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Scratch22
10-01-2005, 17:53
does anyone know of any pirate radio stations in sheffield ?

Phanerothyme
10-01-2005, 17:57
I used to broadcast FM stereo to my back garden, but that is a summertime only activity. Scan the dial around empire road on a sunny evening you might just be able to tune in.

you can always try tuning in to http://tori.screaminghost.com:8010/listen.pls for an unusual mix.

sheffieldfox
10-01-2005, 18:32
According to your location on my autoroute, you live in a lake mr moderator.

Saifa
10-01-2005, 18:41
While we're on pirate radio...

anyone know what became of sheffield community radio (SCR) that used to broadcast in the 1990s? That was a top station.

Where have all the decent pirates gone?

Rich
10-01-2005, 18:47
They've all boarded their pirate ships and sailed away in to the wild blue yonder :lol:

pinlock
10-01-2005, 18:48
Not really any pirate stuff anymore...

It used to be fun....

I was on asian sound radio in the '90s..

We used to have a flat opposite SCR. We used to get busted and the gear would get confiscated.

Ahhh, those were t'days lad.

alchresearch
10-01-2005, 19:35
Originally posted by sheffieldfox
According to your location on my autoroute, you live in a lake mr moderator.

Streetmap.co.uk shows it to be the middle of a wood!

gregcdj
11-01-2005, 14:17
Its all about online radio stations now isnt it?

neeeeeeeeeek
11-01-2005, 14:26
We had a station a few years back. Southernscummybast**dFM it was called. All was going well until some evil taxi drowned us out!
:mad:

EQUALIZER
11-01-2005, 18:22
Whatever happened to fantasy fm it was tops.

Nathen
18-04-2005, 15:30
I'm trying to remember what Pirate radio's were going in the 90's and some of the names of the DJ's, but all I can come up with is

Fantasy and SCR (Sheffield Community Radio) with DJ Easy E.

Anyone else help?

Chumley
18-04-2005, 23:32
Er, wasn't it Easy D, aka Darren to his mates?

DJ Dream used to do Fantasy FM as well. And don't forget Sully, or Hi-Rise and Logic.

Sheffette
19-04-2005, 00:36
There was one called Foulmouth for a bit - can't remember anymore cept the lad seemed to like it.

hatter
19-04-2005, 07:52
I DJed on foulmouth for a couple of years- I was DJ Hat, my partner was DJ Buffalo. The guys who ran it were Chocolate Eclair and the Astronomer.

Damon
19-04-2005, 09:42
Astrix and Space?

I think one of them was Chris Duckenfield who went on to record under various tech and deep house guises such as RAC and Swag. Still DJs I think.

Damon
19-04-2005, 09:44
I used to love the adverts they ran on SCR - I had a C90 of them for a years, but unfortunately it seems to have vanished.

Who could forget the classic,

"The Hat Shop - up the gennel by the side of the Job Centre!"

meer
19-04-2005, 17:45
I loves the
"No mugs, no thugs, just party people"
Are there any pirate stations around at the moment?

melthebell
19-04-2005, 19:37
yeah and is there any websites or online stuff about em anywhere?
i remember there used to be one in the flats opposite us up pitsmoor once, cant rememeber the name

Chumley
19-04-2005, 21:25
Originally posted by meer
Are there any pirate stations around at the moment?

Dunno - why not start up your own....

Click here (http://www.spacehijackers.co.uk/html/equipment/piratecase.html) :D

JamesRich
22-04-2005, 14:51
Hardcore Fm, Pitch Fm to name 2.

I think Hardcore FM used to be in the old blue flats on Norfolk Park. I can only remember Easy D and Ratty (Not Rat Pack) though. I will post more if I can remember them.

I do remember that some of the mixing was very, very iffy!!

Damon
22-04-2005, 15:08
There was one called Dream FM for a short while I seem to remember.

stevie1957
27-04-2005, 00:22
Originally posted by Nathen
I'm trying to remember what Pirate radio's were going in the 90's and some of the names of the DJ's, but all I can come up with is

Fantasy and SCR (Sheffield Community Radio) with DJ Easy E.

Anyone else help?

Good post from you Nathen.....I remember when Sheffield Community Radio started broadcasting in 1987. A lot of pirate radio stations used to transmit from Norfolk Park and site their aerials on top of the tower blocks, using a half wave dipoles, facing across the city. Unfortunately Sheffield Community Radio’s transmitter was set up by a right cowboy, because it used to chuck “sproggies” out right across the VHF bands causing interference to the emergency services.

bigbifter
28-04-2005, 22:42
i've got a c90 cassette from 1990 of scr it's got plenty of those ads including one for the limit on west street. plenty of good tunes inc lfo

john_miller
03-06-2005, 16:18
SCR and Fantasy FM 101.9 were awesome. I am originally from the other side of Doncaster and one day, when in Rotherham I managed to tune my dads car radio into SCR. Later that day I was up on the roof of my mum and dads house with a car ariel and a wire to my bedroom window. I could pick up SCR and Fantasy FM from over 30 miles from Sheffield !!!!. I used to love it. It was such new music to me. The names I remember were 'Wisdom and Merlin' and 'Face'. I have a few crackly tapes as well from early 90s. Mainly the more piano type stuff. I loved the adverts as well.

Superb.

If anyone wants a copy of my tapes let me know and I will try and get them put up online somewhere.

:)

BoroughGal
04-06-2005, 19:54
I've got some old SCR tapes from about 1990 - a couple of things stand out for me - Strings of Life, and anything by LFO (I still have their first album too...)

