S.Y.T. Radio – Bristol

S.Y.T was a truly enigmatic pirate. Dismissing the efforts of the community pirates’ attempts at legality and yet also keeping far removed from the hobby free radio scene. They were a slightly insane and wacky direct descendant of the first Bristolian pirate Rebel Radio, and was the brainchild of Doug Savage, Jeremy Yet and Pete…

Ragga FM – Bristol

By April 1993, Wile-up’s Magnum Radio had come to an end. Move on a year, around Easter 1994 and a powerful signal hit 105 MHz as Wile-up returned to the airwaves with Ragga FM. The audio was never great on Ragga FM but you couldn’t fault Wile-up’s enthusiasm for radio. The station enjoyed popularity in…

Passion FM – Bristol

Passion FM first appeared on 106.2FM across Bristol at the end of 1994. At first it catered greatly for Jungle, as well as Reggae and Soul. Over the first Christmas period, it featured an overnight marathon show from Easygroove who hadn’t been on radio since BAD Radio closed in 1989. This was a journey through…

103.5 FM – Bristol

103.5 FM – A Personal Recollection by Terry Starr. The mid-1980s were an exciting time to be a young radio enthusiast growing up. The second wave of ILR stations was getting established, with mergers and acquisitions being a hint of the future landscape of commercial broadcasting. The BBC was reforming their services and began installing…

Castle Radio – Salisbury

Castle Radio broadcast from Salisbury during the early 1980s. 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 Castle Radio – 94.2 – Salisbury – Barry Jacobs – 5/4/81 60 mins Castle Radio –…

Flight FM – Bristol

The story of Flight FM starts in about 1990.  Two 15 year old lads, ‘Skinny D’ and ‘DJ Techno’, had been broadcasting using various station names (Spin FM, Bass FM, Hardcore FM…) using 50mW transmitters, drifting and humming up and down the dial for a couple of years.  This was in the days before the…