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Welcome to our Mersey Pirates audio pages.
The Mersey Pirates Vintage and Modern audio pages will cover the many Land Based Pirate (LBP) radio stations from the Merseyside area and beyond.
The Mersey Pirates webteam enjoy listening to pirate radio, since it reminds us of far happier times from all those years ago when listening to the likes of Radio Caroline, Radio Jackie North and M.A.R. However, Mersey Pirates cannot in any way condone any current pirate radio activity, since what they do is unlawful. We do however admire those who feel it is worth a fight to try and make the airwaves a better place than they currently are. The current radio scene is filled with mostly drab local BBC and commercial radio stations, most of which are not a patch on the great content from some of our local pirate stations from both the past and present.
Mersey Pirates has no affiliation whatsoever with any of the current pirate radio stations or operators. All audio on this page has been kindly donated via the internet or through the mail from both listeners and presenters. The Webmaster is simply a fan and this fan web site has never met and does not know any of the donators personally.


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Henry Henderson (KGW) Click on station of interest or page down:
MAR - Merseyland Alternative Radio
RJN - Radio Jackie North
Radio Elenore
SCR - Storeton Community Radio
Radio Free Liverpool
Sound FM
J1000
Radio Merseywaves
KGW
Radio Atlantis
Radio Tower 236
Radio Alpine
Central Radio
Merseyside Music Radio
Liverpool Pirate Radio
Triple M - Merseyside Music Machine
Station X
LBC - Liverpool Broadcasting Company
Radio Rhonda/Rhonda Jukebox
Station M
MAR original lime green car sticker! Kiss FM
Radio Veronica
Radio Wombat
Toxteth Community Radio
MFR - Merseyside Free Radio
Channel 5
ADFM
NCCR - North Coast Commercial Radio
Mersey Pirate Compilations
Other odds and sods!
Manchester Pirates
Other UK Land Based Pirates
Irish Land Based Pirates
Miscellaneous radio stations

 

This page contains vintage audio from the 1960's, 1970's, 1980's and 1990's.
For more up-to-date audio and radio stations (year 2000 to date) please select the "Mersey Pirates Modern" button in the side menu.

MAR - Merseyland Alternative Radio
(1) The official opening announcement from MAR 259 at 10am with Dave Simpson 25-10-79.
Duration 3:41 (Richard, Wirral)
(2) John Dwyer/Bert Williams on MAR 266 pt 1. Probable date 15-12-79. Duration 46:24 (Dave Wilson)
(3) Bert Williams on MAR 266 pt 2. Probable date 15-12-79. Duration 46:30 (Dave Wilson)
(4) Andy Davis and Paul Jay on MAR 266. April 1980. Duration 1:00:51 (Steve Martin)
(5) Andy Davis on MAR 266. 17-05-80 pt 1. Duration 48:22 (Dave Wilson)
(6) Andy Davis on MAR 266. 17-05-80 pt 2. Duration 46:09 (Dave Wilson)
(7) Dave Simpson Show (1st hour) on MAR 266. 29-06-80, 1100-1200. Duration 55:14 (Richard, Wirral)
(8) Dave Simpson Show (2nd hour) on MAR 266. 29-06-80, 1200-1300. Duration 59:40 (Richard, Wirral)
(9) Dave Simpson Show (1st hour) on MAR 266. 06-07-80. Duration 54:26 (Dave Simpson)
(10) Dave Simpson Show (2nd hour) on MAR 266. 06-07-80. Duration 58:55 (Dave Simpson)
(11) MAR 266 Offshore Pirate Radio Tribute pt 1. 14-08-80, 1515-1600. Presenters John Dwyer & Dave Simpson.
Duration 45:15 (Richard, Wirral)
(12) MAR 266 Offshore Pirate Radio Tribute pt 2. 14-08-80, 1600-1700. Presenters Mike Stand & Andy Davis.
Duration 1:00:37 (Richard, Wirral)
(13) MAR 266 Offshore Pirate Radio Tribute pt 3. 14-08-80, 1700-1800. Presenter John Dwyer.
Duration 1:00:23 (Richard, Wirral)
(14) Mike Stand Show on MAR 266. 16-08-80. Duration 46:21 (Dave Simpson)
(15) John Dwyer on MAR 266. 27-09-80. Duration 1:31:31 (Dave Simpson)
(16) MAR Free Radio Show with Dave Simpson 05-10-80, 0900-0930. Duration 30:11 (Richard, Wirral)
(17) MAR Free Radio Show with Dave Simpson cntd 05-10-80, 0930-1000. Duration 27:12 (Richard, Wirral)
(18) MAR Free Radio Show with Dave Simpson 12-10-80, 0900-0930. Duration 31:47 (Richard, Wirral)
(19) MAR Free Radio Show with Dave Simpson cntd 12-10-80, 0930-1000. Duration 24:40 (Richard, Wirral)
(20) MAR Free Radio Show with Dave Simpson 19-10-80, 0900-0930. Duration 31:47 (Richard, Wirral)
(21) MAR Free Radio Show with Dave Simpson cntd 19-10-80, 0930-1000. Duration 26:11 (Richard, Wirral)
(22) MAR Free Radio Show with Dave Simpson 26-10-80, 0900-0930. Begins with the original opening announcement of
MAR 259 on 25-10-79. Duration 29:41 (Richard, Wirral)
(23) MAR Free Radio Show with Dave Simpson cntd 26-10-80, 0930-1000. Duration 29:23 (Richard, Wirral)
(24) Dave Simpson Show on MAR 266. 19-10-80 pt 1. Duration 58:20 (Dave Simpson)
(25) Dave Simpson Show on MAR 266. 19-10-80 pt 2. Duration 52:16 (Dave Simpson)
(26) Dave Simpson Show on MAR 266. 26-10-80, 1300-1400. Duration 21:12 (Richard, Wirral)
(27) Mike Stand on MAR 266. 1st Birthday Show 26-10-80. Duration 41:04 (Dave Simpson)
(28) Dave Simpson on MAR 266. 1st Birthday Show 26-10-80. Duration 1:27:59 (Dave Simpson)
(29) Dave Simpson on MAR 266. 1st Birthday Show 26-10-80, 1800-1915. The same show as above recording, but music
edited down. Compared to the above recording there is an extra minute at the beginning, but less at the end.
