Kool FM Midlands DTI Press Release

23 January 2003 Three pirate broadcasters, involved with an unlicensed broadcasting station in Ladywood, Birmingham, were some of the nine defendants scheduled to appear before Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Friday 17th January. Russell John Glover (25) of Bucklands End Lane, Hodge Hill, Lee Bates (30) of Rivington Crescent, Kingstanding and Scott Gerrard Molloy (25) of…

Channel 4 News: Pirate Power

Friday, January 04, 2002 Channel 4 News: Pirate Power Pirate Power: The pirate radio boom that is now earning station owners big money By David Rowan, reporting for Channel 4 News (Broadcast transcript) Presenter, Sarah Smith: It’s hip, it’s hyped and it’s totally against the law. Tune your radio dial nowadays and the chances are,…

UK Radio – Cutting 5

EXPRESS & STAR – 5/4/2000 DJ ADMITS RUNNING PIRATE RADIO STATION By Francesca Glyn-Jones. A Bilston DJ operated a pirate radio station which attracted listeners world – wide, a Wolverhampton court was told Paul Johnson, aged 39, ran a music station called UK Radio which had listeners in Europe and America, Wolverhampton Magistrates heard. He…

UK Radio – Cutting 4

“UK Radio” closed after 23 years!!  A Bilston man was fined £250 costs and given a 12-month conditional discharge at Wolverhampton Magistrates’ Court on April 3rd, 2000 for using radio equipment in contravention of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949. The prosecution against Roy John Wedge, aged 39 of Prouds Lane Bilston was brought by the…

UK Radio – Cutting 1

UK Radio – The Court Report – The Wolverhampton Express & Star 03/04/00 Paul Johnson, the operator of UK Radio since the late 1970s, appeared in Wolverhampton Magistrates’ Court today following a raid on the station by the Radio Authority last November. Charged on two counts of illegal broadcasting, Paul pleaded guilty and after much…