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#41 blah

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 12:34 PM

transmisson one were playing garage on the same frequency for a while I think in 99 or 2000.

dream fm did the same in early 98 too.

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 04:50 PM

 MrMooncat, on May 4 2007, 03:04 PM, said:

name: MAD FM
freq: 90.6
area: Hertfordshire
known years running: 1990/1-1993
basic style genre: Oldskool
known dj's: 2 Stoned crew (2 bad mice in disguise), dj lucky, dj active, dj duffy

I have 1 tape remaining of the station! Broadcasted out of Hertford town centre among other areas.

Blimey that brings back some memories.

Would love an mp3 of that tape if you still have it mate?

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 12:03 AM

 MrMooncat, on May 4 2007, 03:04 PM, said:

name: Perception FM/Reception FM
freq: (cant remember)
area: Hertfordshire
known years running: Not sure
basic style genre: All music, from dnb to house to reggae and oldskool to uk garage
known dj's: Unknown

I can shed light on this one;-

Name:- Perception FM
Freq:- 106.8FM Sundays 12pm till Late.
Area:- Herts, Beds - Mainly Hitchin, Stevenage, Letchworth, Luton (Marsh Farm) & Bedford
Known Years running:- 92' onwards
Basic Style:- All music, from dnb to house to reggae and oldskool to uk garage
Known DJ's:- Munchie, Redeye, Barrington, Concrete, K.C, SY-Uss, Gappa G, Mafew, Ruffkut, Abyss, Rage, Perceptor  - MC's 5-alive, Marshall and others.

We also had a lot of guest spots, I think Nookie played one night and some of the Kool fm guys came down more than once, can't remember names.   I did a 2-3hr slot on sunday afternoon, playing intelligent dnb.... time of my life :)

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 08:51 PM

 haste, on Aug 11 2006, 01:17 PM, said:

Kool FM, Birmingham.
DJs: Devize, JB, Spice, Hazard
MCs: errrrr...

Should we be putting who owned/ran the stations as well?

Kool Midlands = JB

Not sure about that - I know JB played on there but I think it was run by Astro J??

It was 105.6 and then 92.4 and ran from 1996 to 2002.

Djs I remember - Astro J, JB, Spice, Devize, Fuzion, Hazard, Escape, Shaggy, Jay Le Roc, Rayden, Crazy T, TNT, Glen Aston, MC Biggie, MC Acapello, Dutch E, Ellis the Menace, Dubmaster, Advance, Jazzy

http://koolfm.org.uk/

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 11:30 AM

 mikeeee, on Oct 19 2008, 07:51 PM, said:

Not sure about that - I know JB played on there but I think it was run by Astro J??

It was 105.6 and then 92.4 and ran from 1996 to 2002.

Djs I remember - Astro J, JB, Spice, Devize, Fuzion, Hazard, Escape, Shaggy, Jay Le Roc, Rayden, Crazy T, TNT, Glen Aston, MC Biggie, MC Acapello, Dutch E, Ellis the Menace, Dubmaster, Advance, Jazzy

http://koolfm.org.uk/

Bit of extra info on Kool FM Midlands...

Name : Kool FM Midlands
Freq : 105.6 FM (From launch to 25/02/2001) then 92.4 FM until close in 2002 (Around April/May)
Area : Birmingham & surrounding

Years Running : Launching in 1996 (I'll get month) & rolling out until 2002. A major raid on 23/03/2002 all but ended the journey. Kool FM Midlands rolled on for approx 1-2 months after with less DJs each week.

Basic style/genre : Drum & Bass/Jungle/Old Skool

Other crew: Devious, Weazal, Skitty, Styla, Splash (Later changing to Surge), MC Biggie, MC Accapello ... Some guests included; Klute, Perfect Combination, Smokers Inc, MC Dynamite.

 haste, on Aug 11 2006, 12:17 PM, said:

Kool FM, Birmingham.

Should we be putting who owned/ran the stations as well?

Kool Midlands = JB

This one's a common misconception. JB didn't run Kool FM Midlands, although I think he did have a little more input in things than some DJs on the station.

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 02:15 AM

 blah, on Aug 10 2006, 04:58 PM, said:

following a quick discussion at the rdb piss up I am gonna do a ruff guide to known pirate radio stations and could do with some help as I did a few lists years ago but not all I can remember are on them plus loads from areas I don't know about.

only need simple imput like

name:
freq:
area:
known years running (not essential but helpful)
basic style genre: (most rave stations had chilled or oldschool/house reggae/dub on sundays)
known dj's: (before some got famous)

any other info like pics, interviews, articles in newspapers/magazines is all welcome.


It may take a LONG while before I do anything with it (may try to get it in rdb some how) but it needs to be done as it is a completely forgotten pastime that needs to be archived before it's completely forgotten because of internet as we ALL have been affected by their free services in the past and they deserve some reconition for their time on air.


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Posted 02 March 2009 - 02:32 AM

PHONIC FM 88.8
BRIGHTON & HOVE (SUSSEX)

Fridays from 6pm till late
Saturdays from 6pm till late
Sundays from 1pm till 10pm

Music genre:
oldskool hardcore,jungle,dNb,dubstep,garage,grime,acid house and all varieties of house,reggae,blues,jazz,soul,funk,breaks,breakbeat,hardcore,trance,hiphop,
RnB and anything else we can fit in..

going to air this coming friday...done test transmission...

biggest names so far are Dj Trevelyan from Undiluted records and Gappa G (ruffkutt records)

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 05:09 PM

 blah, on Sep 7 2006, 12:39 PM, said:

who was that reggae mc that used to sing next to the music on don fm in early 93 ?

