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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 103


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 12


UK Music Trends of the 1980s

Popular music in the United Kingdom during this time built on the post-punk and new wave movements, incorporating various sources of inspiration from subgenres and world music. Additionally, the rise of new technology and social change gave birth to the electronic music of synthpop. This decade also witnessed the emergence of cable television and the advent of MTV, leading to a Second British Invasion of America. One of the defining characteristics of music in the 1980s was its emphasis on

todaySeptember 6, 2023 11


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 8


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 9


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 9


UK Radio in the 1970s

The 1970s was a revolutionary decade for radio broadcasting in the United Kingdom. It marked a significant shift from the traditional AM broadcasting to the more advanced FM band. This change not only improved the sound quality but also paved the way for a diverse range of radio programs. Until the 1970s, most radio programs in the UK were transmitted over the AM band. However, as radio stations began focusing more on playing music, they realised the limitations of the

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Breaking the Silence: The Rise of 1950s UK Radio

In the 1950s, UK Radio was at its peak, and the history of UK radio was forever changed. This blog post will explore how this period was crucial for the development of the radio industry, breaking the silence of the era by bringing news, music, and entertainment to homes across the country. It will look at the rise of the BBC, the introduction of commercial radio, and its impact on the nation. With technological advances and the rise of popular

todaySeptember 6, 2023 13


Shivering Timbers: Tales of Survival on Board Pirate Radio Ships

The airwaves of the United Kingdom are no stranger to tales of offshore and pirate radio stations. For decades, these rogue radio stations have boldly challenged the regulatory landscape of the radio industry. Shivering Timbers is a blog post that chronicles the stories of the brave individuals who lived on board these pirate radio ships, often in trying circumstances, in order to bring music, news, and culture to the British public. From tales of unexpected repairs in the middle of

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