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One of the guys from the Land Based Pirate Radio of the 70’s & 80’s Facebook group has done a podcast:

https://piratepod7080.transistor.fm/

The first episode features a chat with Pyers Easton, who was the transmitter engineer for many pirate radio stations in the 1970's and 80's including LMR (1981), Kiss FM, Radio Horizon and LGR, among others.

He says how he got started in pirate radio......and why he got out at the end.......
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great podcast..
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Thanks Gary. Have got this downloaded ready to listen, sounds really interesting. Nick Catford is on the next one this week as well.
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Episode 2 now available:

https://piratepod7080.transistor.fm/

In this episode they talk to Land-Based Pirate Radio legend and founder of Radio Jackie, Nick Catford, (or Michael Knight if you prefer).

They chat about the early days, the raids, The Gotts court case, going 24 hours and the fall and rise of Radio Jackie.
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Episode 3 now available:

https://piratepod7080.transistor.fm/3

Featuring.....Steve Marshall!.......no not that one, this is the London one.

He was a listener, then helper, then presenter on London soul station Radio Invicta, after which he joined The Voice of Peace somewhere in the Mediterranean and then ended up in Ireland working on many of the pirates of the early 1980’s.

They chat about going up tower blocks at 14, Life on the peace ship, his working friendship with Tony Allen and life as a pirate in Ireland during the boom years.

He was also at Sunshine 855 from launch in 1992.
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Episode 4 now available:

https://piratepod7080.transistor.fm/4

Known to the listeners of Merseyside and the North West of England as Steve West, we hear about his time on Radio Jackie North, MAR and many other stations.

He tells us about almost being blown off the top of a 22 story tower block, laughing at the GPO and accidentally almost setting fire to a flat with a transmitter power supply.
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Episode 5 now available:

https://piratepod7080.transistor.fm/5

In this episode they chat with Ivor Herdson (Mark Ashton) from RFL 92FM, County Radio and Skyline Radio about how he got involved in pirate radio in the first place and how a surprise knock on the door dragged him back to full time radio.
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Episode 6 now available:

https://piratepod7080.transistor.fm/6

In episode 6 they chat to Colin Noble, presenter from London rock radio station Alice's Restaurant. He tells them how he went from rock fan and listener to presenter on the station.

More on Alice's here:

https://www.thepiratearchive.net/alices/
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Episode 7 now available:

https://piratepod7080.transistor.fm/7

In episode 7 they are in conversation with Gary Drew. His love for soul music and pirate radio encouraged him and some friends to set up East London soul station Melody FM in the mid 1980's. They chat about this and what he has been doing since. They also talk a little about the current radio landscape.
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Episode 8 now available:

https://piratepod7080.transistor.fm/8

This time they're chatting to Luke The Duke, one of the leading lights from North West London Rock'n'Roll pirate, Radio City. He also talks about his involvement with other stations including getting DBC on the air and the truth behind Keith Allen's Breakfast Pirate Radio. So sit back and enjoy.

More on Radio City here:

https://www.thepiratearchive.net/radiocity/
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