Duration 20:23 (Richard, Wirral)
(30) Matt Black on MAR 266. Fake GPO raid 01-11-80?? Is this the raid which John Dwyer is referring to in the next
recording? If so the date of this recording must be 01-11-80. Duration 1:30 (Richard, Wirral)
(31) John Dwyer on MAR 266. Talking about yesterdays GPO raid 02-11-80, which unknown to John at the time turned out
to be a fake raid! Duration 3:04 (Richard, Wirral)
(32) Dave Simpson on MAR 266. 02-11-80, 1200-1300. Duration 13:56 (Richard, Wirral)
(33) MAR splits into two stations, MAR & RNI - Radio North Independent. Includes extracts of John Dwyer & Mike Stand on
16-11-80 and an extract of both stations on air together causing interference to one another 22-11-80.
Duration 14:35 (Richard, Wirral)
(34) Dave Simpson on MAR 266. Date unknown 1980?? Duration 1:16:40 (Dave Simpson)
(35) Mike Stand on MAR 266. Final Show (part 1) 19-04-81, 1600-1850. Duration 57:57 (Richard, Wirral)
(36) Mike Stand on MAR 266. Final Show (part 2) 19-04-81, 1600-1850. Duration 45:26 (Richard, Wirral)
(37) John Dwyer on MAR 266 Radio AM. First broadcast 05-05-81, 0700-0900. Duration 31:00 (Richard, Wirral)
(38) Bill Henderson on MAR 266. 1980 2045-2130. Includes foreign co-channel interference.
Duration 43:01 (Steve Martin)
(39) Mark In America followed by John Dwyer on MAR 266. Mark In America 1340-1400 / John Dwyer 1400-1420 (1980)
Duration 42:57 (Steve Martin)
(40) Martin Green on MAR 266. Here's Martin playing jingles then talking about the MAR studio equipment (early 1980's)
Duration 5:19 (Richard, Wirral)
(41) Mike Stand on MAR 266. Final show in studio quality. Easter Sunday 19-04-81, 1600-1700. This was intended to be the final
show, but Mike reappeared the following week. See (43) & (44). Duration 1:00:31 (Mike Stand/Steve Martin)
(42) Mike Stand on MAR 266. Final show in studio quality. Easter Sunday 19-04-81, 1800-1900. This was intended to be the final
show, but Mike reappeared the following week. See (43) & (44). The last 10 minutes never actually went out on 266 due to the
aerial coming down, but obviously this is the studio tape. Duration 1:02:01 (Mike Stand/Steve Martin)
(43) Mike Stand on MAR 266. Studio quality. Saturday 25-04-81, 1600-1700.
Duration 1:01:53 (Mike Stand/Steve Martin)
(44) Mike Stand on MAR 266. Studio quality of what turned out to be his true final show. Sunday 26-04-81, 1800-1900.
