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WKLR, Bandon, Co Cork (1984 - 1988)
1503kHz - 100 FM

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IRISH PIRATES A / Z

PIRATE RADIO IN CORK

AUDIO FROM CORK PIRATES

WKLR, West Cork Local Radio were on 1503kHz, and were heard on dx receivers in the UK. The station operated from Bandon, Co Cork. The station was also a good QSLer, and did reply to long distance mail. The station company name was West Coast Broadcasting Corporation (Ireland) ltd, a rather grand name for a county pirate station!

WKLR had expanded into the city with a relay by the time legislation came in at the end of 1988.

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AUDIO FROM WKLR

A few bits and pieces of audio have been found, which includes the final closedown back in 1988 can be found here, and is about 400meg.

Also included at the end of the audio files is a clip, recorded in Scotland in 1984, with station id at 2m, at the end of the clip. Signal is on a dx receiver remember and BBC Stoke is dominating the channel. But such is the enthusiasm of dxers, this is seen as a good ID..!!!

 

1984_01_05_thu_wklr_100fm_0640-0830_airchecks_petermadison.mp3 GH
1984_01_05_thu_wklr_100fm_0920-1100_airchecks_paulsheehan_catherinekeating.mp3 GH
1984_01_16_mon_wklr_100fm_1410-1500_stevemarshall_paulsheehan_on_news.mp3 GH
1984_01_17_tue_wklr_100fm_0700-0930_airchecks_petermadison.mp3 GH
1984_01_18_wed_wklr_99fm_1717-1803_keithyork_andyellis.mp3 GH
1984_01_18_wed_wklr_99fm_1810-1925_andyellis_airchecks.mp3 GH
1984_02_09_tue_wklr_100fm_0800-0845_petermadison.mp3 GH
1984_02_09_tue_wklr_100fm_0850-0905_petermadison_paulsheehan_on_news.mp3 GH
1984_02_09_tue_wklr_100fm_0935-1005_petermadison_davidheffernan.mp3 GH
1985_05_26_wklr_bandon_cork_94_fm_jerry_black_via_ds.mp3 GH
1988_12_30_fri_wklr_bandon_2235-0130_final_day_signoff.mp3 GH

1984_09_03_0730_wklr_1503_in_scotland_c90_1308_id_tape.mp3 KB

 

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PHOTOS OF WKLR

 

 


Pictured above are right, John Green, and left Paul Sheehan, in the WKLR studio. Images via Paul Graham, from November 1985.

 


Images courtesy of Steve West, taken in August 1988.

 

Images above possibly via Dave Small, May 1985.

The two images below are of the WKLR former MW transmitter for 1503kHz, as it looks in 2016. Images courtesy of B.

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WKLR PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL

WKLR Advertising Rates offer

WKLR Advertising Rates and sched

WKLR Christmas Card 1985

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL RES POSTER (1,525k)

Notice that the advertising poster does not even include a frequency for the FM Stereo!!
Were any new listerers expected just to fiddle around and try and find the signal???

 

 

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IRISH PIRATES A / Z

PIRATE RADIO IN CORK

AUDIO FROM CORK PIRATES