WKLR - BANDON, Co Cork
|Irish Era - Offshore - Landbased - Official Stations - Downloads - Press - Other|
Co Cork (1984 - 1988)
1503kHz - 100 FM
IRISH PIRATES A / Z
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.
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..!!!
|1988_08_04_thu_wklr_bandon_100fm_1143-1246-gh639.mp3 New Mar 2021||These two recordings were made during a day in Cork City. WKLR, from Bandon, were very strong in the city on 100MHz and they were announcing they were the 'New Voice of Cork', suggesting a change in format. The recordings were made in mono.||118MB|
|1988_08_04_thu_wklr_bandon_100fm_1249-1500_johngreen-gh639.mp3 New Mar 2021||A continuation of the above recording into the afternoon show with John Green.||240MB|
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.
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???
IRISH PIRATES A / Z