Flight FM – Bristol

The story of Flight FM starts in about 1990.  Two 15 year old lads, ‘Skinny D’ and ‘DJ Techno’, had been broadcasting using various station names (Spin FM, Bass FM, Hardcore FM…) using 50mW transmitters, drifting and humming up and down the dial for a couple of years.  This was in the days before the…

Fantasy FM – Bristol

Bristol has not had many stations playing purely dance music. Fantasy was one of the few to focus on the dance audience, but it did not last long. They were on at weekends only for between 2 and 4 weeks during spring and summer 1997. It boomed out various dance genres with a strong signal…

Pukar Radio – Bristol

Pukar Radio, like Raw FM, was born out of the close down of SPEC Radio at the end of 1991. SPEC’s Asian DJ’s Mac and Jabb decided that the Asian community in Bristol needed its own voice and music station. Bristol’s Asian community had been served on the otherwise largely West Indian operations since 1988,…

Power FM – Bristol

Power FM kicked off around the end of 1993 on 103.95FM (complete with a little sprog signal further up the dial). The initial tests featured Mixmaster M playing oldskool Hip Hop from 5 years previous when pirate radio had its first big wave in Bristol, followed by a brief “Goodnight, we’ll be on air properly…

Raw FM 101 – Bristol

This station started after SPEC Radio closed in 1992, playing cassettes for weeks on end and linking over Pukar Radio at one point. This caused the Pukar DJs to rant with fury, “SPEC Crew, we know it’s you, 105 is Pukar’s frequency”, once the link jamming had stopped and Pukar’s audio returned. Raw FM then…

Radio WR – Worcester

Radio WR started life in the mid 80s broadcasting to a small part of Worcester on 104 FM. It was a small part due to the very low power they used at the time. In fact, the station is named after the street in which it could be heard. Radio WR = Radio Willowsea Road.…