MERSEYSIDE LBP - MERSEYWAVES
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Radio Merseywaves was one of the longest running free radio station on Merseyside. The station was begun in late 1984 by Merseyside's free radio legend Bert Williams. At first it was only on FM during a Sunday evening on 94.8MHz with just Bert himself. It then expanded to medium wave on 1179kHz, again only on a Sunday evening. As with most of Berts previous medium wave ventures, the signal was excellent, although on the air he always seemed to be dissatisfied with it. Eventually, as other staff joined up, hours were extended and the frequency changed to the well known 1242kHz, announced as 1233kHz / 244 metres.
Below is a sticker from the late 1980's
The station was off the air for a time due to multiple raids and attempted raids.
The poster below advertised their return.
Below are a couple of flyers which were sent around to advertise the station
during its heyday, when it broadcast from Friday through to Monday.