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Radio Free Liverpool was one of the very early stations on Merseyside.  According to the birthday shows included here, it began broadcasting on Whit Weekend, in May 1969.  The power was very low to begin with and only covered a couple of miles.  In early 1972 a larger transmitter was put into service.  The wavelength announced was 217m, which in 1972 was announced as between 1385kHz and 1389kHz.  It is not known when the station ceased broadcasting, but operator Eric Day had by Boxing Day 1976 started another station, Radio Jackie North also announcing 217m. He changed his name on this new station to Rick Dane. Sadly, Eric (real name Eric Haydock) passed away on 16th November 2002.

 

1972_05_21_sun_radio_free_liverpool_217m_ericday_3rd_birthday.mp3 The third birthday show from a reel to reel tape originally recorded by Eric Day for Dave Simpson. Eric signs the station on for its 3rd Birthday, and tells a brief history of the station, as well as the story of the previous two weeks, when the station was raided by the GPO and the transmitter lost
1972_09_10_sun_radio_free_liverpool_217m-1385am_1300-1500_ericday-EM92.mp3 A nice off air recording of almost an entire two hour broadcast from September 1972. Frequency is announced as between 1385kHz and 1389kHz. Many thanks to Eric Monaghan for this one.
1975_05_18_sun_radio_free_liverpool_217m_ericday_rfl_6th_birthday-pt1.mp3 A recording of part of the 6th birthday broadcast which was sent to Gary by Rick Dane in the late 1990s amongst other cassettes
1975_05_18_sun_radio_free_liverpool_217m_ericday_rfl_6th_birthday-pt2.mp3 Side 2 of the above cassette

 

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