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WLS Music Radio

 Galway

WLS Music Radio

WLS Music Radio was set up by Keith York, Don Stevens and Steve Marshall in Galway. The given address - see below - (unfortunately using Eire with the rest of the address in English) was, of course, a huge indicator that they were not from Ireland.

WLS Music Radio was set up by Keith York, Don Stevens and Steve Marshall in Galway. The given address – see below – (unfortunately using Eire with the rest of the address in English) was, of course, a huge indicator that they were not from Ireland.

They had all left Atlantic Sound – along with the rest of the staff – to form the new station in early 1985, lasting until 1987.
WLS Music Radio originally operated out of Kiltartan House, Forster St on 104.0MHz and 846kHz for 24 hours a day. WLS stood for West Local Station.

In May 1985, the station were the subject of a High Court action taken by RTÉ alleging interference to RTÉ2 television in the Galway area. WLS moved to 102.7MHz as a result.

WLS disappeared abruptly at the end of June 1987, just days after running a competition with a prize of £1,000.

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Frequency Logs

  • 1986 August – 102.7MHz; 846kHz (Anoraks UK)

Radiowaves Newspaper Archives

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WLS on Radio Retro

http://radiowaves.fm/ire/stations/wls-music-radio-stations/


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