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From 14th December 1958
Weekdays – 11.00am-3.00pm
Weekends 12noon – 5.00pm
From August 1959
From February 1961
Weekdays - 7.00am-8.00pm, 11.00pm-12midnight
Sundays – 9.00am -8.00pm, 10pm-12midnight
Popular music aimed at Swedish listeners
Nils-Eric Svensson hired airtime from Danish Radio Mercur, owned by Internationale Mercur Radio Anstalt (registered in Lichtenstein)
(to January 1962)
Skanes Radio Mercur originally recorded its programmes in the attic of a house at Fältgatan 2 in Landskrona, Sweden.
After a short while the recording studio was relocated to more sophisticated facilities at Norra Infartsgatan 55, in Landskrona.
In 1960 the station again relocated to larger premises at Kalendegaten 18, Malmo, Sweden.
89.55 mHz FM (from December 1958)
89.6 mHz FM (from 16th November 1960)
88 mHz FM (from 31st January 1961)
Danish Radio Mercur began experimental Swedish language broadcasts on
1st September 1958.
Skanes Radio Mercur officially began broadcasting on 14th December 1958
Broadcasts ceased in March 1962, when the station became Radio Syd.
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Nils-Eric Svensson, founder of Skanes Radio Mercur for providing additional details about the history of his station.
Ingemar Lindqvist (www.radioarkivet.se) and Henrik Norgaard (radio-mercur.dk)
for providing additional information and allowing us to use photographs and audio files from their websites