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RISK FM 107.1

Post by sinus trouble » Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:23 pm

Heres a recording i found of RISK FM! I used to listen to them in the mid 90s
they broadcast for a few years before CHOICE FM took the dial! :(
If anyone has any other recordings of them? it would be great to hear them again! :)

http://www.thebeatsanctuary.co.uk/archi ... sk-fm-1071
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Re: RISK FM 107.1

Post by teckniqs » Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:09 pm

I remember when the DTI wiped them out with a 1khz tone around 1998 with a much stronger signal than what Risk was.

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Re: RISK FM 107.1

Post by sinus trouble » Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:30 pm

LOL!! Yeah the DTI were hot on them!! Im not sure where there block was? edmonton area i think? but they used to bang out all over london!! :D
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Re: RISK FM 107.1

Post by teckniqs » Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:48 am

Could get it clear around Woking, Surrey.

....I was told they were based in Hackney.

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Re: RISK FM 107.1

Post by sinus trouble » Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:47 pm

You could be right Mr Teck!
They were defo local to the walthamstow area!
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Re: RISK FM 107.1

Post by radio-berlin » Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:45 pm

The good old days of radio, when music was banging and pirates had a reall good vibe about them!

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Re: RISK FM 107.1

Post by DoubleStack » Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:13 pm

radio-berlin wrote:The good old days of radio, when music was banging and pirates had a reall good vibe about them!
The good old days. When people done radio for the love of the music. No haters. No jelousy. No rig thieves.

Then killer didn't get his job seekers allowance. And now he travels the whole length of the country to steal a 100 pound transmitter. And threatens your family with violence. Just for broadcasting some music.

What a shame that pirate radio has gone like this. Bring back the days when radio could be enjoyed by everyone.

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Re: RISK FM 107.1

Post by sinus trouble » Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:31 pm

Sadly you are right Mr stack!
Radio should be about the music, giving people an alternative to the commercial crap that is available now! :(
Pirate radio was about fighting the authorities and for our rights! not eachother! selling dials and stealing rigs is bullsh*t!! Ofcom probly welcome this behavior cos it makes thier job easier?
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Re: RISK FM 107.1

Post by Steve » Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:24 am

We were on blocks in Waltham Forest. From Oliver Close, next to Leyton Orient to finishing it's days on the blue block at Boundary Road E17, sharing with 2 other stations and even had a station on the red block next to us..

All of those blocks are knocked down now as are all the blocks in that area, so I don't suppose it will harm naming those that shared with us, it was Erotic and Shine or Pleasure as they were called before the relaunch/rebrand on our block and Eruption on the red block next door during one of their comeback times, not on 101.3 though at that time because Erotic was using that frequency, think it was 94 from memory.. If admin thinks this paragraph is bait, please edit it.

Beginning of the end was a studio raid on carnival weekend, while Scott Garcia was doing a guest show just after releasing 'It's a London Thing' then Choice took 107.1, we moved frequencies a few times trying to find a new home and faded away.... :(

Best times of my life, fucking loved it.... Pirate radio never leaves you, I still pass blocks now thinking about how good they'd be...lol

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Re: RISK FM 107.1

Post by teckniqs » Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:00 am

That Pleasure 87.7 thing was whacking out from there, I remember in early 1997 we drove from Byfleet in Surrey to Maidstone in Kent and were locked all the way. The only station we could hear in Maidstone and it was clear.
Do you remember when the DTI sent out a tone over your frequency in early/mid 1998? Was 5 signal bars out of 5 in Brixton where as Risk was only 2 bars so it flattened you!

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Re: RISK FM 107.1

Post by Steve » Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:21 pm

I have a vague recollection of it, but I lived about a mile north of the TX site, so it would have taken some serious power to wipe me out...lol

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Re: RISK FM 107.1

Post by teckniqs » Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:27 pm

I'd never heard them do that to anyone before but heard of it being done. You must have really upset them :tup :tup

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Re: RISK FM 107.1

Post by sinus trouble » Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:34 pm

Great memories Mr steve!
Ive lived opposite boundary estate all my life and spent alot of my time in them blocks usually smokin lol!
The view from the 20th floor was endless! Gosport estate was a great block too,the first roof i ever went on! :D
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Re: RISK FM 107.1

Post by teckniqs » Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:18 am

Steve wrote:not on 101.3 though at that time because Erotic was using that frequency, think it was 94 from memory..
Thinking back I think I recall it was 104.0.

Juice was 94.0

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Re: RISK FM 107.1

Post by Steve » Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:20 am

After Risk I put Key FM on 87.6, (was on 106 running tests for a couple of weeks) initially running it off Wanstead flats until we pissed the caretaker off then on Cathall and finally to St Michaels Tower - Gosport Road E17, which I think is the block you said you first went on.

Dyke Court on the Gosport estate (the small block) had loads of pirate studios in, once they started moving people out ready for demolition it became squat heaven...lol Another station was raided once, while we were in the same block on a different floor.. :lol:

Waltham Forest had so many class tower blocks, was pirate city for years! Chingford Hall, Oliver Close, Cathall, Wanstead Flats, Gosport Estate, Beaumont Estate and Boundary road... Every estate except Gosport (which only had 1 block) had multiple blocks and most had pirates on...lol Every block apart from the 2 at Wanstead are gone now. :(

Think you're right regarding Eruption, was 104.

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Re: RISK FM 107.1

Post by sinus trouble » Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:17 pm

Ahh mann! brings back so many memories! :)
Ive heard of key fm too! did they ever get up n running?
I remember saving my weeks money, going record village and criminal records to get latest tunage!! :D Still got them vinyl today! :D
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Re: RISK FM 107.1

Post by Steve » Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:25 am

Key was up and running, we had some great DJ's with a full schedule and were booming out, quite funny you mention Criminal Records, Mickey was my silent partner in the station. :) Not sure what happened to him, think he emigrated after he closed the shop. Often wonder how he's getting on.

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Re: RISK FM 107.1

Post by sinus trouble » Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:50 pm

Lol Mickey!! i remember him! Nice bloke :)
And Jazzy D too! He used to mixup some of the latest tunes for us lol
Good times!! :D
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Re: RISK FM 107.1

Post by Steve » Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:43 am

I still keep in contact with Jazzy! Got a lot of time for him, top bloke.

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Re: RISK FM 107.1

Post by Effemm » Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:28 pm

wow. My ex manor , E17/E4, n little did i know all these were within touching distance of me !!! Gr8 memories, Record Village, a shrine for me back then, they even let me leave my bmx in the shop whilst browsing thru' !!
Then Bam records came along n that was that

Was Dance 93 local too ? I remember Slipmatt n Lime's show, how i wish i'd recorded at the time

Stomp Fm used to boom in to but think they were Dagenham way based

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