Groove FM News

‘NET CLOSING’ CLAIM 31st Jan 2003. Pirate radio broadcasters operating in Dudley have been warned the net is closing in as undercover officers get ready to swoop. The Radio Communications Agency has its beady eye on a number of bogus stations broadcasting to the Black Country. In December the agency successfully prosecuted 27-year-old Hayley Davies…

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DTI Film Unit “in the groove”! 7th February 2003. An Oldbury man, who was filmed installing equipment in Clent Court, Dudley, for an unlicensed radio station calling itself Groove FM, appeared before Dudley Magistrates Court on Friday 31st January. Neil Edwards (aged 27) of Oldbury entered a guilty plea to the charge brought against him…

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Pirate Radio Man Fined £1k 4th Apr 2003. A Kingswinford man who was caught on video setting up equipment for a pirate radio station in Dudley has been stung with a £1,000 fine and 240 hours community punishment. Scott Davis, of Kingswinford, pleaded guilty to managing an unlicensed broadcasting station at Dudley Magistrates’ Court. Video…

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Radio Pirates Threatened With Jail Term 16th October 2003. A pirate radio station in Dudley is being sued for up to £50,000. The Commercial Radio Companies Association is also seeking an injunction against Scott Davis and Tony Deleon, which means they could face jail if they continue broadcasting. Davis, aged 31 of Kingswinford and Deleon…

EST – Station History

EST-FM “Your alternative friend in Sound” broadcast to Birmingham between 1981 and 1984, but the roots can be traced back to the short-wave station Empire Radio, which took to the air in 1978. “The Empire” developed a good reputation for innovative programming, mixing contemporary music with comedy, but the limitations of short-wave reception were not…

Radio WR – Worcester

Radio WR started life in the mid 80s broadcasting to a small part of Worcester on 104 FM. It was a small part due to the very low power they used at the time. In fact, the station is named after the street in which it could be heard. Radio WR = Radio Willowsea Road.…

The UK Radio Story

Although UK Radio did not begin official programmes until January 24th 1978 the stations history dates back to 1977 when the first test transmissions began and this is where we begin the story. 1977 In the summer of 1977 Paul Johnson and a former member of the station Doug Neilson began experiments with several transmitter…

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…

Raw FM – Birmingham

Raw FM, “Your weekend dance station”, was heard in Birmingham during 1993. They broadcast on 102 FM and were a little softer than some of the other stations of that time playing soul, funk, jazz and dance music with not so much reggae and ragga. DJ’s included Dr. Horse, DJ Huckleberry, DJ Micro, Paul Taylor…