Frontline Radio – Wolverhampton

Frontline Radio (FLR) were first heard in the early 1990s. They broadcast from Wolverhampton, initially on 101 FM. They played mostly reaggae, but also featured some of the then current dance and rave music. By late 1992 they had move up to 106.3, where they would stay until well into the 2010s. Downloads To save…

Cosmos Radio – Nottingham

Cosmos Radio first broadcast in 1987. They could be heard “Rocking ’em in Nottingham” on 97.5 FM with DJs such as Mike Megahertz, Steve Stylus, Freddie Feedback, Valarie Volume and Tommy Turntable. The station broadcast recorded programmes every Tuesday night and featured unsigned local bands, as well as the chart hits of the day. Although…

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…

IBC Radio – Bury

IBC (Illegal Broadcasting Company) Radio broadcast from Bury, from 16th Aug 1987 till April 1997. They were heard mostly on 104.4, initially playing hip hop and soul. Its first broadcast of 1990 (on April 1st) saw the introduction of JuJu, spinning house on his show. It became so popular, they even had a telephone interview…

WKLR – Bradford

WKLR broadcast from Bradford in the 1990s. 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 As…’ Audio WKLR – 105.5 – Bradford – Mr X – 5/6/93 NEW 25 mins WKLR – 107.5 – Bradford…

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,…

Starpoint FM – London

Chris Philips and Ben West were both interested in starting a pirate station. Following some involvement in other projects, they decided to join forces, and so on 1 December 1985 Starpoint FM was born on 88.6 FM. Originally broadcasting once a week on Sundays, demand quickly prompted the addition of an entire weekend broadcast. The…

Stomp FM – Essex

Romford based soul station Stomp FM were first heard in 1987. Early broadcasts were on Friday nights on 93.9, using one of the station founder’s girlfriends flat in East Ham! A change of site to Dagenham, and frequency to 105.2, happened later that year but it was then decided to go off the air until…

Paradise FM – Telford

The closure of Dimension FM in 2004 left a big gap in the dance radio scene in Telford. A number of stations took to the air to fill that gap, and one of them was Paradise FM. They could be heard on 101.4 FM. Downloads To save any item from this list then Right Click…