BoroughGal
04-06-2005, 19:56
Originally posted by Damon
Astrix and Space?

I think one of them was Chris Duckenfield who went on to record under various tech and deep house guises such as RAC and Swag. Still DJs I think.

Chris is a friend of a friend (I don't know him personally), but by all accounts he's still recording - had an album out not so long back, and he's very sucessful (Dj-ing) in America and elsewhere abroad.

omnicans
04-06-2005, 22:24
I had mates that played on a few of the pirates, and in had a few slots myself - I remember some of the shady studio setups. Schizophrenic guy who lived in one of the flats, would spend the whole show coming in shouting for less noise, so we would turn the sounds down, then five minutes later he would be back in demanding to know why we were all so quite......Being held up for our records in Pitsmoor, then having them returned after they realised we were on SCR.....Underground Fm, in the cellar of a record shop, playing away, unaware cops were questioning mates above my head..... getting electric shocks every time i used the mixer...

zillion_flys
06-07-2005, 16:33
what would be the concequences of broadcasting pirate radio in sheffield if you were caught by the police?

would you be proscecuted even if you wernt making any profit?

Saifa
06-07-2005, 16:44
From what i gather they destroy your transmitter, and if are feeling particularly evil confiscate your sound system.

I know someone who used to run one from the now blown up tower blocks in Norfolk Park. They got raided once or twice and all that happened is they threw the transmitter out the window!! So off air till you went down Radio Shack and got a new one.

Apprently it isnt hard to track the source of radio signal (by triangulation) but the coppers dont bother unless a) someone complains or b) you're interfering with the emergency services wavelengths, as they usually have better things to do.

I remember Fantasy FM an all. Nice bit of DnB as i recall.

Now that I'm getting all nostalgic....

Foulmouth FM, Dance FM, Fantasy FM, SCR..anyone remember any more???

JoeP
06-07-2005, 17:12
Originally posted by Saifa


Apprently it isnt hard to track the source of radio signal (by triangulation) but the coppers dont bother unless a) someone complains or b) you're interfering with the emergency services wavelengths, as they usually have better things to do.



It's the Radio Authority who track folks down - they'll involve the police to make arrests and such but the RA Officers do have Statutory Rights of Entry.

In principle if an unlicensed transmission affects any licensed operation then they can be called in to track them down.

Given some of the crap signals generated by pirates I'm not surprised they get reported. :) Level control was obviously never explained to most wannabe DJs.

BTW, I believe that under the Wireless Telegraphy Act it's still an offence to publicise Pirate stations..... :)

Joe

Draggletail
06-07-2005, 17:51
Originally posted by Saifa
[B]While we're on pirate radio...

anyone know what became of sheffield community radio (SCR) that used to broadcast in the 1990s? That was a top station.


I think it was a 'term time' student project.....

H.P
06-07-2005, 19:58
Originally posted by Draggletail
I think it was a 'term time' student project.....
NO... If my memories of the time are correct the transmitter and stuff was sold to the guys who ran fantasy, which in turn became hardcore fm for a while and then became joy fm.. dont know what the guy who ran joy did with it though

peakma
06-07-2005, 21:36
there is another thread on pirate radio on the history and ex-pats section.I used to listen to scr,and foulmouth.

Draggletail
07-07-2005, 00:30
Originally posted by honeyplanet
NO... If my memories of the time are correct the transmitter and stuff was sold to the guys who ran fantasy, which in turn became hardcore fm for a while and then became joy fm.. dont know what the guy who ran joy did with it though
Yeh, you're right right. My memory :blush: The student project was Forge FM....?
SCR Radio = house/ techno in the days of Warp Records, LFO Tricky Disco?
(Probably mis remembered those names, too. I was 'there' but it was not my 'best' time) :D

Now that my memory is kick started - wasn't there a second Sheffield pirate station? Seem to remember there was two, one got closed down quick, the other survived (ish)

Wasn't one of them broadcast from Burngreave/Pitsmoor?
Sorry, I ramble. Beer. Hic

H.P
07-07-2005, 07:39
Yes but I cant remember the name, they got busted for blanking out the emergency sevices. it had somthing to do with the guys who used to run area 51 records on the gallery.. if the name comes to me...was it rise fm?

H.P
07-07-2005, 07:47
The two stations were up against each other for a while. It was about the time occasions had the happy hardcore night around 94/95. there was a lot of bad feeling between the two...

sheffbag
07-07-2005, 08:02
God SCR - that brings back some memories - i think i have a tape somewhere still with it on playing a house mix of Beethoven's 5th symphony.

True back in the day bleep classics used to listen all the time.

I know the guy who ran a pirate out of Rotherham area called Ocean Sound back in late 80's but that was more of a "commercially" sounding station.

Mind you he didnt do too badly out if it, now works on two of Germany's biggest radio stations.

