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#1 blah

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 05:58 PM

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 11 August 2006 - 08:10 AM

STATION ,  AREA, FREQ, YEAR? , E.T.C


Kool fm , London,94.5-94.6fm, 91-?
Don fm, London,105.7fm, 93?-95
Trance fm,London,105.4fm-106.1fm , 93?-94
Eruption fm,London,101.3fm,?
Defection fm,London,89.4fm, 92?
Energy fm (#1 London ),87.9fm, 92-93?
Energy fm (#2 Surry ),105.8-107.3fm, 92 on-off till 2000
Energy fm (#3 Brighton),107fm,95 for 1 month legal
Progress fm , Sussex, 87.9fm,2000 for 1 month legal
Rage fm,Brighton,92fm-91.6fm2001-2003 back again 2006 on101.4
Pulse fm,London,90.6fm,92?-95?
Pressure fm, (#1 London),101.8fm,92?-93
Pressure fm, (#2 surry/sussex),106.6fm, 93-94
Pressure fm, (#3 london then moved to brighton),101.4?fm,?2001-2002
Freestyle fm,surry,105.5fm,92-93
Radioactive (or active fm), surry,103.4fm & 107 fm,92-94
Redeye fm,Surry or London(reportedly from an oil depot?)106fm,93-94
Jungle frequency,London,106.3fm,93
Format fm,London,93.4fm,93-94
Rush fm,London,92.6fm,92
Weekend rush,london,92.3fm,93
Storm fm,London,91.6fm,93
Scandal fm,London,106.1fm,95
Paradise fm,Yorkshire,105.1fm,93
Hart fm,London,90.4fm,95
Function fm,London,95.4fm,95
Njoy fm,Surry,106fm,2002
Touchdown ,?,?fm,?
Frantic fm,South Coast (worthing reportedly),106.1fm,93-94
Transmission one,London,107.3fm,94
Dream fm,(1#London),107.6fm,94-97
Dream fm,(2#leeds),99.9fm,93-94?
Blaze fm,crawley,95.2fm,98-99
Illusion fm,Sussex,105.4fm,93
Risk fm/nut nut fm (also risking it with the nut nut)London,106.2fm,94
Girls fm (house),surry-sussex?,107.6fm,93
Miss fm,worthing?,106fm,92-93
Syndicate fm,?,100.4fm-106fm,93
Magic fm?106fm,93?
Boomerang ,Fyfe-Scotland,100fm,93
Chillin’fm,London?,102.9fm,93?
Mix fm,midlands?106.3fm,93
Friends fm,brighton,93.2fm,93
Touch fm,Essex & Kent,97.9fm,93
Dark fm,Banbury,105.7fm,93
Wklr ,Bradford,107.5fm,93
Underground fm,London,101.8fm,93
Quest fm,London,98.1fm,93
Devious fm,Midlands,105.9fm,93
Influence fm,London,87.6fm,93
Impact fm,surry,104.4fm,93
Radio ggv,?,105.3fm,93
Rhythm fm,London,87.6fm,93
Rude fm,London,88.3fm,?till?
Rude awakening,London,104.3fm,99-still going?
Kaos fm,brighton,?,96
Green apple,slough?,?,92
Fantasy fm,London,?,91
Basscamp or bassrush,?,?fm,?
Peak fm,?,?fm96-97
Tcr,Liverpool,?91-92
Planet fm,London,?fm,92
Station fm,brixton,?fm,?
Destiny fm,London,?fm,92
Choice fm,London,96.9fm,94
Flex fm,London,?fm,92
Rad fm,brighton,107.9fm,late2001(very short lived)


Most of these have been remembered from memory so some are missing info about them

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 10:01 AM

View Postblah, on Aug 11 2006, 08:10 AM, said:

STATION ,  AREA, FREQ, YEAR? , E.T.C
Hart fm,London,90.4fm,95
Became Face FM after the legit Heart FM launched. I'm sure Hart was on in 94, I used to listen to it back then.

Face FM then went on to become Interface on the net. Was run by Mad Ash, who was a wicked DJ!

