Funky SX (Essex) 103.7

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Funky SX (Essex) 103.7

Post by Sparki » Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:26 am

Know its a community station in Essex but have been picking it up in Herne Bay, Whitstable and parts of Thanet. From Herne Bay its directly across the sea as can see Southend in the distance on a clear day, signal seems really good and quite clear with only a little bit of crackle when you hit mega built up areas. I like their style of presenting its still in a pirate way, does anyone else listen to it?
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Re: Funky SX (Essex) 103.7

Post by OldskoolPirate » Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:38 am

No

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Re: Funky SX (Essex) 103.7

Post by WEBB-TECH » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:15 am

Not really.

They have a nice tx site on top of the hospital. They do get out surprisingly well.

Even tho it's not my kinda station I don't begrudge them a bit of success...

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Re: Funky SX (Essex) 103.7

Post by teckniqs » Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:35 pm

Was picking them up in Worthing West Sussex the other night. Comes in quite often when there's a big of a lift.

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Re: Funky SX (Essex) 103.7

Post by fmuser877 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:10 pm

I keep getting a french station going over them always seem to mix with the signal.

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Re: Funky SX (Essex) 103.7

Post by WEBB-TECH » Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:04 pm

They seem to get out really well to some proper random places.

Their tx site on the hospital bangs out.

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Re: Funky SX (Essex) 103.7

Post by OldskoolPirate » Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:21 am

From listening to this station as last resort because all pirates have gone off, it sounds like they're always struggling for content. hardly any live Djs, it’s always on auto pilot, sometimes it’s left silent carrier (which I didn’t think was allowed). But what really annoys me about this station is they used to be pirates. But soon as they became legal, they grass up other pirates. Don’t forget your roots.

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Re: Funky SX (Essex) 103.7

Post by Lordunderground » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:16 pm

When they 1st started (legally) it sounded like Heart or Kiss, but just on lower power. Guess they realiised this formula wasn't going to work out - cannot make money from community radio. What is the point of existing if your a weak Heart or Kiss copy? They actually sound better now.
As for the signal it may hit out well SE Essex and beyond, but for NW Essex just a few miles from Southend it's total pony - drowned out by 103.5 BBC SX. Some pirates and community stations from London are more audible.

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Re: Funky SX (Essex) 103.7

Post by famefm » Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:05 pm

Also flex has lost its way just sooo boring

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Re: Funky SX (Essex) 103.7

Post by teckniqs » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:22 pm

famefm wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:05 pm
Also flex has lost its way just sooo boring
From someone who listens to Project, that's quite some statement...

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Re: Funky SX (Essex) 103.7

Post by famefm » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:54 pm

You remember then? It's hard to find the good stuff at the moment and I even struggle with project sometimes there is a lot of music at the moment that seems to have lost the plot as for flex I can't really put my finger on what it is it just seems to have lost something at the moment

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Re: Funky SX (Essex) 103.7

Post by thewisepranker » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:52 pm

I hear a lot of house music these days that hasn't just lost the plot, it's lost everything apart from kick, hi hats and snare. Proper boring! Ooh look how exciting, this one's got a bit of white noise! BANGER!

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Re: Funky SX (Essex) 103.7

Post by Mongo82 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:46 pm

thewisepranker wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:52 pm
I hear a lot of house music these days that hasn't just lost the plot, it's lost everything apart from kick, hi hats and snare. Proper boring! Ooh look how exciting, this one's got a bit of white noise! BANGER!
The problem with new House music for me... NOT all but most sound too clean and noticably since the early 2000s, by 2006 as example, US Garage sounded sterile. Earlier today, I was digging through my old Todd Terry / Kenny Dope Sound Designs, Powerhouse and Dopewax tracks from 91/2 and those productions still rock, full of warmth and life and tempo and beats still swing. Issues I have these days is overly quantized on old Disco and Boogie tracks to supposedly rejuvenate the original, but set to strict time, for me this steals the soul of those records and its the tempo changes what made them great. I'm showing my age i know, but not saying there is no good House or Re-edits being done today but imagination does seem to be lacking going forward.

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Re: Funky SX (Essex) 103.7

Post by Lordunderground » Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:23 am

It's always been like that, there's still some good bits if you hunt around

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