Centre Radio

Centre Radio and KFM may not have been the biggest stations of their era, but many of the people involved in them were major influences in the pirate scene of the late 80s and early 90s. The story starts in 1987 when Steve Marshall started using a converted radio to transmit from his bedroom to…

Quest, Groove & B.W.R.

Quest FM was first heard on 104 FM in early December 1988. They were a Soul, Funk and Jazz weekend station, initially broadcasting midday to midnight on Saturday and Sunday. DJ’s included DJ Lynx, DJ Touche, Pete King, DJ Swift, Anthony Page, TNT and DJK. They gave out an address of 30 Danesford, Hollinswood, Telford.…

Birmingham Free Radio Network

Following the boom of the 1960s offshore pirate stations, many people began to start stations on land. An early operator was Jacko Diamond whose first station was Radio Atlanta from Selly Oak in the early 60s. They would sometimes broadcast for up to a fortnight at a time claiming to be from a boat off…

Radio Britannia – Yorkshire

Kenny Crescendo was one of the stalwarts of the Yorkshire free radio scene and was heard on many stations, such as Rebel Radio and Radio Orion. He also had his own station, Radio Britannia. In the early 80s they could be heard on 1341 kHz medium wave, but later moved to FM. Early broadcasts took…

NLV Radio – Keighley

NLV Radio broadcast to the West Yorkshire town of Keighley, and were first heard in early 1988. NLV is understood to have stood for Night Life Videotech and they transmitted on 104.9 FM in stereo. Despite their relatively low power, they were an immediate hit. This was probably helped by the fact that, due to…

Yorkshire Misc Station Audio

To download, right click and ‘Save Target As’ Please Note Downloads May Take A Few Seconds To Start After Clicking Calderdale Sound – 1405kHz – Todmorton – Dave Scott – 7/10/84 87 mins Calderdale Sound – 1405kHz – Todmorton – Dave Scott – 14/10/84 60 mins Dance FM – 107.5 – Sheffield – Martin Leverton…

South East Misc Station Audio

To download, right click and ‘Save Target As’ Please Note Downloads May Take A Few Seconds To Start After Clicking Acitvity Radio – Various Clips – 1985-1987 303 mins Bass FM – 100 – Gt Yarmouth – Richie – 1991 30 mins Bromley Sound – 94.0 – Kent – Unknown DJ – 10/8/80 58 mins…

South Stations Misc Audio

To download, right click and ‘Save Target As’ Please Note Downloads May Take A Few Seconds To Start After Clicking Blaze 106 – Southampton – Clip – Christmas 2001 47 mins Isis FM – 105 – Oxfordshire – Pablo – 30/8/87 45 mins Kamikazee Radio – 105.5 – Brighton – 23/11-88 55 mins Loaf FM…

Scotland Misc Station Audio

Complete Scotland Station List To download, right click and ‘Save Target As’ Please Note Audio Downloads May Take A Few Seconds To Start After Clicking Active Radio – 87.9 – Glasgow – Joe Cool – 23/9/93 45 mins Boomerang 100 FM – Edinburgh – DJ Menace – Early 1993 46 mins Boomerang 100 FM –…

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…