I think we should definitely work on this section. It would a really cool addition to the site and part of something that I was thinking about yesterday that we could be incorporating into RDB - an "articles" section, or something similar. Was thinking about Ornette's Lazerdrome write up that he did and thought that we could have a section that had info on similar things, this would be a great addition. It might be nice to have some other non dnb pirates too?

edit: Rude awakening is written Ruud Awakening
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Posted 11 August 2006 - 10:03 AM

Unity FM, Essex, 88.4FM, 91(?)-?? Sat (tended to be house), Sun (hardcore, d+b, techno)
Known DJs: A-Sides, DJ Scoobie (Mark Ryder)

Shakedown FM, Essex, 88.4FM, 91(?)-?? Week nights, generally hardcore, I think.
Known DJs: New Decade, DJ Infinity & The Basics.

Cyndicut FM, Essex, 101.4 (moved to 97.8 after a couple of years off air)
Known DJs: Daz (Splash), M.A.T.T., Embee, DJ Rhythm, Majistrate, Agent K, Nicol, Ollie (Direct Recs). Guest appearances from Andy C and other big names too.

Force FM, Essex, 106.5FM - on air now, not sure when they started. All week, specialises in old skool dance in all its flavours. Mondays are old skool hardcore/dnb.


By no means comprehensive:

Known DJs for Pulse: Aphrodite, Nicky Blackmarket, Skie (Soapbar).

Known DJs for Eruption: Demolition Cru, Swift & Zinc, Skie (Soapbar). Guest slots from big names.

Known DJs for Kool FM: Mampi Swift, Bryan Gee, Brockie, Kane, Trace, Tonic, Nicky Blackmarket. Pretty much every big name MC too: Dett, Navigator, Ryme Tyme, Skibadee, Stevie Hyper D, Five-0, etc. Loads of big name guest slots.

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 12:07 PM

The Rude ones should be listed like this

Rude FM - 104.3 FM. 1994 - 1997 (I think)
DJs: Dylan, Smokey Joe, Chillum, Syras
MCs: Eksman, Herbz, Evil B

Rude FM - 88.2 FM. 1997 - ???
DJs:
MCs: Evil B

Ruud Awakening - 104.3 FM. 1997 - present
DJs: Smokey Joe, Ill Logic, Cab-e, Chillum, Syras
MCs: Eksman, Herbz

I think we could do this using the database listing the DJs that played with liks to their discographies as well as listing the years that they played on the station
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Posted 11 August 2006 - 12:36 PM

Some guy called Haste used to be on there as well, didn't he? He was shit. :P

View Posthaste, on Aug 11 2006, 12:07 PM, said:

Rude FM - 104.3 FM. 1994 - 1997 (I think)
DJs: Dylan, Smokey Joe, Chillum, Syras
MCs: Eksman, Herbz, Evil B

Rude FM - 88.2 FM. 1997 - ???
DJs:
MCs: Evil B

Ruud Awakening - 104.3 FM. 1997 - present
DJs: Smokey Joe, Ill Logic, Cab-e, Chillum, Syras
MCs: Eksman, Herbz

Fracture & Neptune used to be on Rude as well, not sure which one though.

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 12:42 PM

View Posthaste, on Aug 11 2006, 11:01 AM, said:

Face FM then went on to become Interface on the net. Was run by Mad Ash, who was a wicked DJ!
Is it still online ?
(and if yes do you have an url?)

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 12:50 PM

all remembered from memory so lots will have to be added later.


don fm
dj's: ed rush, eazy b,rugged vinyl,lucky spinn cru,lady a,gussy,nut e 1

kool fm
dj's: trace,brockie, ash,smurf,times two,mampi swift,redant?,kane,probe,profile,funky flirt,eady d,phaze 3,
mc's: ragga twins,navigator, remadee,skibbadee,moose & five o, rhyme time,stingray,

trance fm
dj's: wise,boots hi fi, sonic,wonder,gussy
mc's: dark angel & dark heart,zuki banton,bigatron

weekend rush
dj's: funky flirt,
mc's:shabba d

dream fm
dj's: wise,swiftlee,influence,fiaz,energy,grave yard shift cru,
mc's: suicide,boots hifi,zuki banton,ruff,

defection fm
dj's: mixmaster max(must find my tapes of him)
mc's mikey general?

fantasy fm
dj's:hype, kenny ken?,ellis dee?,dj rap,

energy fm (surry)
dj's:mystery,step one,ruffneck,force(not dj force from essex)

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 12:52 PM

i used to play on here:

Freedom FM East London / Essex

89.6 (1993-94)
105.0 (1995)
90.0 (1996)
107.3 (1997-99)

Known DJs: Nightbreed, A-Sides

lol this is still about, some pics on here too : http://www.fortunecity.com/tinpan/808/959/

in 1997 we were running a 200w rig with a double stack for a while, must have been the most powerful station on at the time  :cool:

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 12:52 PM

Fabio and Grooverider were on Fantasy FM as well, weren't they?

