Kiss FM – London

In the early 80s, Gordon Mac was the resident DJ at South London club Kisses and could also be heard on pirate station JFM. By the summer of 1985, JFM and many of the other big soul pirates of the early 80s had closed down leaving a gap in the market. Gordon Mac and his…

Alice’s Restaurant – London

Alice’s Restaurant are named after the song and album by singer-songwriter Arlo Guthrie, and played rock music to London at the weekend. They were first heard in 1981, but many of their members have been rockin’ the airwaves on various stations since the 1960’s. Once described as a “rock giant” in national newspaper columns, Alice’s…

London Music Radio

The original London Music Radio (LMR) started life during 1974, with the first official broadcast taking place on Christmas day on 385 metres. They were helped a lot by Radio Invicta in the early days, so they repaid the favour by relaying the Radio Invicta FM broadcasts on AM on a few occasions. Originally they…

Force FM – London

Force FM were first heard in 1994 at weekends. They broadcast from East London on either 106.4 or 106.5 and could be heard well into Essex, at times getting as far as Brighton to Stansted, Reading to Southend. They went 7 days a week in 2000, before finally ending in 2011. Downloads To download, right…

Celebration Radio – London

Back in the 1970’s there was rock music played on the radio, but it was limited…So 3 people who were into listening to rock music decided it would be a good idea to start their own radio station. Dave Grainger, Rob Bolton & Keith Jeffries set about putting together a rock based station.. Choosing a…

Cruise FM – London

Cruise FM was first established as an FM radio station in London, England in 1984 by founder The Bushbaby. They could be heard on 104.5 in stereo as North London’s Weekend Soul Station and with the youngest DJ lineup ever known. The station broadcast for a number of years with a crew back then of…

Dance 93 – London

Dance 93 was another one on the London rave station of the late 80s and early 90s. DJs included Hypnosis, Lyndon C, Rob Atkinson, Rob Elliot, Mr C and AB who also teamed up to form the ABC experience. If anyone has any more information on this station, please contact The Pirate Archive. Downloads To…

Freeze FM – London

Freeze FM was born in the summer 1999. They could be heard on 92.7 FM and broadcast from somewhere in West London…. They quickly grew to be one of the largest underground radio stations in London and won three awards for Best Pirate Radio Station. Freeze was also the first Garage station to go 24/7…

Pulse 90.6 FM – London

Pulse 90.6 FM broadcast dance music to London between 1991 and 1995. More on Pulse 90.6 FM can be found here: Pulse 90.6 FM Facebook page Downloads To download, right click and ‘Save As’ Artwork Audio Pulse FM – 90.6 – DJ Skie – 1 – 1992 61 mins Pulse FM – 90.6 – DJ…

Radio City – London

Radio City operated on Sundays from 12 – 4pm between 1978 and 1983, and was the UK’s only 1950’s Rock and Roll Radio Station. There were a few radio stations in London at the time, but Radio City was very different. It was rockin’, playing only the best of 1950’s Rock and Roll, Rockabilly, Blues…