Flight FM – Bristol

The story of Flight FM starts in about 1990.  Two 15 year old lads, ‘Skinny D’ and ‘DJ Techno’, had been broadcasting using various station names (Spin FM, Bass FM, Hardcore FM…) using 50mW transmitters, drifting and humming up and down the dial for a couple of years.  This was in the days before the…

FTP Radio – Bristol

Two B.A.D Radio DJ’s, Soulful D and Master C, became dissatisfied with the station, so like so many others before them, decided to start their own. Radio For The People (Radio F.T.P) launched on 7th February 1988 with a stereo signal on 103.7 FM and DJ’s Dougy D, DJ Reds, The Soul Force Crew, The…

Interference FM – Bristol

Interference began as a radio project amongst some people in London and Bristol who were involved in direct action politics. Some of them also had a pirate radio pedigree. The idea was to splice together both these outlaw scenes and develop the overlap. The seeds were sown in summer 1997 following the Trafalgar Square ‘Never…

Magnum Radio – Bristol

Magnum 100 FM first broadcast as SLR, Sophisticated Local Radio, and was linked to the SLR Radio in London. They started in 1990 as SLR for maybe a few days but turned into ‘Magnum Force’ quite quickly. It was originally run by Wile-up and Iroy, but Wile-up seemed to continue alone after a short time.…

Power FM – Bristol

Power FM kicked off around the end of 1993 on 103.95FM (complete with a little sprog signal further up the dial). The initial tests featured Mixmaster M playing oldskool Hip Hop from 5 years previous when pirate radio had its first big wave in Bristol, followed by a brief “Goodnight, we’ll be on air properly…

Pukar Radio – Bristol

Pukar Radio, like Raw FM, was born out of the close down of SPEC Radio at the end of 1991. SPEC’s Asian DJ’s Mac and Jabb decided that the Asian community in Bristol needed its own voice and music station. Bristol’s Asian community had been served on the otherwise largely West Indian operations since 1988,…