“Launching Clare FM”, written by Ger Sweeney tells the story of those who launched Clare’s local radio station 30 years ago. The book looks at where radio in Ireland was in the 1980s and tracks the movement towards legalised local radio and independent national radio. The almost 30 people who came from across the county and the country to launch Clare FM in September 1989 are profiled in great detail in the book.


Ger Sweeney was the first voice on the station and his memories of that very exciting time are shared in the book as are the memories of the rest of the team that made it all happen.

“Launching Clare FM” retails at €15 plus postage and packaging as follows:

Ireland   €9

Britain   €11

Europe  €11.50

Rest       €15.50

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