LANDBASED PIRATES UK - LANCASHIRE
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Fresh FM was heard across
the Blackpool area during the first half of 1997. According to a newspaper report at the time, the
station was raided by the DTI in the North Shore area. A station
called Passion FM was also raided the same day.
|1997_00_30_sun_freshfm_blackpool_1075fm_1245-1417_markanthony_peteblack_johnnyfresh-gh.mp3 New Feb 2022||Sunday afternoon with Mark Anthony and Pete Black, followed at 2pm by Johnny Fresh and others having a jolly time in the studio. The tape had no date on it, but was probably from March or April 1997.||127MB|
|1997_03_30_sun_freshfm_blackpool_1075fm_1435-1607_markanthony_marksquire-gh.mp3 New Feb 2022||Easter Sunday afternoon with Mark Anthony followed by Mark Squire.||127MB|
Passion FM put
out a huge signal across Lancashire in early 1997, covering a similar area
to the legal Radio Wave which broadcast from Blackpool Tower. They
operated at the weekend and specialised in a variety of soul music. They
were raided the same day as Fresh FM, both being located in the North
Shore area of Blackpool.
|1997_02_15_sat_passion_blackpool_1053fm_1415-1645_pauls_black_music_experience-gh716.mp3 New Jul 2022||The first of three files making up a six hour chunk of a Saturday afternoon broadcast from Passion FM. The recording starts around 1415 with Pauls 'Black Music Experience'. Recorded near Blackpool from 105.3MHz in mono.||208MB|
|1997_02_15_sat_passion_blackpool_1053fm_1645-1915_bigdaddysoulshack-gh716.mp3 New Jul 2022||The last 15 minutes of Paul's show, with Big Daddy following at 5pm with his 'Soul Shack' playing a lot of Northern Soul. Agsin recorded fom 105.3MHz in mono.||209MB|
|1997_02_15_sat_passion_blackpool_1053fm_1915-2025_bigdaddy_themanbcompton-gh716.mp3 New Jul 2022||The last part of the 6 hour recording for this Saturday afternoon, with Big Dady finishing his show at 8pm, when there was some dead air before 'The Man Compton' starts his programme.||113MB|
Phantom FM was
believed to have broadcast from around Lancaster on 107.0MHz during 1999.
|1999_01_17_sun_phantomfm_107fm_2045-2215_djbj_theman-gh.mp3 New Feb 2022||A Sunday evening with a Scottish voice, BJ DJ and them someone called 'The Man'. Station Owner 'The Phantom could also be heard at times as they tried to give away a cd in a competition. Recorded near Blackpool from 107.0MHz||127MB|
Not sure if
this was a free radio station or a limited license. It only
broadcast for the weekend of a 'Togethernes Soul Weekend'. A transmitter
seemed to follow these 'Soul Weekends' around the country. The
frequency of this particular one is not known.
|1998_09_06_sun_togethernessfm_fleetwood_timbrown_kevroberts-gh.mp3 New Dec 2022||Some Sunday afternoon programming from this station with Tim Brown followed by Kev Roberts. Recorded near Blackpool in mono from an unknown frequency and at an unknown time as it wasn't written on the tape.||
Additional recordings from Lancashire and a huge amount of material from other areas of the UK can be found at The Pirate Archive web site.