BRISTOL PIRATE RADIO RECORDINGS

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Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Passion 104FM - May/June 1995

Rich B said...
Oh nice one. :) Re: Power/Passion - I'm not sure when it happened but some time early in '95, Power became known as Passion. It was known as Passion 104 all the way until October of that year, when they went off air completely to apply for the RSL (I think I still have the tape with this anouncement on it). Their RSL 'Powerjam 106.6' came on around December. After that they came back as Dance 104 some time in January '96.
Al said...
Thanks for the info on that one Rich, it's always appreciated. It's weird that I don't even remember this happening. I guess that it was 'management' avoiding having to explain to the DTI why there was a pirate called Power FM with all the same DJs as the proposed Powerjam RSL. I remember that there was an announcement in the ads when Dance FM came on saying that they'd decided to merge Power and Passion together to produce Dance FM. I remember Dance FM was still going in early 99 and just came to an end before 2000. I'm not sure when Passion came back on 106.2 but I know it was before Dance went off air completely. I'd love to hear that announcement if you can find it :)
Rich B said...
Well I discovered Passion 106.2 in '98. Dance FM had become mainly dancehall by this point. Anyway here's the next one. Passion 104FM, Pre-St. Pauls carnival warm-up jungle shows (1995). Brooklyn & MC Hyper during the daytime, DJ Perks late in the same evening. Not much known about Perks. I gather he was mates with the Dead Calm boys from Shirehampton, as he used to give them and their Moving Shadow releases big props. I think he also played Hip Hop with DJ Demic on the RBG Ruffblood show (Passion). http://www.sendspace.com/file/que8em
Al said...
Yeah, I remember listening to Perks on occasions, DJ Quick too. Logix and Semtex have been in touch, any of their shows would be good to have. There was also Paz in the early days of Power FM (Jan 1994 ish). I think Passion first came on around the end of 94, about the same time as Krome and Time Ganja Man came out. Some of the first Passion shows I heard were MC Marv (used to be MC Whiz - Sublove crew) and Quick I think, possibly Perks too, and around Xmas that year Easygroove did a one-off all night set, Jungle and hard Techno. That was on 106.2. Passion seemed to be mostly Jungle for the first few weeks. I've got a Dead Calm 12" here somewhere.

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Rich B said...

Oh nice one. :)

Re: Power/Passion - I'm not sure when it happened but some time early in '95, Power became known as Passion.

It was known as Passion 104 all the way until October of that year, when they went off air completely to apply for the RSL (I think I still have the tape with this anouncement on it).

Their RSL 'Powerjam 106.6' came on around December.

After that they came back as Dance 104 some time in January '96.

Al said...

Thanks for the info on that one Rich, it's always appreciated. It's weird that I don't even remember this happening.

I guess that it was 'management' avoiding having to explain to the DTI why there was a pirate called Power FM with all the same DJs as the proposed Powerjam RSL.

I remember that there was an announcement in the ads when Dance FM came on saying that they'd decided to merge Power and Passion together to produce Dance FM. I remember Dance FM was still going in early 99 and just came to an end before 2000. I'm not sure when Passion came back on 106.2 but I know it was before Dance went off air completely.

I'd love to hear that announcement if you can find it :)

Rich B said...

Well I discovered Passion 106.2 in '98. Dance FM had become mainly dancehall by this point.

Anyway here's the next one. Passion 104FM, Pre-St. Pauls carnival warm-up jungle shows (1995).

Brooklyn & MC Hyper during the daytime, DJ Perks late in the same evening.

Not much known about Perks. I gather he was mates with the Dead Calm boys from Shirehampton, as he used to give them and their Moving Shadow releases big props.

I think he also played Hip Hop with DJ Demic on the RBG Ruffblood show (Passion).

http://www.sendspace.com/file/que8em

Al said...

Yeah, I remember listening to Perks on occasions, DJ Quick too. Logix and Semtex have been in touch, any of their shows would be good to have. There was also Paz in the early days of Power FM (Jan 1994 ish). I think Passion first came on around the end of 94, about the same time as Krome and Time Ganja Man came out. Some of the first Passion shows I heard were MC Marv (used to be MC Whiz - Sublove crew) and Quick I think, possibly Perks too, and around Xmas that year Easygroove did a one-off all night set, Jungle and hard Techno. That was on 106.2. Passion seemed to be mostly Jungle for the first few weeks. I've got a Dead Calm 12" here somewhere.