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Thameside Radio 90.2

Thameside Radio
The early days

Thameside Radio
Years of success

Thameside 90.2


Where are the
Thameside Radio crew now?

Thameside 90.2
Technical info

Thameside Radio

Thameside Radio

Thameside 90.2
Special events

Thameside Radio
Information sheets

Links to Thameside
and other
pirate radio sites


The Thameside Badge Thameside Radio memorabilia

Items that haven't made it onto the Thameside Radio 90.2 main history pages and higher resolution versions of some that have.

The infamous Thameside Radio pen (often given out as prizes, but they rarely actually worked!)

Thameside Radio pen

Posters / stickers

Some non-sticky Thameside Radio car stickers (used to be the trendiest thing in London)

Thameside Radio 90.2 Bob Edwards car sticker

Thameside Radio 90.2 car sticker

Thameside Radio 90.2 Tony Lloyd car sticker

Thameside Radio 90.2 music and more car sticker

Thameside Radio 90.2 five year poster

Thameside Radio 90.2 poster
A small Thameside Radio card

Thameside Radio 4th birthday ticketBoat party ticket (from Alan Dolby)

An Intrepid Birdman Sticker

Thameside Radio 90.2 - Intrepid Birdman Sticker


The ubiquitous Thameside Radio sticker

Thameside Radio Sticker

L-R: Debbie. the Birdman, Alex, Bob and Sarah
Thameside Radio 90.2 the Birdman, Alex, Bob and Sarah

Bob Edwards
Thameside Radio 90.2 Bob Edwards at the decks



Paul and Bob on top of a tower block with a link aerial - it is pointing the wrong way, but this was a staged photo for a newspaper.
Thameside Radio 90.2 Paul and Bob on top of a tower block with a link aerial
AM/FM magazine

Thameside Radio 90.2 Alternative picture of Paul and Bob on top of a tower block with a link aerial
Source: Sounds


Thameside Radio90.2 main studio
The main studio

Thameside Radio's Alex Wright
Alex Wright outside the Shepherd's Bush Odeon

Thameside Radio 90.2 Bob Edwards
Bob Edwards on Chiswick High Road
Buzby and Neal (John G)
Sarah and Alex
Sarah and Alex Wright

(John G)


Thameside Radio Sarah
Thameside Radio 90.2 Steve Scribbler
Steve Scribbler
Alex Wright  
Tony Lloyd
Tony Lloyd

Over 200 hours of Thameside Radio 90.2 recordings for you to download - Thameside Radio podcast on

The Daily Mail article about Thameside TV from

Thameside TV article in the Daily Mail

The Thameside Radio exciter circuit - a 1995 drawing from an original module.Thameside's FM2 exciter board circuit















A letter of complaint from a radio amateur about radio pirates and Thameside Radio in particular (Wireless World August 1982).

C. G. Howard's comments in the June issue of WW under 'Amateurs and c.b.' highlighted the indifference of the Home Office towards illegal c. b. amateur operatjons. But what about the specific identifiable violations where the Home Office attitude is downright irresponsible?
I am referring to the illegal pirate radio stations that flagrantly operate in the v.h.f./f.m. broadcast band. There are a number of them, but two examples serve to illustrate the general case - 'Thameside Radio' and 'Liberation Radio'.
I asked British Telecom why these stations were not closed down and imagine my surprise as a legal broadcasting operator, when I was told that the Home Office would not give the necessary authorization for British Telecom to do so.
Must a campaign be mounted privately to ensure that the law of the land is upheld when a
government department refuses to do so? Continual violation of the law in this way is a form of anarchy, in principal every bit as bad as other, more subversive, movements.
The Home Office, in supporting the violation of statutory laws by its non-action is encouraging funher escalation. This is yet another of a growing number of examples of where government legislation controls the actions of responsible citizens but not those who chose to flout the law of the land.
H. Clayton


A 1978 map Thameside Radio's transmitter sites.Thameside's transmitter sites


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The Thameside Radio Story is an achive of material about Thameside Radio 90.2, a London pirate station. It broadcast between 1977 and 1982. Tony Lloyd, Bob Edwards, The Intrepid Birdman, Alex Wright, Paul James, Ian Stewart, Terry Anderson and The Curly Man all presented shows, as did many others. More important were the listeners. This is a live site so if you would just like a namecheck, want to get in touch, have a Thameside Radio 90.2 related photo, Thameside Radio recording or a memory please email me.

Special thanks for mp3s, writing in or sending pictures to (amongst others) , Carol H, Olaf Star, Jessica D, Pyers E, Warren S, Stephen Sykes, John G, Mike E, itrilby for Radio Eric, Alex Wright, Aidan S, Dave "The Birdman", Alan Dolby, Rachel McIntyre (for Terry Anderson), Al at for the Thameside Radio Revisited podcasts, Terry/Decibel90 and Steve Scribbler.

I know that a lot of Thameside listeners and friends would like to get in touch with each other again. If you are happy to have e-mail forwarded do write in. Even if you don't have any new information it would be great to hear from you.

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Martin Wood