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 –…

Time FM – Birmingham

Time FM were very much of their….er….time, and broadcast rave music to Birmingham in the early 1990s. They were first heard on 105.9 FM, later moving to 101.5. Downloads To save any item from this list then Right Click and ‘Save Target As…’ Audio Time FM – 105.9 – Birmingham – DJ Clinch – 25/5/91…

Premier 107 FM – Birmingham

There has been a number of radio stations in the West Midlands called Premier through the years, mostly having nothing to do with each other… So…..which version of Premier is this one then? This is the station that operated around the turn of the millennium on 107 FM. It is believed to have been run…

Sweet 106.8 FM – Birmingham

Justin Steele had been running Kool FM in London, and between 1996 and 2002 Kool FM in Birmingham. As if this wasn’t enough, in 2001 and 2002 he was also running Sweet 106.8 FM with Timothy St. Prix. Sweet 106.8 FM broadcast from the very same room as Kool FM using different equipment and transmitter.…

Kool FM – Birmingham

Kool FM started broadcasting to the West Midlands from its Birmingham base in early 1996 on a frequency of 105.6 later moving to 92.4FM. The team behind the station were inspired by Kool FM in London, or Kool London as it is known today. Kool FM’s broadcasts were weekends, starting on a Friday and ending on a…

Groove FM News

Pirate Radio Charge 20th Jun 2001. A Kingswinford man has been fined £1,000 for installing equipment for a pirate radio station. Scott Davis, aged 29, of Kingswinford, admitted charges of possessing apparatus for wireless telegraphy knowing, or having reasonable cause to believe, another person intended to use it for illegal broadcasting. He was also ordered…

Groove FM News

BAGGIES QUIP ENDS IN DOCK 13th Dec 2002. A giggle and comment on air about the Albion has led to a 12-month conditional discharge for a woman unwittingly speaking on a pirate radio station in Dudley. Hayley Davies ‘played a relatively minor part’ when she was heard on Groove FM last December. The 27-year-old single mum…