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 NEW 94 mins Fantasy FM –…

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…

Sheffield Community Radio (SCR)

SCR were first heard on 1st May 1989 on 105 FM. Their aim was to provide a radio station dedicated to Reggae and Soul music Things took off quickly and they soon diversified the music they played to include Dance, Techno, House, and Drum & Bass. They later moved down to 101.5 FM. They had…

Emergency FM – Bradford

In the 1980s Edzy was a member of the reggae, house and hip hop into over-the-top, bass-heavy dance music band, Unique 3. They pressed up a few white labels of a track called The Theme and found themselves with a massive underground hit on their hands.  They were swiftly signed by Virgin subsidiary Ten Records…

Frequency FM – Leeds

Frequency FM were first heard in May 2006 They broadcast from Leeds on 88.1 FM, with a format of Drum & Bass, often with an MC rapping over the music. From the start they were a professional outfit with a very powerful signal, much stronger than any previous pirates from Leeds. They had very high…

Twilight FM – Hull

Twilight Fm were first heard in 1993 on 105.4 FM. In the early days they played mostly pop music, but as time went on, they played more dance music. Arguments over music policy did cause a split at one point, with some DJs leaving to start Buzz FM on 106.6, and Sweet FM. After a…