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 01:17 PM

View PostPhokus, on Aug 11 2006, 12:36 PM, said:

Some guy called Haste used to be on there as well, didn't he? He was shit. :P
hehe...yeah I was on both 104.3 stations  :hug:

View Postblah, on Aug 11 2006, 12:50 PM, said:

weekend rush

dj's: funky flirt,
mc's:shabba d

dream fm

dj's: wise,swiftlee,influence,fiaz,energy,grave yard shift cru,
Remarc was on Weekend Rush

Spinback (not Legend Recs guy) was someone who I listened to loads on Dream. Swiftlee = Swifflee

Also...

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

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

Kool Midlands = JB
Kool London = Eastman
Ruud Awakening = Chillum & Syras
Rude (104.3) = Chillum, Syras & 2 others who I forgot
Rude (88.2) = The 2 above mentioned
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Posted 11 August 2006 - 01:21 PM

Flex FM
London
103.6
92?


DJ's - Gunshot, Funky T, Ed Rush, Unit One, MC Culture, ... (i'll fill in loads more when I get home)


This is going to be a great thread .. I've got loads of (West London) pirate tapes at home I can go through!
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Posted 11 August 2006 - 02:38 PM

View PosteXtreme, on Aug 11 2006, 12:52 PM, said:

Freedom FM East London / Essex

89.6 (1993-94)
105.0 (1995)
90.0 (1996)
107.3 (1997-99)

Known DJs: Nightbreed, A-Sides

Trax as well, it would seem!

If we're adding owners, I think Unity was run by Mark Ryder, and Cyndicut was Daz's station.

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 03:01 PM

View PosteXtreme, on Aug 11 2006, 12:52 PM, said:

i used to play on here:

Freedom FM East London / Essex

89.6 (1993-94)
105.0 (1995)
90.0 (1996)
107.3 (1997-99)

Known DJs: Nightbreed, A-Sides

lol this is still about, some pics on here too : http://www.fortunecity.com/tinpan/808/959/

in 1997 we were running a 200w rig with a double stack for a while, must have been the most powerful station on at the time  :cool:


radio active 107 in 94 was on for a weekend and they did not get any shouts so they fucked off but they were hitting me in stereo at 7 on my old tecnics radio with signal meter in east grinstead AND I live in a dip (had a mad home made yagi beam ariel though), so they must have been pushing it as a mate up there knew em and they were situated in farnborough.

also recently njoy in 2002 had the strengh to do the same on 106 between virgin 105.8 and heart 106.2 and they were in stereo and had scrolling text.

A mate up there also lived opposite the site they were using as an ariel and said they were getting busted a lot before they got really shut down and he hasn't heard from anyone he knew to do with em since.

raw fm apparently was the don fm massive before changing to don fm. the freq will be on the early awsome records someware in the run out grooves.





ho hum, this station has nothing to do with me honest :think:
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Posted 12 August 2006 - 03:53 PM

Perhaps we could start a new thread showing which pirate radio stations are currently operative, I find it deathly hard to find a pirate radio station in my area!! And perhaps we could sort it out by area too, such as London, Midlands, etc.. If anyone knows of any decent West London ones (particularly TW5 area) I'd love to know!!

Also . . . did the thought of an RDB station ever get thought up? :biggrin:!!!!!
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Posted 13 August 2006 - 04:24 PM

View PostJava, on Aug 12 2006, 04:53 PM, said:

Also . . . did the thought of an RDB station ever get thought up? :biggrin:!!!!!
Great idea !
actually, I already though about a thing quite similar. A webcast which would play member submitted mixes.
With a few simple rules (time limits for the submitted sets, encoding quality, ...), it could be fun  :smile:

...But a live radio would be even better   :cool:

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 10:13 AM

origin fm, london, 95.2fm, 1999(?) - now

eruption fm, london, 101.3fm is still running today


are we going to start mentioning all the house & garage and reggae dancehall ones as well?

