past stations and locations

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Post by WEBB-TECH » Sat Sep 25, 2021 12:39 am

Ian wrote:
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Yes he’s got worse with time like a fine wine with his humour ha ha
I really like Steve. He says it how it is. No fucking about....

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Post by teckniqs » Tue Dec 28, 2021 10:04 am

Another of what appears to be a pirate dipole spotted, South Acton estate 1988 (block on right. now demolished)
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Post by teckniqs » Mon Jan 03, 2022 6:21 pm

Found it on Google Streetview....
Kool 94.6 and Rinse100.4 block-share, Shearsmith House, Wapping E1. (2009)

https://www.google.com/maps/@51.5118336 ... 312!8i6656
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Post by mpx » Mon Jan 03, 2022 10:58 pm

They wouldn't have been particularly well matched or radiating properly as the stacks would react to each other being opposite on the same mast.. and some luck involved as to whether the PA in each rig would interact, given the filtering on most pirate gear.. but fair play they were both on air.. and thats a nice block :whistle

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Post by Casual » Tue Jan 04, 2022 11:30 pm

Stuff of legend that Kool/Rinse block share/H stack setup & that block they were using is an absolute whopper.

Remember both stations putting out huge signals around that time too.

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Post by mr beale » Sat Jan 22, 2022 4:05 pm

I'm sure someone said on here a while back, there was a station that came from Chertsey in Surrey ages back? Anyone remember this, or whereabouts they would of come from? There's are no high spots....

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Post by Albert H » Sun Jan 23, 2022 1:18 am

One station with a studio in the Chertsey area linked to Wimbledon Parkside......
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Post by mr beale » Sun Jan 23, 2022 9:24 am

Was that red eye back in the day?

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Post by Albert H » Sun Jan 23, 2022 2:49 pm

Nope.
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Post by teckniqs » Sun Jan 23, 2022 2:57 pm

Red Eye came from Egham hill.

....A few stations have used the southern water covered reservior site up the top of St. Anns hill, Chertsey over the years.

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Post by mr beale » Sun Jan 23, 2022 5:19 pm

Can't picture where that reservoir used to be, but remember seeing all the leads still hanging out a tree in englefield green near the memorial a few years back

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Post by teckniqs » Sun Jan 23, 2022 6:55 pm

mr beale wrote:
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Can't picture where that reservoir used to be, but remember seeing all the leads still hanging out a tree in englefield green near the memorial a few years back
https://www.google.com/maps/place/51%C2 ... -0.5260779

.....That was probably the remains of Point Blank's old 103.6 relay site from about 10 years or so back, unless this was back in the 90s?

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Post by famefm » Sun Jan 23, 2022 7:31 pm

Definitely it was I used to travel past that a lot in those days

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Post by mr beale » Sun Jan 23, 2022 7:44 pm

Nice one! Yeah that makes sense it was PBFM as was about 10 years ago, noticed that they were using the cell site opposite updown Court mansion aswell at the time

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Post by OverTheHill » Mon Jan 31, 2022 1:56 pm

Some fun stories about studio locations and rig locations over the years on my latest podcast with Selecta Primetime (flex/impact/resist/supreme) - have a butchers.

Youtube:
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/22BJqp ... =copy-link
Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/s ... 0549222374

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Post by Shiv » Tue Feb 01, 2022 7:51 am

OverTheHill wrote:
Mon Jan 31, 2022 1:56 pm
Some fun stories about studio locations and rig locations over the years on my latest podcast with Selecta Primetime (flex/impact/resist/supreme) - have a butchers.

Youtube:
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/22BJqp ... =copy-link
Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/s ... 0549222374
This was the Rampage studio in Effingham Junction he was talking about. Goats deffo used to roam around :lol:
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Post by OverTheHill » Tue Feb 01, 2022 10:09 am

Proper radio :)

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Post by Mr.S » Fri Feb 04, 2022 12:03 pm

That's Feedback in the picture.

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Post by Burner » Sat Feb 19, 2022 12:00 pm

Flava was In canning town above the market.
Rince was Dagenham broad Street.

Temptation 102.4 was mainly barking, but we did have a studio in Rainham where we spent alot of time.
Temptation was practically everywhere in barking and Dagenham. I remember the studio being near Lintons estate (if your old enough to remember that estate) in the industrial site just next to Ilford mosque. Gascoigne estate in the tower blocks, containers near the river Roding too.

All bringing back some good memories boys.

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Post by Steve » Fri Mar 04, 2022 6:03 am

Another block I used for a short time in the late 90's before moving closer to Crawley..
https://www.towerblock.eca.ed.ac.uk/dev ... me-redhill

Had a good nightlife in Redhill, seem to remember the main club being called Liquid or something like that anyway!
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