Sound FM

Sound FM broadcast from Liverpool from the late 90s into the early 00s. They played dance music at weekends on 105.9 FM, and later 106.3. DJs included Steve Moorcroft, DJ Kaos, DJ Rolex, Woodsy and Richie Ming. If anyone has any more information on this station please contact The Pirate Archive. Downloads To save any…

Sunrise FM – London

By the late 1980s, the music on London’s Dance pirates was changing and, setting the template of what was to come, East London’s Sunrise FM launched in April 1988. They could be heard firstly at weekends on 88.75 FM, playing the usual diet of soul, funk, rare groove and a little reggae. Later, weekday evenings…

KFM – Stockport

Charles Turner had been involved in the 1970s station Radio Aquarius and Alistair Bates in the early 1980s station RFM. In 1983 they decided to join forces in a new venture that would become KFM. This was to be a professional operation from the start, so a company was formed, Mersey Valley Electronics, and a…

Dance 93 – London

Dance 93 was another one on the London rave station of the late 80s and early 90s. DJs included Hypnosis, Lyndon C, Rob Atkinson, Rob Elliot, Mr C and AB who also teamed up to form the ABC experience. If anyone has any more information on this station, please contact The Pirate Archive. Downloads To…

Midlands Underground

Midlands Underground broadcast from Wolverhampton on 107 FM. They were first heard in the late 1990s and continued well into the 21st century. They broadcast a wide variety of dance music. Downloads To save any item from this list then Right Click and ‘Save Target As…’ Cuttings Cutting 1 Audio Midlands Underground – 107 –…

Fusion FM

Fusion FM broadcast to The Black Country on 90.2 FM. They featured a few people who had been involved in Explosion FM, although Fusion had a more dance music format. Downloads To save any item from this list then Right Click and ‘Save Target As…’ Audio DJ Sonic – Paul Johnson – 2011 59 mins…

Explosion FM

While most pirates in the 21st century were playing black or dance music, Explosion brought about a return to a more mainstream pop station. They were heard mostly at weekends and Bank Holidays on a variety of frequencies including 99.6, 95 and 103.5. Some of the Explosion crew were later involved in Fusion FM and…

Real Radio – Birmingham

As we entered the 21st century, the pirate radio scene was beginning to slow down. Surely, no-one would launch a new 24/7 black station? But someone did… Real Radio could be heard on 99.6 FM and went on become one of the most professional stations of the time. They even had custom made voice-overs and…

Merseyside Free Radio

In 1982, Andy Davies was involved with FM station J1000. However, later in that year he could also be heard on 1242 kHz medium wave. The station was first heard in early December 1982 and had a number of names including DBC and ‘free radio on AM and FM’, before settling on Merseyside Free Radio…