ILR in 1977 

24 November 2014 tbs.pm/5704

IBA ILR leaflet 12-77

1977 station Launched 2014 FM station 2014 AM station
Downtown Radio 16 March 1976 Downtown Radio Downtown Radio
BRMB Radio 19 February 1974 Free Radio Free Radio 80s
Pennine Radio 16 September 1975 Pulse 1 Pulse 2
Radio Forth 22 January 1975 Forth 1 Forth 2
Radio Clyde 31 December 1973 Clyde 1 Clyde 2
Radio Orwell 28 October 1975 Heart Smooth
Radio City 21 October 1974 Radio City Magic 1548
Capital Radio 16 October 1973 Capital FM Gold
LBC 8 October 1973 LBC LBC News 1152
Piccadilly Radio 2 April 1974 Key 103 Piccadilly Magic 1152
Radio Trent 3 July 1975 Capital Gold
Plymouth Sound 19 May 1975 Heart Smooth
Radio Victory 14 October 1975 Lost franchise in 1985
Radio 210 8 March 1976 Heart Smooth
Radio Hallam 1 October 1974 Hallam FM Magic AM
Swansea Sound 30 September 1974 The Wave Swansea Sound
Radio Tees 24 June 1975 TFM Magic 1170
Metro Radio 15 July 1974 Metro Radio Magic 1152
Beacon Radio 12 April 1976 Free Radio Free Radio 80s

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Dunston Vasey 29 November 2014 at 4:30 pm

As a result of the light touch regulation and free market policies applied by successive Westminster governments since 1990, most “ILR” stations are now neither independent nor local.

Matthew Keenan 29 December 2014 at 10:09 pm

Isn’t Downtown Radio’s 2014 FM station Cool FM? I think their FM frequency in Greater Belfast was used for Cool FM, while Downtown Radio remained on AM in Belfast and FM elsewhere in Northern Ireland.

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