Skyline Radio – London

Skyline Radio broadcast to Southeast London and in 1982 could be heard on Wednesday nights on 90.2 FM. Later, they were another station to exploit the loophole that was discovered in the early 80s, that is that the authorities could not confiscate any transmitting equipment without a court order. They started broadcasting 7 days a…

Sounds Alternative

Keith Rogers first moved into the pirate radio world with shortwave station Empire Radio in 1978, using the name Mike Thomas. He was also sometimes known as Paul Kent on Radio 242 and Radio Free Birmingham. However, in 1980 he decided to start his own station, so in December of that year Sounds Alternative was…

Exile-Temp

Click here for recordings from 1989 and 1990 Exile – 105.7 – Dave Lewis – 29/12/89 62 mins Exile – 100.5 – Craig Benson – 1990 37 mins Exile – 100.5 – DJ Giggs & Scott Davis – 1990 46 mins Exile – 100.5 – Wayne Taylor – Part 1 – 1990 46 mins Exile…

Elite FM – Dudley

In 1990, a number a Freedom Radio DJs including Wayne James, Lee Clarke and John Saunders decided to break away and start their own station. So, in April of 1990 the first tests took place for Elite 100 FM. The station was more of a dance station than Freedom, had some good DJs and was…

EST / Empire Radio

In the late 70s and early 80s there were many short wave pirates broadcasting from the UK, and one of the most popular was Empire Radio. They first took to the air on 28th May 1978, broadcasting on 6200 kHz Short Wave, with the slogan “Serving a Free United Europe”. This was later changed to…

Power House Radio

Paul H was a fan of reggae music and used listen to PCRL. Through that influence he decided to start his own station. So, with a 10 Watt transmitter and some help from his mate HMV (aka Johnny B), the first tests took place on the 3rd February 1988. Then, on the 7th February 1988…

Paradise FM – Telford

The closure of Dimension FM in 2004 left a big gap in the dance radio scene in Telford. A number of stations took to the air to fill that gap, and one of them was Paradise FM. They could be heard on 101.4 FM. Downloads To save any item from this list then Right Click…

Dimension FM – Telford

Spangles used to listen to Exile Radio while still at school. He and his friends would wait for a Saturday morning to tune in, being in Telford this was the only station that they could get. Then a few people he knew started up a station called Underground 101.9. That was a Friday night station…

Farpoint – Dudley

Now, Farpoint is an odd one. When a station comes on, and you’re involved in pirate radio, you’ll generally have an idea about who is behind it and roughly from where it comes. But in Farpoint’s case, nobody seemed to know anything about it! They were also different from most other pirates in the type…

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…