Jamm FM – Portsmouth

Jamm FM started broadcasting in April 1992 on 105.5 FM. The station was originally started as a way to get soul music on the airwaves in Portsmouth. There were only two of us Djing on it originally, Myself – DJ Tee and The B-Man. Initially we just broadcast using pre-recorded shows only on Sundays, but after…

LWR – London

LWR (London Weekend Radio) was first heard in 1983, broadcasting on 92.5 at weekends (obviously!). In their early days they were more of a traditional rock and pop station, rather than the soul and dance station they became later on. Having said that, it was the first place you could hear Tim Westwood’s rap show.…

Twilight – Nottingham

Twilight broadcast programmes for the Afro-Caribbean community in Nottingham 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 Mr Fingers – 10/5/91 80 mins Test – 12/5/91 11 mins Boss – Image – Dread…

Groove FM – Dudley

Groove FM was the second pirate radio station to be brought on air by Scott Davis, the founder of Exile FM. From the very start Groove had many of the old Exile presenters on board, which were joined by some of the key members of Unique FM, as well as few totally new to the…

Exile Radio – Dudley

Scott Davis had always been a fan of pirate radio, and in the summer of 1989 after listening to Freedom Radio decided to have a go at setting up his own station Exile FM. Scott brought his first transmitter which was just 4 watts off a small low powered local pirate station called KFM after…

Midlands Underground

Midlands Underground broadcast from Wolverhampton on 107 FM. They were first heard in November 1995 and continued well into the 21st century. They broadcast a wide variety of dance music. Downloads To save any item from this list then Right Click and ‘Save Target As…’ Cuttings Cutting 1 Audio Midlands Underground – 107 – Unknown…

Fantasy FM – Wolverhampton

Fantasy FM was first heard playing dance music at weekends during late 1991. They broadcast from Wolverhampton, firstly on 98.6, then 99.3 before settling on 100.7 FM by 1993. They played mostly house and rave music and also featured adverts for various businesses in Wolverhampton, such as Quest nightclub and Ruby Red Records. Some of…

UK Radio – Wolverhampton

UK Radio was the West Midlands longest running pirate station, operating from 1978 to 2003. The station would probably still be going today had it not been for the sad death of the stations founder, Paul Johnson, in 2003. As well as their own 25 years on air, UK Radio were involved in, and helped,…

Sunshine Radio – Ludlow

Sunshine Radio in Ludlow dates back to the late 70s when they used to broadcast every Bank Holiday weekend on 239m (1242 kHz), and by 1981, 249m (1179 kHz). Around this time, negotiations took place with the IBA with a view to bring local radio to the area, bearing in mind at this point there…

Sounds Alternative

Keith Rogers first moved into the pirate radio world with shortwave station Empire Radio in 1978, using the name Mike Thomas. He was also sometimes known as Paul Kent on Radio 242 and Radio Free Birmingham. However, in 1980 he decided to start his own station, so in December of that year Sounds Alternative was…