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Pirate Radio Station – Radio Nord: Reviving Waves of Controversy

In the early 1960s, a radio station emerged from the depths of the Baltic Sea, challenging the established norms of broadcasting. Radio Nord, often referred to as a pirate radio station, disrupted the airwaves with its bold programming and unconventional methods. Operating from a ship anchored in international waters off the coast of Stockholm, Sweden, Radio Nord captivated audiences and ignited an enthusiasm for alternative radio.   The journey to establish Radio Nord was not an easy one. In May […]

todaySeptember 28, 2023 2


Radio Atlanta

In the swinging 60s, when rock and roll ruled the airwaves, a new phenomenon emerged that would change the face of radio forever - pirate radio stations. These renegade stations operated from ships anchored just outside British territorial waters, evading the strict broadcasting regulations of the time. One such station was Radio Atlanta, which made waves in the North Sea for a brief but significant period in 1964.   Radio Atlanta, named after Atlanta, Texas, was owned by American businessmen […]

todaySeptember 28, 2023 2


LASER558 In The Press

In the realm of radio, where waves transmit sound and voices travel through the air, one station stood out amongst the crowd. LASER558, the notorious pirate radio ship, captured the hearts and ears of millions with its rebellious charisma and captivating broadcasts. As its popularity soared, so did its presence in the press, becoming a hot topic for journalists and music enthusiasts alike. With 10 million loyal listeners, it's no wonder LASER558 was never out of the newspapers. For many, […]

todaySeptember 12, 2023 73


LASER558 and Euroseige: Revolutionising Radio Broadcasting

LASER558 and Euroseige: Revolutionizing Radio Broadcasting In the mid-1980s, a groundbreaking radio station emerged from the depths of the North Sea, captivating millions of listeners with its unconventional programming and rebellious spirit. LASER558, along with its associated operation Euroseige, challenged the status quo of radio broadcasting, pushing the boundaries of what was considered acceptable by traditional media standards. This article delves into the fascinating story behind LASER558 and Euroseige, shedding light on their influence and impact on the broadcasting industry. […]

todaySeptember 7, 2023 4


Charlie Wolf: The Talented DJ and Broadcaster Extraordinaire

When it comes to the world of radio talk show hosts and disc jockeys, one name that stands out is Charlie Wolf. Born Stephen Linsky on April 12, 1959, Stephen Linsky, Charlie is a British-based American radio talk show host, disc jockey, and political commentator with an impressive career spanning several decades. Wolf's journey in the broadcasting industry began in the early 1980s when he moved to the United Kingdom. His initial foray into the British radio scene was through […]

todaySeptember 6, 2023 9


Music Clocks: The Art of Timeless Broadcasting

Boasting 54 minutes of music an hour, LASER558 had a rather unique music clock, or 'Hot Clock' as they called it. But what are music clocks? In the fast-paced world of radio and television broadcasting, maintaining a well-structured hourly format cannot be overstated. Broadcasters rely on a unique tool called the music clock to ensure smooth transitions between segments. A music clock, also known as a broadcast or format clock, visually represents a station's hourly programming format. With its precise […]

todaySeptember 6, 2023 7


Needle Time

In the world of radio broadcasting, there is a term that conveys both nostalgia and regulatory restrictions - "needle time". Originating in the United Kingdom, needle time was a system devised by the Musicians' Union and Phonographic Performance Limited to limit the amount of recorded music that could be transmitted by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and later its affiliated radio stations. This article aims to explore the history, evolution, and impact of needle time on UK radio stations. The […]

todaySeptember 6, 2023 8


Pirate Radio in the 1960s

Arr matey! Let's set sail on a groovy journey back to the 1960s, a time when rebel radio stations ruled the airwaves. We're talking about pirate radio, me hearties! Now, ye may be wonderin' what pirate radio be, so allow me to enlighten ye. In those swinging '60s, pirate radio stations emerged in the United Kingdom, broadcastin' rock 'n' roll tunes and stickin' it to the man. These rogue broadcasters defied the strict government regulations that dictated what could and […]

todaySeptember 6, 2023 2


Pirate Radio in the 1970s

Ahoy there, me hearties! Today, we're going to take a little journey back in time to the groovy 1970s when pirate radio ruled the airwaves. Now, you might be wondering what in the world pirate radio is. Well, let me enlighten ye! Pirate radio stations were illegal, underground radio stations that broadcasted without a license. Yarr, they were rebels of the audio waves, sailing through the rules and regulations of the establishment. These renegade stations were all about playing the […]

todaySeptember 6, 2023 8