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Longest running pirate?

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:02 pm

Was sure there was a thread created on this before but couldn't find it. What is the longest running pirate on London's airwaves non-stop (or at least pretty much)?

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Re: Longest running pirate?

Post by dancemusicdj » Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:20 pm

In terms of continuous transmission, couldn't tell you. In general however, i think i remember lightening being mentioned as possibly the longest running?

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Re: Longest running pirate?

Post by famefm » Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:38 pm

Lightning radio 90.8 since January 1989

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Re: Longest running pirate?

Post by Twista UK » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:55 am

Thought it was RJR 983?

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Re: Longest running pirate?

Post by famefm » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:46 am

The RJR on now is not the original this one now is still old but the 1987 RJR was a different station the one now started around 2000?

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Re: Longest running pirate?

Post by s2000 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:53 pm

I know cyndicut been going a long time, think it started in 1989. Tbh, I'd never heard of them till they went on 90.6, but they are absolutely booming out atm

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Re: Longest running pirate?

Post by dancemusicdj » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:09 pm

s2000 wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:53 pm
I know cyndicut been going a long time, think it started in 1989. Tbh, I'd never heard of them till they went on 90.6, but they are absolutely booming out atm
Yes that's right, 1989.

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Re: Longest running pirate?

Post by famefm » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:25 pm

Yes there are some 30 years old but only lightning is almost non stop so surly has to be them

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Re: Longest running pirate?

Post by Twista UK » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:23 pm

famefm wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:25 pm
Yes there are some 30 years old but only lightning is almost non stop so surly has to be them
They also had a good few long years break before they came back can't remember what year that was, but they have been on ever since.

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Re: Longest running pirate?

Post by famefm » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:05 pm

You are right but only from 1998 till 2000 lightning was off so if you say non stop completely then I think it is station 89.8 from January 1991

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Re: Longest running pirate?

Post by peterogerspirate » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:20 pm

famefm wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:05 pm
You are right but only from 1998 till 2000 lightning was off so if you say non stop completely then I think it is station 89.8 from January 1991
Yeah i reckon stn fm as well ......... nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww this is staaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaation fm

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Re: Longest running pirate?

Post by famefm » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:01 pm

Yes the simple but excellent dj kiethly own home made jingle as old as the station it self talking of old jingles lightning used to have some really good bill Mitchell jingles but they don't play them now I wonder if they lost them?

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Re: Longest running pirate?

Post by teckniqs » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:24 pm

First heard Station FM very early '93, think it was that same exact ^^ Jingle as back then....

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Re: Longest running pirate?

Post by famefm » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:09 pm

Yes you would have and they already had 2nd birthday party by then and the jingle was also 2 years old but now their signal is so weak you can only get it in central and north London

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Re: Longest running pirate?

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:59 pm

Has their audio quality always been as bad as it is since 1991? Or is it just the internet srream? :D

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Re: Longest running pirate?

Post by famefm » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:26 pm

No just the last 5 years or so

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Re: Longest running pirate?

Post by Lordunderground » Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:05 pm

Genesis and Ragga

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Re: Longest running pirate?

Post by famefm » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:15 pm

Genesis is hardly ever on and I thought ragga hadn't been on for a few years now

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Re: Longest running pirate?

Post by teckniqs » Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:57 pm

How long has Genesis been on? I first picked it up around early 93 and as far I know it had been on for a good few years until then.

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Re: Longest running pirate?

Post by Sparki » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:21 pm

Station? late 80s I believe, dont know how long they have been on and off though but hear from people that they have been the most consistent.
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