Saturday, November 20, 2021

Ian Davidson (2LF 3BO 2CH), aka Ian Damon (Radio London)

Repost with updates

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.

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

Ian's website includes a rare 16-minute audio clip from 2LF Young in 1961, as well as later clips from 3BO, 2WL, 2CH and 4TO.

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). His site is a record of his early career in country radio, his Radio London days in in the late 60s, and the earliest days of his career upon returning to Australia from the UK, when he went back to using his real name. 

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

Ian Davidson aka Ian 'The Wombat' Damon

You can hear:
Ian Davidson on 2LF Young in 1961
Ian Davidson on 3BO Bendigo 1968
Ian Davidson on 2WL Wollongong 1969
Ian Davidson on 2CH Sydney 1971
Ian Davidson on 4TO Townsville 1972
Other content
• The story of Ian's radio career from radio school in Sydney to pirate radio in offshore Britain
• Some great photos from country stations from the 1950s.
• A YouTube video with audio from his pirate radio days.
• Later history up to 2CH Sydney and 4TO Townsville at the beginning of the 70s.

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