According to the radiowaves.fm, the Galway pirate radio station ‘Swinging Radio Impulse’ was,
‘Swinging Radio Impulse was a late 80s station based in Galway. It broadcast at the weekends playing oldies music on 96FM.’
The use of the moniker ‘Swinging Radio’ was a nod to the off-shore pirate radio station Swinging Radio London of the 1960’s. There were bigger pirate radio stations in Galway and in fact across Ireland but each pirate pioneer should be recognised and acknowledged for their part in changing the broadcasting landscape in Ireland. It is with thanks to the donation of the Anoraks Ireland Archive that we have a record of SRI and their time on air. According to the 1987 Anoraks Ireland survey the station's mailing address was in the Bohermore suburb of Galway City. Broadcasting on 95.89mhz announcing as '96FM', the station's transmitter had a power of 5 watts.
We’d like to encourage anyone reading this who may have pirate radio memorabilia to donate them to the Irish Pirate Radio Archive or the Irish Pirate Radio Audio Archive as we continue the ground-breaking archiving work of the DX Archive, pirate.ie and radiowaves.fm