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…

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…

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…

Rush FM – Telford

Rush FM was originally founded by a team of individuals in early 2004 after the closure of Dimension FM. Dimension’s closure was a great loss to the underground scene of Shropshire, and something needed to be done in order to restore this community which was lost. Rush FM plans quickly began to take a basic…

Mix FM – Birmingham

Mix FM’s story starts in 1992, due to the closure of Hardcore FM. After this Mix Fm could be heard broadcasting on 106.3 FM at weekends to the East Midlands and surrounding areas. In 1996 Mix FM moved frequency to 107.7 FM, however the weekend broadcasts became few and far between by the end of…

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…

PCRL – Birmingham

In the early 80s Cecil Morris was running Rising Star Records and Management from a shop at 151 Dudley Road Birmingham. He also branched out in to running a venue (The Elite) and a magazine (Rasta Mag), so it was obvious that Radio would be next. His first shows were on Sounds Alternative during 1981,…

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…