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Big L

Limerick 1978-1985

Big L


With the launch of Big L on July 17th 1978, professional radio arrived in Limerick. Ran by Mike Richardson and Hayman Harris, Big L was a very popular station broadcasting on 194Mtrs and 92.1MHz from Ellen Street at the heart of the city.

The station had an uneasy start, it was raided (along with other Limerick stations) within a week of launch. However, it managed to get back on the air and proved very popular until it closed in 1985.

Irish Press – July 29th 1978

Anorak Facts

  • First day of broadcasting: July 17th 1978
  • The station’s postal address was: 13 Ellen Street, Limerick.
QSL card courtesy of Ian Bigger

Big L Rate Card

Rate card courtesy of Liam Byrne (tap to enlarge)

Irish Independent – October 31st 1980

Station owner Mike Richardson has launched this excellent site on Big L

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