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Wirral Community Radio 106.2

This was Wirrals first RSL which was on from 6th May to 7th June 1995.

WCR operated beween 6 May and 7 June 1995 from studios at 61 Cleveland Street Birkenhead and the transmitter was on Bidston lighthouse.

Pictures by Jim Lowe

JD and Mrs, Sloan, (Below ). presented a two headed show on weekdays 3 to 4 PM .

Wirral community Radio Studio JD and mrs. Sloane

Another regular was Bill Hughes (Below ) was on 4 to 5 PM and is seen here with one of his many guests. The studios were at Cleveland Street Birkenhead.

WCR Studio Bill Hughes


The WCR studio was in this building at 61 Cleveland Street Birkenhead.  The actual studio was in the extension on the left, which was then used as a recording studio for Laser Light promotions. 
The building is now empty and derelict. (pictured in May 2015).


This is the WCR main transmitter site at Bidston Observatory on the Wirral. This was an excellent take-off point and reception was possible along the North Wales and Fylde Coast. There was also a reception report from Cannock in Staffordshire.

Wirral community Radio Broadcast Antenna


A close up view of the WCR antennas. The one in the centre is the main 106.2 antenna and below is the 3 element link receiver antenna.


The following letter appeared in the Wirral Globe on August 6th 2001

Wirral Community Radio Newspaper Article

It looks like WCR won't be back. Unfortunately, you can't fund a station on promises.

On the positive side, some WCR presenters went on to commercial radio. these included Chris Fisher, Phill Rogers and Lawrence Leslie (Will Clarke).  John Nolan (JD) also does shows for Vintage Radio.

Original photographs by Jim Lowe

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Shows from WCR can occasionally be heard on Mersey Retro Radio