Radio Free London (RFL)

Radio Free London first came on the air in August 1968, on the first anniversary of the closure of Britain’s offshore stations. The broadcast was so successful, they decided to start regular broadcasts soon after, making RFL the first regular land based pirate radio station in Britain. These broadcasts continued into early 1970 when some…

Apni Awaaz – Leeds

In the late 1980s, Jabbar Karim was a student at Airedale & Wharfedale College, was a punk, and was into Billy Idol and Toyah Wilcox. After trying to get a job on a mainstream station, who didn’t want to know, Jabbar and a friend decided to set up a pirate, or underground as they liked…

RFM – London

In the mid 1980s Dave Fuller and Claire Mansfield used to jam CB channels playing rock music. They later decided it would make more sense to start a proper radio station, which would become RFM. The first tests took place on 14th August 1986 on 89.7 FM, and continued regularly after that. Early broadcasts were…

Shine FM – London

Shine FM broadcast dance music on 87.9 FM to London in the early 00’s. More information on Shine FM can be found on these sites: Facebook Forum If anyone has any more information on this station please contact The Pirate Archive. Downloads To save any item from this list then Right Click and ‘Save Target…