Duration 1:02:27 (Mike Stand/Steve Martin)
(45) MAR theme tune. The Shadows - Atlantis. Duration 2:47
(46) MAR 266 adverts and appeals. Duration 9:00 (Dave Simpson/Andy Davis)
(47) MAR 266 jingles. Duration 22:23 (Dave Simpson/Andy Davis)
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RJN - Radio Jackie North
The Herd - From The Underworld Mersey Pirates pays tribute to the late great Eric Haydock aka Rick Dane. A favourite of his, as mentioned on the air on RJN many times. RIP. Length: 3:18
Radio Jackie North 217m with Rick Dane Easter Sunday 1977 Length: 25:12 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
Radio Jackie North 217m with Rick Dane 01-09-77 Length: 46:33 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
Radio Jackie North 217m with Rick Dane 30.07.78 The 1st hour of the day. Length: 59:32 (Audio donated by Les Monk)
Radio Jackie North 217m with Rick Dane 30.07.78 Another hour. Length: 59:40 (Audio donated by Les Monk)
Radio Jackie North 217m with Rick Dane 18-11-79 Length: 1:27:29 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
Radio Jackie North 217m with Rick Dane June 1980 Length: 1:58:48 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
Radio Jackie North 217m with Rick Dane 24.05.81 1100-1400 Length: 17:18 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
Radio Jackie North 217m with Andy Davis (part 1) 14.06.81 1600-2000 Length: 30:01 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
Radio Jackie North 217m with Andy Davis (part 2) 14.06.81 1600-2000 Length: 29:58 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
Radio Jackie North 217m with Andy Davis 21.06.81 Length: 50:18 (Audio donated by Dave Wilson)
Radio Jackie North 217m with Andy Davis 21.06.81 1700-1830 Same as above recording, but music cut down and more extracts. Length: 9:18 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
Radio Jackie North 217m with Paul Rogers 22.08.82 Length: 21:27 (Audio donated by Steve Martin)
RJN final broadcast Rick Dane & Steve West April 1983 Length: 9:28 (Audio donated by Steve Martin)
Radio Jackie North. Ozark Mountain Daredevils - Jackie Blue Length 3:37
Vintage Radio Jackie North jingles. Used on air from the late 1970's to early 1980's. Length: 1:36 (Audio donated by Rick Dane in the early 1980's)
Radio Jackie North jingles. Jingles used in the last couple of years of RJN's existence. Length: 12:45 (Audio donated by Andy Davis)
Radio Jackie North adverts. Length: 13:01 (Audio donated by Andy Davis)
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Radio Elenore
Dave Simpson Show on Radio Elenore (Dedicated to the memory of Brian Robinson) Length: 01:02:04 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
Andy Davis on Radio Elenore 14.12.80 1600-1700 Length: 22:27 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
Andy Davis on Radio Elenore Dec 1980 Length: 43:29 (Audio donated by Dave Wilson)
Jim Brown & Andy Davis extracts on Radio Elenore 04.01.81 Length: 3:25 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
Andy Davis on Radio Elenore 11.01.81 2300-0100 Length: 34:55 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
Radio Elenore 97 FM test transmission 25.01.81 1112-0000 Length: 11:51 (Audio donated by Andy Davis)
Andy Davis on Radio Elenore 31.01.81 1400-1800 Length: 22:16 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
Radio Elenore Robin Blinde Show 12.02.81 Length: 1:01:11 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
Various DJ's on Radio Elenore 266m - 1125 khz AM. October 1981. Features Phil Weston, Paul Rogers, Mark Wright, Dave Allen,
Ian Dale, Barry Cullen, Jim Brown & Tony Carr. Duration 42:04 (Steve Martin)
Tony Reeve on Radio Elenore 04.12.83 1112-1124 Length: 12:04 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
Barry Cullen on Radio Elenore 204m 31.12.83 1432-1443 Length: 11:16 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
Barry Cullen on Radio Elenore 204m 31.12.83 1530-1534 Length: 4:28 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
Barry Cullen on Radio Elenore 204m 31.12.83 1557-1600 Length: 3:05 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
Radio Elenore 1170 khz AM 03.06.84 Length: 1:30:27 (Audio donated by Steve Martin)
John Freeman on Radio Elenore 1179 khz AM 03.08.84 1647-1715 Length: 11:02 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
Tony Reeve followed by Mark Wright on Radio Elenore 1179 khz AM 04.08.84 1256-1311 Length: 10:23 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
Radio Elenore theme tune. The Turtles - Elenore Length: 2:33
Radio Elenore 232 jingles Length: 8:54 (Audio donated by Ian Dale)
Radio Elenore 234 jingles Length: 6:50 (Audio donated by Andy Davis)
Radio Elenore 254 jingles Length: 9:55 (Audio donated by Andy Davis)
Radio Elenore early adverts Length: 6:33 (Audio donated by Andy Davis)
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SCR - Storeton Community Radio
SCR Storeton Community Radio 1026 khz AM 02.06.84 Length: 1:28:51 (Audio donated by Steve Martin)
SCR Storeton Community Radio 1026 khz AM 02.06.84 Length: 45:01 (Audio donated by Steve Martin)
SCR Storeton Community Radio 1026 khz AM 03.06.84 Length: 45:02 (Audio donated by Steve Martin)
SCR Storeton Community Radio 1026 khz with Ed Burre 03.08.84 1545-1611 Length: 10:14 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
Les Martin on SCR 292m - 1026 khz AM. 27-08-89, 1416-1528. Duration 1:07:53 (Steve Martin)
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Radio Free Liverpool
Radio Free Liverpool 217m Third anniversary broadcast (1972) with Eric Day aka Rick Dane Length: 22:49 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
