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 –…

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 – 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…

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…

Touch FM – Nottingham

During 1992, the owner of Nottingham’s Dance station Rave FM, decided to change the name to Touch FM. The new station still played dance music, on the final Rave FM frequency of 107.3. It is believed the name change was to try to get a license to broadcast legally. This never happened and Touch FM…

Radio Atlantis – Derbyshire

The radio station called Radio Atlantis commenced broadcasting in July 1965. The station was located at Heanor, Derbyshire, England. Regular broadcasts included 50s and 60s popular Music and 60s American Soul Music (Tamla Motown etc). In the summer of 1967, the station expanded and also broadcast on a second frequency, from an alternative location. “Radio…

Pleasure FM – London

Pleasure FM were first heard in March 1990. Broadcasts continued through the 1990s, later moving from dance to a more UK garage format. 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 Pleasure FM…

Friends FM – London

Friends FM were one of the many stations that took to the air following the rave boom of the late 80s. They were first heard in December 1989 on 100.7 FM. Their music policy was “Underground as all music then came under one banner”, which included a lot of the rougher breakbeat style. Their founder,…

Rise FM – Dudley

Rise FM were first heard testing in December 1988 on 104.3 FM. Soon after, they could be heard every Sunday evening with a mix of the harder end of dance music. DJs included DJ Sam, Boy Wonder, Mellow D, Dynamic, Frame and Phase 9. Later broadcasts were on 98.4 FM before disappearing altogether. Some of…