Galaxy Radio / Afiwe Station - Dead?

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by Puddy_Tat, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    Not quite sure whether this fits under 'music' or 'London' and I certainly don't want to get smited by the mods for posting two threads...

    Just wondered if anyone knew what was happening with London's Galaxy Radio (Afiwe Station) - the pirate (mainly reggae etc) that broadcasts/ed on 99.5 FM

    not to be confused with the mainstream commercial station owned by Global Radio.

    I'm too far out of London to get it on FM, and usually listen on the interweb - seems to have been dead for a week or so...

    :(
     
  2. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    I've not been able to get them on FM either, but they are back on today (albeit the reception isn't great).


    Ah, DJ who's on now said that they're on the case trying to get internets back up.
     
  3. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    thanks - hadn't noticed your post until now, i've not been around much the last week or so.

    i'm off the edge of the (usual) FM signal

    This on faceboink says they are having 'technical difficulties'

    glad they are working on it.
     
  4. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    Don't know what's been going on with Galaxy :hmm: Not been getting them on FM lately and they're web stream has now renamed to Venture FM :confused:
     
  5. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    bugger.

    i was in london a few weeks ago and they were back on air, and with a new web address - www.galaxyafiwe.com - I forgot about this thread.

    I'd not been able to get the ustream thing to work for a while before I started this thread.

    I can get the radio playing online (it doesn't seem to like firefox) now although quality isn't great (background hum) - seems to be a talk show at the moment - not heard a station identity or anything like that yet.

    There is a post on the faceboink group dated 10 July "Does anyone know whats happened to Galaxy?" so it's obviously intermittent.

    Some of the Galaxy presenters (Musical Genius and Queen Genius) seem to have moved to www.oneharmonyradio.com which only seems to broadcast online.
     
  6. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    That's interesting, wonder what's going on then?!
     
  7. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    All sounding good again today :cool:
     
  8. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    Been hearing Galaxy on 102.5FM just lately.
     
  9. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    That might explain why I couldn't find them on the radio when I was in London over the weekend... Still playing on the web though
     
  10. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    It appears that they were recently raided - some form of court appearance has been announced for Camberwell Green Magistrates Court on 26 May 2017.
     
  11. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    :eek:

    may explain why i couldn't get them on the web last weekend

    :(
     
  12. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    on air right now...galalaxy is an old station...seem armour plated to me. I'm sure they've had worse!

    tuned in to a call in just now where the caller said Chinese people were the most genetically inferior of all the races and barbarians to boot. Went unchallenged.

    its a great station, wonderful music, some inspiring chat and also some of the worst racialised politics its possible to have
     
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  13. jakejb79

    jakejb79 Laughing Cow


    It's awful, incredibly racist and homophobic from what I've heard about it.

    Let's hope it does get shut down, and also how people get such warped opinions is beyond me.
     
  14. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    I thought this was going to be about Galaxy, the commercial radio station at first. I remember the regular Roni Size and Krust sets from back in the day before it went all mainstream :cool:

    Didn't realise there was a dodgy racially charged phone in pirate in London sharing the same name :hmm:
     
  15. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Theres a lot great about the station, but some of the afrocentric chat can occasionally slip into reactionary nonsense. never heard any homophobia on it, but it doesn't seem impossible. some brilliant music you just can't get on any other station, and some of the conversation is good too. I don't wish they would shut, i wish there was a wider listnership willing to challenge idiot voices. LBC has some utter twats on it too - its the nature of phone ins
     
  16. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430

    Or you could choose not to listen?
     
  17. jakejb79

    jakejb79 Laughing Cow


    No, it's funny / borderline car crash and amusing to listen to.
     
  18. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    :eek:

    to be honest, there's one or two presenters / shows I tend to try and catch when I can (found it by chance channel hopping in the car some years back)

    I've never really bothered with the talk bits.
     
  19. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430

    You find racism and homophobia amusing?
     
  20. jakejb79

    jakejb79 Laughing Cow

    The racism and homophobia are awful (I'm gay myself) I should have been clear that it's how amateurish some of the presenters are is what i find funny to listen to.
     
  21. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430

    It is a station with a clear agenda, the language, music, humour (more generally the cultural space) reflect those concerns. By its very nature it is hard to imagine such a station going mainstream - hence the involvement of non-professionals.
     
  22. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member


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    Very apt.

    Between them, the two men on the right, who run the station, spent twenty years fighting for the British army.
     
  23. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    [​IMG]

    He goes on trial at Inner London Crown Court on Monday 6 November 2017.
     
  24. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    why?
     
  25. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    It has not occurred to any of the presenters to give details of the charge or charges faced to the same listeners that they are asking to court to support them.

    However, it is believed that they relate to unlicensed broadcasting.

    Nor has it occurred to any of the presenters to tell those same listeners that the 'trial' that they have been mentioning for several months as taking place on 6 November 2017 has been 'postponed' - a listener had to phone in and do this for them this morning.

    [​IMG]

    He goes does not go on trial at Inner London Crown Court on Monday 6 November 2017.
     
  26. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    The trial concerned still has not taken place.





     

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