Jimmy Mahon, who joined 2RN a week after it began broadcasting, tells Donnchadh Ó Dúlaing his memories of those early days for Irish radio.
- Title This is Dublin Calling
- 1st Broadcast 01/01/1996
- ContributorDonnchadh Ó Dúlaing (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:01:27
- Material Type Audio
- Clip title "We Were Very Primitive, But We Got There"
- Extended description
Jimmy Mahon describes the basic conditions of the early days of radio in Ireland. There could be an interval of up to five minutes between items being broadcast. If there was any broadcast out of the ordinary microphones had to be hired.
Jimmy Mahon also recalls how Hogan For Wireless a shop on Grafton street had speakers outside broadcasting 2RN.
The photograph accompanying this clip shows Jimmy Mahon at the desk in the control room of 2RN in Little Denmark Street, Dublin. He is using Marconi battery operated equipment with A+ B amplifiers.
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- Local keywords 2RN, Jimmy Mahon, Broadcast Media, RTÉ, Radio, 1920s, Donnchadh Ó Dúlaing, Radio, Media
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic The Media
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ Radio One
- Production year 1996
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier AA6358
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Stereo
- Language used English (eng)
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Broadcast - 01/01/1926
Clip Length - 00:01:16
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Production Year - [1920's]
Contributor - Joseph Cashman (Photographer)
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Production Year - 1926
Publisher Broadcaster - RTÉ
"We Were Very Primitive, But We Got There"
Broadcast - 01/01/1996
Clip Length - 00:01:27
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Broadcast - 26/04/1927
Clip Length - 00:00:18