIEW OF ALL THE TELEVISION STATIONS THAT ARE OR HAVE BEEN BROADCASTING IN IRELAND
A look at the changes of how Ireland watched TV over the past 50 years.
This is my documentary made for TV filmed on location at the site of the World's First Pirate Radio Station in O'Connell Street during the 1916 Easter Rising. Coutesy of storymap.ie
Watch out for a new book in 2012 with a detailed history of this radio station.
World War 2 broadcasts
The first scheduled day of broadcasting from Telefis Eireann (later RTE) on January 1st 1962.
STILL TO COME
|The untold history of community and pirate television in Ireland from 1974 to the present day.|
1920'S IRISH RADIO REVOLUTION
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