Swan_Vesta
07-07-2005, 08:24
Originally posted by JoeP

BTW, I believe that under the Wireless Telegraphy Act it's still an offence to publicise Pirate stations..... :)


That's Correct Joe, Ofcom took over duties performed by the RA in 2003, '03 stats are available here

http://www.ofcom.org.uk/radiocomms/ifi/enforcement/pstats/prosecution_stats#content

As far as I know police provide entry to a site suspected of emmitting radio transmissions which interefere with registered users ie ambulance/fire/prison and Ofcom field enforcement actually sieze the kit. I wonder how arsed police are about enforcing this now they have migrated to the tetra system? :)

clublander
08-07-2005, 20:08
in london, generally the way they get away with it, is in one of two ways.

firstly, broadcast away from the TX, using a wireless networking setup (TX on top of flats, broadcast "centre" elsewhere)

or some employ/use "doormen" at the bottom of the flats, who simply phone upstairs on sight of the DTI, giving enough warning to stash the stuff in neighbouring flats etc.

a good site showing the pros and cons of it all is that of Dimension FM, a Telford pirate station which broadcast for 4 years...

http://www.dfmpromotions.com/radio/

generally, your pretty safe unless you decide to broadcast to Sheffield on 97.5 . Not a good idea ;)

stevie1957
10-07-2005, 11:59
Originally posted by Saifa
While we're on pirate radio...

anyone know what became of sheffield community radio (SCR) that used to broadcast in the 1990s? That was a top station.

Where have all the decent pirates gone?

I’ve posted about SCR before on another thread. SCR used to remote broadcast from Norfolk Parks flats (as did other pirate stations). The SCR transmitter was naff and used to interfere with a large put of the VHF spectrum including the emergency services.

Check thissite...you may find it interesting.

http://www.laughingpoliceman.com/pirate.htm

commuter
12-07-2005, 13:52
unrelated - as it's legal and licensed. my father is a radio ham and broadcasts from his loft. his neigbour must have the electric opener on his garage door tuned to the same frequency as it goes up and down when he transmits :)

Saifa
12-07-2005, 14:14
I'm amazed none of the pro-estbalishment / right wingers who inhabit this forum have been posting saying about how morally wrong pirates are.

Look what happened to the graff thread....

Not that I'm complaining like :thumbsup:

grinboy
12-07-2005, 14:25
Have a look at
http://www.talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html

Or have I missed the point?

Tee-Hee

stevie1957
23-07-2005, 14:17
Originally posted by commuter
unrelated - as it's legal and licensed. my father is a radio ham and broadcasts from his loft. his neigbour must have the electric opener on his garage door tuned to the same frequency as it goes up and down when he transmits :)

Your dads not doing anything wrong...it’s the device on the garage that’s not shielded properly.

.- .-. / -.-

JoeP
23-07-2005, 14:58
To whoever was asking....

Forge FM spun out of the Uni in the early 1990s - basically it became more open to non-students, as while it was student radio non-students (naturally!!) couldn't participate.

I got involved in 93, I think, and stayed on until Forge folded at the end of the decade. I was mainly involved on technical stuff, but also did some presenting, administration, aerial rigging, blagging, etc.

We were always legal - spending a couple of grand a year on licenses also meant that we were always looking for ways to raise money!

Joe

JoeP
23-07-2005, 15:03
Originally posted by Saifa
I'm amazed none of the pro-estbalishment / right wingers who inhabit this forum have been posting saying about how morally wrong pirates are.

Look what happened to the graff thread....

Not that I'm complaining like :thumbsup:

My main objection to pirate radio stemmed from :

a. Having legitimate services (and stations with which I was working legally) being interfered with by bloody awful signals. The technical abilities in many pirate stations were quite abysmal.

b. The crap taste in music broadcast.

c. The fact that we were expected to find several grand a year for giving the community the opportunity to participate in radio whilst pirates got away with it for free. :)

d. Oh...and whether you like it or not it IS illegal.

I hope this isn't going to go in to a 'freedom of speech' debate because the freedom that most pirates seemed to want was freedom to broadcast the same music they and their mates would normally play to each other every evening in their rooms or listen to in clubs! :)

Joe

robbie
23-07-2005, 15:26
the more pirate radio stations in Sheffield the bestter. A slong as they don't interfere with the emergency services I have no issues with them. The legal local radio stations are that bad (Radio Sheffield :gag: :gag: , Hallam :gag: and the others aren't any better) that if they are drowned out it would do us all a favour.

superchrome
23-07-2005, 15:42
Originally posted by Saifa
While we're on pirate radio...

anyone know what became of sheffield community radio (SCR) that used to broadcast in the 1990s? That was a top station.

Where have all the decent pirates gone? i was on SCR for 5 years 90-95, i knew most of the dj's and management,it got to a stage where the management went into other buisnesses so it just got faded out of operation,at one piont there was probably too many pirates,but scr was the most profesional,...it had always been a pirate even tho some djs went into legal radio like sweet-g for instance,he went onto radio sheffield.
dont know what happend to all the equiptment but i do know at one point fantasy fm was in the same flat as scr(keninghall mount)norfolk park. so it was probaly given or sold to them.

JoeP
23-07-2005, 16:13
Originally posted by robbie
the more pirate radio stations in Sheffield the bestter. A slong as they don't interfere with the emergency services I have no issues with them. The legal local radio stations are that bad (Radio Sheffield :gag: :gag: , Hallam :gag: and the others aren't any better) that if they are drowned out it would do us all a favour.

It would be nice if we had a system like that in Italy, where certain parts of the spectrum at the top of the VHF band are 'open' to anyone to broadcast in.

Apart from the emergency services, a poorly set up transmitter can interfere with legal broadcasters and other folks who've paid good licence fee to use the radio spectrum.

If they're using enough power, and broadcasting form the top of a block of flats, they'd also probably interfere with local TV / radio reception as well.

Joe

superchrome
23-07-2005, 16:26
Originally posted by JoeP
It would be nice if we had a system like that in Italy, where certain parts of the spectrum at the top of the VHF band are 'open' to anyone to broadcast in.

