Radio Free Birmingham / County Radio

In August 1979 two pirate stations started broadcasting. One was the short-lived Radio Active, while the other was someone relaying tapes of London’s Radio Jackie on 227 MW. A meeting was arranged, and in staggered the radio legend that is Steve Merrick, “wanting to sound like Radio Jackie”. That was met with some amusement by…

Radio Atlantis – Hastings

This particular Radio Atlantis (there have been a few!), was first heard in 1978 broadcasting on medium wave. They ran a weekly Sunday morning service for 2 years. In 1980/81 they relayed on Short Wave the programmes of Radio Julie, the first all female pirate station staffed by their wives or girlfriends. These were successful,…