Pirates of the Airwaves is a podcast where Mark Wakely (founder of the Land Based Pirate Radio of the 70's 80' Facebook group), talks to some of the people involved in the pirate radio world in the 70's and 80's. 

Latest Episodes

Lawrie Hallett - The Poacher turned Gamekeeper Episode, Phoenix Radio, Alice's Restaurant, Ofcom

For this episode I talk to Lawrie Hallett, the poacher turned gamekeeper. He went from pirate radio operator to ofcom official via a whole load of radio related projec...

Mark Wakely-Radio Comsat, Phoenix Radio and Radio Shoestring

For this first episode of 2023 the tables have been turned on your host by Lawrie Hallett, and the subject of the podcast is me. I would like to point out that this wa...

Bear- Telstar One, Alice's Restaurant and RFM

In this episode I talk to Bear, the legendry rock "Gramophone Announcer" from Telstar One 235m, Alice's Restaurant and RFM, amongst others. He takes us through his rad...

Philip Bendall - Radio Jackie and Radio Concord

This is the podcast where we talk to some of the people who helped shape the radio landscape of the UK back in the 1970’s and 80’s by fracturing the occasional law and...

Tony Randall-Radio Jackie, Sun Radio and RFL

This episode we talk to Tony Randall. He cut his pirate teeth with Radio Jackie and and went on to be involved with numerus stations and he had a few brushes with the ...

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