I paid a visit to Stoke-on-Trent this week and popped in to the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, where among the various exhibitions is a display called Shout Out! UK Pirate Radio in the 1980s.
So it doesn't quite fit in with what I usually do on this blog, but I thought it might be worth a mention and a few photos.
The exhibition is only small but features lots of newspaper clippings from the era in the 1980s when there was a surge of pirate activity on FM as stations starting appearing to cater for audiences who struggled to find their style of music on mainstream radio. It mentions how at the peak of FM piracy in the UK some 600 stations were operating up and down the land.
There is even a mixer and limiter on display that were used in a pirate studio back in the day, together with a TV screen showing an interview with the operator of one of the biggest pirates in the midlands in the 1980s, and an iPad on which you can listen to jingles from the days when Kiss FM was still a pirate
The exhibition will remain at its current home until May 9.