Apart from the emergency services, a poorly set up transmitter can interfere with legal broadcasters and other folks who've paid good licence fee to use the radio spectrum.

If they're using enough power, and broadcasting form the top of a block of flats, they'd also probably interfere with local TV / radio reception as well.

Joe you seem to think people who ran the pirates where all stupid,they new just as much as any one could,if the broadcast levels where too high it would be cut out by a limiter or it would just be turned down.
it was the amount of pirates at the time that created inteference....not sloppy setting up.
if you were into specialised music that is what the pirates were for.

Internetowl
23-07-2005, 16:27
you used to get one as you travelled down Owler Lane - just for about 400 yards or so - used to break in over radio Hallam...

not heard it recently...

superchrome
23-07-2005, 16:33
does anyone know the maximum legal broadcast length as in mile radius?

clublander
27-07-2005, 09:43
it wouldnt actually, but there we go.

Pirate radio does a lot of good and a lot of bad. personally I'm all for it as long as it doesn't interfere with other services.

Kiss 100 in London started out as a pirate after the Radio Authority said 100 wasnt a viable frequency... now its legal (and not as good)

Phanerothyme
27-07-2005, 10:33
Originally posted by superchrome
does anyone know the maximum legal broadcast length as in mile radius?

Maximum allowable range without a licence? 0 inches.

Range of signal depends a lot on local conditions - here in sheffield, propagation is not very good. In East Anglia, a 5w transmitter would give you a reasonable signal at 5 maybe even 10 miles.

BoppinBruce
27-07-2005, 15:29
I am not a right winger, far from it, far far from it, far far far from it. But the reality is, like down loading, if you support pirate stations then the cost of the product you listen to will go up. Look at the bootlegs to understand why. And how that guy opposite Burger King on Waingate gets away with it I will never know.

I undersatnd that the circle of bootlegged tapes, Cds, Games etc. are big business supporting, and upholding drug imports, prostitution etc.

Look into what you buy and download, locally, nationally, internationally and from e-bay. You may be a very small cog in the global drug and illegal immigrant scene

Phanerothyme
27-07-2005, 21:38
how does unlicenced music broadcast relate to downloading music?

It's not the station operators, or anyone else, makes any money at all - so its hard to see how it funds drug imports, as if they needed funding.

venger
28-07-2005, 11:22
Originally posted by BoppinBruce
I am not a right winger, far from it, far far from it, far far far from it. But the reality is, like down loading, if you support pirate stations then the cost of the product you listen to will go up. Look at the bootlegs to understand why. And how that guy opposite Burger King on Waingate gets away with it I will never know.

I undersatnd that the circle of bootlegged tapes, Cds, Games etc. are big business supporting, and upholding drug imports, prostitution etc.

Look into what you buy and download, locally, nationally, internationally and from e-bay. You may be a very small cog in the global drug and illegal immigrant scene

:confused: really :confused:

:hihi: :hihi: :hihi:

superchrome
28-07-2005, 16:17
Originally posted by Phanerothyme
Maximum allowable range without a licence? 0 inches.

Range of signal depends a lot on local conditions - here in sheffield, propagation is not very good. In East Anglia, a 5w transmitter would give you a reasonable signal at 5 maybe even 10 miles. what you talkin about it cant be "zero" its about half a mile or somthing...not nessaseraly pirate radio but any sourse?:??

overdrive
13-08-2005, 08:27
i'm looking for tapes of S.C.R if anyone can help cheers !

davep
15-08-2005, 14:26
The name Mailine 102 comes to mind. Oldish sounding guy, one-man band type. Used to blot out the Lincs FM signal on 102.2 when it was on air. Now Dearne FM does the same damn thing!

H.P
15-08-2005, 19:01
Originally posted by omnicans
I had mates that played on a few of the pirates, and in had a few slots myself - I remember some of the shady studio setups. Schizophrenic guy who lived in one of the flats, would spend the whole show coming in shouting for less noise, so we would turn the sounds down, then five minutes later he would be back in demanding to know why we were all so quite......Being held up for our records in Pitsmoor, then having them returned after they realised we were on SCR.....Underground Fm, in the cellar of a record shop, playing away, unaware cops were questioning mates above my head..... getting electric shocks every time i used the mixer...
Was that the guy in the masionettes at pitsmoor??

brunswick
16-12-2005, 17:54
I am one of the co-founders of SCR and I am looking for any recordings that are around as I do not possess any.

Booch
16-12-2005, 18:13
Revelation time!

I used to play on SCR radio - I still have tapes (somewhere), and I miss those days so much!

We we're known as the M.A.D.D. Crew and we played a combination of US Deep House/Garage - UK Street Soul, 'Propa' R&B, Funk, Jazz and Techno, we played on Sundays just before Trevor Ranks (Wha' gwan Ranks...?:thumbsup: ) and any other shows we'd fill in for....

Not about to reveal who I am but we where there from the start (almost!)

Hey Brunswick - u good?:)

Loved the jingle "Much More Music....wicked!

We also ran competitions and we did one of the busiest shows phone-ins - about Trainers....

Memories....

melthebell
16-12-2005, 21:38
Originally posted by honeyplanet
Was that the guy in the masionettes at pitsmoor??

i lived in the flats on earldom drive and my mate lived in the ones opposite and said there was a pirate station in his block...........same "maisonettes"?

ultracynic
16-12-2005, 23:47
old fantasy fm memories

deck to deck show (rob g and martin leverton)
dj sully
easy d
dj mongoose
asterix and space
dj dondy
2 in pleasure

can still remember that advert the played with the intro to frank de wulf's "the tape" in the background

theimposter
17-12-2005, 00:09
Underground 107.9

Remember that...