Radio Free Liverpool 217m Third anniversary broadcast 27.05.72. with Eric Day aka Rick Dane Extended version of the above recording. Length: 41:56 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
Radio Free Liverpool 217m with Eric Day aka Rick Dane whitsun 1975 Length: 1:32:24 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
Radio Free Liverpool theme tune. Tommy James & The Shondells - Thunderbolt Length: 2:01 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
GPO two way radio searching for Eric Day and Carl on RFL (1973). Carl says "In fact we only put out a short test and these guys were out in force. The test was done before setting off to a location and resulted in sending the GPO men in totally the wrong direction" Length: 1:05 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
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Sound FM
Ming on Sound FM 105.9 summer 1999 Length: 4:46 (Audio donated by Owen Munny)
Sound FM 105.9 jingle montage Length: 3:01 (Audio donated by Owen Munny)
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J1000
J1000 Andy Davis Sunday Joint Part 1 - 23.08.81 Length: 1:02:19 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
J1000 Andy Davis Sunday Joint Part 2 - 23.08.81 Length: 58:54 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
J1000 Andy Davis 30.08.81 1300-1500 Length: 31:07 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
Dave Simpson on J1000 (September 1981) Length: 58:18 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
Andy Davis on J1000 06.09.81. Length: 1:32:17 (Audio donated by Dave Wilson)
Kevin Hall on J1000 18.10.81. Length: 27:11 (Audio donated by Steve Martin)
Andy Davis on J1000 18.10.81. Length: 46:13 (Audio donated by Dave Wilson)
Tom Werbeneck on J1000. 25-10-81, 1258-1333. The first two minutes includes the end of the Kevin Hall Show and continuity by
Andy Davis. Duration 35:20 (Steve Martin)
Radio Station J1000 jingles Length: 2:30 (Audio donated by Andy Davis)
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Radio Merseywaves
Theme tune to Radio Merseywaves (Alpha by Vangelis) Length: 5:34
Top of the hour jingle Length: 0:22
The essential Bert Williams on Radio Merseywaves 244m 1233khz Length: 1:28:39 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
Radio Merseywaves 244 metres 1233 Khz with Paul James (date unknown) Length: 1:01:20 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
Radio Merseywaves 244 metres 1233 Khz with Mark Palmer (date unknown) Length: 59:30 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
Paul Jaye on Radio Merseywaves 254m 1179khz 12.08.84 1920-2000 Length: 12:52 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
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KGW
The brilliant Henry Henderson Christmas Show Part 1 Length: 59:49 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
The brilliant Henry Henderson Christmas Show Part 2 Length: 59:36 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
Buzz Carter on KGW Length: 46:47 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
Dave Simpson Show on KGW 399m 738 AM Length: 58:50 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
Dave Simpson Show on KGW 399m 738 AM Length: 54:56 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
KGW Dave Simpson is King ....Sorry Pissed! Length: 5:58 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
KGW 'The Jazz' show with Harry Evans (aka Andrew Schofield, famous actor) Date unknown. Length: 29:50 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
Bob Lewis (1949-2010) RIP Sad news has reached us that KGW's Bob Lewis passed away on December 26th 2010. Bob was born in 1949. Unfortunately we don't have any recordings of Bob Lewis on KGW to offer you right now, so if you have any then please get in touch. In the meantime here is Bob Lewis on KFM (Kirkby FM), which was an RSL based in Kirkby. This was Bob's last ever broadcast. Date:*** Length: 1:05:23 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
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Radio Atlantis
Radio Atlantis 936 khz AM 02.06.84 Length: 1:30:04 (Audio donated by Steve Martin)
Radio Atlantis with Rick Dane 04.08.84 1228-1245 Length: 5:37 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
Radio Atlantis 936 AM summer 1987 with Rick Dane Length: 1:25:24 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
More Radio Atlantis 936 AM summer 1987 with Rick Dane Length: 1:30:49 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
More Radio Atlantis from the summer of 1987 with Rick Dane Length: 1:27:44 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
Radio Atlantis 22-05-88 with Rick Dane Length: 46:58 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
Radio Atlantis from the summer of 1988 with Rick Dane Length: 32:09 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
Rick Dane on Radio Atlantis 252mw 1197Khz Saturday 12.05.90. Length: 46:11 (Audio donated by Dave Wilson)
Tony Scott on Radio Atlantis 252mw 1197Khz Saturday 12.05.90. Length: 46:12 (Audio donated by Dave Wilson)
Steve Bishop on Radio Atlantis (date unknown) Length: 21:43 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
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Radio Tower 236
Radio Tower 236. Extracts of the Chris Smith Show February 1978. Length: 18:57 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
Radio Tower 236. Extracts of the Chris Smith Show 13.02.78 & 20.02.78 0200-0300 Some of these extracts are duplicated in both this and the above recording. Length: 27:30 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
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Radio Alpine
Dave Simpson Show Radio Alpine 299 Length: 16:57 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
