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…

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…

Canvey Radio

Canvey Radio were first heard in 1985. They mostly broadcast at weekends and could be heard on 93.1 FM. The station was founded by DJ’s John Hanson, Jim Price and John Allen and soon attracted the attention of other DJ’s who provided other material and shows. By 1987, they were experimenting with a second transmitter…

Twilight – Nottingham

Twilight broadcast programmes for the Afro-Caribbean community in Nottingham 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 Mr Fingers – 10/5/91 80 mins Test – 12/5/91 11 mins Boss – Image – Dread…

Star FM – Derby

Star FM broadcast programmes for the Afro-Caribbean community in Derby. They could be heard daily until July 1992. 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 Star FM – 96.7 – Derby –…

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…

ABC Radio – Eastbourne

ABC Radio were a regular station on the South Coast in the mid 80s. Despite only operating for a few hours at weekends, they had many problems from the DTI, sometimes being raided every week. They even had their P.O. Box closed down! Perhaps it was the fact that, although only using modest transmitter power,…

Radio Atlantis – Hastings

This particular Radio Atlantis (there have been a few!), was first heard around 1982, originally broadcasting to East Sussex. Early broadcasts were on FM, but they also experimented with AM on 1134 and 1611 kHz. They also made regular, separate short wave broadcasts. In 1987 the station moved transmitter sites closer to the Kent border,…

Radio Atlantis – North Kent

Ray Magnum had been helping out a friend with disco’s, who was also running a lo-tech AM pirate from his house in Lower Rainham. The station was called Radio Atlantis and they could be heard on 235m medium wave. Following a raid, Ray got hold of an FM transmitter and Radio Atlantis then became a…

South London Radio

In 1980, Stuart Russell and Peter Gilbert were running Radio Saturn on FM, medium wave and short wave. On 5th July 1980, this became South London Radio. Early broadcasts went out on a Saturday night on 92.5 and were low powered, until RFLs John Dawson got involved the following year, along with DJ Vaughn Smart…