He then moved into management and became the deputy programme director for both Downtown and Cool FM based in Newtownards.
Downtown was initially only contracted to broadcast to the Greater Belfast area, on 1026 k Hz AM and 96FM (later 97.4 FM).
However, following the collapse of plans for a station in the Derry region (Northside Sound) in 1983, Downtown applied to the former Independent Broadcasting Authority to extend its coverage.
Among those was fellow Northern Ireland radio presenter, George Jones. "I first met him in about 1976 when we started at Downtown together, it was the first independent radio station.
George said: "He had such an incredible, individual voice. "Eddie's attitude was he just demanded really good radio.
Now the station broadcasts on the 106.4 fm frequency, and some of the programmes can also beheard on the internet.
Website: you will find a wide range of Irish music from traditional celtic to current day recordings, featuring artistssuch as Anúna, Loreena Mc Kennitt, Luka Bloom, Rig the Jig, Natalie Mac Master, Paul Brady, Mary Black, Andy Irvine, Sharon Shannon, Brian Kennedy, Rosheen, Enya, and more.
Transmitters covering the North West, the Causeway Coast and Fermanagh/South Tyrone were opened between 19, and the station briefly rebranded itself as 'DTRFM' to reflect its new audience reach.
The station reverted to Downtown Radio again in 1990 following the introduction of its sister station, Cool FM, although the latter only broadcast on the 97.4 frequency in the Greater Belfast area. New FM transmitters in South Down/Armagh, and Mid and East Antrim opened in the 1990s to improve reception in those areas.
Their website is packed with featuresand reviews, and you will also find additional audio-visual channels that you can tune in to for magazine programsand documentaries. Website: station's programs reflect the changing face of Dublin city and its multi-cultural, multi-ethnic citizens.
Furthermore, Dublin City fm is the only special interest arts and cultural radio station in Ireland.
Much loved comic presenters Dermot & Dave came away General Music Programme for Today FM too.