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Message Number: 100 - Friday, April 12, 2019 08:00:47 GMT
[IP = 176.12.107.132] -
Posted From: United Kingdom - gb.gif
Name:  Stephen Oxley
Station (optional):  Sun Radio
Comments:


I’m writing a novel about of group of land-based pirates set in 1969/70.
It’s partly based on memories I have as a teenager listening to Sun Radio in Worthing. As part of my research, I’ve obtained a copy of a government file from the National Archives, Kew on Sun Radio which details all the GPO, police, government and court activity as they tried to prosecute the station’s operators. This file was not declassified until 2004. The file mentions a number of people who were either, questioned, arrested, cautioned or prosecuted. Among these are:

William Moore
Susan Turner
Alan Jones
Gordon Farmer
Patrick Healey
Roger Parker
Keith Appleby
Godfrey Sargent
Graham Pitney
Christopher Evans*
Anthony Pelling
Carl Rivers (DJ name)
Graham Richards (DJ name)
Stu Phillips (DJ name)

I would really like to talk or correspond with any of the people listed above, or indeed anyone working on illegal land-based medium wave transmitters at the end of 60s/early 70s.


Message Number: 99 - Saturday, March 2, 2019 21:47:19 GMT
[IP = 146.200.170.231] -
Posted From: United States - us.gif
Name:  Kj
Station (optional):  RFL
Comments:

Started to listen to Pirates in the 70's. Picked up RFL in early 80s and then regularly listened in 1989 - 1991 when Kenny Myers was in his (drunken) element playing old & new.
Anyone have recordings from that era???


Message Number: 98 - Thursday, August 30, 2018 21:16:50 GMT
[IP = 81.108.181.5] -
Posted From: United Kingdom - gb.gif
Name:  Martin S
Station (optional):  Alice's Restaurant / 2 many 2 mention!
On Air Name (optional):  Dave Lane
Comments:

Hi, Stumbled across this site for a second time. Don't know if there is anyone still there, but great job with the site (a museum a web style in itself) and the recordings & info.

Luke the Duke, great to see you on here. I've often tried to find info on R City 1278 on the net & failed. When we started our first little staions on Medium Wave (still at school) almost all of us listened to Radio City avidly, it was a great listen. Damn fine signal too ... we were listening in Redbridge, quite a ways from Colindale! Can you put up some tapes of you, Wild Willy West or anything from Radio City?

Hi to one and all. Weaaaaah!

How about a pub meetup to swap recordings & photos? Aug 14 2019 anyone? ... Run what you brung, 807s welcome?!


Message Number: 97 - Monday, December 25, 2017 14:01:04 GMT
[IP = 109.153.20.174] -
Posted From: United Kingdom - gb.gif
Name:  Roy
Station (optional):  RFM etc
Comments:

I had a tape I recorded from a London pirate in late 1989 I used to play in my MK4 cortina. Unfortunately it went missing when I lent my car to a mate. The station I think also disappeared early 1990? And I was listening in the east London area. Someone said they thought it was Rock FM so maybe it was RFM? I never heard any DJs just a loop of the same tracks and a jingle thing with a slap bass riff. It repeated for a couple of weeks or more. I'd only just discovered rock music really and I can remember Steely Dan, Yes, focus, Humble pie, John Fogerty, etc
The one tune I'd love to find was a funky blues track with harmonica and guitar solos. The singer could have been a white blues man with a big powerful voice. Nearest comparison I'd say the big bopper and complimented by female backing singers. It's pretty unlikely to find after 28 years but be interesting to hear people's memories


Message Number: 96 - Sunday, May 7, 2017 19:34:31 GMT
[IP = 95.144.230.240] -
Posted From: United Kingdom - gb.gif
Name:  les
Station (optional):  jackie/ kalioscope/ L.M.R.
Comments:

Very interesting looking at all the comments , brings back a look of memories of pirate radio in London in the early 70's one name springs to mind Stuart Vaughan aka Mark Ellis have seen him since about 1978/79 , great web site keep up the good work regards Les




Message Number: 95 - Friday, March 3, 2017 23:10:38 GMT
[IP = 79.67.88.206] -
Posted From: United Kingdom - gb.gif
Name:  Luke ( dj Luke the Duke )
Station (optional):  Radio city -'79 - '83
On Air Name (optional):  Luke the Duke
Comments:

Hi ,
I was a DJ and Transmitter engineer on Radio City .. Broadcast from NW London 1979 - 1983 on Sundays for 4 hours ..We did only 1950's Rock n roll music ... Was all good fun .. Lucky we had a good Transmitter site so got out to Most of London and Beyond ..


Message Number: 94 - Friday, August 12, 2016 21:44:37 GMT
[IP = 82.6.24.104] -
Posted From: United Kingdom - gb.gif
Name:  Nick Catford
Station (optional):  Radio Jackie
On Air Name (optional):  Mike Knight
Comments:

I have been posting lots of photos of Radio Jackie on my Facebook page over the last year. Anyone welcome. Search for Nick Catford on Facebook, easily found


Message Number: 93 - Monday, July 6, 2015 20:49:35 GMT
[IP = 77.254.42.112] -
Posted From: Poland - pl.gif
Name:  Thomas
Comments:

Hey


Anyone has a song of forgotten band Kind Hearts & English called Call Me Darling?


It was on some radio Kaleidoscope records but the quality is not so good.



It would be great if someone could upload it or give a link to record with it.



Message Number: 92 - Friday, June 26, 2015 19:53:45 GMT
[IP = 109.76.166.158] -
Posted From: Ireland - ie.gif
Name:  Steve Marshall
Comments:

Now here's something someone might have the answer to, back in the 70s London Stereo used a well known Spanish tune as it's theme....anyone have an idea of what the track was called and who it was by?


Message Number: 91 - Private Message