DJ's Bob Moran, Len Murphy & Craig Benson??

H.P
17-12-2005, 08:41
I met Easy D a few times when I worked in the clubs.. He was a lovley lad.. very cheeky.. lol Anybody know how he is and what hes doing these days

Bartski
04-01-2006, 21:23
Can't beleive it ! .... other people have hung on to recordings of Fantasy FM, Hardcore FM, SCR etc apart from myself! phew don't feel quite as sad now.

melthebell
04-01-2006, 21:30
Originally posted by Bartski
Can't beleive it ! .... other people have hung on to recordings of Fantasy FM, Hardcore FM, SCR etc apart from myself! phew don't feel quite as sad now.
youve got some shows still?
:)
you should do a website with em

Titian
04-01-2006, 21:33
Originally posted by Chumley
Er, wasn't it Easy D, aka Darren to his mates?

DJ Dream used to do Fantasy FM as well. And don't forget Sully, or Hi-Rise and Logic.

It's Darron Manyou, Sully was Liam.

All my mispent youth was in there.

Titian
04-01-2006, 21:34
Originally posted by Booch
Revelation time!

I used to play on SCR radio - I still have tapes (somewhere), and I miss those days so much!

We we're known as the M.A.D.D. Crew and we played a combination of US Deep House/Garage - UK Street Soul, 'Propa' R&B, Funk, Jazz and Techno, we played on Sundays just before Trevor Ranks (Wha' gwan Ranks...?:thumbsup: ) and any other shows we'd fill in for....

Not about to reveal who I am but we where there from the start (almost!)

Hey Brunswick - u good?:)

Loved the jingle "Much More Music....wicked!

We also ran competitions and we did one of the busiest shows phone-ins - about Trainers....

Memories....

omg DID YOU HAVE LONG DARK HAIR IN A PONYTAIL?

Bartski
04-01-2006, 21:36
Memories of pirate radio in sheff ????....

Dj Dream, Face and Busy, Deck to Deck show aka Rob G and Martin Leverton after sunday dinner. . Easy D and MC Rush. . . Two In Pleasure. Asterix and Space, Sully,

YOU KNOW THE SCORE ............ HARDCORE!! he he

GET YOURSELF SORTED AT ICE CLOTHING!(Division st)

" E tunes! " he he.

Titian
04-01-2006, 21:36
Originally posted by honeyplanet
I met Easy D a few times when I worked in the clubs.. He was a lovley lad.. very cheeky.. lol Anybody know how he is and what hes doing these days

He's married with 2 children, and has a catering business.

Titian
04-01-2006, 21:37
Now I'm wondering how many of you lovely people on this thread I know from way back.

Titian
04-01-2006, 21:46
Originally posted by bigbifter
i've got a c90 cassette from 1990 of scr it's got plenty of those ads including one for the limit on west street. plenty of good tunes inc lfo

Don't forget the " S A D A C C A CENTRE" with a very big echo voice

Titian
04-01-2006, 21:47
Originally posted by Damon
Astrix and Space?

I think one of them was Chris Duckenfield who went on to record under various tech and deep house guises such as RAC and Swag. Still DJs I think.

"wash yur cake tins I'm tellin ya"

OOps "watch your base bin I'm tellin ya"

Bartski
04-01-2006, 21:53
Bonny, did you sing a few vocals on that silver disc E.P. that started with those imortal words ? ("watch your base bine i'm tellin ya")

Booch
04-01-2006, 22:02
Originally posted by bonny
omg DID YOU HAVE LONG DARK HAIR IN A PONYTAIL?

:o

Nope!

Titian
04-01-2006, 22:21
Originally posted by Booch
:o

Nope!

is your location a clue to who YOU are?

Titian
04-01-2006, 22:22
Originally posted by Bartski
Bonny, did you sing a few vocals on that silver disc E.P. that started with those imortal words ? ("watch your base bine i'm tellin ya")

Bartski................. who are you???

slogic
31-01-2006, 16:59
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AtticusFinch
31-01-2006, 17:48
When I was a first year undergraduate in Sorby Hall in 1998/99 there used to be a pirate radio station that played some happy hardcore. I can't remember the name of it though. There was also a station around 106 or 107 FM that played DnB. :)

goldenfleece
31-01-2006, 18:22
****** to the law, anyone want to start a pirate station in Sheffield?

NatalieSheff
31-01-2006, 18:23
sorry why do they call it pirate???:huh:

nickatnight
01-02-2006, 13:55
phoneboy from hallam fm is running a pirate radio station called pirate peet, the site for it is www.piratepeet.tk , you can listen to it on a radio channel squatter on 178657.22 BHWs, he is playing songs without a license!

Booch
01-02-2006, 15:02
Eeeee... them were the days!!!

:cool:

http://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/showthread.php?p=834285#post834285

mista_montan
26-05-2006, 11:33
i have many tapes of SCR - from 93 - 95

is that banton on here? djed on Big FM from norfolk park - but have recordings of all sheff pirstes includin JOY FM if anyone remebers

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mista_montan
26-05-2006, 11:33
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omnicans
26-05-2006, 14:14
all right bob head..wheres the rave!!!!!!!!

omnicans
26-05-2006, 14:14
can the landlord come to the studio please!!

omnicans
26-05-2006, 14:15
and who could forget the mighty DJ rage and Rock nice hip hip show on SCR???

mista_montan
26-05-2006, 18:01
hahah yeh n dj tat n SOS on a staurday night --whatever happened to those guys?

