Saturday, January 13, 2018

Ian Davidson (2RG 2LF), aka Ian Damon (Radio London)

 

Update December 2020: audio removed from this site

Ian Damon was nicknamed 'The Wombat' when he worked at British pirate station Radio London in the late 60s, one of many Australian deejays heard on the pirates.

Back in Australia, using his real name Ian Davidson, he had been heard on country stations 2RG Griffith and 2LF Young 1954-1961.

When I first wrote this post, Ian's website had a rare 16-minute audio clip from 2LF Young in 1962, but it's no longer there (nor is it at the Internet Archive). No doubt he has good reasons for removing it, and I still recommend his site as a record of his early career in country radio, and up until the end of his Radio London days in 1967. 

Ian's radio career would take him to a wide variety of stations over the decades in Australia, England and Europe (there's a long list on his home page).

Photo from Ian Davidson's site, cropped and reduced. Full sized photo here.
2LF print snippet (1940) from mahoncup.com.au

Ian Davidson aka Ian 'The Wombat' Damon

idthewombat.co.uk

The story of Ian's radio career from radio school in Sydney to pirate radio in offshore Britain, with some great photos from country stations. Included is a YouTube video with audio from his pirate radio days. The later history is incomplete but he lists many stations that he worked for over the years.

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