Rapid Radio – Leeds

In May of 1988, there were rumours of new reggae, soul station starting in Leeds, but it wasn’t until June that the first tests took place for Rapid Radio. Regular broadcasts started in June 1988, on 105.8 FM. By August they had shifted down to 103.6, and in September were on 98.1. By this point…

Jive FM – Huddersfield

Jive FM broadcast dance music from Huddersfield. If anyone has any more information on this station please contact The Pirate Archive. Downloads To save any item from this list then Right Click and ‘Save Target As…’ Audio Jive FM – 102 – Huddersfield – Rootless – Ragga – Date Unknown 47 mins Jive FM –…

WKLR – Bradford

WKLR broadcast from Bradford in the 1990s. If anyone has any more information on this station please contact The Pirate Archive. Downloads To save any item from this list then Right Click and ‘Save Target As…’ Audio WKLR – 105.5 – Bradford – Mr X – 5/6/93 25 mins WKLR – 107.5 – Bradford –…

NRG FM – Leeds

DJ Shock was a teenager in the mid 80s, gripped in the fever of hip-hop and breakdance culture. Shock, along with friends Countdown, DJ Greenpeace & Chippy formed a crew and began learning to cut, scratch and paint graffiti like their idols across the pond. Mike Allen’s National Fresh radio show, networked from Capital FM…

Dream FM – Leeds

Dream FM was one of the most well known pirates in Yorkshire during the 1990’s. It boasted over 30 DJ’s and a range of different dance music styles such as house, dub, trance, hardcore, funk, soul, acid, jazz, hip, hop techno and chill out to name but a few. Merchandise was also available through Dream…

Fantasy FM – Sheffield

Fantasy FM broadcast from Sheffield on 101.9 FM. If anyone has any more information on Fantasy FM, please contact The Pirate Archive. Downloads To download, right click and ‘Save As’ Audio Fantasy FM – 101.9 – Sheffield – DJ Face – Bliss & Audio – Hardcore Rave – 13/12/91 94 mins Fantasy FM – 101.9…

Apni Awaaz – Leeds

In the late 1980s, Jabbar Karim was a student at Airedale & Wharfedale College, was a punk, and was into Billy Idol and Toyah Wilcox. After trying to get a job on a mainstream station, who didn’t want to know, Jabbar and a friend decided to set up a pirate, or underground as they liked…

Radio Veronica – Bradford

Radio Veronica was first heard in the Autumn of 1986. They broadcast from Bradford, but their strong signal could be heard over a wide area. Initially, their broadcasts took place on Sunday evenings from 8pm into the night. They were mainly on 105.5 FM, but occasionally 104.9 FM was used. By late summer 1987, Veronica…

Radio Radar – Leeds

Radio Radar broadcast rock and pop from music from Leeds in the 1980s. If anyone has any more information on this station please contact The Pirate Archive. Downloads To save any item from this list then Right Click and ‘Save Target As…’ Audio Radio Radar – 104.2 – Leeds – Steve Somers – Show 1…