Rock 2 Rock – London

Rock 2 Rock were first heard in April 1986. They could be heard on 90.2 FM, initially on Sundays only. They broadcast the usual mix of soul and reggae and by 1987 they had expanded to 7 days a week. They always seemed to be raided more than other stations, and when the new laws…

Radio Floss / 3 Boroughs Radio

In 1979, some members of Celebration Radio wanted to break away and put a station on air with a broader appeal. This was to be Radio Floss, and the first test broadcast was made in September 1979 with the station opening on the 13th January 1980. They broadcast from North London on 1350 kHz, usually…

Power FM – Nottingham

Another of Nottingham’s big dance stations of the 1990s was Power FM. They could be heard on 102.5 FM and featured many DJs who had been on earlier Nottingham pirate stations. Like most dance stations they were also involved in the club scene and used to put on nights at various clubs. If anyone has…

Starlight FM – Birmingham

Starlight FM were first heard in the summer of 1990. They broadcast on 101.5 FM and quickly became a big player in the Birmingham Rave scene. If anyone has any more information on this station please contact The Pirate Archive. Downloads To save any item from the list then right click and ‘Save Target As…’…

Fusion FM

Fusion FM first took to the airwaves in 2001, using a 2 Watt vfo rig from Matt James, aka J Bassline G, parent’s house in Brandhall/Oldbury. The signal was only good for around 3 miles, but could be heard 7-8 miles away on a good day. Fusion or Jay wasn’t heard on air for a…

Southern Radio / South East Sound

The first station that this crowd put on the air was Radio 220, but in April 1979, they became Southern Radio. The station could be heard on Sundays across South East London on a number of frequencies before settling on 1413 kHz. They had a rock music format and also featured free radio news in…

Sherwood Forest Radio

Sherwood Forest Radio were one of the East Midlands early pirate stations, playing mainstream pop to Nottingham in the mid 1980s. They were first heard in Late February 1985 on 103 FM with the transmitter set up on top of The Victoria Centre. A great transmitter site….apart from the lifts causing a bit of interference!…

E-Zee FM – Nottingham

E-Zee FM broadcast dance music to Nottingham in the early 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 E-Zee FM – 101.4 – Nottingham – Stuart King – Jan 93 25 mins E-Zee…

Rave FM – Nottingham

Rave FM were first heard in 1990, broadcasting Rave music to Nottingham on 101.7 FM. They broadcast from flats in Radford and also the Lenton area of Nottingham, amongst other places. In 1992 the owner of Rave FM changed the name to Touch FM and tried to get a license to broadcast legally. This never…

Centre Radio – Nottingham

Centre Radio were one of Nottingham’s more mainstream stations, and were first heard at weekends in 1984. By 1989 they could be heard on Sunday afternoons from 3 till 6 on 105.7 FM. DJs included Roger Ramjet and Stuart King. They continued to be heard well into the 90s, with DJs like Eddie Austin, Ian…