Pirate FM

Pirate FM - 102.2 - 102.8 FM Redruth

  • Genre: talk, news, pop
  • Country:England
  • City: Redruth
  • Bitrate:128 kbit/s
  • First air date: 3 April 1992
  • Frequency: 102.2 - 102.8 FM
  • Language: English
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Pirate FM is a beloved Independent Local Radio station based in Cornwall, England. Owned and operated by Bauer, Pirate FM forms part of the Hits Radio network. As of 2023, the station boasts a weekly audience of 131,000 listeners, making it a popular choice for those seeking locally produced content without network programming​​. Over the period from February to December 2021, Pirate FM had a weekly listenership of 139,000 adults aged 15 and above, with each listener spending an average of 7.9 hours per week tuned in, contributing to a total of 1,092,000 hours listened per week. The station enjoyed a healthy market share of 10.2% during this period​​.

Launched in 1992, Pirate FM has a storied history of innovation and success, having won 'Station of the Year' at the 2003 and 2006 Sony Radio Academy Awards. The station is well-known for its advanced digital technology and the technical expertise of its founding team, which was featured on the BBC science programme, 'Tomorrow's World'​​.

Pirate FM's commitment to its local audience is embodied in its rebranding in 2005 from 'The Southwest's Pirate FM' to 'Cornwall's Pirate FM'. This change saw a focus on its core Cornish audience, despite reducing the potential audience significantly by excluding areas such as Plymouth and most of West Devon. However, Pirate FM remains the number one station by audience reach despite the increased competition​​.

Playlist Pirate FM

Dear Darlin' - Olly MursDear Darlin' - Olly Murs Live
Just The Way You Are - Bruno MarsJust The Way You Are - Bruno Mars 14:49
Never Tear Us Apart - InxsNever Tear Us Apart - Inxs 14:46
Breakfast At Tiffany's - Deep Blue SomethingBreakfast At Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something 14:37
Cruel Summer - Taylor SwiftCruel Summer - Taylor Swift 14:34
Modern Girl - Sheena EastonModern Girl - Sheena Easton 14:31
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2 14:25
Little Red Corvette - PrinceLittle Red Corvette - Prince 14:16
Don't Tell Me - BlancmangeDon't Tell Me - Blancmange 14:13
Don't Stand So Close To Me - The PoliceDon't Stand So Close To Me - The Police 14:10

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Address Carn Brea Studios Redruth, Cornwall TR15 3XX
Phone +44 1209 313900
Email onair@piratefm.co.uk
Website https://planetradio.co.uk/pirate-fm/
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