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Exhibition on UK pirate radio in the 1980s in Stoke

Part of the ICA touring exhibition programme, Shout Out! tracks the rise of pirate radio stations

An archival exhibition documenting the rise of pirate radio stations in the UK has opened in Stoke-on-Trent, as part of the ICA's touring exhibition programme. Shout Out! UK Pirate Radio in the 1980s tracks the rise of pirate radio stations following the Telecommunications Act 1984 which forced many independent stations to close down.

Photographs, videos, press clippings and publications will document the story of how these 600-plus pirate radio stations – such as Radio Invicta, LWR, Jackie FM, Horizon, Dread Broadcasting Corporation and Kiss FM – came to dominate the airwaves, and the lasting impact such stations have had.

The exhibition will run at Stoke-on-Trent The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, between 14 February–9 May; London ICA between 26 May-19 July; Leicester Phoenix, between 23 July–24 August. More info here.


i heard radio impact in stoke in the 70s

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