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Steve England

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Steve England is a British radio producer and disc-jockey known for his involvement in pirate radio and pioneering production work in radio jingles.


England was a disc-jockey on the offshore pirate radio stations Radio Caroline, Radio Mi Amigo, and Radio Atlantis where he also became programme director.[1][2][3] England then went on to broadcast for one of the first independent local radio stations in the UK, Piccadilly Radio in Manchester.[4]

After spending time as head of commercial production, England started a partnership with Alan Fawkes and set up Alfasound in 1979. England and Alfasound were one of the earliest proponents of jingle packages in the United Kingdom.[5] The company produced many jingle packages for UK and European radio stations from its base in Sale, Greater Manchester; one such package was for the Italian radio station, Radio Nova International.[6]

Alan Fawkes and Steve England parted company in 1997 after serious disagreements and England set up his own production company. In 2001, he merged his company with S2Blue.[7] He acts as the UK and Ireland agent for Jam Creative Productions and PAMS productions of Dallas, Texas, meaning that stations can have many classic radio jingles re-sung with their name.[citation needed]

England also presented on and helped to set up Moorlands Radio, the community radio station for the Staffordshire Moorlands based in Leek, Staffordshire.[8]

England retired from the business in 2011, but occasionally still performs voice-overs.[citation needed] As of 2023, England presents weekend shows on Atlantis Radio featuring vintage jingles and 60s songs.[9]


  1. ^ "Steve England". The Pirate Radio Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 8 March 2023. Retrieved 8 March 2023.
  2. ^ Skues, Keith (2014). Pirate Radio An Illustrated History. Amberley Publishing. ISBN 9781445637761.
  3. ^ Kelly, Gordon (2014). Far Out at Sea - The Radio Seagull Story. Lulu.com. p. 76. ISBN 9781291837483.
  4. ^ Lloyd, David (2017). Radio Moments. Biteback Publishing. ISBN 9781785903182.
  5. ^ Starkey, Guy (2013). Radio in Context. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 109. ISBN 9781137302243.
  6. ^ "Welcome to the new Radio Nova International web site". www.guystarkey.com. Archived from the original on 2003-04-25.
  7. ^ "www.exchange4media.com ::: Radio Speak". www.exchange4media.com. Archived from the original on 2003-10-26.
  8. ^ "Moorlands Radio Ltd - Directors". moorlands radio. 2007. Archived from the original on 4 July 2007.
  9. ^ "Schedule". Atlantis Radio. Archived from the original on 8 March 2023. Retrieved 8 March 2023.

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