Groove FM – Dudley

Groove FM was the second pirate radio station to be brought on air by Scott Davis, the founder of Exile FM. From the very start Groove had many of the old Exile presenters on board, which were joined by some of the key members of Unique FM, as well as few totally new to the…

Freedom Radio – Dudley

The first 7-day a week white pirate station in the Black Country was Power House Radio. They had been on since 7th February 1988 from Rowley Regis. At this point Craig Benson was running a car hire business that booked some advertising on PHR. It was through this connection that Craig Benson obtained his first…

Exile Radio – Dudley

Scott Davis had always been a fan of pirate radio, and in the summer of 1989 after listening to Freedom Radio decided to have a go at setting up his own station Exile FM. Scott brought his first transmitter which was just 4 watts off a small low powered local pirate station called KFM after…

Midlands Underground

Midlands Underground broadcast from Wolverhampton on 107 FM. They were first heard in the late 1990s and continued well into the 21st century. They broadcast a wide variety of dance music. Downloads To save any item from this list then Right Click and ‘Save Target As…’ Cuttings Cutting 1 Audio Midlands Underground – 107 –…

Fusion FM

Fusion FM broadcast to The Black Country on 90.2 FM. They featured a few people who had been involved in Explosion FM, although Fusion had a more dance music format. Downloads To save any item from this list then Right Click and ‘Save Target As…’ Audio DJ Sonic – Paul Johnson – 2011 59 mins…

Explosion FM

While most pirates in the 21st century were playing black or dance music, Explosion brought about a return to a more mainstream pop station. They were heard mostly at weekends and Bank Holidays on a variety of frequencies including 99.6, 95 and 103.5. Some of the Explosion crew were later involved in Fusion FM and…

Sunshine Radio – Ludlow

Sunshine Radio in Ludlow dates back to the late 70s when they used to broadcast every Bank Holiday weekend on 239m (1242 kHz), and by 1981, 249m (1179 kHz). Around this time, negotiations took place with the IBA with a view to bring local radio to the area, bearing in mind at this point there…

Real Radio – Birmingham

As we entered the 21st century, the pirate radio scene was beginning to slow down. Surely, no-one would launch a new 24/7 black station? But someone did… Real Radio could be heard on 99.6 FM and went on become one of the most professional stations of the time. They even had custom made voice-overs and…

Fantasy FM – Wolverhampton

Fantasy FM was first heard playing dance music at weekends during late 1991. They broadcast from Wolverhampton, firstly on 98.6, then 99.3 before settling on 100.7 FM by 1993. They played mostly house and rave music and also featured adverts for various businesses in Wolverhampton, such as Quest nightclub and Ruby Red Records. Some of…

Premier 99.7 FM – Birmingham

This is another one of the radio stations called Premier that have operated in the West Midlands. This one could be heard on 99.7 FM in the early 1990s. Downloads To save any item from this list then Right Click and ‘Save Target As…’ Audio Premier FM – 99.7 – Birmingham – Steve Williams –…