MERSEYSIDE LBP - WIRRAL FM (WFM)
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Wirral FM / WFM transmitted on 90.3MHz during the mid 1980's. The station operated initially on Sunday and a Tuesday evening, but then moved to a Tuesday / Wednesday night schedule, possibly to avoid all the other Merseyside stations operating on a Sunday. According to Anoraks UK 'Weekly Report' of 23rd December 1984, WFM were raided at 8:15pm on Tuesday evening, 18th December and lost all equipment. The station returned during 1985 and were seemingly last heard around March 1986.
Wirral FM Audio Library
|1984_11_26_mon_wfm_903fm_0006-0140_mike_dezza-gh132.mp3 New Oct 2021
|The recording starts with Mike and after about 40 minutes is 'Dezza' with his first appearance on the radio, where he does a 15 minute spot. Recorded in Birkenhead from 90.3MHz.
|1984_12_09_sun_wfm_903fm_2100-2145_stevedavis_philjames-ghe062.mp3 New Sep 2023
|Steve Davis is the first deejay on this recording, with Phil James taking over towards the end. The actual time on the tape may have been 2115-2200. Recorded from 90.3MHz somewhere in Merseyside.
|1984_12_09_sun_wfm_903fm_2150-2235_philjames-ghe062.mp3 New Sep 2023
|More of Phil James from the above programme, which ends just before Keith appears. The levels are a little up and down as Phil was using a studio he was not used to. Recorded from 90.3MHz somewhere in Merseyside.
|1984_12_16_sun_wfm_903fm_1915-2000_dezza_kevinpalmer-gh055.mp3 New Sep 2023
|This recording has Dezza from 7:15 to 8pm, and then the first link from Kevin Palmer around 8pm. Recorded from 90.3MHz somewhere in Merseyside.
|1985_11_10_sun_wfm_903fms_2038-2124_stevedavies_kevinpalmer-EM5.mp3 New Dec 2022
|The end of the Steve Davies show, followed by Kevin Palmer. The shows were apparently not running to the hour, but around 15 minutes late, so Kevin Palmer came on around 10:15pm. Steve Davies mentioned broadcasting with 2.5 watts. Recorded from 90.3MHz in stereo and courtesy of Eric Monaghan.
|1985_11_10_sun_wfm_903fms_2238-2323_philjames_keith-EM5.mp3 New Dec 2022
|Phil James hosts until around 11:10pm, when Keith takes over. Recorded from 90.3MHz in stereo and by kind courtesy of Eric Monaghan.
|1986_01_30_thu_wfm_903fm_0010-0100signoff-keith-gh059.mp3 New Sep 2023
|Keith with the last hour or so of the evening, signing off at 1am Thursday morning. He complains at the start about the equipment not working correctly. Recorded from 90.3MHz somewhere in Merseyside.
|1986_02_06_thu_wfm_903fm_2320-0055_stevedavis_keith-ghe058.mp3 New Sep 2023
|Steve Davis with the WFM Top 10, and Keith following just after midnight. Unusually the station was transmitting on a Thursday night,due to having missed Wednesday because of a 21st birthday (Jim). Recorded from 90.3MHz somewhere in Merseyside. The audio levels were a little up and down.
|1986_02_26_wed_wfm_903fm_2350-0100signoff_philjames_keith-gh-061.mp3 New Sep 2023
|Phil James with the end of the WFM Top 10, followed at midnight by Keith up until closedown at 1am Thursday morning. Phil James announces they were testing wth 20 watts, and there is an advert for the Wirral RM roadshow at signoff. Recorded from 90.3MHz somewhere in Merseyside.
Further history and photos of WFM can be found at the Concept Radio News web site.