LIFESTYLE

Cork exhibition reliving the glory days of pirate radio

WITH their cultivated mid-Atlantic accents and often British sounding pseudonyms, the DJs that broadcast on pirate radio in this country were not quite swashbuckling romantic figures. But they were minor heroes in that they played pop and rock music in an Ireland whose airwaves, dominated by RTÉ, were starved of contemporary music until the state broadcaster launched RTÉ Radio 2 in 1979, partly in response to the popularity of the pirates.