Merseyside Free Radio Update
87.7 Concept FM 4/5 @ 0030 + 5/5 @ 1830 + 6/5 @ 1800-0030.
105.9 Central Radio 5/5 @ 1815
106.3 Sound Fm. Regular Saturdays 1200 through to Sundays @ 0000 except when Lazer are on Sound will close @ 2130.
106.3 Lazer UK 5/5 @ 2045 UTC
7/5/02 10:46:47 AM, Simon from NWMR wrote:
"That thing on 104.7 and Mixology FM 106.5 (both were on for most of the 3 day weekend)
Nothing heard of LPR at all but I did hear him saying last week that the owner of the garage needed to use it for spraying a car so that might be why LPR wasn't on.
Heard an Irish station on 106.0 yesterday called "News Talk 106", never heard it before, don't know whether it's new or conditions were just better than usual.
Not a pirate but somebody might be interested in Abbey FM on 106.0 from Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria They're on until the end of the month and might get to some places on Merseyside (Sound, Lazer and Central can be heard round there sometimes). Link frequency is 860.6 MHz but I don't think you'll be getting that very far - it goes from the studio to the repeater site of a TV aerial firm about half a mile away.
I noticed another ILR station has started in Manchester, from Wythenshawe on 97.2 with 20 watts. This follows one in Stoke (or near Stoke) on 101.8 with the same low power. If a pirate was to use 97.2 in Manchester they would be accused of spoiling reception for people who wanted to listen to Rock FM or the Buzz.
They wouldn't even let an RSL use this frequency. Has anybody heard this "Access Wythenshawe" or whatever it's called?
Sunday 28 April:
105.00 LPR was heard around 1400 with the new theme, (A Summer Place by Percy Faith).
105.9 Central Central Radio: Brian Grant writes:
"Central Radio did a successful test transmission on Short Wave today (28/04/02). The transmissions commenced around about 16:40 GMT on the 49m band 6.929mhz and finished around 18:15GMT.
We were also simultaneously transmitting on on 105.9fm.We anticipate to be using both these frequencies over the forthcoming Bank Holiday weekend.
For more information contact JB on the usual numbers...Regards Brian Grant"
#Nothing heard here on the SW frequency (Ed.)
106.3 Sound FM were also on @ 1400 until 2028 when they closed down to make way for Lazer on the same frequency.
106.3 Lazer UK were on from around 2032 BST with Radar Roy & Ken Wood. At
Midnight they played arecording of Ali G.then closed down at around 0023.
106.3 Sound FM On regular Saturdays & Sundays
105.9 Central 1/4 @ 1330BST. Central did an all day format with Jim Brown, Mark Evans.Rick Dane, Dave Collins, Jean Alexander and Tom Webb, plus the Webb & Brown show.
106.3 Sound FM 1/4 @ 1325 BST
March 2002 Including Easter
Shortwave 49 Metre Band
I have just set up a randon long wire antenna with an ATU and the 49 Metre Band was reasonable on Sat (23/3 @ 1830) but only Laser Hot Hits can be picked up on 6220 Khz.. However, I was able to hear WWCR (Religious Station) on 15685 Khz.quite clearly as was it's Caholic equivelant on 15665Khz..Bulgaria was very strong and noise free an 7550Khz.
6244 Khz. On Sunday (24/3 @ 1202) Just Jolly Roger was audible with a C&W music prog..
Local FM Pirates
Easter Logs are in the following colours:Good Friday (29/3) RED, Easter Saturday (30/3) GREEN, Easter Sunday: (31/3) BLUE,
87.7 Concept FM testing 31/3 @ 0020 + 1800
104.7 Central Radio were testing (24/3 @ 1527) They are planning a return for Easter weekend.Jim Brown also tells me they were on Sat 23/3 @ 1300-1600.
105.00 LPR heard 23/3 @ 1600 with 60's music. Also on (24/3 @ 1528)
105.00 Unidentified Station (playing Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin continuously) 30/3 @ 2156 UTC
104.8 Unidentified Station playing Vangelis etc. (24/3 @ 1830). It was still on at 2045.
105.9 Sound FM: A blank carrier was heard from 22/3 @ 1700. It was modulated at 1715 and it does appear to be Sound FM. Also on 24/3 @ 1202 but signal is still not upto the usual strength.
105.9 Central Radio (Testing) 29/3 @ 1610 + 30/3 @ 1619
105.9 Lazer UK 31/3 @ 2110
105.00 Liverpool Pirate Radio 30/3 @ 1430 +30/3 @ 1530
106.3 Sound FM @ (29/3 @ 1638) + 30/3 @ 1615
106.3 Pure FM 7/3 @ 2356, playing 80,s & 90's dance music.
102.2 Pirate FM are back under the name of Pulse FM today (3/3 @ 1833).
Tom Read also sent us these logs from Macclesfield:
Easter Sunday FM, as heard in the hills East of Macclesfield:
87.7 2322-0100+ Concept FM, Webb & Lowe (?), fair signal88.1 24hrs? Buzz FM, Manchester
105.9 1649 pm Central (?) tel: 07721 428909, plug for Concept
105.9 2326 BST Lazer UK, RDS: LAZER_UK, Ken Wood, Radar Roy
106.3 0000 BST Sound, (either back on channel,or started up again)
106.4 2228 BST UNID - dance, v.strong (did Sound drift to here?)
