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…

Dance 93 – London

Dance 93 was another one on the London rave station of the late 80s and early 90s. DJs included Hypnosis, Lyndon C, Rob Atkinson, Rob Elliot, Mr C and AB who also teamed up to form the ABC experience. If anyone has any more information on this station, please contact The Pirate Archive. Downloads To…

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…

sunshine test

Click here for recordings of Sunshine Radio from 1981 & 1982 James Harding – 20/4/81 44 mins James Harding – Part 1 – 31/5/81 5 mins James Harding – Part 2 – 31/5/81 24 mins Chris – 1/6/81 44 mins James Harding – Test Transmission – 1/1/82 50 mins James Harding, Ellie, Dave Lanes &…

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…

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 N/A Steve Moorcroft – 25/10/08 74 mins Johnny B – 25/10/08 46 mins

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…