John James/Mike Stand on Radio Alpine 299mw 04.12.81 1659-1730 Length: 30:21 (Audio donated by Steve Martin)
Mike Stand on Radio Alpine 299mw 04.12.81 1755-1826 Length: 30:39 (Audio donated by Steve Martin)
Radio Alpine 299 with Paul Kaye, Mike Stand, John James Dates; Paul Kaye & Mike Stand on Tues 02.02.82. Paul Kaye on 11.02.82. John James with test transmissions on 15.02.82. John James on 16.02.82. Length: 31:17 (Audio donated by Les Monk)
Radio Alpine 299 with John James. Tues 16.02.82 & Wed 17.02.82 Length: 31:23 (Audio donated by Les Monk)
Radio Alpine 299 with John James. The Final 50 minutes! Wed 19.05.82 also includes DJ Paul Kaye. Length: 50:27 (Audio donated by Les Monk)
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Central Radio
Central Radio 1323 khz AM 02.06.84 Length: 45:37 (Audio donated by Steve Martin)
Central Radio with Mark Evans 04.08.84 12.13-12.26 Length: 6:21 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
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Merseyside Music Radio
Merseyside Music Radio 259 jingles Length: 7:15 (Audio donated by Andy Davis)
Merseyside Music Radio theme tune. The Shadows - Wonderful Land Length: 2:03
Merseyside Music Radio. Another theme tune. Biddu Orchestra - Summer of 42 Length: 3:05 (Audio donated by Andy Davis)
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Liverpool Pirate Radio
Liverpool Pirate Radio 242 jingles Length: 21:42 (Audio donated by Andy Davis)
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Triple M - Merseyside Music Machine
Merseyside Music Machine test transmissions with Andy Davis on 242 mw Studio copy. Length: 9:27 (Audio donated by Andy Davis)
Merseyside Music Machine test transmissions with Andy Davis 28.01.81 2100-2200 Length: 16:31 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
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Station X
Station X jingles Length: 7:51 (Audio donated by Andy Davis)
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LBC - Liverpool Broadcasting Company
LBC 259 & 459 with Paul Kaye Sunday 31.10.82 leads into the closedown with John Dwyer. Length: 31:07 (Audio donated by Les Monk)
LBC 259 Various DJ's November 1982 DJ's include Paul James, Barry Cullen, Paul Kaye and Peter Catell. Length: 31:05 (Audio donated by Les Monk)
Paul Kaye on LBC 259 & 459 (date unknown). Length: 3:34 (Audio donated by Les Monk)
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Radio Rhonda/Rhonda Jukebox
Phil Weston-Steve Graham on Radio Rhonda 266mw 1125Khz 06.02.82. Length: 1:32:12 (Audio donated by Dave Wilson)
Radio Rhonda theme tune. The Beach Boys - Help Me Rhonda Length: 2:48
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Station M
Tom Lodge on Station M International 212mw 1413khz 20.03.83. Tom also gives a brief history of Station M. Length: 1:32:36 (Audio donated by Rodger Dee)
Dave Wilson on Station M 90.3FM Tom Lodge Tribute broadcast 30-08-99 (studio copy) part1 Length: 1:01:09 (Audio donated by Dave Wilson)
Dave Wilson on Station M 90.3FM Tom Lodge Tribute broadcast 30-08-99 (studio copy) part2 Length: 59:19 (Audio donated by Dave Wilson)
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Kiss FM
There were a couple of different versions of Kiss FM over the years.
Kiss FM 102.7 with Alan Ross (date unknown) Length: 1:00:47 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
Kiss FM 100 Mark Wright & Tony Scott (December 1991) Length: 44:23 (Audio donated by Steve Martin)
Kiss FM 100 Mike Stand (December 1991) Length: 42:13 (Audio donated by Steve Martin)
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Radio Veronica
Over the years there have been a few stations called Radio Veronica. All ran by various different operators.
Andy Davis on Radio Veronica FM 97.6FM Stereo (October 1982) Length: 46:13 (Audio donated by Les Monk)
More Andy Davis on Radio Veronica FM 97.6FM Stereo (October 1982) Length: 1:03:52 (Audio donated by Les Monk)
Andy Davis on Radio Veronica FM 97.6FM Stereo playing pirate radio extracts October 1982. Extracts include RTB Radio (Round The Block Radio) and Radio Deborah. Length: 10:37 (Audio donated by Les Monk)
Radio Veronica AM 210m 1431Khz 1982 Length: 38:54 (Audio donated by Dave Wilson)
Pete James 'Last Show' on Radio Veronica AM 210 metres 1431 Khz Tuesday 12.10.82 (10pm-11pm). Length: 57:25 (Audio donated by Les Monk)
Radio Veronica 241m with Steve West 04.12.83 1155-1209 Length: 13:58 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
Radio Veronica 104 with Neil Frazer & Dean Bartlett 01.01.89 Length: 43:46 (Audio donated by Neil Frazer)
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Radio Wombat
Radio Wombat 241mw 1242Khz 17.07.82. Length: 46:08 (Audio donated by Dave Wilson)
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Toxteth Community Radio
Toxteth Community Radio 104.9 FM Sunday 17.09.89. Length: 35:08 (Audio donated by Dave Wilson)
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MFR - Merseyside Free Radio
MFR first day December 1982 97.6FM Length: 45:42 (Audio donated by Dave Wilson)
MFR 241 metres with Andy Davis (Sunday 12.12.82) Length: 38:38 (Audio donated by Les Monk)
MFR 241 metres & 97.55 FM with Andy Davis (2pm Show - Sunday 16.01.83) Length: 37:39 (Audio donated by Les Monk)
Andy Davis MFR 241 & other MFR extracts Andy Davis MFR 241 (extracts of his 7pm Show). Prior to this Show it includes a very brief extract of Kevin Hall and a very brief Nick Catford link. Following the Andy Davis Show is a bit of Steven Bishop. Sunday 16.01.83. Length: 17:36 (Audio donated by Les Monk)
MFR with Steve Bishop & Andy Davis interviewing Nick Catford of Radio Jackie South 23.01.83. 2000-2100 Length: 21:31 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