106.5 0100 BST Dimension FM, Telford, better later
106.6 0056 BST Energy 106, Ireland - difficult with KCR
108.0 until 0005 UNID, Manchester / Liverpool??? - 90s pop/dance
Any more comments / ideas appreciated. Particularly the stations on 106.4 and 108.0.
Cheers, Tom Read
Dave Collins Rumour
The latest on Dave Collins (Pirate FM) is that apparently his appearance on this LBH station has been put back by a week. I know of somebody who emailed LBH and they say they have never heard of him !
Somebody is lying. I wonder who?
102.2 Merseyland Alternative Radio with Bert Williams testing with a 'Moonlight Special'. (27/2 @ 0125) For those of you who missed the Bert Williams 'Chubby Boy' broadcast, it is now available in streaming Real Audio at: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/concept87/mar/index.html
106.3 Unidentified Station playing dance music 27/2 @ 0010.
102.2 continuous music (26/2 @ 2357). This may be Bert Williams messing about but it sounds more like Dave Collins type music, (Trini Lopez, Frankie Howard, George Formby etc.)
Signal is S2 here which about the same as Pirate FM..
Simon from NWMR wrote: It was on until at least 10pm from before 7pm. That was the first time I've ever heard Bert doing a live show. He said he might use one of these frequencies next time: 87.9, 88.1, 90.1, 99.8, 102.2, 104.9, 105.8, 106.0, & 106.3, That just about covers everything a station could use.
106.3 MAR (Merseyland Alternative Radio) with Bert Williams doing a skit a Dave Chubby Boy' Collins. Quite witty actually.
105.00 LPR heard (16/2 @ 1650) with the usual format.
90.1-2 Bubblegum FM Reggae format
From Simon (NWMR): 5th February 2002
A bit of a quiet weekend with only LPR on 105.0 (best signal ever) and a weak
Sound FM 106.3 on Saturday night.
Dynamite FM was on 106.5 Sunday afternoon, I've heard this in Birkenhead,
Southport and Manchester. Probably Manchester based.
DX Information from the British DX Club (BDXC-UK).
Southampton Man Fined. From: http://www.radio.gov.uk/
Press Release - 28 January 2002
A man from Southampton has been fined £150 for operating a pirate radio station after pleading guilty at Southampton Magistrates court on Tuesday 22 Hue McClean, 44, of Coxford Drive, Maybush, Southampton was convicted under section 1 (1) of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949 for illegally broadcasting his pirate radio station "Peoples Choice" at Millbank House, Southampton on 6 July 1999.
Mr McClean failed to appear in court on 23 March 2000 and a warrant was served for his arrest. Two co-defendants did appear and were fined a total of £600 plus £300 costs. In addition to the fines the court also ordered the stations seized equipment forfeit.
105.00 Liverpool Pirate Radio 27/01 @ 1535 but the signal is weak.
90.1 Bubblegum FM. (27/1/02 @ 1633) It is a Reggae format and is apparently on most of the time.
105.9 Central are currently on 105.9. (20/1 @ 1718) . They were noted with just a carrier at around 1535 and switched off @ 1600, returning @ 1610 with modulation. They are setting up a mixer in the studio.
DX Information from the British DX Club (BDXC-UK).>
Radio Limerick One have received a visit from the ODTR again, Sean O'Farrell reports. Using a warrant obtained at Kilrush Court this morning, the officials forced RLO off the air at 2.30pm. The station have since returned
on two of their frequencies (90.5MHz and 104.4MHz) and have announced that they will return to their main 105.0MHz frequency soon.
The above information may only be reproduced if full credit is given to
the original source, contributor AND to the British DX Club (BDXC-UK).
Channel 4 News
There has been a report on Chennel 4 news about pirate radio in the UK
Real Audio and pictures at: http://members.tripod.co.uk/mrconcept/c4news/
Central are currently on 104.7 (6/1/02 @ 1729
LPR were on till around 1600 on 105
Date: Mon Dec 31, 2001 7:46 pm
Subject: Concept 87.7 New Year Scedule
Concept 87.7 New Year Scedule
7:05 Kenny Everett documentary
8:00 Jim Lowe's Fee Radio Bits
8:25 Haloween Highlights
9:00 The Webb & Lowe Christmas Show (Rpt.)
11:00 Jim Lowe's New Year Show with a live link up to Tom Webb.