Daddy IP.

In case anyone is interested, the final incarnation of my old Illegal Stations site is
still here.

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 06:09 PM

Steve, Having a tiding up through hundreds of CDs i found your double Don FM CD you put together of the final broadcast!

Nice with the fold out sleeve, madness it was December 1999 you put that together!

Wicked mate, having a listen again.

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 09:09 PM

Hehe, nice one mate.

Yeah, ten years ago, crikey.

One of these days, I'm gonna try and get the rest of the old VHS (yes, VHS!) tapes off of Nut and get them ripped before they break up - I hope he's still got them intact, as there was about 30 hours or so of studio recordings on them.

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 09:26 PM

Stumbled upon this old usenet newsgroup post t'other day - that really took me back...  :blink:

Funny thing is I can vividly recall at least 4 or 5 of those old studio numbers like yesterday! ;)

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 05:55 PM

Hey everyone! I only just found this post while searchin the net (as you do) and i can say Maxstyle's post on the Manchester Pirate's is pritty good. My cuz is Snowy from Buzz fm in Manchester, although he goes by the name of Snowman now, has done since bout 2004. Buzz was still on air up until last year (Feb 2009) and Snow was still goin strong on the Friday night's. Infact i think it was his 10th or 11th year on the Friday show! I hear that Buzz is due back on soon aswel. He now runs a website online that is dedicated to ALL uk pirate stations. They have video's, downloads from up coming artist's, live stream, forums ect, and also live show's from ex and current pirate dj's at selected times. There is a post in the forums on there which has pics from Frontline and Soul Nation too, and a Manchester Pirate section with various station info. Im sure they are looking for more people to share thier experiences of thier pirate memories ect from alover the uk. Hope that helps a lil? Great post by the way, let's not forget what the pirate's have given to the uk music over the years!

The site address is http://www.towerblockradio.com

And the direct link to the Manchester Pirates Thread is:

http://www.towerbloc...iewtopic.php?92

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 04:04 PM

at some point when cyndicut went off air there was Flash FM run by Magic, tms1
pretty sure it was on same frequency and by same people
1996? maybe
i remember Unity and Cyndicut were the first stations i could pick up
really got me into the music, good times

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 02:36 PM

Wicked little documentary: http://www.palladium...on-pirate-radio

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 02:50 PM

 Phokus, on 29 March 2010 - 02:36 PM, said:

Wicked little documentary: http://www.palladium...on-pirate-radio

That qas quality Phokus. Mmories flooding back from my Kool FM days setting up & taking down each weekend. Kool Midlands only broadcast weekends, Friday afternoon to Sunday night. Good days.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 11:42 AM

Another documentary, radio 4 this time: http://www.bbc.co.uk..._the_Air_Waves/

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 06:15 PM

Another little documentary on pirates: http://www.vimeo.com/14712232

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 08:45 AM

Bailey started out on Energy FM 87.9
Warlock was on Pulse FM 90.6

Pretty certain Energy used to have gabba on there at one point. Could be wrong though

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 09:10 PM

Just seen this thread! Here's a quality station we always used to tune into most evenings. Obviously it's in need of more input, it's amazing how quickly you can forget!!

name: Touchdown FM
freq: 94.1FM
area: London (??)
known years running: 1991-1993
basic style genre: Hardcore, House & Garage
known dj's: Kenny Ken, Tony J, Blue Dread, Steve Nut-Nut Monster


One day I'll get round to ripping some of the tapes I recorded... :rolleyes:

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 11:24 PM

 Infinity, on 18 September 2007 - 05:30 PM, said:

I dunno, today's pirate stations are nothing like they used to be! I can only pick 2 or 3 up where I am and not that well either, nevermind.

Back in the day I used to listen to these:

Touch FM:

Based on the Isle of Sheppey
Can't remember the frequency now, they transmitted for a few months from about Oct '93  until spring 1994 then went off air never to return for some reason.
Main styles were hardcore/ drum & bass and jungle.
DJs were: Paradise & Nugget (the twins) Cashin, Al, Bowler and Budboy. Oh and DJ Pooch.
They were on air earlier in '93 as Pleasure FM playing hardcore.
When Cashin was on the sets were always heavy on the scratch attack.

Wicked FM 91.8FM

Whitstable based station. This was a pukka station, only got the one tape of this staton recorded christmas day 1993. They transmitted throughout the day and about 90% of the tunes they played were dark as you like!
Main styles were hardcore/ jungle/ drum & bass, and some garage.
DJs were DJ Time, 386 amounst others.

Cyndicut 100.4FM

Essex Based, everyone knows this one. Got 2 tapes of this station from Jan '94 one of which got mostly taped over by accident. (gutted) Still need to post some clips of some of the tunes for ID off those tapes - the ones I still need on 12"
DJs on the tapes are Daz (who apparently goes under another name now??) and Fusion Beat - what's he up to these days???
DJ Daz did a live ad for Club Raw (Raw 4 '94) at the Red Lion, Crete Hall Rd, Gravesend starting 15th Jan '94 just before the start of his set on the tape. Wicked mike skills, the man.

A couple of obscure London pirates that I can't find info on:

Shockin'
Transmission 1

Usually nearly all pirates have 'FM' at the end of their names, these 2 didn't. A couple of pretty wicked stations circa 1994-95 playing upfront Jungle only. Loads of live ragga chanting bo's, and MC rhyming done really well (not annoying),and played some wicked obscure tunes as well.......

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HI I loved Wicked fm, I was 15 back then and wish I had more of the music, possibly one cassette remains!  Can you list the DJs?  Also my nephew was from Surrey and he gave me a tape of Redeye fm which was amazing....