BRISTOL PIRATE RADIO RECORDINGS

This blog is intended for me to post my pirate radio recordings. Most of the recordings are from Bristol, most will be pirate but there will be some legal stations and stations from other cities or national stations.

IF YOU OR YOUR FRIENDS HAVE ANY TAPE RECORDINGS OF PIRATE RADIO FROM BRISTOL, PLEASE SUBMIT THEM TO THIS BLOG BY RECORDING THEM TO MP3 (CLICK HERE FOR A HELP GUIDE) AND UPLOADING THEM TO http://www.sharebee.com, or a similar site such as Megaupload, Mediafire, ZShare, but not Rapidshare as it's getting a bit hard to use. SEND THE URL IT GIVES YOU TO ME VIA A COMMENT ON MY LATEST POST or BY EMAIL AT bristolpirates at gmail.com (you'll have to correct that with the proper @ symbol, I started getting spam on the address). WE COULD ALSO ARRANGE A PICK-UP OF YOUR TAPES IF YOU LIVE IN BRISTOL AND CAN'T CONVERT TAPES TO MP3. THANKS IN ADVANCE, YOU WILL BE CREDITED.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

NTR 105MHz

NTR are running a test transmission on 105MHz as I write, I'll have a recording up soon-ish. A bit overmodulated, but good tunes and their Twitter account is being mentioned - https://twitter.com/ntr105fm


EDIT : Recording

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Shockwave Radio 105.5FM Yeovil - 1990s

In the 90s, Yeovil had it's own pirate radio station known as Shockwave Radio 105.5FM. So far, I've only uncovered this one recording, and it's not representative of the stations entire output, but it's well worth a listen.

http://www.piratearchive.co.uk/bristol/misc/ShockwaveRadio-105.5-Yeovil-Chaos&JuliaSet-1994.mp3

This is Chaos and Julia Set, who had the only Jungle show on the station. They were Dom Fripp and Mark Pritchard who had already had success with a number of releases on Recoil Records, most famously 'Atmosphere', and Mark had chart success with a rave version of the Roobarb and Custard theme. Mark went on to form Global Communication with Tom Middleton and Dom went on to manage Good Looking Records for LTJ Bukem.

Monday, 30 April 2012

Rage FM Return

Well, looks like Rage are making headway and have returned to the airwaves. Also, they've made the papers....

http://www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk/news/9676054.End_of_the_line_for_Taunton_radio_station/?ref=mr

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Free FM - Bath - 105.8

Relaying Laser Hot Hits and Oldies 104 across Bath, this signal has been around for a while. I haven't had much chance to hear it myself tho, so went of a mission to Bath specifically earlier today. I was in the wrong spot for decent reception really, but here's a recording of what I heard.

Notice how it cuts out suddenly a lot, as if the rig is losing power and then slowly getting it back again a few seconds later. - EDIT : This has now been attributed to my minidisc recorder :D

Anyway, it was stronger in the toilets at Bath Spa station, but where's the fun if the signal is rock steady?


In other news, Rage FM was hit by Ofcom (rig only!) for the first time after just over a year of broadcasting. They've been testing again today, 100.6 and 104.5, so listen out if you're out Taunton way.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Pirate Archive Update 4/4/2012

Just one update for the moment. A SPEC Radio recording of Rene and Bacus...

http://www.thepiratearchive.net/spec.html

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Bristol Xmas Radio Extravaganza

Wedge posted these on Hijack, thought I'd help spread them around a bit...
Here is the uploaded audio from the Bristol xmas radio extravaganza on the 20th of December 2011. The Audio is in 5 parts and showcases a plethora of bristol bass music artists performing live for 7 hours or so with only mince pies and mulled cider to keep us going! please download from the links below:

Part 1  http://www.sendspace.com/file/chjupd

Part 2  http://www.sendspace.com/file/k2cjkr

Part 3  http://www.sendspace.com/file/o53792

Part 4  http://www.sendspace.com/file/hbv2eu

Part 5  http://www.sendspace.com/file/e7596c

Artists included on the night were as follows, sorry there's no tracklist or running order. Bless up all who locked in at the time and big ups to everyone checking it out for the first time! you're all large!

Wedge b2b Behling (Future Boogie, If Symptoms Persist)
Appleblim (Applepips, Skulldisco)
Gatekeeper (Skulldisco, If Symptoms Persist)
Pinch (Earwax, Tectonic)
Peverelist (Punch Drunk)
RSD (Punch Drunk, Smith and Mighty)
Arkist (Applepips, If Symptoms Persist)
Gemmy (Punch Drunk, Plannet Mu)
Guido (Punch Drunk)
Komonazmuk (HENCH)
Orphan 101 (Saigon, Applepips)
Bloodman (Deca Rhythm)
Kahn (Punch Drunk)

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Multi FM 87.7 RSL

Multi FM is on 87.7 with an RSL from Kingswood. My Tecsun seems to be the only radio capable of a decent signal here in The Stokes, and only in a really odd sweet spot in the house, but then I'm at the bottom of a hill. Expect lots of underground and local music favoured by the yout dem.

No website!??!?!?? Surely the organisers could manage a free site and £5 for a .co.uk with the site designed by some html knowledge equiped youngsters? If you Google Multi FM, the first thing on the page is... this blog!

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Dance FM

I missed this one when adding the recent downloads...

http://www.mediafire.com/?pakrwyo7lkx17mm

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

BCFM 93.2 MHz, 2PM This Sunday...

Bristol Pirate Radio Recordings will be featuring on this Sunday's edition of Dialect on BCFM, 93.2 and online at http://bcfm.org.uk/. The show starts at 2pm :)

PS - I hear Tristan B has moved back to Bristol and will be taking a slot on BCFM!

PPS - You may have noticed the blog is going through a bit of a transformation. Things are changing...

Latest Downloads

FTP

DJ Reds - July 1988
Probably DJ Stax - Summer 1988
Theme Tune 1990
Tests 1990 1
Tests 1990 2

Magnum

DJ Reds - 1993

Ragga

KC - Dec 1995

Re-Spec FM

Tape 1
Tape 2

TYHM Radio

1996 1
1996 2


Raw FM

Dancehall 1992

Power FM

Dessi Rankin

All available at The Pirate Archive now. Thanks to Shady.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

So...

With Megaupload gone and the owners on trial, I thought it was time I cleared out a load of stuff from the blog that is no longer available. Most of the Bristol pirate stuff is on The Pirate Archive now anyway, it's just the other files that are missing. I may only post Bristol pirate recordings directly to the archive site from now on.

I still need your recordings and your information though, so KEEP IT LOCKED!

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Community Channel Anti-pirate news report


A rather anti-pirate report from the Community Channel. Sorry, my original comments got lost, but I reckon Ofcom had something to do with this report.

JUMP TO 11:02 FOR THE REPORT! (sorry, I'll stop shouting now)