Groove FM News

DTI Film Unit “in the groove”! 7th February 2003. An Oldbury man, who was filmed installing equipment in Clent Court, Dudley, for an unlicensed radio station calling itself Groove FM, appeared before Dudley Magistrates Court on Friday 31st January. Neil Edwards (aged 27) of Oldbury entered a guilty plea to the charge brought against him…

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Pirate Radio Man Fined £1k 4th Apr 2003. A Kingswinford man who was caught on video setting up equipment for a pirate radio station in Dudley has been stung with a £1,000 fine and 240 hours community punishment. Scott Davis, of Kingswinford, pleaded guilty to managing an unlicensed broadcasting station at Dudley Magistrates’ Court. Video…

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Radio Pirates Threatened With Jail Term 16th October 2003. A pirate radio station in Dudley is being sued for up to £50,000. The Commercial Radio Companies Association is also seeking an injunction against Scott Davis and Tony Deleon, which means they could face jail if they continue broadcasting. Davis, aged 31 of Kingswinford and Deleon…

Thames Radio & Radio Britannia – London

A brief tale of a south-London (UK) ‘pirate’ station 1968-1975 – Phil Crosby Like most of Britain’s youth, I was devastated when the Marine Offences Act came to pass on 14th August 1967. On that day we lost not only vitality and choice in British radio entertainment, but also something much more sinister; freedom of…

Thameside Radio – London

Thameside Radio’s first broadcast was on the 11th December 1977. They could then be heard every Sunday (and sometimes more) until 1983. They used 90.2 FM with presenters such as Tony Lloyd, Bob Edwards, The Intrepid Birdman, Alex Wright, Paul James, Terry Anderson and The Curly Man as well as many others. The station was…

Inner City Radio – Chelmsford

Inner City Radio was first heard during 1988, broadcasting from Stock in Essex on 105.6 FM. They were heard mainly at weekends and the odd week night and was run by Mark Roman and Keith Stafford. Keith had done a ten year apprenticeship at Marconi & there was nothing you could tell him about FM…

EST – Station History

EST-FM “Your alternative friend in Sound” broadcast to Birmingham between 1981 and 1984, but the roots can be traced back to the short-wave station Empire Radio, which took to the air in 1978. “The Empire” developed a good reputation for innovative programming, mixing contemporary music with comedy, but the limitations of short-wave reception were not…