London’s Pirate Pioneers Book

London’s Pirate Pioneers tells the whole story of pirate radio in the city from 1965 to 1990. From the early hobbyist operations of the 1960s to the big commercial enterprises of the 1980s. From suburban bedrooms to open fields to urban tower blocks. From hippies to soul boys to ravers. The book weaves together a year-by-year account of the developments in London’s radio with the stories of the key stations. It explores the political, social, musical and technological changes that were to influence each stage in the pirates’ evolution. There’s 58 photos covering every era plus lots of flyers and promos.

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Marconi Radio International Test 28/29 November 2015

Greetings from Italy!

Here is the schedule for the next test broadcasts of Marconi Radio International:

28th November 2015, from 1300 to 1430 UTC
29th November 2015, from 0900 to 1300 UTC

Our frequency is 11390 kHz and power in the region of 30 watts. Test broadcasts consist of non stop music, station identification announcements in Italian, English, Spanish as well as DX shows in English and Italian.

MRI encourages reception reports from listeners. Audio clips (mp3-file) of our broadcasts are welcome!

Until now reception reports, found to be correct, have been received from 13 countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Switzerland and Ukraine. We are anxious to receive feedbacks from more countries!

We QSL 100%. Our E-mail address is:

We hope that you will share this information with your members.

Thank you very much for your cooperation