Titian
27-05-2006, 09:50
Memories of pirate radio in sheff ????....

Dj Dream, Face and Busy, Deck to Deck show aka Rob G and Martin Leverton after sunday dinner. . Easy D and MC Rush. . . Two In Pleasure. Asterix and Space, Sully,

YOU KNOW THE SCORE ............ HARDCORE!! he he

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" E tunes! " he he.

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mista_montan
27-05-2006, 11:14
wicked -anyone got a contact for dj tat or SOS?

craig3636
05-06-2006, 23:02
anyone remember "sweet g" from scr about 1989 ish?
he was one of the only dj's that sounded professional.
remember his perfect summer cooler drink he used to go on about?
didn't he do a spot on radio sheffield on sunday evenings not so long ago?

Titian
05-06-2006, 23:06
anyone remember "sweet g" from scr about 1989 ish?
he was one of the only dj's that sounded professional.
remember his perfect summer cooler drink he used to go on about?
didn't he do a spot on radio sheffield on sunday evenings not so long ago?
Yup I remember, probably have a tape with him on too somewhere in the abyss that is my home.

mista_montan
06-06-2006, 00:15
yeh scr was bangin station - hoodz undaground, j rugged, tat & sos, skyjuice etc

thats prob the 90s era too when it moved to Millenium

remeber dance fm? or joy fm ? mid nineties

jmcee
14-07-2006, 16:46
yeah I was locked on to them all from around 89 till it all died out.. best period hardcore fm 101.9 around 1990.. asterix n space, tat n inspiration an endless stream crazy new fangled music :love: I was only 10 yo at the time..

jmcee
14-07-2006, 16:53
If anyone's got any tapes from around 1990 please please get them encoded to mp3 and stick them up on www dot sendspace dot com or something.. if you need help to do it reply here or send me a pm I'll do it for you if needs be :thumbsup:cheers ..

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14-07-2006, 17:16
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LadyG
20-08-2006, 12:48
OMG - Memories - Massive Big Up to Banton and the SCR crew - Legs Diamond, Stevie Wonder, Gary G, Sky Juice - wish U guys would come back on air - Sundays just aint wot they use to be!!!

Greengeek
20-01-2009, 13:24
[Zombie Thread]

I think we need some sort of pirate setup once again, all the radio stations play the same music over and over again. The music people actually want to listen to is being ignored.
I don't mean just the rave stuff like back in the day, but a good variate of alternative music.

englands son
21-01-2009, 22:24
I met Easy D a few times when I worked in the clubs.. He was a lovley lad.. very cheeky.. lol Anybody know how he is and what hes doing these days

to al the ppl reminicing about the good ol' days of pirate radio and easy d and rush, you will be glad to hear that darren (easy d) and his brother marco hold a night called re-u-nitez playing all the old school tunes from back in the days of cj's, ppl choice, palais, limit etc every 2nd weekend, usually at the redrooms and they also line up live pa's-last one to play was rozalla with everybodys free...so get ya glad rags on and pop down for a nite of pure old skool riddims..peace

analogue
29-04-2009, 21:58
Been interested in this for a while. Theres no decent radio in Sheffield (Apart from 1 or 2 shows on Sheffield Live). Would be great havin a pirate playin decent music. I think the reason they have all but stopped now is because of the whole internet radio thing. Its now free, easy to set up and legal so people just generally don't bother. Its annoying because I basically only listen to music from the early 90s (Jungle &Hardcore mainly) but I was born in 91 so I missed all the good music and all the pirates!!

p.s. Nowadays wouldn't there be some sort of restriction on who can buy FM broadcasting equipment? Plus even if there wasn't where would you go about getting it? Surely there aren't any sort of shops about?

(Oh yeh I know this thread is stupidly old).

indicator
29-04-2009, 23:13
Yes but I cant remember the name, they got busted for blanking out the emergency sevices. it had somthing to do with the guys who used to run area 51 records on the gallery.. if the name comes to me...was it rise fm?


I went on Pitch FM for a bit that might be the one you mean. Jackmaster Jay used to run Area 39 Recs on the gallery. It was a laugh, the flat had graffiti on the walls spliff ends and empty cans everywhere. Used to be good tho when people phoned in for requests or shout outs n stuff.

upinwath
30-04-2009, 09:14
Yes but I cant remember the name, they got busted for blanking out the emergency sevices. it had somthing to do with the guys who used to run area 51 records on the gallery.. if the name comes to me...was it rise fm?

And there goes the reason that illegal radio transmitters are such. :)

I have to admit using illegal CB many years ago so I'm not blame free but it's still wrong.

Paddy
30-04-2009, 09:49
I miss those pirate radio station's from the 90's. As a massive house, trance, hardcore fan the music was great. On another note I drove down Brocco Bank towards Hunters bar yesterday afternoon at about 1700 hrs. I had Radio 1 playing in the car on 99.5 fm and about halfway down the road the signal was interupted by some other music. I thought it might by someone's iPod fm transmitter in a car nearby so I just retuned the car radio. It reminded me of the pirate radio days.

ajp79
01-05-2009, 20:11
Never saw this old thread. I grew up listening to SCR. Used to be quite professionally run and was great in the early 90's with all the WARP stuff - Asterix and Space. And even before that with Funkmaster General (Winston Hazel) and DJ Mink.

