The UK Radio Story

Although UK Radio did not begin official programmes until January 24th 1978 the stations history dates back to 1977 when the first test transmissions began and this is where we begin the story. 1977 In the summer of 1977 Paul Johnson and a former member of the station Doug Neilson began experiments with several transmitter…

Raw FM – Birmingham

Raw FM, “Your weekend dance station”, was heard in Birmingham during 1993. They broadcast on 102 FM and were a little softer than some of the other stations of that time playing soul, funk, jazz and dance music with not so much reggae and ragga. DJ’s included Dr. Horse, DJ Huckleberry, DJ Micro, Paul Taylor…

Two Spires Radio / Radio Enoch

There are a number of reasons why people might start a pirate radio station. It may be to bring local radio to an area that is not already served, to serve a particular ethnic group or to play a certain type of music. But there is another reason: Political propaganda. There have been a number…

Midland Weekend Radio – Coventry

Midland Weekend Radio was a short lived station, operating for a few weekends in 1982. It was operated by two deejays from the local ILR station Mercia Sound. The station was put on the air to provide a music alternative to the sports put out by Mercia Sound on a Saturday afternoon. They broadcast with…

Magic FM – Walsall

In early 1989, whilst in the 6th form at school, Paul discovered Power House Radio. Totally blown away by the station, Paul decided that he had to try to set up his own station. The initial name – Horizon FM got quickly discarded in favour of Magic FM. A frequency of 101.4 was chosen and…

Kiss FM – Worcester

Kiss FM was a dance station originally set up in competition with Radio WR. Most of the original Kiss DJ line-up were ex-Radio WR DJs who wanted to bring a more edgy, upfront sound on the dial. It started in September 1991 on 101.6FM from a 25watt mono transmitter on the Malvern Hills. Programming was…

KCR – FM

In 1980 Martin Davies was a student at Wolverhampton Polytechnic. While he was there he met Mike Johns (who would later run Wulfrun Sound). They were both interested in starting a student radio station for the Poly but at the time they couldn’t generate any enthusiasm within the student union. Mike introduced Martin to some…