Friday, July 03, 2015

400 pirate radio set ups shut down in London in past 2 years

Regulators have raided nearly 400 suspected pirate radio setups in London over the last two years, the Standard can reveal.

Figures released by Ofcom in response to a Freedom of Information request show nearly a quarter of the raids took place in Haringey, north London, while 90 resulted in equipment being seized.

Lambeth, south London, was the next biggest offender, with more than 50 raids on suspected pirates between April 2013 and March this year.

The communications regulator says internet radio and the introduction of community broadcasting licences have taken away some of the incentive for pirates to broadcast.

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(Source: London Evening Standard)

2 comments:

Pirateradiodj said...

I pirated in East and North London from 1970 to 1989 after which i joined Radio Caroline. During my pirate days i was never caught but came close a couple of times lol .I loved my time on the Ross Revenge doing the 2 till 6 am slot. Those were fun times and i would do it all again in a heart beat. I might just build a tx and do it one more time before i go off to the great radio ship in the sky where my best friend is doing the prime time slot RIP Steven Scott, aka Steve Roberts.

Mike Stewart said...

Radio should be free why do governments think it theirs, Fight for free radio