Chris Jensen

Wireless Programme / Rock Show

Born in Portsmouth, in the UK, Chris Jensen started his radio career with "Portsmouth Hospital Radio" in 1976, where he read the news and sports results, as well as presenting the occasional music programme.

 

​In 1979 Chris moved to live in Ireland, where he got heavily involved in the pirate radio scene there, working on a number of stations based in the Irish midlands, going on to own or part-own 4 pirate radio stations, the first of which opened in 1983 and the last, a short-wave station, which was heard throughout northern Europe, closed in 2008, whilst at the same time producing recorded programmes for pirate radio stations in Ireland, England, Scotland, Spain and Chile in South America.

 

In the late 1980's, when pirate radio was outlawed in Ireland, Chris kept his short-wave station operating, for a further 20 years until 2008 when he retired from radio.

 

Though being an avid music and radio lover, is wasn't long before he came out of retirement, but this time he decided he was doing it legally, and became a syndicated radio host, presenting and producing his own Golden Oldies and Rock Music format radio programmes which were distributed to radio stations around the world.

 

Apart from broadcasting, Chris also likes listening to the radio and has, over the years, put together a massive collection of over 1,300 radio recordings from the "Irish Pirate Radio Era" possibly one of the largest private collections of its type in existence.

 

 

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