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Starpoint Radio was founded over thirty years ago in 1985 as a soul music station for London and the Home Counties.
Originally broadcasting once a week on Sundays, demand quickly prompted the addition of an entire weekend of broadcasting.
Over the next three years Starpoint Radio attempted to broadcast seven days a week, but as an unlicensed station this proved difficult within the rules and regulations of the then Department of Trade and Industry, a precursor to Ofcom.
In December 1988 it was decided to pursue alternative avenues of broadcasting and Starpoint's final show as an unlicensed station was from infamous Crazy Larry's on the Kings Road in Chelsea.
In June 1991, Starpoint Radio applied for and received one of the first restricted broadcast licences (RSL) for a period of twenty-one days and the first show came from Windsor Safari Park, covering Windsor, Slough, Maidenhead, and most of Surrey and South London.
Starpoint's management later joined forces with another former unlicensed London radio station and the two merged into a satellite-based radio station.
In February 2005, the management decided to part ways and Starpoint Radio was reborn as an internet radio station. Starpoint are currently part of the small-scale DAB digital radio trial in Birmingham as of Autumn 2015.
Contact Starpoint Radio
Carl Webster Station Manager
Carl Lewis Presenter
Dave W Presenter
Des Lock Presenter
Marky Mark Presenter
Ray Ali Presenter
Ray Bradshaw Presenter
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