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1960s

Pirate Radio Station – Marine Broadcasting (Offences) Act 1967

In the realm of radio broadcasting, the term "pirate radio station" has garnered a fair share of attention and controversy. These unlicensed radio stations, initially free from legislation and operating on offshore platforms or ships, have long been a subject of heated debate and scrutiny. Detractors label such stations as pirates, accusing them of misappropriation of military installations, unauthorised use of allocated wavelengths, and playing recorded music without authority. Furthermore, concerns regarding safety risks to shipping and potential interference with […]

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Pirate Radio Station – Swinging Radio England: A Unique Phenomenon in Offshore Broadcasting

Introduction: In the mid-1960s, a revolutionary phenomenon emerged in the world of broadcasting known as pirate radio stations. These renegade stations defied the establishment, bringing a new and exciting wave of music to the masses. Swinging Radio England (SRE), one of the pioneering pirate radio stations, left an indelible mark on the British music scene during its short-lived existence. Operating from the North Sea, SRE's powerful signal and innovative programming captivated listeners from May to November 1966. This article explores […]

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Pirate Radio Station – Radio 390: A Tale of Rebellion and Resilience

In the mid-20th century, when radio remained largely controlled by the establishment, a few daring individuals embarked on a mission to challenge the status quo. Pirate radio stations emerged as a force to be reckoned with, and one such station was Radio 390. Operating from a unique location and offering an innovative format, Radio 390 quickly captivated audiences and left a lasting impact on the British radio landscape.   Located on a former Maunsell Fort off the coast of Whitstable, […]

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Pirate Radio Station – Radio 270: A Revolutionary Broadcast

In the mid-1960s, a group of forward-thinking Yorkshire businessmen embarked on a groundbreaking venture that would forever change the radio landscape in the North East of England. Their brainchild, Radio 270, became a pioneer in pirate radio broadcasting, delivering music and entertainment to eager listeners from 1966 to 1967. Operating from a converted Dutch lugger named Oceaan 7, positioned in international waters off Scarborough, North Yorkshire, Radio 270 marked a new era in radio broadcasting.   The origins of Radio […]

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Pirate Radio Station – Radio Free Scotland: Defying the Broadcasting Norms

In the 1950s and 1960s, the airwaves of Scotland buzzed with an unconventional voice - Radio Free Scotland (RFS). Operating as a pirate radio station, RFS challenged the status quo of the broadcasting industry and became an influential platform for political discourse and the fight for independence. Led by the visionary David Rollo and a team of dedicated individuals, RFS left an indelible mark on Scotland's media landscape.   RFS first made its presence known on the PAL audio channel […]

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Pirate Radio Station – Radio Caroline (The Original)

In the 1960s, a rebellious phenomenon emerged in the world of broadcasting that challenged the dominance of mainstream radio stations. Pirate radio stations, as they were called, operated outside the confines of traditional radio regulations and shook up the industry with their daring and independent spirit. One such pirate radio station that gained widespread popularity and left a lasting impact on the airwaves was Radio Caroline.   Radio Caroline was the brainchild of Irish musician manager and businessman, Ronan O'Rahilly. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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