Alice’s Restaurant – London

Alice’s Restaurant are named after the song and album by singer-songwriter Arlo Guthrie, and played rock music to London at the weekend. They were first heard in 1981, but many of their members have been rockin’ the airwaves on various stations since the 1960’s. Once described as a “rock giant” in national newspaper columns, Alice’s…

District FM – Wolverhampton

District FM broadcast dance music from Wolverhampton. They were first heard in the early 00’s on 99.2, and were heard mostly at weekends. 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 District FM…

Deep FM – Wolverhampton

Deep FM broadcast dance music from Wolverhampton. They were first heard in the early 00’s on 89.6, and were heard mostly at weekends. 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 Deep FM…

Rave FM – Nottingham

Rave FM were first heard in 1990, broadcasting Rave music to Nottingham. They broadcast from flats in Radford and also the Lenton area of Nottingham, amongst other places. The station ended early/mid 1992, but later that year, the owner of Rave FM changed the Name to Touch FM and tried to get a license to…

Metro FM – Birmingham

Metro FM were first heard with test transmissions in early December 1988 with full programmes following shortly afterwards. They were initially a weekend station, but soon became daily and eventually a 24 hour 7 day operation. They started on 104.9 FM with a format of black music and community information with DJs like Super C,…

Starpoint FM – London

Chris Philips and Ben West were both interested in starting a pirate station. Following some involvement in other projects, they decided to join forces, and so on 1 December 1985 Starpoint FM was born on 88.6 FM. Originally broadcasting once a week on Sundays, demand quickly prompted the addition of an entire weekend broadcast. The…

London Music Radio

The original London Music Radio (LMR) started life during 1974, with the first official broadcast taking place on Christmas day on 385 metres. They were helped a lot by Radio Invicta in the early days, so they repaid the favour by relaying the Radio Invicta FM broadcasts on AM on a few occasions. Originally they…

Wulfrun Sound – Wolverhampton

Mike Johns was born in Portsmouth, but had been living in Bradford for 10 years before starting a degree course at Wolverhampton Polytechnic in 1979. During his first year there he joined a group of people who tried to get a student radio station started. This motley crew were collectively known as the WPRS (Wolverhampton…

Force FM – London

Force FM were first heard in 1994 at weekends. They broadcast from East London on either 106.4 or 106.5 and could be heard well into Essex, at times getting as far as Brighton to Stansted, Reading to Southend. They went 7 days a week in 2000, before finally ending in 2011. Downloads To download, right…