Powerjam – London

Powerjam were first heard in July 1990 on 92 FM. They featured many DJs who had previously been on Classic Radio. They continued to be heard well in the 2000s. 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…

Radio Kaleidoscope – London

The story of Radio Kaleidoscope can be split into two phases.  Phase one was between 1967 and 1972 when the station broadcast from South Essex. They had become very popular, but by 1972 had become short of members. At around the same time a number of presenters were about to leave Radio Jackie, so, “The…

Radio Free London (RFL)

Radio Free London first came on the air in August 1968, on the first anniversary of the closure of Britain’s offshore stations. The broadcast was so successful, they decided to start regular broadcasts soon after, making RFL the first regular land based pirate radio station in Britain. These broadcasts continued into early 1970 when some…

RFM – London

In the mid 1980s Dave Fuller and Claire Mansfield used to jam CB channels playing rock music. They later decided it would make more sense to start a proper radio station, which would become RFM. The first tests took place on 14th August 1986 on 89.7 FM, and continued regularly after that. Early broadcasts were…

Shine FM – London

Shine FM broadcast dance music on 87.9 FM to London in the early 00’s. More information on Shine FM can be found on these sites: Facebook Forum 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…

Classic Radio – London

Long before the days when the FM dial was full of Beethoven and Tchaikovsky, there was another Classic Radio… This one was first heard in January 1988, and served North London’s Afro Caribbean community. Early tests were on 105.5, but they later moved to 94.2, expanding to a 7 days a week service. At Times,…

Time Radio – London

Time Radio were first heard in early 1987 on 103.7 FM. They featured many new DJs from the local scene, but also some pirate “names” such as CJ Carlos and Graham Gold. They were later heard on 102.2 FM, and sometimes used other names like Time Community Radio and Big Time Radio. By June 1987,…

Radio Jackie – London

Radio Jackie first took to the airwaves of Southwest London on the 19th March 1969. They went on to be one of the most regular and well known pirates throughout the 70s. There were many raids and court cases, and in one of them, the barrister they had hired found a loophole. That was, that…

WLIB – London

Hackney’s WLIB were first heard in the summer of 1988. They played mostly reggae/soul 7 days a week, firstly on 90.9, later moving up to 92.4 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…’…

Rock 2 Rock – London

Rock 2 Rock were first heard in April 1986. They could be heard on 90.2 FM, initially on Sundays only. They broadcast the usual mix of soul and reggae and by 1987 they had expanded to 7 days a week. They always seemed to be raided more than other stations, and when the new laws…