Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sun Jan 22

*3935 1755 Radio Underground. Greetings, polka then Kate Bush "Wuthering Heights." SINPO 44444.
*4029 1805 Laser Hot Hits. Gary Drew show. Twilight 22 "Mysterious", then Tyrone Davis. SINPO 44433.
6210 0950 Radio King Shortwave. ID jingle, country music. SINPO 34333.
6231.5 1435 Radio Digital. Dance music, ID. SINPO 34333.
6235 0944 Radio Waves Int. French song, ID. SINPO 34333.
6260 1357 Radio Montferland. "I'm Losing Your Love," SINPO 55544.
6262 1422 Radio Titanic. Sixties music, ID. SINPO 34333.
6285 1038 Radio Rainbow. "Like A Rainbow," ID, greetings, "Alive and Kicking." SINPO 54444.
6285 1330 The Ghoul. Song by The The, comedy clip, Cornershop "Brim Full of Asha." SINPO 54444.
6285 1441 Bogusman. Jesus Jones "Bring it All Down," chat, Jesus & Mary Chain. SINPO 55444.
6295 0937 Radio Deltracks. Rainbow. SINPO 44433.
6295 1341 Telstar Radio. New Order "Blue Monday," greetings. SINPO 54444.
6300 1024 Radio Waldmeister. Pink Floyd "Another Brick in the Wall." SINPO 44433.
6305 0930 Mike Radio. Electro, "Tubular Bells," SINPO 55544.
6320 1346 Radio Orion 2000. "Eve of Destruction," SINPO 34333.
6325 1007 Radio Night Pirate. Polka. SINPO 24332.
6330 1352 Radio Joey. Dance music. SINPO 54444.
6380 0950 Radio Nachtrijder. Country music. SINPO 24332.

(via Barneys SDR, near London/ *via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Sat Jan 21

3905 1729 Unid. Relay Arrow Classic Rock playing Guns N Roses. SINPO 34333.
4029 1716 Laser Hot Hits. Charlies & Eddie "Would I Lie to You," SINPO 34333.
6210 1445 Radio Komintern. Russian music. SINPO 33333.
6225 1458 Radio Casanova. Boney M "Daddy Cool." SINPO 33333.
6290 1421 Telstar Radio. Kraftwerk "Radioactivity," greetings. SINPO 54444.
6305 1416 Radio Underground. Greetings, jingles, oldies. SINPO 44433.
6316 1452 Radio OZNRH. Jazz music. SINPO 34333
6390 1428 Studio 52. Paul Young "Love of the Common People," SINPO 33333.
6910 1405 Moose AM. "Oxygene," ID, email, signing off. SINPO 34333.
6930 1411 Radio Orion 2000. "Cecelia," "This Will Be the Last Time," SINPO 44433.

(via Twente SDR)

The history of pirate radio - and why it's still here

Dazed magazine has a feature on FM pirate radio in London:

"Drive around some parts of London today and you’re still liable to hear mainstream radio broadcasts drowned out by fleeting bursts of unfamiliar music.

Pirate radio stations have been illegally hijacking the FM dial since the 1990s, but while the pirate scene is far smaller than it was in its heyday, the movement is still thriving on a local scale, and a vibrant array of online-only stations are inspired by the energy and spirit of the pirates.

To put it simply, pirate radio never left London.

The UK’s pirate radio story starts with Ronan O’Rahilly’s Radio Caroline back in the 1960s, famously avoiding the authorities by broadcasting from international waters, but it was really the 1990s that paved the way for pirate radio in this country."

Read the full article at:

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wed Jan 18

4029 1727 Laser Hot Hits. Paul Carrick "Where Did I Go Wrong" then Bruce Springsteen "Born to Run." SINPO 33333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Monday, January 16, 2017

Mon Jan 16

4029 1847 Laser Hot Hits. Nick Straker Band "Walk in the Park," SINPO 33333. (via Twente SDR)

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Sat Jan 14

4029 1530 Laser Hot Hits. "Break From the Old Routine," SINPO 34333.
6281 1446 Telstar Radio. "Message to You Rudy," "On My Radio." SINPO 44433.
6290 1440 Tower Radio. "Camouflage," "CHina in Your Hand," IDS, greetings. SINPO 54444.
6300 1550 Cosmic Radio. Blondie "Atomic," SINPO 54444.
6320 1507 Radio Joey. Dance music. SINPO 34333.
6330 1623 Radio OZNRH. Sade "Your Love is King." SINPO 33333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Friday, January 13, 2017

Dutch AT takes legal station off air by mistake

The Dutch Radiocommunications Agency (AT) has made a serious error in its fight against pirate stations.

On Thursday it dismantled the antenna of Vechtdal NL in Ommen on 105.6 MHz, thinking it was an unlicensed station.

But the station is in fact legal, and is a theme channel of Vechtdal FM. The Agency says that something obviously went wrong with the checking of licences.

It remains to be seen if the Agency will pay for the costs of rebuilding the antenna and any collateral damage, bearing in mind that there is no established procedure for dealing with such a situation. Vechtdal NL is still operating online.

(Andy Sennitt, PCJ - Media Related Topics Facebook group via Mike Terry, BDXC-UK Yahoo group)