I think what happened was, as music scenes evolved it got fragmented and some of the people involved in SCR, which subsequently concentrated more on Reggae, Soul and Hip Hop, set up Fantasy FM for all the house, techno, hardcore and jungle then some other people started the similar Hardcore FM. SCR also had competition in the Reggae/Soul market with Mighty FM and later Fresh FM. It was ace before Classic FM came along - with Mighty FM on 100.7, Hardcore FM on 101.1, SCR on 101.5 and Fantasy FM on 101.9. All spaced out 0.4 Mhz and all responsibly run.

There were others in later years, such as Pitch FM, Joy FM, Foulmouth FM but the best and shortest lived was Groove FM, which eventually ran as a licensed station for a 28 day RSL. That was really well presented and had ace flyers designed by The Designers Republic.

Anyway, it seems to have gone unnoticed that pirate radio has made a comeback in Sheffield recently, with Bounce FM on 88.0. I think this station was on a few years ago but hadn't been heard for a while.

Many of the leftfield musical styles that the heyday pirates provided are now thankfully given airtime legally by Sheffield Live! 93.2 but those days in the 90's were in great.

animal2477
01-05-2009, 20:45
[QUOTE=ajp79;4968034]Never saw this old thread. I grew up listening to SCR. Used to be quite professionally run and was great in the early 90's with all the WARP stuff - Asterix and Space.

:hihi: asterix and space can remember them along with easy d and rythm and reality,can't think what esay d's mc was called but this has been a good thread made me think back to when i was about 14!! can even remember carl cox playing on there aswell!!

ajp79
02-05-2009, 11:53
[QUOTE=ajp79;4968034]asterix and space can remember them along with easy d and rythm and reality,can't think what esay d's mc was called
MC Rush!!

Yeah Rhythm & Reality's AM Time show was great. I've got loads of old tapes of SCR, Fantasy FM etc at my parents house. Must dig them out sometime.

animal2477
02-05-2009, 16:09
[QUOTE=animal2477;4968123]
MC Rush!!

Yeah Rhythm & Reality's AM Time show was great. I've got loads of old tapes of SCR, Fantasy FM etc at my parents house. Must dig them out sometime.

yeah was talkin to some old school friends last night and 1st thing that was said was mc rush lol,my mate says he's got loads of there old stuff aswell,think he's gone diggin todat for them!!

OldJay
28-11-2009, 20:44
Sorry to dig up an old thread...Just stumbled across it while on google.

I was one of those naughty pirates back in the day.
I started as a dj on fantasy fm when i was a boy of 16 years old.
I quickly got in with the then management of the station in order to learn the technology behind pirate radio.
In later years I went on to run a few stations across sheffield with others who shared a similar lifestyle and philosophy.

I remember waking up on those cold nolfolk park mornings and the radio
was the first thing on my mind.By midday i would be dangling from a 15th floor balcony climbing onto the roofs to put up the antenna that was lost to the dti the night before.

I always loved pirates as they played music that was not over commercialized
and in a way this led to a a sort of anarchist philosophy that continued for about 10 years of my life.This and a feeling of community that was obtained
was dare I say a kind of "buzz".But part of this buzz involved breaking the law,which although in an ideal world we would have had the upperhand in the moral argument,we were still criminals in the eyes of the law.

Of course,with age and children came perspective.
This combined with constant dti [now ofcom] busts,Loss of the valuable
nolfolk park tower blocks,and the fast growth of the internet potential for
pirates led to me leaving it behind.

Reading back through this thread I see the old argument that pirates somehow effected emergency services equipment.
This was one of the many myths put forward by legal entitys be they
commercial or student.
Now all though some stations chose to use equipment that "bled" over the
fm spectrum over a small area of the city,Most used quality equipment
that used the correct filtering to avoid this.
scr,fantasy,joy,dance and others all used the same manufacturer of radio equipment in bradford.
This equipment was of very high quality and though much cheaper than the legal alternative,performed just as well if not better.

I decided after leaving fm radio behind that i would go into online radio and tv
first as a pirate but eventially as a legal entity,which spanned 8 stations,2 tv stations and served the whole world not just my home town.
From this i went into the development of applications for online broadcasters
including the largest known as shoutcast.
Eventially this too came to an end,as other opportunities came along that took me away from radio all together.

So to answer the question "where did the sheffield pirates go?"
We got old,some fat,some died,some just grew up,some got real jobs,some like me continued the philosophy and some went off to other countries.
We were assimilated into society just like every other person is eventially.

Peace J..:D

StevenSeed
29-11-2009, 13:44
Whatever happened to fantasy fm it was tops.

The guy that used to run that now works at Reflex Records in town.

OldJay
29-11-2009, 13:56
The guy that used to run that now works at Reflex Records in town.

Martin was just a DJ on it.
But without martin and rob there, fantasy would not have been so popular
they were the flagship dj team.
In those days they were the nicest guys you could meet.

StevenSeed
29-11-2009, 14:02
Martin was just a DJ on it.
But without martin and rob there, fantasy would not have been so popular
they were the flagship dj team.
In those days they were the nicest guys you could meet.

Oh right, sorry I thought he ran it. I was only 12 when it was on the air. That station was one of the first things that made me want to be a DJ.

OldJay
29-11-2009, 14:49
Oh right, sorry I thought he ran it. I was only 12 when it was on the air. That station was one of the first things that made me want to be a DJ.

