Radio Valleri were a SW pirate broadcasting from Dublin
Became: Radio Valleri International
Radio Valleri were a regular Sunday morning feature on the SW band through the ’70s and into the ’80s. Their first appearance, though, was actually on 1525kHz on the MW band on July 23rd 1972 from 12 noon – 1pm. The first programme lasted a half hour and was presented by Derek Jones, with Mike Anderson’s Pop Explosion following.
The following week – Sunday July 30th – programmes ran from 12.15pm-2.30pm.
Ran, with great enthusiasm, originally by Derek and Mike, Radio Valleri operated from a garden shed in the north Dublin area with 30 watts of power. The lads were later joined by Arno St Jude (Declan Meehan) and Edward LeRoy and became a regular feature on Sundays.
Unfortunately transmitter problems caused the station to shut down at the end of September 1972.
THE ACTION STATION
A new transmitter, a new frequency, and a new band, saw Radio Valleri return in October 1973 on 6317kHz on SW. The station proved very popular with European listeners but, after a year of Sundays, they closed again.
They returned on 6260kHz on October 19th 1975 only to close again shortly after for fear of being raided.
There then followed a prolonged period from May 1976 and the station broadcast regularly into the ’80s.