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 11:36 AM

I can provide some info on some the manchester ones but they were usually soul/reggae or hip hop by day and would have jungle shows on some nights. so in other words, they werent strictly jungle/dnb pirates (apart from one i can think of) Do you still want this info?

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 12:14 PM

any station is good as there are allways loads of reggae stations like the dread broadcasting one that I can never remember properly

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 02:35 PM

ok, here are the manchester ones i can remember. some info may slightly wrong (over 10 years ago now!) any manchester heads pls update or add to this.


in order of freqency;


name: Buzz 88 FM
freq: 88.0
area: Manchester
known years running: manchester's longest running pirate. started around 95/96 i think, been off and on ever since. at present time it was last on air in 2008 to my knowledge. has long periods of downtime.
days/times on air: 24/7 (in 95-97) just weekends in more recent times.
basic style genre: soul. rnb, hip hop.
known dj's - non jungle/dnb: eric b (station owner), geoff martel, gordon west (legendary manchester soul dj), tiny g (also from soul nation - see below), borderline crew (miller and jose), dj snowy, 'dan de mike' (sp?), cant remember the rest now.
known dj's - jungle/dnb: dj impact.
jungle/dnb shows: Thursday Eve and/or Sunday afternoon
other: there was an article in manchester evening news around 2005. station owner eric b was fined £10,000 for the running of the station but vowed to be back (and he was). buzz fm website featured pics of eric b with celebraties such as wyclef jean. station would sometimes stream online.


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name: Luv NRG / Love Energy (La More)
freq: 99.7
area: Manchester
known years running: not sure, i discovered it in 93. went off for good in 97 i think
days/times on air: 24/7
basic style genre: soul. rnb, hip hop.
known dj's - jungle/dnb: Revolution Crew (DJ Direkt, Sappo), DJ Inflict in early years, Raggabeats Crew (Devious Devon, MC Crystalize). Mc Lenki, Mc Trigga, DIEMOND E.D ( http://www.myspace.com/diemondeed ), Evil D, Spindoktor, MC Yoda
jungle/dnb shows: Jungle was on most nights for 3 hours slots, usually between 7 and 10 or 10 and 1.
Tuesday eve 7-10pm - Spin Inn records (manchester) Top 10 chart (with DJ Direkt)
other: The station where sappo and trigga started out. have seen station name spelt as 'luv nrg',  the 'la more' part was dropped in later years. Definitely the all time best station for jungle in manchester.

*Some jungle tape rips of luv nrg on youtube here*
http://www.youtube.c...arch_type=&aq=f


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name: Frontline Radio soul
freq: 100.7
area: Manchester
known years running: 92/93
days/times on air: not sure
basic style genre: soul. rnb, hip hop
other: remember hearing 92 'rave' being played some evenings and this is how i really discovered pirates. this station was started by the same people as Frontline (see http://frontline-rad...h=11&ayear=2009 ) and was run by T2 Bad who later went on to start Soul Nation


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name: Frontline
freq: 101.45
area: Manchester
known years running: from 1989. went off late 1996.
days/times on air: 24/7
basic style genre: reggae, ragga
known dj's: - below is a comprehensive list of station DJ's taken from: http://frontline-rad...C7FB4!253.entry

Frontline Radio DJ Roll Call
Arc Angel (RIP)
Article
Bella Irie
Barry G & Bigga
Bongo
Brooklyn Buooyark
Captain & Kizzy
CB2000
Colonel
Daddy C
Doctor C & Standguard
Dollarman (Hustler Ghettoheart)
Dreadie Dread
Dr Pebbs
DJ Rickochet & Mc Skanka
General
GP
Jah Glee
JP Bizzy
Lady Dee (L Dee) & Kay Bee aka Double Trouble
Lateman
Marcus Garvey (Mega Dread)
Matheteria, Cutty Mello, Singing Vibe (Redstar Crew)
Mr Brown
Mr Womble aka Comercial Man/Mr HMV (Baron Turbo Charge)
Mysterious P
Original Cool-Forget-Everyting!!!
Papa Sam (Hustler Ghettoheart)
Ralph (Far East Sound System)
Ranking
Ras Dread
Rebel Princess
Roots Daughter
Sista JB
Skullman (Hustler Ghettoheart)
Speedy G (Hustler Ghettoheart)
Sticks & P (Symbolic Crew)
Tappa Benz (Hustler Ghettoheart)
Tallman & Shortman
The Ninja
Tippa Gee & Q-Bass
Wilie Dan & Jnr Ninja (Mayhem)
Yoyo & Flexy J
Wilie Max (Tarus)

