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West Cork Local Radio broadcast from Bandon, Co Cork. They first appeared in January 1984 and ceased broadcasting in December 1988. At first it was intended just for the West Cork area but the coverage area later expanded to cover all of Cork.

Although there was a tendency for some stations in the ’80s to use meaningless American-style call-lettered station names, there was at least some logic to West corK Local Radio.

WKLR broadcast on 200m MW and 100FM.

Cork Examiner – August 9th 1988

Radio Retro

1988 December 30th – Final broadcast (Listen)

DX Archive

The WKLR page at DX Archive

Further Reading

Mike K’s visit to WKLR documented

Heff’s on MissionDave’s early radio days. The story of WKLR

WKLR Facebook tribute page

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