Joy Radio – London

Joy Radio began broadcasting at weekends in 1986, following the closure of Horizon and Solar in 1985. They broadcast on 97.85 FM using a low power transmitter on one of the best sites in SE London. It soon started to attract listeners who wanted to listen to soul music and a touch of reggae. Early…

Kiss FM – London

In the early 80s, Gordon Mac was the resident DJ at South London club Kisses and could also be heard on pirate station JFM. By the summer of 1985, JFM and many of the other big soul pirates of the early 80s had closed down leaving a gap in the market. Gordon Mac and his…

S.Y.T. Radio – Bristol

S.Y.T was a truly enigmatic pirate. Dismissing the efforts of the community pirates’ attempts at legality and yet also keeping far removed from the hobby free radio scene. They were a slightly insane and wacky direct descendant of the first Bristolian pirate Rebel Radio, and was the brainchild of Doug Savage, Jeremy Yet and Pete…