Born in Britain in 1949, when Tony was 16 he began working for the pirate radio ship Radio Scotland. From 1973 to 1979 he worked on Radio Caroline before moving to Dublin and joining up with his former colleague at Caroline, Chris Cary who had opened Radio Nova. Tony was the voice of Nova when it was raided and closed in 1983 depsite massive public protest. Tony's voice was very distinctive and was in demand as a voice over artist being the voice of Guinness of TV ads for many years. Tony died from cancer in 2004.
IRISH AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL
Operating since 1939 when Dublin airport opened, air traffic controllers dealt with almost half a millions aircraft in Irish airspace in 2010. Employing almost 300 contollers, the operation has an exemplary safety record. You can listen to Dublin control tower on 118.6mhz FM.
Amateur radio has been around since Marconi began experimenting in Ireland in the early 1900's. There are thousands of 'ham' operators across the country and Eamonn Cassidy was a Limerick operator and a fervent supporter of hobby broadcasting. Using the call sign EI5AJ, Eamonn was a prominent member of the Irish Radio Transmitters Society and following his death in 2009, his family presented a trophy to be awarded annually to the leading entrant in the 'SSB/CW Fixed section of the Summer 80m Counties'.