Rinse fm

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Re: Rinse fm

Post by Roobru » Tue May 22, 2018 10:48 pm

This is the Albert I like. Informative, interesting stories, not the negativity. Would be cool if you put ,more effort into writing these stories. I would like to hear more.

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Re: Rinse fm

Post by zoostorm » Wed May 23, 2018 6:07 pm

Sunrise (the Asian station) and LGR have pirate backgrounds as well.

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Re: Rinse fm

Post by famefm » Wed May 23, 2018 10:18 pm

That's true lgr and sunrise did they were called sina radio but choice fm had no pirate connections they took on some former pirate djs but the management were outside black business people and it was a surprise at the time because no pirate applications got it (south London 1990 award for a music and community station )

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Re: Rinse fm

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Fri May 25, 2018 11:03 am

zoostorm wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 12:45 pm
Rinse probably has 3 listeners on FM as the current location of the tx is shite.

It however has been a success story for an underground dance/urban station broadcasting legally. Never got why Albert hates so much on the dance pirates going legal, especially when there are at least two stations that have successfully transferred to going straight.
There are actually more than two (unless you're just talking about London). The ones I know of are Rinse FM, Kane FM and Funky SX.

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Re: Rinse fm

Post by mgb » Fri May 25, 2018 10:28 pm

The original Xfm was a former pirate in London, called Q102

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Re: Rinse fm

Post by Twista UK » Thu May 31, 2018 6:56 pm

I thought I would give them a call to find out what's happening but their 0207 landline contact number just rings once and cuts off.

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Re: Rinse fm

Post by famefm » Thu May 31, 2018 8:25 pm

Unbelievable it's been off longer than the average pirate after a raid

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Re: Rinse fm

Post by FMVETERAN » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:38 pm

Surely it's a breach of their license conditions to be either dead air or off air. I've got a feeling that they have lost their FM licence. The DAB+ is still on though which is strange. Funny that they went off air the day after I had heard strong language aired on one of the shows before watershed. It's also strange how there's no mention publicly as to why they've been off for so long. Rinse will be coming back as pirate soon :lol:

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Re: Rinse fm

Post by Twista UK » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:41 pm

FMVETERAN wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:38 pm
Surely it's a breach of their license conditions to be either dead air or off air. I've got a feeling that they have lost their FM licence. The DAB+ is still on though which is strange. Funny that they went off air the day after I had heard strong language aired on one of the shows before watershed. It's also strange how there's no mention publicly as to why they've been off for so long. Rinse will be coming back as pirate soon :lol:
There isn't a Watershed for radio, just TV.

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Re: Rinse fm

Post by famefm » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:46 pm

I don't think it would go just like that they would get a final warning first

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Re: Rinse fm

Post by Twista UK » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:03 am

Why would they bother 'upgrading their equipment' if they'd lost their license??

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Re: Rinse fm

Post by famefm » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:25 pm

Can't have lost it because it would have been reported in the radio today paper

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Re: Rinse fm

Post by teckniqs » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:35 pm

Seems a bit strange to be off this long! ....Surely it would make a lot more sense if moving it to have the other set up ready and switch off the Peregrine House site ready to switch the new site straight on air without a big long gap.
Makes no sense, maybe they have lost their license but news like that gets around quickly and not heard a sausage.

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Re: Rinse fm

Post by famefm » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:13 pm

Probably not lost the license like I said it would have been in the radio today paper and the stations that get into trouble are always mentioned and rinse hasn't been

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Re: Rinse fm

Post by famefm » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:17 pm

Been 6 weeks of now

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Re: Rinse fm

Post by teckniqs » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:10 pm

It was very kind of them to clear the airwaves ready for Flex.

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Re: Rinse fm

Post by famefm » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:37 pm

Maybe they are not coming back?

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Re: Rinse fm

Post by teckniqs » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:59 pm

Not according to Ofcom. This was last updated yesterday (15th June) and it says they are still licensed until 2021.

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Re: Rinse fm

Post by famefm » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:50 pm

Incredible that they have been gone so long but we would have heard if the license was lost like I said before would have been in the radio today paper by now and all the stations that have had their knuckles rapet have been metioned and rinse have not

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Re: Rinse fm

Post by teckniqs » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:39 am

I sent rinse.fm an email 9 days ago to ask them what's happening but not had a reply... :whistle

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