Pirate launches new station


Pirate FM has launched a new sister station, playing music from the 1970s across Cornwall and Plymouth.

Pirate 70s went on air this morning (October 16) on DAB digital radio, through the Pirate FM website and the station’s free app.

Content director at Pirate FM, Tristan Hunkin, said: “Pirate FM already reaches more listeners than any other local station in our area every week. But we constantly listen to what our audience tells us they like and dislike. They’ve asked for more of artists such as Marvin Gaye, Rolling Stones and Queen. So now we’re launching a new radio station offering just that – and nothing but that.”

The launch sees a return to Plymouth for the Cornish radio station, since Pirate 70s will be available on DAB transmitters on both sides of the Tamar.

It coincides with a project to boost DAB coverage in the south west through a roll out of extra transmitters, increasing the number of people able to pick up DAB digital radio.