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Channel 5
Channel 5 with Steve West 31.12.83 14.14-14.26 Length: 12:04 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
Channel 5 1242khz 02.06.84 Length: 1:29:59 (Audio donated by Steve Martin)
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ADFM
ADFM (date unknown) Length: 50:38 (Audio donated by Steve West)
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NCCR - North Coast Commercial Radio
North Coast Commercial Radio 199m with Kevin Palmer 04.12.83 1057-1110 Length: 12:42 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
North Coast Commercial Radio 199m with Kevin Palmer 04.12.83 1133-1149 Length: 15:30 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
Andy Davis on NCCR 199 metres 1512 Khz Saturday 17.12.83 9am-11am. Length: 46:08 (Audio donated by Les Monk)
John Freeman on NCCR 199 metres 1512 Khz Sunday 18.12.83. 1pm-3pm. Length: 46:11 (Audio donated by Les Monk)
North Coast Commercial Radio 199m with John Freeman 31.12.83 1402-1412 Length: 9:53 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
North Coast Commercial Radio 199m with John Freeman and Eric Monaghan 31.12.83 1501-1515 Length: 13:27 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
North Coast Commercial Radio 199m with Eric Monaghan 31.12.83 1536-1544 Length: 8:24 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
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Mersey Pirate Compilations
Mersey Cuts 1 - Various Extracts include early MAR 266 adverts, a very brief Dave Simpson extract, Radio Elenore 254 Jingles, J1000 Listener Tape extracts & Jingles and early Radio Elenore 254 extracts with Jim Brown. Length: 11:26 (Audio donated by Les Monk)
Mersey Cuts 2 - Various Extracts include; (1) Pete James on Radio Wombat. (2) early Radio Elenore 254 with Andy Davis (David Bowie Hour). (3) early MAR 266 with Paul Jay & Andy Davis. (4) early MAR 266 with Simon James (his last words on his final show). (5) more Paul Jay & Andy Davis on MAR 266. (6) early MAR 266 with John Dwyer saying thanks to Simon James and doing the closedown. (7) early Radio Elenore 254 with Andy Davis trying a live FM link with Jim Brown. (8) brief extract of MMM. (9) Radio Wombat 241 with Willy Wombat. (10) early MAR 266 with Mike Stand & Andy Davis. (11) Radio Alpine Jingle. (12) Radio Wombat. Willy Wombat then into the John Brand Show. (13) Radio Wombat. Pete James reading out a listener top 5 of most hated people. (14) more Willy Wombat & Pete James including them having a go at Mike Doyle & John Brand's new pirate station. (15) Rhonda Jukebox 266 extract with Bert Williams. Extract is edited to exaggerate Bert's phrases. "Too many idiots involved" etc. This was probably played out on Radio Wombat or a Steve Bishop station. (16) Radio Wombat Jingles then into various extracts of Pete James, Willy Wombat and Mike Doyle. Length: 31:57 (Audio donated by Les Monk)
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Other odds and sods!
Andy Davis jingles (from early to mid 1980's) Length: 3:37 (Audio donated by Andy Davis)
Andy Davis theme tune (Graeme Edge - The Tunnel). Used in the early 1980's on MAR. Length: 2:38 (Audio donated by Andy Davis)
Robin Blinde jingles (from early to mid 1980's) Length: 7:10 (Audio donated by Andy Davis)
Robin Blinde & Andy Davis guesting on BBC Radio Merseyside programme 'Streetlife' Length: 18:53 (Audio donated by Steve Martin)
Seagulls & Waves sound effect. Used on MAR and some offshore pirates. Length: 2:31 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
Jingles, sound effects and recordings used by Andy Davis (from early to mid 1980's) Also features an extract of Mark Jones on Radio City and an on air phone call from Andy Davis on RJN to Dave Simpson!!! Length: 9:17 (Audio donated by Andy Davis)
Thunderbirds theme tune. Used by Ian Dale on Radio Elenore. Can anyone confirm artist?? Length: 2:19 (Audio donated by Ian Dale)
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Manchester Pirates
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Andromeda Independent Radio
Radio Aquarius
Other Manchester Pirates

Andromeda Independent Radio
(1) Andromeda Independent Radio Jingles - Duration 2:35 (Andrew Howlett)
(2) Andromeda Independent Radio from September 1980 - Duration 12:38 (Andrew Howlett)
(3) Andromeda Independent Radio from April 1981 - Duration 18:04 (Andrew Howlett)
(4) Andromeda Independent Radio from September 1982 - Duration 14:48 (Andrew Howlett)
(5) Andromeda Independent Radio from January 1983 - Duration 15:47 (Andrew Howlett)

Radio Aquarius
(1) Radio Aquarius Jingles. - Duration 3:14 (Andrew Howlett)
(2) Early Radio Aquarius on FM.
Probably from Winter Hill. Off air tape - Duration 4:42 (Andrew Howlett)
(3) Paul East. Oh dear....Off air tape - Duration 2:23 (Andrew Howlett)
(4) Bob Layne on Dateline Sunday from October 1973.
Off air tape - Duration 1:31 (Andrew Howlett)
(5) Michael Knight guests. Off air tape - Duration 4:22 (Andrew Howlett)
(6) Michael Knight guests. Studio tape - Duration 3:07 (Andrew Howlett)
(7) Bob & Charlie. Studio tape - Duration 5:39 (Andrew Howlett)
(8) Bob & Tony. Studio tape - Duration 3:02 (Andrew Howlett)
(9) Stuart Randall 1. Studio tape - Duration 2:16 (Andrew Howlett)
(10) Stuart Randall 2. Studio tape - Duration 9:49 (Andrew Howlett)
(11) Tony Greaves 1. Studio tape.
Short bit of tape intended for Christmas broadcast (I think) - Duration 0:16 (Andrew Howlett)
(12) Tony Greaves 3. Studio tape - Duration 2:27 (Andrew Howlett)
(13) Trevor James 1. Trevor's tapes always sounded crappy, even though they were recorded at Charlies (I think).
Studio tape - Duration 0:55 (Andrew Howlett)
(14) Trevor James 2. I've re-equalized these clips, but there's hardly anything to get hold of.
