Upfront FM 99.3

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Upfront FM 99.3

Post by shockatee » Wed May 31, 2017 8:04 pm

Going back a few years here, but this was a legendary station. I was a huge fan of Upfront and was gutted when they ceased to broadcast. It came at a time if I remember rightly that their events were huge - I recall one at Atlantis on Purley Way (which was a big club) and it was rammed, hundreds queueing outside.

Does anyone know what happened?

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Re: Upfront FM 99.3

Post by pure94 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:43 am

Think d.... got fed up with the grief always remember if they went off air within an hour they would b back on 99.3 a south London dial it was destiny 99.3 upfront came after then flashback now select

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Re: Upfront FM 99.3

Post by teckniqs » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:14 am

There was a Polish station on there after Flashback, before Select.

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Re: Upfront FM 99.3

Post by pure94 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:19 am

Forgot about that one not that I ever listened to it😉

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Re: Upfront FM 99.3

Post by shockatee » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:36 am

I think Taste went on 99.3 when Upfront stopped broadcasting. There was 9nine3 for a bit too. Then Flashback.

A lot of the Upfront DJs and MCs went on to Elite 92.5fm.

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Re: Upfront FM 99.3

Post by pure94 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:11 am

Taste was 92.5 then elite d.e.a went from upfront y o flashback think9nine3 was a stop gap from upfront to flashback going on there ....flashback 97.6 and 99.3 the good days of radio in south london

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Re: Upfront FM 99.3

Post by famefm » Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:46 pm

Upfront last frequency was 96.1 when they closed

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Re: Upfront FM 99.3

Post by pure94 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:11 pm

Always will b known for 99.3 at its best 96.1 was at the end....not the same tbh

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Re: Upfront FM 99.3

Post by famefm » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:13 pm

You could be right similar to the end of uknown fm they were going downhill before they closed down

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Re: Upfront FM 99.3

Post by pure94 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:54 am

that's true same for passion when they went to 97.9

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Re: Upfront FM 99.3

Post by famefm » Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:51 am

Passion left 91.8 when the legal thing in hayes took it and I am not sure if the station on 97.9 now is anything to do with some of there ex djs?

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Re: Upfront FM 99.3

Post by pure94 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:05 pm

They was still on for a long time on 91.8 even when that Hayes switched on.....yes poss might b ex passion dis on 97.9 strange it's called d.vine Philgood and rams old station

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Re: Upfront FM 99.3

Post by famefm » Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:16 pm

Yes I get a very strong signal I don't like it much and passion after Hayes came on took 91.8 to east London and had 979 for West

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Re: Upfront FM 99.3

Post by famefm » Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:16 pm

Yes I get a very strong signal I don't like it much and passion after Hayes came on took 91.8 to east London and had 979 for West

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Re: Upfront FM 99.3

Post by peterogerspirate » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:50 pm

99.3 upfront fm def from the crystal palace area

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Re: Upfront FM 99.3

Post by zoostorm » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:14 pm

They may have been on that block near Penge Homebase which is between Penge West and Anerley stations. I think Boss FM used that block back in the day?

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Re: Upfront FM 99.3

Post by peterogerspirate » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:46 pm

zoostorm wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:14 pm
They may have been on that block near Penge Homebase which is between Penge West and Anerley stations. I think Boss FM used that block back in the day?
Yes boss 92.6 fm used that was essex towers

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Re: Upfront FM 99.3

Post by Albert H » Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:02 am

I used that block back in the early 80s! It got out quite well, but we moved to One Tree Hill which was much higher!
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Re: Upfront FM 99.3

Post by pure94 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:36 pm

Albert did you no d.... who ran upfront...

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Re: Upfront FM 99.3

Post by Albert H » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:41 pm

I met a couple of the Upfront guys a long time ago in a pub in Anerley. They needed a link receiver (or two) in a hurry, and RH put them in touch with me. They paid their cash, had a swift beer and went on their way. They were back on a couple of hours later
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