Radio Nova – Leicester

Radio Nova broadcast to Leicestershire in the early 1980s, borrowing their name and a few jingles from the famous Dublin station. They were based originally in Groby, Leicestershire and broadcast on FM. At the same time, Radio Veronica and Radio King were using on AM, with Veronica being based in Desford and King in Leicester…

Globe FM – Nottingham

One of the biggest ever pirates in the East Midlands, indeed at the time probably one of the biggest pirates outside London, was Globe FM. The station started in October 1991 on 101 FM. When Classic FM started they made a brief move to 105.3, before settling on 107.7. They had a run of nearly…

Heatwave Radio – Nottingham

There had been a long history of pirate radio in the East Midlands, but little to do with serving the areas’ black community. This was to change with the start of Heatwave Community Radio (HCR). They started in January of 1988 on 105 FM and quickly gained a large following. This was helped by their…

Fresh FM – Leicester

Fresh FM started life on a Sunday in June 1991 testing on 101.2. Original founders of Fresh FM were Utty and Tappy. After test transmissions they started running full weekends from a flat on the edge of the city. Most of the Fresh FM DJs were visitors to Sneakers Records in the silver arcade which…

East Midlands Misc Station Audio

To download, right click and ‘Save Target As’ Please Note Downloads May Take A Few Seconds To Start After Clicking Emergency FM – 101.9 – Nottingham – The Mixer – 27/2/92 26 mins Harmony FM – 101.6 – Leicester – E-Moja – Summer 92 46 mins Laser Hots Hits – 102.2 – Mansfield – Terry…

Radio Arthur – Nottingham

Coal, Grandad? What’s Coal? This is not the typical output you would expect from a pirate radio station, but then this was not your typical pirate radio station. This station did not actually have a name, or its own spot on the dial. This station used to broadcast over the top of Nottingham’s ILR station,…

Notorious FM – Chesterfield

Notorious FM was originally started by a group of techies, free radio enthusiasts and people just sick of hearing the same old stuff on radio! These included DJ Twist, DJ Spook and a collective of 3 other DJ’s. The first broadcast was on the 11th February 2006. They came from the Chesterfield area of Derbyshire…