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Towerblockradio.com was founded in June 2009 by two pirate radio DJs from Manchester, UK. The site was established for people to share their own personal experiences and memories of pirate radio from all areas the UK - and to help keep those memorys alive. Then, due to many requests from site members, we were asked if we could introduce live show 'specials'.
After multiple raids by the D.T.I. (now OFCOM) on various stations we have worked for, and due to demand and the success of these 'live specials', we reluctantly decided that it was time to move with the times and join the internet radio revolution.
In Sept 2009 we invited other DJ's to join us at the Tower's. Some of these DJ's are ex-pirate radio DJ's and others are new to broadcasting, thus continuing the tradition of pirate radio, giving people a chance to learn new skills and introduce listeners to thier own personal record collections. Something that only pirate radio could really do, and which was one of the direct draws to this kind of broadcasting from the very early days of UK pirate's.
The website then developed into what we have today - the UK's first pirate radio 'fan' site and radio station all in one place - rather than a website that represents just one individual station or memories of pirate radio in general. We are more than just a website, and more than just a radio station.
So now, from Monday to Sunday night's, live DJs are in the Tower's various studio's, playing the best in underground music. All other times are covered by our 24/7 on site player. Our team of DJ's are not just from Manchester, we have DJ's located & broadcasting from a far a field as Leicester, and we now operate, and have the use of 6 studios in Manchester and beyond.
All show times are G.M.T. (UK time) and are listed, along with the DJ's name, on the right of the homepage, above the site player, on the day of a show. If you would like to see the DJ's and show times for the week ahead, click on the icon 'Show Schedule'. When 'Auto Pilot' is showing, this means there will be Back2Back music on the player. All show times are subject to change, and any changes will be updated accordingly in the show schedule.
Although this medium of broadcasting lacks the true pirate element, you can be sure that the styles and flavours which are broadcast by our live DJs, or via our 24/7 streaming radio feed are 100% pirate in nature.
Whether your thing is RnB, Reggae, DnB, Hip Hop, Soul, Jungle, Dubstep, Old Skool or New Skool, you can be sure that we have something for all musical tastes.
We also stream via Facebook, iTunes Radio, Music Box, Widget Server and the Streema Network. You can also hear our broadcasts via iPhones, Nokia Phones, Android Phones, Blackberry's, HTC's and infact any 'Smart Phones', and also via Ipods & Ipads. For more details on how to tune in via your phone - see the Forum (Technical Section).
We have a friendly community of members who love their music as much as we do, and who like nothing more than to chat to other members on site, discussing the latest tunes, the old skool classics or anything else that you might want to discuss.
Why not check out our forums, which contain a wealth of musical information, facts and figures and comprehensive lists of past and present pirate radio stations in the UK and beyond. Our forums are updated regularly by our active community of members.
Towerblockradio.com is also proud to support and promote up and coming talent from all around the globe. Please check out our featured artists and downloads section for all the latest information and free music from the artists we help to promote.
Dont forget, all of the services on Towerblockradio.com are free to use. All we ask is that you take two minutes to sign up as a member.
We hope you enjoy your time at the 'Towers', please add our Widget to your Facebook profile and we welcome any feedback, comments or suggestions you may have for us.
Thank you all for your continued support.
Snowman and Twangy