Talk:Pirate radio in the United Kingdom

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Absolutely, utterly, totally, pov. I must get around to doing a bit of revising Gerry Lynch 17:04, 4 August 2005 (UTC)

Good idea, if you get the ball rolling I'll pitch in with waht I know about modern pirates.illWill 20:41, 4 August 2005 (UTC)

Need to add links for notable persons (The Who members etc) and verify Townshend spelling (not a who fan myself). Also find reference for MM quote in last paragraph. Emyr42 22:53, 22 May 2006 (UTC)

Re-ordered the paragraphs to make more sense, also fixed grammar. Tarthen 18:45, 31st August 2006 (UTC)

Transmitter siting[edit]

I am reliably informed by a locksmith working in the Midlands that a common problem with these stations at the moment comes from people siting transmitters at the top of tower blocks near lift maintenance rooms (especially where the lifts are permanently 'out of order'), and then gumming the lock with super-glue, meaning that frequently the authorities are unable to properly enforce shutdowns by cutting off the transmitter. However, I don't have an actual written source to back this up. 81.104.170.167 07:29, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Radio Jackie - is it really a pirate?[edit]

According to the wikipedia page, it appears to have a valid operating license Charles

Merseyside in the early '80s[edit]

There was something of a resurgence of pirate radio in the early '80s, notably around Merseyside. A few of these stations already have articles, but more is welcome. Andy Dingley (talk) 23:50, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Before 1960s[edit]

One source I have says the first pirate radio broadcasts in the UK were in 1928. WIll try to get more detail to fill in, but a better early history would benefit the article. Justinc (talk) 10:53, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

Birmingham[edit]

Shocked there is no mention of Brum and the West Mids. The city and region have consistently been abundant with pirate and free radio since the 60s covering scenes such as soul, funk, dub, reggae, hip hop, acid house, techno and garage. In fact the best source for a wide variety of pirate radio, The Pirate Archive (Google it). :)

Birmingham[edit]

Extremely shocking Birmingham was not mentioned, PCRL - People's Community Radio Link was one of the UK's first black pirate radio stations and the history of PCRL cannot be buried or ommitted from this article. This is a global site from which people around the world access it to gather knowledge, the article is very accademic but falls short of the true picture hence undermining it's intent and value. Birmingham - Stingdem Radio, Flava FM, Smoothe FM, Hot92.net... Wolves & Dudley - Skyline, Kris FM, Silk City... just google pirate radio station in Birmingham.

Please update this article and make it more reflective of the facts.

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