Studio tape - Duration 2:20 (Andrew Howlett)
(15) Sandra Chalmers' phone-in show. Bob gets some publicity for Aquarius.
Recorded off air from BBC Radio Manchester - Duration 5:08 (Andrew Howlett)
(16) Stuart Randall 3. More Randall, plus a personal message for Gordon (our local PO man) at the end of the cassette.
Studio tape - Duration 2:05 (Andrew Howlett)
(17) It's a raid! Charlie's musical raid spoof thingy. Studio tape - Duration 2:53 (Andrew Howlett)
(18) The Professionals. Recruiting ad for the Post Office.
Studio tape - Duration 1:27 (Andrew Howlett)
(19) Stuart's intro - Duration 0:30 (Andrew Howlett)
(20) Four Young Men. Oh-oh - Duration 3:23 (Andrew Howlett)
(21) Post-Tel ad. Spoof of the K-Tel ads of the time. Studio tape - Duration 0:49 (Andrew Howlett)
(22) Bob Layne 3. 'Please don't let it happen again...' says Bob.
He's talking about a raid, which happened the previous week. Duration 1:58 (Andrew Howlett)
(23) T-shirts ad. Studio tape. Duration 0:24 (Andrew Howlett)
(24) Tony Greaves 4. Studio tape. Duration 2:27 (Andrew Howlett)
(25) Ads & Jingles. More of Bob's handiwork. Studio tape. Duration 3:31 (Andrew Howlett)
(26) Half Kilowatt, Christmas 1974. Tim Small at the mic.
Off air tape, and the transmitter was suffering a meltown. Duration 4:20 (Andrew Howlett)
(27) Stuart Randall 5. Stuart does his stuff for New Year 1974/5.
Never aired as far as I know. Duration 4:26 (Andrew Howlett)
(28) Tony's 'Just for You' jingle. Never aired. This was pristine last time I heard it, now it's gone down the nick!
Duration 0:08 (Andrew Howlett)
(29) Crumbly bits, out-takes etc. Duration 4:00 (Andrew Howlett)

Other Manchester Pirates & related audio
(1) Radio Lancashire from 1972. Lancashire on SW became Lancashire on MW which led on to Radio Aquarius.
At the end of Radio Lancashire's transmission, they are called by a QSO pirate! Off air tape.
Duration 1:37 (Andrew Howlett)
(2) Radio Phoenix jingles. Made by Andy for DJ Bob Berry (me, I think) and rescued from a flaky studio tape.
Phoenix was run rather sporadically by Ian, his friend Tony and Andy around the Summer of 1975.
Duration 2:05 (Andrew Howlett)
(3) Radio Rag 1975 1. Radio Rag put out a huge signal across Manchester and was often heard coast to coast.
Off air tape. Duration 2:05 (Andrew Howlett)
(4) Radio Rag 1975 2. More from Pirate Pete and the crowd on 225 metres. Off air tape.
Duration 5:32 (Andrew Howlett)
(5) Superstation 1993. First day on air(?) on 97.7 MHZ FM stereo with Brent Williams twisting the knobs.
Off air tape. Duration 12:11 (Andrew Howlett)
(6) Superstation 1994. Bob Layne has the dreaded lerghi. Bob often popped up on radio stations in the area.
Duration 2:10 (Andrew Howlett)
(7) Radio Jackie North 94.7 FM Jingles. Not the same RJN as from Merseyside!!!!
Duration 0:37 (Andrew Howlett)
(8) The Pennine Radio T-shirts spoof ad.
Obviously Pennine was not a pirate, it was an early ILR station where Charlie Turner (Aquarius, KFM) got his first non-
pirate job. He made this ad while he was there. Bad language warning! Duration 0:42 (Andrew Howlett)


Radio Aquarius Jingles & Promo Jingles and a rather witty Raid Promo (from 1973 to 1975) Length: 1:59 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
Radio Aquarius Jingles Length: 0:51 (Audio donated by Andrew Howlett)
More Radio Aquarius Jingles Length: 1:36 (Audio donated by Andrew Howlett)
Radio Aquarius on Granada TV's 'Granada Reports' 03.07.73. Length: 5:15 (Audio donated by Andrew Howlett)
Radio Aquarius In Stereo! "from 1973 while we were in our first FM phase. It wasn't really stereo, just a pilot tone to light the 'stereo' indicator on FM tuners" Length: 0:29 (Audio donated by Andrew Howlett)
KFM Radio Promo 1982/83 Length: 3:05 (Audio donated by Andrew Howlett)
KFM Stockport 94.2 FM Stereo 01.06.84 Length: 1:31:12 (Audio donated by Steve Martin)
More KFM with Arlene Wilde & Barry Neil 09.09.84 Length: 1:16:58 (Audio donated by thepiratearchive.net)
Radio Mirinda on 300 metres - 1000 khz Date unknown, but possibly late 1960's. More info on this station welcomed. Length: 1:36 (Audio donated by Andrew Howlett)
Radio Phoenix jingles "These were made by myself and I think they were just quick tests to see how they would sound. I can't find any finished ones." Length: 1:24 (Audio donated by Andrew Howlett)
Radio Rag with Pirate Pete Radio Rag from 1974 or 1975, complete with RF feedback. Length: 2:58 (Audio donated by Andrew Howlett)
The Superstation....FM link hijacked! "the night Andy broke into The Superstation's FM link..." Length: 4:57 (Audio donated by Andrew Howlett)
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Other UK Land Based Pirates
ABC England 6270 khz shortwave final broadcast with Andy X, Chris Cortez 07.05.78 Length: 12:05 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
ABC England 6270 khz shortwave final broadcast with Chris Cortez, Jimmy Thomas 07.05.78 Length: 25:45 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
