Radio Arthur – Nottingham

Coal, Grandad? What’s Coal? This is not the typical output you would expect from a pirate radio station, but then this was not your typical pirate radio station. This station did not actually have a name, or its own spot on the dial. This station used to broadcast over the top of Nottingham’s ILR station,…

Notorious FM – Chesterfield

Notorious FM was originally started by a group of techies, free radio enthusiasts and people just sick of hearing the same old stuff on radio! These included DJ Twist, DJ Spook and a collective of 3 other DJ’s. The first broadcast was on the 11th February 2006. They came from the Chesterfield area of Derbyshire…

TYHM Radio – Bristol

TYHM (or THYM – it is not certain exactly how it was spelled), pronounced ‘Time’ Radio, was a cassette based station playing only Soul music on 106FM during 1996 and possibly into 1997. There were no DJs, just a sprinkling of jingles and ads to break up the music. The ads on the recordings of…

Black FM – Bristol

Black FM hit the airwaves on 97.9 MHz on 21st July 1989, defining itself as being “…NOT a community radio station but a privately owned music enterprise which likes to help out in the community.”  They managed to cover most of Bristol quite well, although not quite getting a listenable signal out as far as…