known dj's - jungle/dnb:  junior ninja, wilie dan, 2 plus 1, rikochet and mc skanka
jungle/dnb shows: Tuesday eve, Thurs eve, and for a short time on Saturday mornings with Junior
ninja and pals.

other: some station info here http://frontline-rad...h=11&ayear=2009

Rikochet went on to be a member of the 'midnight lick crew' later on in 98 playing mainly garage/2 step
Brooklyn Buooyark, one of the station founders, now goes by the name of Lloyd Frontline and co-presents the Bigga Breakfast show with Lady Dee an ex frontline DJ on All Fm ( http://www.allfm.org...hedule/tuesday/ )

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name: Sting FM
freq: 103.6
area: Manchester
known years running: ? - 96/7
days/times on air: 24/7
basic style genre: soul, rnb, hip hop
known dj's - non jungle/dnb: saracen krew, t-bone, entwine ( www.myspace.com/djentwine ), nightrider, michael h (plus loads more)
known dj's - jungle/dnb: notably bushman and shadraq
jungle/dnb shows: bush and shad on wed eve (10-1am i think)

other: i believe this broadcast out of old trafford area, manchester.


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name: Soul Nation (ten 46 fm)
freq: 104.6
area: Manchester
known years running: nov 93 - late 96
days/times on air: 24/7
basic style genre: soul. rnb, hip hop.
known dj's - non jungle/dnb: T2 bad (station owner), soul control, special k, tiny G, rick star, basezone ( http://www.3flow.co.uk/about.htm ), DJ styles, KGB, errol phipps, leaky fresh, eric b, plus many more
known dj's - jungle/dnb: JMC (Jamac) & Mad Rush, Underground Sounds (EFX and General Pain), Da Intalex (Marcus and XTC) Before they went to Kiss 102 manchester.
DJ Serge (Spin Inn Records)
S.I.F (sound in force) crew, DJ Retro (around 93/4)
jungle/dnb shows: JMC and Rush - Thurs eves i think. EFX and Pain not very frequent but remember on some Tuesday evenings. Serge on Saturday nights.
other: very professionally ran pirate with a good signal, didnt sound like other pirate stations. dabbled in legality for short time and won a resticted license in 97 for 1 month, broadcasting out of hulme under the name of Krystal FM. They were never back when this went off air.
Tiny G is/was an extra on Coronation street.
Had a happy hardcore show on Saturday nights for a while in about 96. Station would sometimes change the name to Dance Nation when jungle/hardcore shows were on.
Da Intalex used to have a show on here who of course went on to produce some classic jungle tunes and who one half of is Marcus Intalex.
A scan of the soul nation launch party flyer can be found here: http://bp1.blogger.c...ienda_flyer.jpg


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name: Ambient FM
freq: 106.? or 107.?
area: Manchester (i think from north area)
known years running: 95 or so to about - 96/7
days/times on air: Sunday Evenings
basic style genre: ambient and musical jungle
known dj's - jungle/dnb: DJ H and Ste P (ambient alliance)
other: played the more musical side of jungle, Ambient Alliance went on to do a Galaxy 102 FM Sunday
evening show
http://www.myspace.com/ambientalliance


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Other manchester ones (not much info):

IBC (illegal broadcasting corporation?) Weekends only, around 96. Various musical styles,
mainly dance, soul and a little jungle. think they used to be about in the early 90's/late 80s as well. (defunct)

Fresh FM - 100.? around 97/8 i think. (defunct)

Itle 90.2 - reggae station (defunct)

Irie 99.7 - reggae (used same frequency as love energy after it went off air. defunct)