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…

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…

East Midlands Misc Station Audio

To download, right click and ‘Save Target As’ Please Note Downloads May Take A Few Seconds To Start After Clicking Emergency FM – 101.9 – Nottingham – The Mixer – 27/2/92 26 mins Harmony FM – 101.6 – Leicester – E-Moja – Summer 92 46 mins Laser Hots Hits – 102.2 – Mansfield – Terry…

Radio Arthur – Nottingham

Coal, Grandad? What’s Coal? This is not the typical output you would expect from a pirate radio station, but then this was not your typical pirate radio station. This station did not actually have a name, or its own spot on the dial. This station used to broadcast over the top of Nottingham’s ILR station,…

Notorious FM – Chesterfield

Notorious FM was originally started by a group of techies, free radio enthusiasts and people just sick of hearing the same old stuff on radio! These included DJ Twist, DJ Spook and a collective of 3 other DJ’s. The first broadcast was on the 11th February 2006. They came from the Chesterfield area of Derbyshire…

Mix FM – Station History

Freedom FM, Hardcore FM and Mix FM were pirate radio stations based in South West Leicestershire during the early 1990’s, their histories intertwined by the involvement of several young DJ’s. It was Desford College radio that inspired a student there to have a crack at transmitter building during 1990, which led to the birth of…