On This Day… April 30th.

On This Day…
April 30th.
30 Apr. 1971
+ GBR. Edinburgh. 1322 kHz MW. 01:00-02:30 Radio Free City is on air tonight
30 Apr. 1978
+ IRL. Co Kildare. 1120.5 kHz MW Radio Cill Dara is on air today
+ GBR. SW London. 1331 kHz MW. Radio Jackie is on air today with a show by Tony Bond noted
+ GBR. Wolverhampton. 1332 kHz MW. UK Radio is on air this evening
+ GBR. 6260 kHz SW. Skyport Radio is on air today 10:00-13:06
+ GBR. London. 92.0 FM. Radio Free London [RFL] is on air today
+ GBR. London. 92.4 FM. Invicta Radio is on air this Sunday
+ GBR. London. 92.8 FM. Radio Telstar South is on air this evening
30 Apr. 1979
+ GBR. Wolverhampton. 104.0 FM. UK Radio is on air this evening
30 Apr. 1980
+ GBR. Wolverhampton. 1332 kHz MW. UK Radio is on air this evening 19:00-22:00 with Paul Johnson and David Jarvis
30 Apr. 1982
+ IRL. Tramore. 729 kHz MW ABC Radio is on air 07:00-01:00 today
+ IRL. Dublin. 846 kHz MW and 88.2 FM. Radio Nova is noted today
30 Apr. 1983
+ IRL. Tramore. 1026 kHz MW and 101.0 FM. ABC Radio is on air today
+ GBR. London. 90.2 FM Phoenix Radio is on air 20:00-23:00, followed by Alices Restaurant
30 Apr. 1984
+ GBR. Ludlow. 1017 kHz MW. On air 7 days a week, Sunshine Radio is on air today
+ IRL. Tramore. 1026 kHz MW and 101.0 FM. ABC Radio is on air today
+ GBR. SW London. 1332 kHz MW. On air 7 days a week, Radio Jackie is on air today
+ GBR. SE London. 1413 kHz MW and 90.2 FM. on air 7 days a week, Skyline Radio is on air today 06:00-00:00
+ GBR. London. 92.5 FM. On air 7 days a week, LWR is on air today
+ GBR. London. 102.5 FM. Horizon Radio is on air 24 hours a day
+ GBR. London. 102.8 FM. JFM is on air 24 hours a day
30 Apr. 1985
+ IRL. Tramore. 1026 kHz MW and 101.0 FM. ABC Radio is on air today
+ GBR. Telford. 96.1 FM. On air 7 days a week, Shropshire Sound is on air today 08:00-20:00
30 Apr. 1986
+ IRL. Tramore. 1026 kHz MW and 101.0 FM. ABC Radio is on air today
30 Apr. 1988
+ IRL. Tramore. 1026 kHz MW and 101.0 FM. ABC Radio is on air today
+ GBR. Camborne. 1503 kHz MW. Radio Argus Cornwall is on air 08:00-23:00
+ GBR. Ealing. 89.5 FM. London Irish Community Radio is on air today
+ GBR. Chelmsford. 90.7 FM. Radio Galaxy is on air today
30 Apr. 1989
+ GBR. Saltash. 1494 kHz MW. Radio Argus Plymouth is on air today
+ GBR. Cornwall. 1503 MW [Camborne], 1602 MW [St. Dennis], 6210 kHz SW [Camborne], 102.8 FM [St. Agnes], and 103.1 FM [St. Ives]. Radio Argus Cornwall is on air today
+ GBR. Bromley. 1611 kHz MW. Radio Argus London is on air today

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In this month May

May 1971
* GBR London. 199m MW. [1507 kHz] Radio Nelson is raided; services resume shortly after. [date needed]
May 1975
* NED. 1395 kHz MW. Radio Scotland International starts broadcasts, initially on 1395, but soon also on 1470 and 1503 kHz MW, as well as unofficial ‘Dutch Band’ frequencies of 1612 and 1638 kHz. The station plays Dutch folk music, and its staff range from 1 to 20! [1395 date needed] [dates other frequencies started needed]
May 1976
* GBR. European Music Radio starts broadcasts in this month, initially testing on the 48 metre SW band. [date and frequencies needed]
May 1978
* FIN. Radio Sylvania International tries low powered mobile broadcasts in addition to their usual high-powered ones. [dates and frequencies needed]
May 1980
* GBR. Wolverhampton. Doug Neilson succeeds in closing UK Radio down, when he shorts the aerial to ground, causing the rig to catch fire. He is sacked, but UK Radio is to remain off the air for the rest of 1980. [date needed]
May 1981
* IRL. Dublin. 88.0 FM. Chris Cary by now has split from Sunshine Radio, and is starting an FM station, inspired by the FM sound in the USA. Test broadcasts on this frequency are noted this month and into June. The station initially has no name, but will soon be named Radio Nova [dates needed]
May 1982
* GBR. Wolverhampton. 7359 kHz SW. UK Radio makes its first Short Wave broadcast this month, these continue on Sundays from 09:00 to 13:00, using a 15-watt rig. Reception reports come from all over Europe. [date needed]
* GBR. Merseyside. 999 kHz 299m, Radio Alpine is on air again this month but sadly is to close during this month [more dates needed please]
May 1983
* GBR. West Midlands. 1242 kHz MW. Wulfrun Sound MW radial wires are pulled out during a programme this month. Paul Johnson investigates, and discovers a man bent down, masturbating! (Pulling his wire…) He had tripped on a radial wire, which was tangled round his leg! [date needed]
* GBR. Wirral. 1413 kHz MW. Station M International on air, Dave Simpson appears for possibly the last time before moving over to KGW [again, its more dates needed. KGW will be added shortly]
May 1984
* Telford. In this month Shropshire Sound starts broadcasts on 96.1 FM, 7 days a week, 08:00-20:00 Mon-Sats and 08:00-18:00 Suns. [which date was the first one? I can then add in the rest for this month]
May 1985
* IRL. Galway. Following RTE starting a court case against WLS Music Radio, it changes its FM frequency to 102.7 FM, 846 kHz MW remaining on air the whole time. [when?]
May 1987
* GBR. Liverpool. 976 kHz MW [972 being the closest 9kHz channel] with an interesting heterodyne, former Atlantis DJs Rick Dane and Steve Bishop appear, the station changes its name a few times, from ‘Radio 976’ to ‘Radio Jackie North’ before settling back down as Radio Atlantis again. [dates needed]
* GBR. Southend. 90.8 FM. Sunshine Radio starts broadcasting [date needed and is it weekends or all week?]
* GBR. Colchester. 90.9 FM. Freedom Overflow announces a full-on campaign to ‘save ballroom dancing!’ With a bogus campaign that listeners can enter. Another spoof campaign also starts – C.F.F.B.M. [the Campaign for Floater Free Beverages Man!]
[long shot, but can someone help with dates?]
May 1988
* GBR. Bristol. 105.2 FM. BAD Radio is back with regular shows from this month through to late summer when they disappear again. [more dates needed here please]
May 1989
* GBR. Colchester. The studios of the off-air station Overflow Radio, are closed for good, the landlord objects to the house being turned into a hippy squat and painted bright colours…
* GBR. Colchester. A new studio is found, but the only place for the aerial is to poke a dipole through a ground floor window, a brief test of Overflow Radio is made, but it is abandoned, as the signal is lousy.

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