Robin Hood Radio – Nottingham

Robin Hood “Outlawed” Radio were another of the early Nottingham pirates broadcasting on Sundays between 12 and 3PM. They claimed to transmit from Sherwood Forrest with DJs such as Little John, Maid Marion, Fryer Tuck, Will Scarlet, Robin Hood and Alan Adele. Downloads To save any item from this list then Right Click and ‘Save…

Cosmos Radio – Nottingham

Cosmos Radio first broadcast in 1987. They could be heard “Rocking ’em in Nottingham” on 97.5 FM with DJs such as Mike Megahertz, Steve Stylus, Freddie Feedback, Valarie Volume and Tommy Turntable. The station broadcast recorded programmes every Tuesday night and featured unsigned local bands, as well as the chart hits of the day. Although…

Globe FM – Nottingham

One of the biggest ever pirates in the East Midlands, indeed at the time probably one of the biggest pirates outside London, was Globe FM. The station started in October 1991 on 101 FM. When Classic FM started they made a brief move to 105.3, before settling on 107.7. They had a run of nearly…

Heatwave Radio – Nottingham

There had been a long history of pirate radio in the East Midlands, but little to do with serving the areas’ black community. This was to change with the start of Heatwave Community Radio (HCR). They started in January of 1988 on 105 FM and quickly gained a large following. This was helped by their…

Radio Nova – Leicester

Radio Nova broadcast to Leicestershire in the early 1980s, borrowing their name and a few jingles from the famous Dublin station. They were based originally in Groby, Leicestershire and broadcast on FM. At the same time, Radio Veronica and Radio King were using on AM, with Veronica being based in Desford and King in Leicester…

Horizon Radio – Nottingham

Horizon Radio were first heard in late 91/early 92 on 100 FM. They grew quickly and by the summer were broadcasting 24 hours a day, and went on to become one of big 4 pirate stations from Nottingham in the mid 90s. In mid 1992, due to the arrival of Classic FM, they moved up…

Power FM – Nottingham

Another of Nottingham’s big dance stations of the 1990s was Power FM. They could be heard on 102.5 FM and featured many DJs who had been on earlier Nottingham pirate stations. Like most dance stations they were also involved in the club scene and used to put on nights at various clubs. If anyone has…

Sherwood Forest Radio

Sherwood Forest Radio were one of the East Midlands early pirate stations, playing mainstream pop to Nottingham in the mid 1980s. They were first heard in Late February 1985 on 103 FM with the transmitter set up on top of The Victoria Centre. A great transmitter site….apart from the lifts causing a bit of interference!…

E-Zee FM – Nottingham

E-Zee FM broadcast dance music to Nottingham in the early 1990s. 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 E-Zee FM – 101.4 – Nottingham – Stuart King – Jan 93 25 mins E-Zee…

Rave FM – Nottingham

Rave FM were first heard in 1990, broadcasting Rave music to Nottingham on 101.7 FM. They broadcast from flats in Radford and also the Lenton area of Nottingham, amongst other places. In 1992 the owner of Rave FM changed the name to Touch FM and tried to get a license to broadcast legally. This never…