Monty Lister

Educated at Wirral Grammar School For Boys, the former Staff Sergeant in the Central Mediteranean Forces joined the station when it was just a year old in 1952.

  • Radio industry says farewell to Monty Lister

    Monty ListerThe death of one of our founder members was reported in a number of broadcast industry publications.

    Monty Lister, who is credited with securing the survival of Radio Clatterbridge during its early years in the 1950s, was well-known for recording the first radio interview with The Beatles.

  • Tributes to Monty Lister, the man who interviewed The Beatles

    Monty ListerListeners and volunteers at Radio Clatterbridge have been saddened to learn of the death of one of the station’s founding members, the broadcaster Monty Lister.

    He was 92.

  • Paul O'Grady pays tribute to us on our birthday

    Paul O'Grady (Credit: BBC Radio 2)Paul O'Grady has paid tribute to Radio Clatterbridge as we celebrate our 65th birthday.

    The Wirral-born entertainer responded to a message into his BBC Radio 2 programme with warm congratulations to our volunteers.


  • Special programmes to mark our 65th birthday

    Monty Lister and Steve LordListeners will be able to hear a series of special programmes as we celebrate our 65th birthday this weekend.

    Radio Clatterbridge began life in 1951 as a service by young volunteers carrying a portable record player around the wards to play music to patients.

  • Less Bother With A Hover

    The hovercraftRadio Clatterbridge turned the clock back 50 years to mark the anniversary of the world's first commercial hovercraft service.

    The inaugural trip, between Moreton and Rhyl, was recorded by one of the station's founders in July 1962.

  • We're On Air!

    We're On Air! Radio Clatterbridge finally went on air today - 60 years after the station was formed! Special guest Mike McCartney pressed the button to switch on our new AM transmitter. Chairman Steve Lord was the first voice to be heard on the new service as he thanked everyone involved in getting the station broadcasting. Guests from Wirral Hospitals NHS...

  • Rotary Hears Radio History

    Rotary logo Members of the Rotary Club of North Wirral learned all about Radio Clatterbridge tonight. Station Chairman Steve Lord and treasurer Dave Adams delivered a presentation at the club's headquarters in Thurstaston as part of our 60th anniversary celebrations. They played a clip of Monty Lister's Beatles interview recorded in Port Sunlight in 1962...

  • Birthday Weekend Success

    Radio Clatterbridge's 60th birthday weekend has been deemed a huge success. The station was formed in 1951 when young members of the Port Sunlight Boys’ Club first took a pile of 78rpm records around Pensby Ward. Co-founder Monty Lister was special guest in the studios on Saturday. Mr Lister, who is known to many listeners as the former presenter...

  • Sixty Years Young

    Sixty Years Young One of the oldest radio stations in the country, Radio Clatterbridge is celebrating its 60th anniversary today with a series of special programmes. It all began on April 9th 1951 with a group of youngsters from the Port Sunlight Boys' Club hauling a gramophone and a heavy pile of 78s around Pensby Ward. Since then, the charity has evolved into a...

  • Lennon's Legend

    Lennon's Legend People across the country heard John Lennon's first ever radio interview today, thanks to Radio Clatterbridge. The station's exclusive 1962 interview with the Beatles was broadcast on BBC Radio 2 this evening, to mark the 25th anniversary of the former Beatle's murder. Paul McCartney tells Radio Clatterbridge presenter Monty Lister that "John is...

  • Get Back

    Get Back Listeners to BBC Radio Four will be given the chance to get back to the Beatles first ever broadcast interview tonight, thanks to Radio Clatterbridge. Our world exclusive recording is included in a special edition of the Archive Hour, dedicated to hospital radio. The interview, recorded for us by Monty Lister in 1962, sees Paul McCartney...

  • One Of The Fourmost

    One Of The Fourmost Ray O'Brien's special guest on today's Mersey Sounds was the Sixties rock 'n roller, Billy Hatton. Billy who was a founder member of the 60's top group The Fourmost talked to Ray about his experiences during the heady days of Mersey Beat. Managed by Brian Epstein and being in the same stable as The Beatles, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Cilla Black and...


We use cookies to make your visit a better experience. Is that ok? (By accepting this or scrolling this page or continuing to browse, you agree to our privacy policy.) You can find out how to change your cookie settings at this website.