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Radio Free City or Radio City was another Edinburgh based pirate that was first heard in 1971. The transmitters were built by a very capable engineer called Charles Linskaill. The power output of the transmitter was 75 watts normally on 1322 kHz. The station operated on Sunday frpm midnight and in the afternoon. The late night transmissions were heard by DXers in Europe and the station received many reports which were verified by QSL.

  The station was raided at 3.20 pm on Sunday 12th December 1971 which put the station off the air for a period. However it returned later in 1972 with higher power of 120 watts and programmes every Sunday from 1400-1500 and every night from 0100-0230.

  At one point, according to the station operator, they were broadcasting from a location on the west coast of Scotland.

 
The recordings at the foot of this page feature broadcasts in 1972 and December 1974. Thanks to Alan Kidd.

  The last note we have of the station is in December 1974.

  Many thanks to Mike Barraclough for supplying us with the letter below, which he received from Radio Free City in early 1972.
The letter contains a lot of detail about the engineering side of the station.
Click on the appropriate page image below to open a more readable version in another window.

 

 


Radio Free City / Radio City Audio Library

1972_00_00_radio_city_227m_eddieeden.mp3

1972_00_00_radio_city_227m_nickystevens_briansouth_eddieeden.mp3

1974_00_00_radio_city_227m_test_transmission.mp3

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SCOTTISH PIRATE RADIO INDEX