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WFRL

 

 

 


WFRL (Wonderful Free Radio London) was on the air from 1974-75 and was operated by Phil Marshall. It broadcast from the Broadwater Farm Estate in Tottenham north London. The aerial came down from a 17 storey tower block to a lower level block around 5 storeys high. The 60 watt rig was in the tank room of the lower block using stolen mains and the earth wrapped around the huge water tank.

The studio was in Phil's council flat and it even had NAB carts (or they could have been the cheapo ones ??)

In '74 the station came on only at night, but around April '75 it came on Sunday's, blocking out Kaleidoscope on the same channel for a number of weeks.

On the Whitsun bank holiday Monday 1975 the WFRL transmitter was used for Radio Kaleidoscope, however the GPO raided the site in the afternoon.

 

If you were involved in this station and would like to give some more detailed information please contact us.

The Radio Eric archive holds the following recording(s) of this station:

       

  5.6MB

12:00

Phil Marshal (later Phil Mitchell on Radio Caroline) with a late night broadcast from 1974 (airchecked recording)

  28MB

59:59

Robbie Juke (or Duke) with an afternoon show from around April 1975
    

 

 
 

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