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Updated: 8th August 2016 Issue: 1

Maltese Cross

Radio from the magical isles in the Mediterranean sea in the first quarter of 2002

Malta Map


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Calypso 102.3 "Sweepers"

Gozo line banana boat ferries

Replaced but not forgotten, the original "banana-boat" ferries

Fishing boats

Fishing between the islands using hand crafted nets

Crowd enjoying retro night

102.3 Calypso FM - The first Retro Night at the Artisans' Market, Bay Street, St George's Bay, St Julian's

Pierre Mejlak

"Solid Gold" Joe Cassar with Pierre Mejlak in the Radio Shack

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Calypso 102.3 Retro-Set

More crowds at retro night

Some of the 500 attending

Joe Spiteri & Pierre Majlak

Joe Spiteri boasting again!

Sammy MisfudTransmitter tower Gharghur

Sammy Mifsud at the Gharghur transmitter site switches the 2k back on after we'd cooked it!

Paul Portelli family group

Stephanie with Paul, Margot, Michelle, & Rachel


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Calypso 102.3 Commercial sequence

Our Saviour monument Marselforn

Our Saviour Monument at Marselforn

View to Marselforn from Our Saviour monument

View from the top seaward over Marselforn

Climbing group descend

Intrepid crew Jason, Bob, Alvin, & Stephan descend

Azure window Id-Dwejra Gozo

The spectacular Azure Window at Id-Dwejra Gozo


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Calypso 102.3 News pre-amble

Fort Angelo Vittoriosa

Malta's oldest "Fort St Angelo", former Knights of Malta HQ in Vittoriosa majestically guarding Grand Harbour

6/12/06 - In a year’s time Fort St Angelo will be transformed into a high-class spa and health club amounting to an investment of Lm1.5 million, Roads and Urban Development Minister Jesmond Mugliett said yesterday.

Mr Mugliett was visiting the construction works at the Royal Navy Distillery and Ward Building at Fort St Angelo in Cottonera.

He pointed out that Cottonera is experiencing investment from all sectors like it never was before.

“The demand for this area has grown and the money invested will renew Cottonera,” said Mr Mugliett. The Cottonera Waterfront Group is part of the consortium restoring the two areas in Fort St Angelo which has been abandoned for over 20 years, he added.

“The health club and spa will continue adding to Cottonera’s appeal and different types of people, including foreigners, will be attracted to the area,” he pointed out.

The fort was left abandoned for many years and the project will restore the building to its former glory. Minister Mugliett explained that the consortium is working to remove structures which were put up in the seventies. “The dividing walls put up in the granaries will be knocked down and the expanded polystyrene (jablo) soffits which hid the architectural characteristics will be removed. The access to the sentry box next to the bastions will also be re-opened.”

The project goes hand-in-hand with the government’s vision to bring back Malta’s cultural beauty and heritage through private-public partnership, he added.

Mr Mugliett pointed out that the health club will continue adding to the diversity of establishments already available on the waterfront - PBS Malta

Malta archipelago Valletta

The Maltese Archipelago with an aerial view of Valletta

Cisk beer label

Try it, you'll enjoy - Malta's local brew "Chisk"

Until next time "Cheers"

Hear more of Malta & Radio Calypso in Calypso 102

Calypso FM closed down for the final time this morning. Radio Maria a Catholic Radio Station began playing hymns & prayer meetings from noon today on the former 102.3 frequency of Calypso FM heated argument going on in the press between Fr Benedict (the owner) and Enzo Gusman

Having been an integral part of this adventure, thought you should know. Cheers Pierre Mejalak - 30th June 2004

Calypso Radio's back on the air in Malta - Simon 15/11/04

Calypso 99.8 Logo

Hear the new model at http://www.calypsoradio998.com

The latest Maltese Radio Audience Sweep published December 2004

Super One Radio - 18.6% Radio Malta - 16.1% Bay Radio - 14.5%

Radio 101 - 11.2% Radju Ta Kulhadd - 8.7% Capital Radio - 7.9%

Smash Radio - 8.3% Radio Marija - 5.4% Community Radio Stations - 3.7%

Parliament Radio - 2.1% XFM - 2.1% A3FM - 0.8%

Campus FM - 0.8%

N.B. Calypso doesn't feature as only just returned to the air

Was it Calypso that had a news intro at one point the same as used on Wave 105.2 in the UK. Wave105 I thought Calypso was great it's sad it's closed. Listening to Calypso 988 they've severly changed everything except the name -pity? - Tom Crome


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