: Eruption FM, one of London’s most established and respected pirate stations, was born on the 17th February 1993. This is the date that the first illegal broadcast was made on the stations first and most famous frequency of 101.3fm. The station supplied hardcore and jungle to it’s vast legion of listeners for seven days a week, every week, building up it’s listeners and reputation as London’s premier pirate station.
Initially made up of two defunct stations, Impact 88.2 and Destiny 99.3, Eruption hit the ground running with a complete schedule and already existing and eager listening audience.
With a line up that consisted of DJ Clarky, MR E, Demolition Cru, The Rave Brothers, Clockwork, Swift & Zinc, MC AD, Arfa G & Roachman, Skeme & RJ Vibes, Love Dove Jay, Loxy, and MC DT, the ingredients were in place to revolutionize pirate radio in London.
Numerous visits from the Radio Investigation Department culminating with the loss of studio and and an arrest would have been enough to deter most, but the Eruption management were resilient and persisted with the obstacles that were put in front of them.
By the end of the first year, the name ‘Eruption FM’ was known throughout the rave scene, but the real test was the first birthday party held at the Four Aces Club in Dalston. There were no flyers for the event, the only publicity was generated through the station – so...