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this seems to be an undocumented topic forgotten by time.

 

broadcasting illegally from high rise towers around London suburbs when they used the power in the lift motor rooms which were entered with cloned keys .broadcasting the classics on certain times in the evenings .  some like kiss went on to become legal .

an old pal of mine was busted on numerous occasions with transmitting equipment which was confiscated time and again as they ran down the stairs at a south London tower block .

 

any info to share and anecdotes on this topic ?

were they broadcasting elsewhere around the country ?

 

 

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Soul Nation 104.6 was big in central Manchester.  Not much Northern though.

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Plenty of stuff if you dig a little...try this for starters...

http://www.thepiratearchive.net/london-stations/

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Guilty your honour,   :(

 

Run Solid Soul Radio

 

pirate station from Conisbrough South Yorks, then renamed CBS. (Conisbrough Broadcasting Services)

 

Had a run in with the DTI

 

became costly and too time consuming for two of us to run.   :thumbsup:  

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this seems to be an undocumented topic forgotten by time.

 

broadcasting illegally from high rise towers around London suburbs when they used the power in the lift motor rooms which were entered with cloned keys .broadcasting the classics on certain times in the evenings .  some like kiss went on to become legal .

an old pal of mine was busted on numerous occasions with transmitting equipment which was confiscated time and again as they ran down the stairs at a south London tower block .

 

any info to share and anecdotes on this topic ?

were they broadcasting elsewhere around the country ?

 

How spooky is this ?

 

Just been googling to try find if anyone had logged our old station, back on here to find this post.  :ohmy:

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Yeah I sort of remember listening to Solid Soul back in the day - tho' I must admit, my favourite pirate of the time was a comedy station called Radio Veronica (probably best known for the Bradford Ph@rting Contest sketch) - northern content, they often played Andre Brasseur "The Kid"

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soulAdequateNP, on 02 Feb 2014 - 5:45 PM, said:

they often played Andre Brasseur "The Kid"

I thought the thread was about soul stations? :wicked:

 

Peter

 

:D

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Yeah I sort of remember listening to Solid Soul back in the day - tho' I must admit, my favourite pirate of the time was a comedy station called Radio Veronica (probably best known for the Bradford Ph@rting Contest sketch) - northern content, they often played Andre Brasseur "The Kid"

 

Forgot another name we run under, DVR (dearne valley radio) 104.9FM

 

 

all 3 stations we run played 99% soul   :thumbsup:

 

Used to listen to Veronica from Bradford, Stephen & Christine.

 

Nemesis from Clowne

Rebel Radio, Rotherham

Ocean Sound, Rotherham

 

 

Was one from Leeds on most nights, name escapes me at the moment.   :g:

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I used to listen to a few of those South Yorkshire stations - early 90's I think?

I forget the names now, but seem to recall they were a bit hit and miss as in you never quite knew when they would be transmitting.

 

Nemesis from Clowne - wasn't that Neil Page? I seem to remember hearing he was involved, but don't think I ever heard it.

 

I remember hearing a lot of the rare groove things played on one station, but I was thinking it was a Sheffield based one?

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Skyline Radio 94.2FM in Wolverhampton broadcast during the 80s & 90s from one of 3 tower blocks near where I lived. Played mainly Reggae, but some soul, R&B, Hip Hop, Old Skool etc. They did dive into my flat on a couple of occasions while trying to dodge the police / ofcom enforcement / the Council, and ended up setting up in the bedroom with all manner of stuff hanging out of the back windows...

Still going along with Irie FM and Frontline until recently. Got most of their equipment confiscated in 2010

 

 

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