Wulfrun Sound – Wolverhampton

Mike Johns was born in Portsmouth, but had been living in Bradford for 10 years before starting a degree course at Wolverhampton Polytechnic in 1979. During his first year there he joined a group of people who tried to get a student radio station started. This motley crew were collectively known as the WPRS (Wolverhampton…

Vision FM – Dudley

Vision FM began test transmissions in April 2006 on 103.5FM for 2 weeks before going off air, to return on a full Sunday rota on 101.8FM a few weeks later. Vision FM was bought on air due to the lack of decent house music on the West Midlands radio scene. Other stations were catering for…

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…

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…

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…

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…