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Brian Anthony was a DJ on Radio Jackie and became involved in their FM service, Jackie FM. However, by the time regular broadcasts started in late 1980 the name had been shortened to JFM and all links with Jackie were gone. Many people just presumed the initials stood for Jazz Funk Music, because that’s what they played.

Along with Horizon, JFM were part of a new wave of pirate radio stations that took to the airwaves of the capital in the early 1980s. They played specialist music and soon started using club DJs who would pay money to present programmes where they could plug their club nights.

Initially broadcasting on Sundays and bank holidays, they eventually followed everyone else and went 7 days a week. Many big names started on JFM, including Gordon Mac, who went on to start Kiss FM.

The 1984 Telecommunications Act put an end to the loophole that had fuelled the early 80s pirate scene, but JFM battled on. It was a studio raid in early 1985 that finally meant the end.

More on JFM can be found on these sites:

Radio Eric
AM/FM Site
Mike Allen Site

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Video

ITV – Thames News – 1982

Audio

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JFM – 102.8 – Gary Richards & Nigel Owen – March 1984
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JFM – 102.8 – Dave Collins – 1/4/84
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JFM – 102.8 – Robert Allen – Frankie Paul Selection – 19/5/84
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JFM – 102.8 – Robert Allen – June 1984
16 mins
JFM – 102.8 – Paul Dodd – Electro Chart – 14/7/84
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JFM – 103.3 – Gordon Mac – Part 1 – Dec 1984
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JFM – 103.3 – Gordon Mac – Part 2 – Dec 1984
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JFM – London – Various Clips – 1982 – 1984
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