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MERSEYSIDE AM LISTINGS, COMPILED BY GARY

The following list includes stations heard from 1979 through until the early 1990's. Little is known of stations or their frequencies earlier than this, although there were certainly some on the air in the early 1970's, including Radio Free Liverpool, Radio Ronda and Radio Tower.

Between 1979 and 1983, the list was compiled from personal loggings in Leeds and visits to the area. From 1983 to 1989 the comprehensive Merseyside Reports of Tim Jackson and the Anoraks U.K. Weekly Report provided the majority of the information.

This list is by no means 100% correct, and stations may have been missed or named incorrectly. During the mid - 1980's, FM began to take over as the preferred transmission type (due mainly to better quality, more compact transmitters and easier to install transmission sites), and this resulted in fewer new AM stations. Unfortunately the change to FM also meant that only the very strong stations were audible outside Merseyside, whereas on AM a station using as little as 1 watt could be heard at 50 miles with a good loop aerial.  (Current example is the Everton football station on 1602kHz) The last big AM station heard at this location was North Coast Radio (1350kHz) in January 1992. The most powerful signal we ever heard was a test from Burt Williams on 1188kHz around 1991. 


STATION
ANN WAVELENGTH
FREQUENCY
TIME PERIOD

KGW
 399m
738kHz
Dec 1983 - Apr 1984
Merseyland Alternative Radio (Dwyer/Dane)
819kHz
Sep 1984 - Dec 1984
Radio Atlantis
936kHz
May 1987 - Aug 1987
Radio Jackie North
317m
945kHz
1983
KGW
314m
954kHz
Mar 1983
Radio Jackie North
 .
963kHz
1983
Radio Xanadu
 .
963kHz
.
Merseyland Alternative Radio (Dwyer/Dane) .
975kHz
Sep 1984
Radio 976 .
976kHz
May 1987
Radio Jackie North .
977kHz
1983
Radio Merseywaves
 .
981kHz
.
Radio Alpine
299m
999kHz
Feb 1982 - May 1982
Radio Jackie North
 .
1017kHz
1983
Storeton Community Radio
292m
1026kHz
Feb 1984 -  Dec 1984
Apr 1985 - 
Surfer AM
 .
1026kHz
Apr 1990
Storeton Community Radio .
1035kHz
Jan 1985
Station J1000
271m
1107kHz
Aug 1981 - Dec 1981 
Station X
271m
1107kHz
Jul 1981 - Aug 1981
Merseyland Alternative Radio (The original)
266m
1125kHz
Nov 1979 - 1982 
Radio Elenore
266m
1125kHz
 .
Radio Caroline North
266m
1125kHz
Jul 1982 - Aug 1982
Radio Ronda
266m
1125kHz
Feb 1982
Ronda Jukebox .
1125kHz
Apr 1982
Radio Merseywaves .
1125kHz
Dec 1983
Alternative Radio Telstar .
1125kHz
Jan 1984
Radio Atlantis .
1125kHz
Apr 1984
Weekend Music Radio .
1134kHz
Sep 1987 - Oct 1987
Merseyland Alternative Radio (Mk 4)
266m
1143kHz
1983
Tower Radio .
1161kHz
 1991
Radio Elenore
254m
1170kHz
Jan 1984 - Sep 1984
Liverpool Broadcasting Company
 .
1170kHz
Dec 1982 - Mar 1983
Radio Merseywaves .
1170kHz
Jun 1984 - Jul 1984
Liverpool Pirate Radio .
1170kHz
Aug 1986
Radio Elenore
 254m
1179kHz
Jan 1984 - Sep 1984
Liverpool Pirate Radio .
1179kHz
Aug 1986
Radio Merseywaves .
1179kHz
1984 -
Radio Merseywaves
1188kHz
 1991
Merseyland Alternative Radio (The original)
259m
1197kHz
1979
Radio 252
252m
1197kHz
 1981
Merseyside Music Radio (MMR) .
1197kHz
1981
Radio Atlantis
  .
1197kHz
Sep 1987 - 1990
Radio Merseywaves .
1197kHz
Jan 1984 -
Liverpool Pirate Radio
241m
1239kHz
Jul 1981 - 1985
Radio Telstar North
241m
1242kHz
.
Station J1000
241m
1242kHz
Aug 1981 - Dec 1981
Radio Wombat
 .
1242kHz
Jun 1982 - Jul 1982
Merseyland Alternative Radio (another one!) .
1242kHz
1983
D.B.C. .
1242kHz
Dec 1982
Channel 5
241m
1242kHz
1983 - Sep 1984
Radio Merseywaves
244m
1242kHz
Dec 1984 - 1990
Merseyside Free Radio
 .
1242kHz 
Dec 1982 - May 1983
Radio Atlantis .
1242kHz
Apr 1984 - May 1984
Storeton Community Radio
232m
1296kHz
- Feb 1984 
Radio Elenore .
1296kHz
 1981
Phoenix AM
 .
1296kHz
.
Central Radio International .
1323kHz
May 1984 - Jun 1984
Radio Caroline North .
1323kHz
Dec 1986
Central Radio International .
1332kHz
May 1984
Central Radio International
 .
1350kHz
May 1984
North Coast Radio
221m
1350kHz
Sep 1987 - Jan 1992
Merseyland Alternative Radio (Mk 3)
 .
1359kHz
1983
Central Radio International .
1386kHz
-May 1984
Jul 1984 - Nov 1984
Bootle Community Radio .
1386kHz
Apr 1984
Anfield Community Radio .
1386kHz
June 1986 - Aug 1986
Radio Caroline North .
1386kHz
Jan 1987
Radio Merseyland
 .
1395kHz(v)
Feb 1987 - 
Radio Jackie North
217m
1395kHz
1979 - 1983
Radio Jackie North
217m
1404kHz
1979 - 1983
Liverpool Pirate Radio .
1404kHz
Aug 1986 - May 1987
Sep 1987 - Dec 1987
Central Radio International .
1404kHz
Dec 1984 -
Starlight Radio .
1404kHz
Aug 1986
Radio Caroline North .
1404kHz
Nov 1986
Burt Williams Test
 .
1404kHz
.
Radio Merseyland
 .
1413kHz
.
Station M International
 .
1413kHz
Jul 1982 - Jun 1984
Radio Elenore .
1413kHz
1983
RNI .
1413kHz
.
Radio Veronica .
1413kHz
1983
Anfield Community Radio .
1413kHz
Aug 1986 -Sep 1986
Radio Veronica International .
1413kHz
Sep 1987
Radio Merseyland
1422kHz(v)
Apr 1987 - May 1987
Anfield Community Radio .
1431kHz
Sep 1986 - 
Radio North West
 .
1431kHz
Jul 1982 - Aug 1982
Radio Elenore .
1449kHz
1983
Radio Suburbia .
1449kHz
 1986
North Coast Commercial Radio .
1512kHz
1983
Radio 199
199m
1521kHz
Sep 1982
Kirby Community Radio
 .
1521kHz
.
Wallasey Community Radio .
1580kHz(v)
1983
Channel 5 .
1584kHz(v)
1983
Central Radio International .
1584kHz
1984
Burt Williams Test .
1602kHz
.
Radio Veronica .
1611kHz
 1983
Radio Free Wirral .
1611kHz
1983
Rock Radio .
1611kHz
Feb 1992
Radio Active
199m
1611kHz
Apr 1984 -

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