London pirate radio - biggest/most critical scene in the world?

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by stethoscope, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    What year was this?
     
  2. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

  3. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    Big ups both!! :cool:
     
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  4. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    im a bit nervous as ive tagged a few old defection djs to a post on it on facebook and now im worried someone might be annoyed by it - just feeling a bit tired/para in general i think! only reason they could be annoyed is because of old photos i guess...
     
  5. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    Prob fine but could add disclaimer and offer to edit/remove
    Bet you get loads of love for it :)
    Good luck!
     
  6. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    :thumbs: amazed how ropey that studio is - look at the speakers they've got! Madness...always sounded so good on air too - nice signal, nicely eqd, good bass
     
  7. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

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  8. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    great tales!
    Clockwork (and Demoliton crew) still plays on Kool today, but i had no idea about his past...salute
     
  9. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

  10. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    Bit about pirate radio and UKG on people's history of pop 1997-2010 on bbc4
     
  11. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    Good to see Carl Brown on there - his garage site was one of the first I ever remember seeing about the scene on the net!
     
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  12. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

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  13. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    JJ Frost has a got a book coming out too....Big Bad & Heavy its called

    Current station scan (found elsewhere)
    875 Raw and Live – co-channel, one dead air the other garage
    878 Fusion
    880 Pulse
    884 Vision
    886 B2B
    894 Citylock
    898 Station - audio quite low
    900 Hot
    902 Point Blank
    908 Lightning
    922 Metro love
    926 Rock - overmodding badly
    929 Blessed – Thanks to 4therecord for the ID
    930 Fresh Soundz Radio – Dead air, I doubt this was "Slam"
    938 Vibes
    940 Touch
    942 True Flavas
    944 Flava
    946 Kool
    951 Origin
    954 Roots
    955 Ontop
    961 S Dance
    964 Surprise
    966 Riddim
    971 Unid, 00soul maybe
    978 Bassline
    979 Divine
    981 Mystic
    983 RJR
    993 Select
    995 Venture
    997 Flex
    1003 House
    1011 Naija
    1012 Unique
    1013 Spice
    1014/5 too messy to tell
    1017 Flight
    1018 Bizim
    1019 Real beat
    1020 Concious
    1024 Wax - Dead air
    1025 Galaxy
    1028 Umut
    1038 Buzz
    1040 Muzik
    1041 Omega
    1042 Play
    1047 Pozitif
    1056 Playback
    1065 Project
    1080 Love Life

    Current most common go to stations for me are Galaxy and City Lock
     
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  14. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Not sure if anyone saw this news but Flex FM has been given a licence by Ofcom.

    Ofcom awards four new community radio licences

    I am very pleased for them as they have been running an extremely professional operation for sometime and I like a few of their DJs. I just hope they don't go the way of Kiss and go all mainstream when they get their DAB and FM licence.
     
  15. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    Yes! Saw this :cool:

    With a community license they shouldn't be under that pressure, hopefully follow the path of Rinse.
     
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  16. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Begin broadcasting lol :thumbs:
    great news
     
  17. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

  18. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    did we have this?? a young Uncle Dugs and others :cool:
    Pirate radio
     
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  19. hipipol

    hipipol Peckham Wry

    My fav for long number of years was Passion FM - chaotically run, buy a blinding resource for new tunes bizarrely added to well old skool playlists
    Miss em
    first time I heard this was on Passion - had to rush out and buy it....
    Still in the box......;):cool:
     
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  20. newbie

    newbie undisambiguated

    The Marine Offences Act was 50 years ago today. RIP Radio London, in those far off days of Workers Playtime and the Home Service you were the lifeline and the void after closure was just horrible.
     
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  21. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut the Great.

    Blimey, you are fucking old. :p
     
  22. newbie

    newbie undisambiguated

    :confused:
     
  23. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut the Great.

    Well, you said the 'void after closure was just horrible', so I assumed you were at least in your teens in '67, I wasn't & I consider myself old. :)

    Didn't everyone just re-tune to Caroline?
     
  24. newbie

    newbie undisambiguated

    in that case you ought to have got over that some people were born before you.

    nah, Caroline was as dull as Luxemburg and reception wasn't great..
     
  25. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut the Great.

    Sorry, been down the pub for a late lunch & not stopped drinking, I was only pulling your leg.

    Saw the news coverage today, I am too young to remember the 60s, but remember listening to Caroline & Laser in the 70s & 80s, as well as many land-based pirates.
     
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  26. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

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  27. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

  28. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut the Great.

    Programme details for 'The Last Pirates: Britain's Rebel DJs'

     
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  29. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut the Great.

    Here's the trailer:

     
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  30. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Two new stations to my ears (though theyve been on air a while) are NuSoul, somewhere around the 92 mark (i forget where now) - play some okay 70s funk and soul as well as some less good stuff, and 106.5 Project London - seem to play straight deep and techy house.
     

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