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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Power FM – Liverpool

Power FM broadcast from Liverpool during the 00s on 87.9 FM. 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 Jingle NEW N/A Steve Moorcroft - 25/10/08 NEW 74 mins Johnny B - 25/10/08 NEW 46 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Radio UK International

Radio UK International was one of the early land based pirates in the UK. Transmissions began, intermittently, early in 1969 from 14 Sleetmoor Lane, Somercotes, Derbyshire and continued until the 20th of September 1970. They first broadcast on Sundays only, using 50 Watts on 227 metres, 1320 kHz medium wave. Later this was increased to [...]

Premier 99.7 FM – Birmingham

This is another one of the radio stations called Premier that have operated in the West Midlands. This one could be heard on 99.7 FM in the early 1990s. Downloads To save any item from this list then Right Click and 'Save Target As...' Audio Premier FM - 99.7 - Birmingham - Steve Williams - [...]

Time FM – Birmingham

Time FM were very much of their....er....time, and broadcast rave music to Birmingham in the early 1990s. They were first heard on 105.9 FM, later moving to 101.5. Downloads To save any item from this list then Right Click and 'Save Target As...' Audio Time FM - 105.9 - Birmingham - DJ Clinch - 25/5/91 [...]