Dream FM (Leeds)

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Dream FM Leeds
Dream FM Leeds.jpg
Broadcast areaLeeds, West Yorkshire
SloganThe Heart of Dance Music
Frequency99.9 FM / 107.8 FM
First air dateOctober 1992
FormatHouse, Techno, Trance, Soul, Jazz-Funk, Hip Hop, Breakbeat hardcore

Dream FM was a 1990s pirate radio station based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, that played a diverse range of dance music and was renowned for its professional style. It first broadcast on 99.9 FM in October 1992 until early 1994 when it moved to 107.8 FM and could be received throughout Yorkshire.[1][2][3][4]

In 1995, Dream launched a campaign to become a legal station. However, despite a petition and public support, Dream would not secure a licence and instead one was awarded to Kiss 105. Dream was last heard around November 1995.

DJs and presenters on the station included Paul Taylor, Shock, Daisy & Havoc, Tantra,[5] Tony Walker, and Mark Dawson.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Simon Reynolds: Energy Flash. Picador 2008, ISBN 978-0-330-45420-9, p.245.
  2. ^ "Dream FM - The Inside Story". Expletive Undeleted. 28 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Pirate Radio Article in Muzik 1995". 88to98co.uk. 20 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Dream FM: Inside Leeds' Legendary Pirate Station". The Culture Vulture. 18 April 2016.
  5. ^ "'Not bad for a woman?' The women who refuse to be written out of 90s rave culture". I-news.co.uk. 22 August 2018.