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What Happened to Derek Jones from Dublin Pirates Q102 and Energy103?

  • 07-01-2022 9:51pm
    Registered Users Posts: 5,981 ✭✭✭

    Firstly, let me make it clear that this is a different Derek Jones from the one that has been involved with Radio Valleri, various north Dublin pirates, Premier FM, Christmas FM and Retro FM - "oldies" Derek! And, yes, I heard some archive recordings and they are definitely two different presenters! Since Premier, I became very familiar with the voice of "oldies" Derek. Let's call our hero here "superpirate" Derek, and he had that kind of broadcasting voice!

    There was a Derek Jones involved with pirate ARD previously, who I understand was not "oldies" Derek, and I suspect was indeed "superpirate" Derek. Incidentally, a Derek Jones was also a presenter on KELO in the early '80s, which could be either as it was a north Dublin station with ARD connections! It would be great to get that sorted too.

    Anyway, I digress!

    Whatever happened to "superpirate" Derek?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,981 ✭✭✭Declan A Walsh

    I came upon this thread by chance this evening. I just discovered from Radiowaves that this Derek Jones ("superpirate" Derek!) was also on Radio Nova during 1984. He switched to Q102 during 1985 and Energy 103 during 1986, before returning to Q102. Anyone know what happened to him, and what other stations he was with? ARD? KELO?