Centre Radio – Nottingham

Centre Radio were one of Nottingham’s more mainstream stations. They were first heard in 1989 on 105.7 FM. Early broadcasts were on Sunday afternoons from 3 till 6 with DJs Roger Ramjet and Stuart King. They continued to be heard well into the 90s, with DJs like Eddie Austin, Ian Lawrence and Dave Norris. If…

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…

Touch FM – Nottingham

During 1992, the owner of Nottingham’s Dance station Rave FM, decided to change the name to Touch FM. The new station still played dance music, on the final Rave FM frequency of 107.3. It is believed the name change was to try to get a license to broadcast legally. This never happened and Touch FM…

Radio Atlantis – Derbyshire

The radio station called Radio Atlantis commenced broadcasting in July 1965. The station was located at Heanor, Derbyshire, England. Regular broadcasts included 50s and 60s popular Music and 60s American Soul Music (Tamla Motown etc). In the summer of 1967, the station expanded and also broadcast on a second frequency, from an alternative location. “Radio…

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…

Radio UK International

Radio UK International was one of the early land based pirates in the UK. Transmissions began, intermittently, early in 1969 from 14 Sleetmoor Lane, Somercotes, Derbyshire and continued until the 20th of September 1970. They first broadcast on Sundays only, using 50 Watts on 227 metres, 1320 kHz medium wave. Later this was increased to…

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…

Fresh FM – Leicester

Fresh FM started life on a Sunday in June 1991 testing on 101.2. Original founders of Fresh FM were Utty and Tappy. After test transmissions they started running full weekends from a flat on the edge of the city. Most of the Fresh FM DJs were visitors to Sneakers Records in the silver arcade which…