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FRESH FM - (BLACKPOOL) 107.5MHz

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 - (BLACKPOOL) 105.3MHz

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 107 FM - (LANCASTER) 107.0MHz

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

 

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.