European Music Radio 6265 khz shortwave 1970's AJ Beirens DX show (date unknown) Length: 14:03 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
European Music Radio 6265 khz shortwave. Mailbox show with Roger Tate 15.01.78. Length: 8:47 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
London Music Radio 1350 khz AM 1500-1600 06.03.77 Length: 19:04 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
Radio Caroline Shortwave (early 1980's) Not the offshore one!!!! Length: 7:41 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
Radio Veronica, Bradford. Christmas Party on 27.12.87 Length: 1:30:48 (Audio donated by thepiratearchive.net)
Radio Veronica, Bradford 105.5 FM 06.01.88. Length: 45:53 (Audio donated by Dave Wilson)
Radio Floss 222m February 1982 Length: 47:27 (Audio donated by Radio Eric)
Eastern Independent Radio London 90.2FM 09.03.80 Length: 7:26 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
Radio City 238m London. RocknRoll music format 12.08.79 1200-1330 Length: 16:36 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
Radio Impact 7340 Showtape (stereo) Length: 18:49 (Audio donated by Les Monk)
Radio Impact World Service with Jeff Stewart & TW (1980 studio copy) Length: 1:03:48 (Audio donated by Les Monk)
Radio Invicta 92.4FM London with Roger Tate 08.04.79 1200-1530 Length: 13:22 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
More Radio Invicta 92.4FM London with Tony Johns & Steve Walsh 08.04.79 1200-1530 Length: 20:05 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
Radio Jackie South 227m. 4.30pm closedown on 28.04.74 Length: 1:24 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
Radio Jackie South report as featured on ITV London 6 o'clock show 08.01.78 Length: 6:09 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
Radio Jackie South with Tony Bond (April 1978) Length: 17:58 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
Radio Jackie South with Mark Damen 05.04.81 Length: 12:33 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
Radio Kaleidoscope 1125 khz AM 1200-1300 02.03 & 06.04 & 08.06 & 29.06 & 06.07.75 Length: 30:11 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
NLV Radio, Keighley with Mad Murdoch 18.02.88 Length: 1:31:19 (Audio donated by thepiratearchive.net)
More NLV Radio, Keighley with Mad Murdoch 30.03.88 Length: 1:05:06 (Audio donated by thepiratearchive.net)
Paradise City Radio 104.9 FM with Ray Hollis 1520-1655 on 10.10.89 Length: 1:31:38 (Audio donated by thepiratearchive.net)
Radio Telstar South shortwave via the transmitters of EMR with Dave Reading 15.01.78 Length: 13:22 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
Radio Telstar South 92.8FM with Kid Johnson & Dave Reading 29.04.80 1900-2000 Length: 22:52 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
Radio Utopia 92.8 FM becomes Radio Sheila. Breakfast shows with Dave Reading 25 & 26.12.74 Length: 7:39 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
Thameside Radio 90.2FM with Bob Edwards 22.10.78 1900-2000 Length: 9:42 (Audio donated by Richard, Wirral)
Jingle from DBC - Dread Broadcasting Corporation, London Length: 1:12 (Audio donated by Steve West)
Jingle from DBC - Dread Broadcasting Corporation, London Length: 0:08 (Audio donated by Steve West)
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Irish Land Based Pirates
Radio Nova part 1 (date unknown) Length: 43:50 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
Radio Nova part 2 (date unknown) Length: 35:38 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
Radio Nova with Bob Gallico. Christmas 1983 Length: 45:11 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
Radio Nova with Tony Allen. Christmas 1984 part 1 Length: 31:02 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
Radio Nova with Tony Allen. Christmas 1984 part 2 Length: 31:08 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
Radio Nova with Tony Mckenzie 29.05.85 Length: 30:59 (Audio donated by Les Monk)
Radio Nova with Tony Mckenzie 16.06.85 Length: 31:01 (Audio donated by Les Monk)
Radio Nova with Andy Archer. His final programme 18.12.85 Length: 45:01 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
South Coast Radio with John Lewis on 11.06.83 Length: 31:04 (Audio donated by Dave Simpson)
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Miscellaneous radio stations (including non pirate radio)
(1) Pennine Radio T-shirts ad. It was at Pennine Radio that Charlie Turner (Aquarius, KFM) got his first non-pirate job.
He made this spoof ad while he was there. Bad language warning! Duration 0:42 (Andrew Howlett)
(2) WMR - World Music Radio on shortwave. Includes station ID's and jingles. These excerpts are from a tape sent
to Radio Aquarius from the WMR guys in Holland in the early 1970's. Duration 6:03 (Andrew Howlett)
Kenny Everett Show on BBC Radio Two FM Stereo 28.11.81. (11am-1pm 1st hour) Length: 53:49 (Audio donated by Les Monk)
Kenny Everett Show BBC Radio Two FM Stereo 28.11.81. (11am-1pm 2nd hour) Length: 52:43 (Audio donated by Les Monk)
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