Thameside Radio was an unlicensed radio station based in London. It launched in the winter of 1977, offering "very slick pop rock with competitions", according to Time Out. According to the Richmond and Twickenham Times, it broadcast from "a certain Notting Hill tower block" – a reference to Trellick Tower.
The station received 30-40 letters each week and had an estimated listenership of around 20,000. It pioneered new music, and is noted by the New Musical Express for giving airplay to "Win a Night Out with a Well-Known Paranoiac" by Barry Andrews, which was subsequently picked up by BBC Radio 1.
- "The Thameside Radio Story: Early Days".
- "Free as the Air". Time Out (449). 23 March 1979.
- Welch, Frances (28 November 1981). "Secret superbeam – Pirate radio defies Post Office". Richmond and Twickenham Times.
- "The Thameside Radio Story: Technology".
- Sounds, "Touch That Dial", 15 January 1983
- "NME: Barry Andrews".
- "Static Crackle and Pop". Time Out (606). 2 April 1982.
- "Thameside Radio", Sound and Moving Image Catalogue, British Library, retrieved 17 July 2012
- "The Thameside Radio Story: Endings". Retrieved 1 February 2021.
- Thameside Radio Revisited a downloadable archive of over 200 recordings of Thameside Radio shows
- Thameside Radio Home an archive of studio recordings
- The Thameside Radio Story for more information about the station
- The Intrepid Birdman's archives which include a section on Thameside Radio 90.2
- Surrey-sounds for more info on Thameside Radio and a clip from New Year 1979/1980
- Sample of the station's output
- The Intrepid Birdman on Mixcloud https://www.mixcloud.com/intrepidbirdman/