whats this pirate in sheffield 106.8

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whats this pirate in sheffield 106.8

Post by radionortheast » Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:58 am

just found this video, bounce fm?


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Re: whats this pirate in sheffield 106.8

Post by teckniqs » Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:58 am

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Re: whats this pirate in sheffield 106.8

Post by pirateaddict » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:54 pm

Not heard that station for a while.. Used to be on at weekends and it was just an unknown station no dj as such..He started in 1994 on 105.fm and was just known as the 105 fm...

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Re: whats this pirate in sheffield 106.8

Post by pirateaddict » Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:32 am

Another broadcast from the unknown fm today, well it came on yesterday.. 106.75 in mono..Playing some hardcore techno mad shit atm..A bit much really for Christmas morning tbh!

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Re: whats this pirate in sheffield 106.8

Post by Sparki » Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:40 pm

radionortheast wrote:
just found this video, bounce fm?
What program is the guy in the video using? looks good.
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Re: whats this pirate in sheffield 106.8

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Re: whats this pirate in sheffield 106.8

Post by vivo » Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:29 pm

Playing an old John Peel show now, so many good memories, the guy running it has some good taste ;)

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Re: whats this pirate in sheffield 106.8

Post by pirateaddict » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:18 am

Or8 Vivo.. I caught it again as well this weekend.. Yeah loving the old John peel sessions, only heard a couple of early 2000's ones though. Were any earlier ones played? I used to listen int mid eighties just for the freshest Hiphop n rap so i could record it lol. Are you in Sheffield by any chance mate? Don't worry, I'm not a stalker or owt.pmsl lol.

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Re: whats this pirate in sheffield 106.8

Post by vivo » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:38 pm

Hey man, yeah I'm living in Sheff at the moment. Yourself? I ended up listening most of the day - was mostly early 2000s I think - Best radio I've heard in a long time haha.

It's a good signal across most of south west Sheff, also had it on my phone in the city centre and it seems strong there too. The anorak in me wonders where it's transmitting from and what kind of equipment they're using? I saw a post in another thread referencing: http://www.pcs-electronics.com/max-pro- ... 0ba87e1e9b . Reckon it could just be one of them?

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Re: whats this pirate in sheffield 106.8

Post by pirateaddict » Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:34 pm

Yes mate I'm in Sheffield. I'm at Norfolk Park just east of the city centre.. It will be strong in the centre coz it's not far from the the centre. I get it strong over here too, i can see where it's from. Funny really coz bounce 88 another pirate comes from the same area and are pretty poor signal wise lol.. It looks as though it's gonna be pretty regular this year at weekends as he's been pretty quiet with the odd broadcast the past few years! It's good innit Vivo, something different and still more entertaining than any legal in these parts..

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Re: whats this pirate in sheffield 106.8

Post by vivo » Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:32 pm

Ah yeah - I know Norfolk Park, used to have some friends who lived up there when I was a student.
Actually I have a vague memory of hearing 106.8 when I was living in Heeley too a few years back, shame there's not much information about it, I'd be interested to know more. It's nice to have something different on the dial, you're right.... Sheffield Live has some pretty decent shows sometimes too though ;)

Posted another video when it was on earlier in the month btw:

Also - sending you a PM!

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Re: whats this pirate in sheffield 106.8

Post by pirateaddict » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:11 pm

pirateaddict wrote:Not heard that station for a while.. Used to be on at weekends and it was just an unknown station no dj as such..He started in 1994 on 105.fm and was just known as the 105 fm...
@ Vivo

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Re: whats this pirate in sheffield 106.8

Post by pirateaddict » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:12 pm

I wrote loads out earlier but it wouldn't send or connect. Probably something to do with the new format ont forum...

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Re: whats this pirate in sheffield 106.8

Post by vivo » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:05 pm

pirateaddict wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:12 pm
I wrote loads out earlier but it wouldn't send or connect. Probably something to do with the new format ont forum...
Aww man - save it in notepad and try again later? :)

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Re: whats this pirate in sheffield 106.8

Post by pirateaddict » Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:02 am

OK Vivo.. About 106.8..
From what i know and can remember is that i first heard this station around 1993 on 107fm mono (it's always mono) I know it's him coz i've heard the cassettes he played then pretty recently. He was actually interviewed by the Sheffield star which mostly focused on the strange goings on on the roof he used to set up on and also remortgaging his house to pay the fines for getting caught broadcasting illegally which caused great strain on his marriage, such a strange interview i think anyway!
He knew some lasses that spent time there and they'd come to mine for some weed (when i was young and silly) but they never talked about the radio thing. In fact they buzzed him from my flat to see if they could go round. the flats had buzzer intercoms to let people in at the main door but I didn't realise that you could actually talk to others int other blocks!

I only ever heard one set of dj's on there, can't remember much but i remember them saying this is the 105 vibe as it was on 105 fm about 1995-2000 < rough estimate.. That's about all i can remember at the moment..

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Re: whats this pirate in sheffield 106.8

Post by pirateaddict » Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:18 am

Oh and don't forget, there were many many more pirates back then in the 90's..most operating out of Norfolk Park. But there was pitch fm 95.6 and later 106.5 from the same area as 106.8.. You can Google Sheffield pirate radio and it comes up with a lot but not all of them. Try googling Sheffield Community Radio, Fantasy Fm Sheffield, Zfm, Hardcore fm, Joy fm, Diamond radio, East End Radio, Century 100, Foul Mouth Fm, Mainline fm, DBS fm (drum n bass station) Mighty Fm, Fresh Fm, Good life soul fm, Freedom fm, Big fm, Dance Fm, Groove Fm which actually had at one time a 28 day restricted service licence.. I can remember all them but could i tell ya what i had for tea on Monday? Could i ekkers like! Lol

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Re: whats this pirate in sheffield 106.8

Post by radionortheast » Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:55 pm

i remember a station on 105 around the mid 90's sounded abit simliar to foul mouth fm, it seemed to transmit sound tracks from films, had some unusual music, guess there was alot of unusual music back then just remember the heres johnny song, kind of spooky.

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Re: whats this pirate in sheffield 106.8

Post by pirateaddict » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:49 pm

Or8 @ radionortheast.. Hope you're well! Yes i can remember pulp fiction being played on there. He's on now as i speak.. More peely!

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Re: whats this pirate in sheffield 106.8

Post by radionortheast » Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:38 pm

thanks been throught worrying time feeling ropey, worries about money the future and the world seems to be going to pot at the moment going in a backwards direction :) pulp fiction must of been the one

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Re: whats this pirate in sheffield 106.8

Post by vivo » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:27 pm

Noticed this has been back on air quite a bit recently - I'm digging the John Peel stuff.

Probably a long shot but if whoever is broadcasting reads this send me a message - I wouldn't mind getting hold of those recordings :D

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