Sunday, 20 January 2013

The most popular posts

This trip through the 1980s free radio scene has featured a selection of nearly 130 stations. Most came from shortwave but also featured are some medium wave (from London and the Netherlands) and FM (or VHF as it was called then) from the London/North Surrey area.

I hope you have enjoying listening to them. I've had a look back to see which have been the most popular and here is the top 5:
1. Radio Jackie Raided . A bit of history as the then pirate broadcaster was raided before returning years later as a licensed local radio broadcaster.
2. Radio Ridiculous/Radio Tonair. A couple of Dutch stations who are both still around today.
3. Radio Invicta and Horizon Radio. Early pioneers of the soul music stations in London.
4. Skull & Bones Radio System. The 80s was a golden era for Irish radio and some of those stations feature on this blog. This is currently the most popular.
5. Radio Torenvalk, Woodpecker & Waddenzee. Three  medium wave Dutch stations from the 1980s.


  1. There are still alot of pirates around got alot of respect for the ones who persevered to get legal its so hard to get licencing from OFCOM a legal licence is like gold dust.

  2. Hi

    All mejories exhausted? Got any old Anorak magazies to post?

  3. Enjoy plenty of old Anorak magazines at this link:

  4. Hi, thanks for this site and the shortwave dx site, I check them regularly. I just wondered if you have any other memories/details about Radio North Staffs at all? I have been searching for a long time to try and find more information about them as I can remember hearing them.


  5. Hi free radio friends, i am oparator of stsations radio 49 and radio pamela, i am looking for old contacts that i lost touch with as i been off the scene awhile but plan a come back as soon as i can, if any old friends want to contact me then e.mail me please,