Quest, Groove & B.W.R.

Quest FM was first heard on 104 FM in early December 1988. They were a Soul, Funk and Jazz weekend station, initially broadcasting midday to midnight on Saturday and Sunday. DJ’s included DJ Lynx, DJ Touche, Pete King, DJ Swift, Anthony Page, TNT and DJK. They gave out an address of 30 Danesford, Hollinswood, Telford.…

Birmingham Free Radio Network

Following the boom of the 1960s offshore pirate stations, many people began to start stations on land. An early operator was Jacko Diamond whose first station was Radio Atlanta from Selly Oak in the early 60s. They would sometimes broadcast for up to a fortnight at a time claiming to be from a boat off…

Kool FM Midlands DTI Press Release

23 January 2003 Three pirate broadcasters, involved with an unlicensed broadcasting station in Ladywood, Birmingham, were some of the nine defendants scheduled to appear before Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Friday 17th January. Russell John Glover (25) of Bucklands End Lane, Hodge Hill, Lee Bates (30) of Rivington Crescent, Kingstanding and Scott Gerrard Molloy (25) of…

UK Radio – Cutting 5

EXPRESS & STAR – 5/4/2000 DJ ADMITS RUNNING PIRATE RADIO STATION By Francesca Glyn-Jones. A Bilston DJ operated a pirate radio station which attracted listeners world – wide, a Wolverhampton court was told Paul Johnson, aged 39, ran a music station called UK Radio which had listeners in Europe and America, Wolverhampton Magistrates heard. He…

UK Radio – Cutting 4

“UK Radio” closed after 23 years!!  A Bilston man was fined £250 costs and given a 12-month conditional discharge at Wolverhampton Magistrates’ Court on April 3rd, 2000 for using radio equipment in contravention of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949. The prosecution against Roy John Wedge, aged 39 of Prouds Lane Bilston was brought by the…

UK Radio – Cutting 1

UK Radio – The Court Report – The Wolverhampton Express & Star 03/04/00 Paul Johnson, the operator of UK Radio since the late 1970s, appeared in Wolverhampton Magistrates’ Court today following a raid on the station by the Radio Authority last November. Charged on two counts of illegal broadcasting, Paul pleaded guilty and after much…

Mix FM – Station History

Freedom FM, Hardcore FM and Mix FM were pirate radio stations based in South West Leicestershire during the early 1990’s, their histories intertwined by the involvement of several young DJ’s. It was Desford College radio that inspired a student there to have a crack at transmitter building during 1990, which led to the birth of…