Yes it was the reason I wanted to be a dj too ;)

Martin did go onto run "dance fm" with the guys from fantasy and scr though if my memory serves me correctly :)

StevenSeed
29-11-2009, 14:52
Yes it was the reason I wanted to be a dj too ;)

Martin did go onto run "dance fm" with the guys from fantasy and scr though if my memory serves me correctly :)

Do you have a regular gig somewhere then? Most of the big DJ's started out on pirate stations apparently.

Dance FM - I can't say I remember that, but then like I say it was in my early teenage years so other issues may have distorted my memory somewhat!

Jivemaster
30-08-2010, 16:57
Does anybody happen to have any old recording of Pirate Radio station JOY FM 105.8 around 1996 time? I'm searching for radio recordings of the dj Matt Hardwick (before he went to becoming a Gatecrasher resident) . He used to do a slot every Saturday. I'm really hoping that someone in Sheffield may have recorded some :)

allgud
31-08-2010, 03:54
there used to be one called millennium FM used to listen to it round about 2000/2001 think it was only on on a Saturday an Sunday though and if i remember rightly these were sum of the DJ's Mr T the barber from park hill legs diamond and Dougie fresh i think was his name he was the DJ from club europa which was next to Berlins. and there was 2 young lads what used to play niche music.
was a good station all RNB an reggae and a bit of other stuff shame it went away.

Jivemaster
07-09-2010, 18:40
Any idea about JOY FM 105.8 ?

raindancerob
19-05-2011, 20:23
I met Easy D a few times when I worked in the clubs.. He was a lovley lad.. very cheeky.. lol Anybody know how he is and what hes doing these days

sorry to bump an old trend, Eazy D still DJs & runs his own old skool night called Reunitez in Sheffield

raindancerob
19-05-2011, 20:29
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SteveG1
25-05-2011, 14:02
I used to pick up Hardcore FM then Fantasy from as far away as Thorne (11 miles the other side of Doncaster) with the help of wiring around my entire room!
Me and a mate used to come through to Norfolk Park flats on Bank Holiday's around 93' when the Fantasy FM guys including Easy D would spin outside and build up quite a crowd.
I bumped into Easy D (Darren) in The Harley whilst he was spinning a few weeks back and he remembered those times well!
I went on to play a few Pirates over Doncaster way and now still DJ in Sheffield at various venues every weekend...happy days they were though!

RedRev
09-11-2012, 22:06
Grew up on Norfolk Park, happy days! Easy D, legend. To those who remember...............

iamwoody
30-11-2012, 17:04
anybody remember Mr bluebeat and boy trojan on scr ? Well one of them Mr bluebeat is still going strong and playing tonight ( Friday 30th ) at the hadfield hotel crookesmoor sheffield if anybody fancies popping down an reliving their past its free admission as well

Dentzler
29-10-2013, 05:44
I remember when I first moved to Sheffield in 1992 and would often listen to Fantasy FM and Hardcore 101.1 FM or something like that?

Whilst I am more of a Techno fan which wasn't really catered for here I Sheffield, I do love some breakbeat hardcore tunes such as the record which starts at 36:43 on the link below if anyone could ID it for me?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NabZySKcSs

BTW - Where all pirates situated on Norfolk Park tower blocks back in the 1990's?

Goooooogle
29-10-2013, 09:32
I remember when I first moved to Sheffield in 1992 and would often listen to Fantasy FM and Hardcore 101.1 FM or something like that?

Whilst I am more of a Techno fan which wasn't really catered for here I Sheffield, I do love some breakbeat hardcore tunes such as the record which starts at 36:43 on the link below if anyone could ID it for me?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NabZySKcSs

BTW - Where all pirates situated on Norfolk Park tower blocks back in the 1990's?

Another great link...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EPSMj-xt_c

james440
21-03-2014, 22:51
Does anyone remember the name of one that use to operate around 100 MHz and around 160 MHz i think operated on Saturday and Sunday they use to play dub reggae,techno,d&b/jungle
i have tapes recorded from 1997-2000 that i still have would be great to find out more info

Prm20
22-12-2016, 22:12
I was watching a documentary on 90's pirate radio. Did a little digging on the net. Found Fantasy FM was a huge station in Sheffield in the 90's. Dose any one have memeorys of this and is there any still going in Sheffield?

horribleblob
22-12-2016, 22:52
At that time, and moving up from London (where one was spoilt for choice – not to mention the legendary DBC), it was a joy to discover SCR and Fresh FM here in Sheffield. Legs Diamond – where is he now?

antrobus32
18-01-2017, 19:42
I was at Sheffield University in the early 90's and my two biggest stations I loved was Mighty FM 100.7 and SCR.

Remember Sky Juice and Chuck Chill Out on Sunday afternoon Evenings. Music nice "Warm and Easy" LOL

---------- Post added 18-01-2017 at 14:44 ----------

Whatever became of those guys. "Donkey Man" club near SADACCA. Great days.

crookedspire
19-01-2017, 22:32
For a brief time someone ran an illegal priate station from an derelict Park Hill flat in the 1990s playing Acid, House that sort of thing. Their is some tape recording of it so I'm told.

melthebell
19-01-2017, 23:44
Whatever became of those guys. "Donkey Man" club near SADACCA. Great days.
you mean donkey mans further up? on Catherine street at Pitsmoor?

antrobus32
20-01-2017, 15:57
You are probably right. Sheffield was a real community. Everyone used to acknowledge each other. Remember listening also to The Banton. He was one of the better DJ's