Radio London

 Pirate Radio London was along side Radio Caroline when it came to popularity in the 1960s. Radio London was also known as Big L and 'Wonderful Radio London' when it started broadcasting off the coast of Frinton-on-Sea, Essex, England on the 16th December 1964. The station broadcast from the pirate ship the MV GALAXY a former USA Minesweeper on 266 metres medium wave using initially a 50k tranmitter that was increased to 75Kw with a 170ft mast, when Radio Caroline increased it's transmitter power.

Pirate Radio London was the brainchild of Texan millionaire Don Pierson who was looking to launch an all-day commercial music station, it's offices were in Curzon Street London and at one time Big L was estimated to have 17 million listeners to such programs as 'The Radio London Fab 40 presented by DJ Tony Blackburn. As with the majority of Pirate Radio Stations that broadcast in the sixties Pirate Radio London closed on the 14th August 1967 following the Marine Offences Act

These original broadcasts from Radio London Big L - were recorded via reel to reel tape in the sixties and have been enhanced / converted to MP3 format as technology has allowed - MP3 format plays on most modern CD players, Ipods, computers and most DVD players - Please check that you are able to play MP3 CDs before purchasing.