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Radio Free City was another familiar voice from the 1980's on the SW bands. That voice was also familiar to MW dxers in Scotland at one stage as well, as the station began on MW, before migrating to FM and finally SW.

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1979_00_00_sun_radiofreecity_217m_1040-1110_marksnow-kb.mp3 A studio recording of Mark Snow hosting Breakfast 217, making mention of a court case the previous Wednesday for Radio Telstar 43MB
30Mins
1979_00_00_sun_radiofreecity_217m_1120-1150_marksnow-kb.mp3 Another part of the above Breakfast 217 show 42MB
30Mins

 

A QSL letter received by Ian from 7th January 1979 when Radio Free City
were operating on 1386kHz / 217m.
(Click image for full version - Size = 1MB)

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RadioFreeCity-95.7-Edinburgh-MarkSnow-19-1-80.mp3 Many thanks to The Pirate Archive for allowing us to link to this recording of Mark Snow on Radio Free City when it was operating on 95.7MHz FM 20MB
44Mins

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Issue 7 of the free radio magazine 'Soundwaves' contained the following report of raid on Radio Free City in December 1979, and the resulting court case

 

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Issue 8 of the free radio magazine 'Soundwaves' issued in Spring 1980 contained a brief history of Radio Free City until that point as written by Mark Snow. The station did return, but on shortwave.

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By 1980, Radio Free City had migrated to shortwave and was being heard across Europe.
Below are a couple of QSL cards from 1980 and 1983, by kind courtesy of Stuart Hardy

1980_09_14_sun_free_city_edinburgh_7375sw_marksnow-gh288.mp3 A short recording of the station with Mark Snow, as received in Leeds, when it was on 7375kHz shortwave. 20MB
22Mins

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