RADIO JACKIE PHOTO ARCHIVE 

Radio Jackie's unlicensed phase ended in February 1985...
...when the government announced...
...licences for community stations...
...so Jackie applied..
...yet one year later...
...the UK Home Office reneged on its promise..
...without any compensation.
This is a selection
of some 600 images
1985 > > > 1969.
One month after closedown, 88% had heard of Radio Jackie
Save the station...
...write to your MP...
...LPs were produced...
...with the story over sixteen years...
...pictures showed studio equipment being confiscated...
"..only a few seconds to destroy 16 years.."
The station had been widely listened to...
...out and about...
...at home, at work and in the car
The first pirates had been caught in 1934...
...brothers in Norwich playing popular music...
...to break Britain's broadcast monopoly...
...1948's Beveridge Committee wanted immediate local radio...
...there were false hopes during the '50s...
...an East Molesey pirate from 1958 to 1959...
...then, in the sixties...
...from the National Commercial Radio Movement...
...the Campaign for Independent Broadcasting...
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