Jingles: KLAS 98.5 FM

The Dublin pirates were not all about pop and some stations served niche audiences or specific demographics. One station playing easy listening and classical music was KLAS which broadcast on 98.5 FM from late 1986 until the end of 1988. The station was established by Radio Carousel boss Hugh Hardy from his home in the suburb of Sutton but after a change in management it changed its name slightly to Class Radio and moved to the city centre.

This recording features ads, the initial set of KLAS jingles and a very youthful John Walsh as presenter. More information about KLAS is available at Wireless Flirt Blog

Interview: David Baker (ARD, Radio City, Radio Leinster, Radio Donnybrook, KISS FM, Heartbeat, KLAS)

We are delighted to bring you some recordings from Wireless on Flirt FM. In this interview, John Walsh caught up with David Baker who worked for or managed a long list of pirates in Dublin in the 1980s. John worked with David in KLAS from 1986-1988.

Interview: David Baker (ARD, Radio City, Radio Leinster, Radio Donnybrook, KISS FM, Heartbeat, KLAS)
image via Wireless on Flirt FM: The garage at the back of 312 Sutton Park, Dublin 13, the location KLAS first broadcast from.