The London Pirates

Time Radio (103.7 FM) 1987 – 1988?

74a Harlesden High St

London NW10

Coverage: Northwest London/Londonwide

Jingles: “Keeping militant and paro...Chris Nat!”, “Chris Nat: luge and legal!”, "The Hip Hop Entrepreneur" (Bill Mitchell)

DJs: Chris Nat, Lyndon T, Noel Callender, Keith James, Chris Johns, Debbie Gay, MJ (aka Wayne Nevers), Virgo Wells, Master MC, Daddy Ernie, Jenny Francis, Gammo Speng, Jerry Bascombe, Martin Jay.

Though a short-lived station, Time Radio managed to broadcast professional sounding shows 24 hours a day despite frequent DTI raids. Chris ‘The Bad Boy’ Nat hosted a Sunday Hip Hop show between 4–6pm where he set competitions, read out requests and played the latest releases. TX Magazine lists his show up until at least August 1988, and it probably continued right up until the end of the station’s life.

Rapattack’s Master MC hosted a ‘Grand Groove’ Soul and Dance mastermix show which was highly regarded and one of the most popular in London. It is likely Hip Hop featured in his mixes to some degree.

© Copyright Lindsay (2013)