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…

Centre Radio – Nottingham

Centre Radio were one of Nottingham’s more mainstream stations, and were first heard at weekends in 1984. By 1989 they could be heard on Sunday afternoons from 3 till 6 on 105.7 FM. DJs included Roger Ramjet and Stuart King. They continued to be heard well into the 90s, with DJs like Eddie Austin, Ian…

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…

Star FM – Derby

Star FM broadcast programmes for the Afro-Caribbean community in Derby. They could be heard daily until July 1992. 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 Star FM – 96.7 – Derby –…