Hot 92 (pirate radio station)

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Hot 92 is a pirate radio station in Birmingham, England, which in October 2005, along with another local pirate station and a black interest website, reported rumours that a black girl was raped by a group of Asian men. This allegedly caused riots in the Lozells area of Birmingham, leaving at least one person dead and 35 people injured.[1][2]

In November 2005, Leon Williams, then 26, pleaded guilty to charges related to helping to run an illegal broadcasting station.[3]

In January 2008, one of the people associated with the station, Ernest Uriah Griffiths, was convicted of two charges of unauthorised broadcasting.[4]

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  1. ^ "Two Afro-Caribbean Stations and a website in Britain today". PTI - The Press Trust of India Ltd. 25 October 2005. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  2. ^ "BBC News Magazine - Urban Pirates". British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). 26 October 2005. Retrieved 31 December 2009.
  3. ^ John, Patrice (4 November 2005). "Pirate radio DJ could be jailed; COURTS: Man admits running station involved in illegal broadcasts.(News)". Birmingham Mail. Birmingham, England. Retrieved 27 December 2009.
  4. ^ Geary, Joanna (14 January 2008). "Pirate radio broadcaster fined £300". Birmingham Post. Birmingham, England. Retrieved 27 December 2009.

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