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20101018

North Belfast-born writer and broadcaster Sam McAughtry with memories of his first, very brief, appearance on the wireless 70 years ago.

Radio memories with North Belfast-born broadcaster Sam McAughtry.

20101019

Retired BBC National Governor and former head of the NI Civil Service, Sir Kenneth Bloomfield, recalls the wartime radio voices of the nation's leaders when he was eight years old.

Radio memories with retired BBC National Governor Sir Kenneth Bloomfield.

Writer and broadcaster Anita Robinson recalls her performance on Children's Hour in 1956 for which she received a one guinea book token.

Radio memories with writer and broadcaster Anita Robinson.

20101020

Fond memories of radio listening - starting with Children's Hour and Auntie Cicely - from Co Antrim actress Olivia Nash, who plays Ma in Give My Head Peace.

Radio memories with Co Antrim actress Olivia Nash.

1985 World Snooker Champion Denis Taylor remembers the childhood thrill of radio listening with his family at home in Co Tyrone over 50 years ago.

Radio memories with 1985 World Snooker Champion Denis Taylor.

20101021

Anna Lo, Alliance Party MLA for South Belfast, recalls how listening to the radio helped to improve her English after moving to Ulster from Hong Kong in 1974.

Radio memories with Hong Kong-born Alliance Party MLA for South Belfast, Anna Lo.

Poet, songwriter and university professor Paul Muldoon remembers the radio that sat in a cupboard beside the mantlepiece in his Co Armagh childhood home.

Radio memories with poet, songwriter and university professor Paul Muldoon.

20101022

Belfast-born novelist and short story writer Bernard McLaverty recalls the wireless as the one voice in his home that didn't have a Belfast accent.

Radio memories with Belfast-born novelist and short story writer Bernard McLaverty.

Co Down singer-songwriter and broadcaster Tommy Sands, who has been taking his music all over the world for almost five decades, shares his fondest radio memories.

Radio memories with Co Down singer-songwriter and broadcaster Tommy Sands.

20101025

Retired MD of Belfast publisher Blackstaff Press, Anne Tannahill, with vivid memories of childhood joy as the family gathered around the wireless at home in north Belfast.

Radio memories with Anne Tannahill, retired MD of Belfast publisher Blackstaff Press.

Pat Loughrey, former Head of BBC Nations and Regions and now Warden of Goldsmiths College, University of London, reflects on his radio memories.

Radio memories with Pat Loughrey, former Head of BBC Nations and Regions.

20101026

Radio memories with John Morrow, a Belfast man who left school at 14 to work in the shipbuilding and linen industries before he began writing and broadcasting in the 1970s.

Radio memories with writer and broadcaster John Morrow.

Effervescent comic actress, writer and Ulster Queen of Comedy, Nuala McKeever recalls her childhood years in Belfast when the radio was for her a doorway to dreams.

Radio memories with effervescent comic actress and writer Nuala McKeever.

20101027

Ulster comedian Gene Fitzpatrick fondly remembers how, as a young man, he found his car radio was good for attracting girls.

Radio memories with Ulster comedian Gene Fitzpatrick.

Ireland's leading sports commentator, Belfast-born George Hamilton, recalls his early journalistic career with Radio Ulster.

Radio memories with sports commentator George Hamilton.

20101028

Radio memories with a former cricketer and footballer who is now Ulster's best-known sports journalist - and a fine singer - Jackie Fullerton.

Radio memories with Ulster's best-known sports journalist, Jackie Fullerton.

Radio memories with Portadown-born Gloria Hunniford, one of the first voices on the newly-launched Radio Ulster in the 1970s, and now a household name across the UK.

Radio memories with Portadown-born TV and radio presenter Gloria Hunniford.

20101029

The series of radio memories concludes with Radio Ulster's first Dublin reporter back in 1975, now a best-selling novelist based in the United States, Frank Delaney.

Radio memories with Radio Ulster's first Dublin reporter, novelist Frank Delaney.

Belfast investigative journalist, writer and Northern Editor of The Sunday World, Jim McDowell, remembers the wireless in the butcher's shop of his Da, Big Sausage McDowell.

Radio memories with Belfast investigative journalist Jim McDowell.