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Westside Radio International, Dublin City, 6210kHz 6243kHz 6280kHz 6317kHz + others.
Radio Dublin was originally operated on 6210kHz by Dr Don in the years
of 1975 and 1976. Don was also involved in Radio Dublin on medium
wave along with 'The Captain' and Prince Terry. Don operated Westside
Radio on a Sunday morning and then would sign off shortly before Radio
Dublin was due on the air. Westside Radio was last heard operated
by Dr Don in around September of 1976 just before a mid-week raid on
Radio Dublin, during which the transmitter was lost.
QSL Cards from some of the frequencies used by Westside Radio during its early days.
The station settled on 6280kHz until it was forced to close just before legislation on 31st December 1988.
Note the gradual increase in power from 35watts in early 1979 to 100watts by mid-1979.
Some unusual frequencies were tested, including 7270kHz of which the QSL below is by kind courtesy of Patricia Loughman.
Prince Terry's set up some time before 1982
The usual transmitter used on 6280kHz for many years in the late 70's / 80's.
|Prince Terry holds the 25m band transmitter, and right, his old ex Radio Dublin turntables. They had been through a raid, the Prince told us.|
Here is the first Westside Radio history sheet produced by Prince Terry
from around 1977/8
with the original 6210kHz, and below replaced by 6280kHz and also a different logo.
A letter from 1979 when the station had moved to 6280kHz and was about to test on
the 25 metre band.
At this time, Westside also relayed the Sunday morning FRC Show from Big D Radio on 273m / 1116kHz.
later and different designs of QSL cards from 1981 (above courtesy of Stuart
Hardy) and 1983 (below).
The special test on 6870kHz was interesting, as in early 1989, followng the 1988 legislation which closed Westside Radio,
Prince Terry would use this frequency when he returned to the air as Underground Sounds.
Westside Radio International Audio Library
|1978_05_14_sun_westside_6280sw_princeterry-gh80.mp3 New Oct 2021||Here are three short files from the same Sunday with Prince Terry testing some crystals. Prince Terry signs off 6280kHz and performs some tests on other frequencies, asking listeners to tune down to 6243.33kHz. Recorded in Leeds from 6280kHz.||4MB|
|1978_05_14_sun_westside_6243sw_princeterry_test-gh80.mp3 New Oct 2021||Prince Terry does a short test on 6243.33kHz and then asks listeners to tune to 6090kHz, but this wasn't heard. Recorded in Leeds from 6243.33kHz.||7MB|
|1978_05_14_sun_westside_5800sw_then_6280sw_princeterry_tests_to_signoff-gh80.mp3 New Oct 2021||Prince Terry goes back to 6280kHz after a failed test on 6090kHz, and then asks listeners to tune down to 5800kHz. Recorded in Leeds from 6280kHz and 5800kHz. On this short clip, The Prince mentions about Doctor Don taking his output valve during the previous week, and says they are currently using an 807 instead.||8MB|
|1978_00_00_sun_westside_6243sw_1305-1430signoff_princeterry_doctordon-gh80.mp3 New Oct 2021||The station carried on a little later on this particular Sunday in mid 1978, with Prince Terry playing his usual rock music. Doctor Don, who was the original operator of Westside Radio, makes a short appearance and mentions about his new station ARD. Recorded in Leeds from 6243.33kHz.||77MB|
|1986_08_31_sun_westside_1040-1205_6280sw_princeterry-pt.mp3 New Oct 2021||Westside with their regular Sunday morning show, starting with a relay of the New Zealand pirate 4IFR, and then into a heavy music show from Prince Terry. At mid-day Prince Terry starts the free radio show giving lists of shortwave stations heard the previous week. The tape runs out before he finishes the show. Recorded in Dublin from ground wave on 6280kHz.||81MB|
|1986_09_28_sun_westside_6280sw_1130-1300_princeterry-pt.mp3 New Sep 2021||Prince Terry with a Sunday morning show from September 1986 with his regular rock music selections. Just at 1pm is the start of the free radio show, but the recording finishes at this point. This recording came from Prince Terry himself, and for shortwave is very good quality as it was done local to the transmitter, although does suffer from some studio feedback and crackles in places.||84MB|
|1987_05_12_sun_westside-centre-valleri_linkup-pt.mp3 New Oct 2021||Here is an interesting linkup between Westside Radio on shortwave and Centre Radio, a local FM station in Dublin. Along the way, Radio Valleri is also heard. The recording starts with Prince Terry on Westside Radio, who then makes contact with Centre Radio. Prince Terry switches off, and Radio Valleri is then briefly contacted on 6326kHz. Which frequency the actual recording is made from is not known, although some seems to be ground wave 6280kHz. An interesting partly airchecked collaboration from stations on different bands, which gave Centre Radio access to listeners in Europe.||82MB|
|1988_12_18_sun_westside_6280sw_1000-signoff_garylewis_princeterry.mp3||Recorded in Scotland from 6280kHz||179MB|
|1988_12_25_sun_westside_6280sw_0840-signoff_prince_terry_variable_signal.mp3||Recorded in Scotland from 6280kHz||123MB|
|1988_12_28_wed_westside_6280sw_1025-1110_signon_princeterry-pt.mp3 New JAN 2021||Westside were on every day for a few hours during the final week. On Wednesday, Prince Terry signed on around 1030 and during the show replayed the final station news from Radio Dublin from the previous Sunday during which the coming legislation was a major feature.||46MB|
|1988_12_28_wed_westside_6280sw_1110-1155_princeterry-pt.mp3 New JAN 2021||Prince Terry had been digging through old tapes, and following the replay of Radio Dublin station news, he played some old Radio Dublin.||46M|
|1988_12_31_sat_westside_6280sw_1200-1347_final_closedown_prince_terry.mp3||Prince Terry closes Westside Radio down for the final time as legislation comes into force later in the evening.||92MB|
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