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UNID West Midlands - Test TX - August 1990

UNID West Midlands - Test TX - August 1990

A recording of an unidentified pirate station in the West Midlands, conducting what appears to be rig or link tests. This aircheck is believed to be Freedom 102 in Dudley.

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Comments

Dave Cartwright

From Scott D (Exile): It’s Definitely not Exile Dave, as we had no reason to do any tests in August 90. We were still using the original ‘garage in Kingswinford’ studio every weekend then.

Sounds like they were having trouble linking in, so could have been Freedom, as they were using a link at that time, while Exile was running direct with 100 watts stereo.

Professor1036

Thank for this information Dave. I have to be honest August 1990 is an arbitrary date, based on some of the tracks and maybe it could be later than the date given. However if Scott believes it’s definitely not Exile, then that’s fair enough. It’s definitely not anything local to Worcester, as stations in the city or area tend to overcompress. So it’s definitely coming from around Dudley. Just a shame my tape labelling has long since disappeared and I would make these random recordings of something that appears to be out of the blue!

Dave Cartwright

I'd have said Paul W(arren)
Dream Warriors - Wash your face in my sink had a lot of play on Freedom but don't remember it on Exile.
Could be well off, lets ask someone who'd know :)

Professor1036

I think it’s more likely Freedom...there were periods they put a very good signal into Worcester.

Professor1036

Thanks for the responses!

marksplaceuk

yeah could well be Freedom i suppose they were more likely to play that Phil Collins track

Professor1036

Thanks for your reply Dave. It could have been Freedom, thst also had a big signal into Worcester. A few tracks were very Scott Davies, so I thought it could have been Exile.

Dave Cartwright

Not much to go on there, but the music selection sounds more Freedom than Exile