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Thameside Radio 90.2

Thameside Radio
The early days

Thameside Radio
Years of success

Thameside 90.2


Where are the
Thameside Radio crew now?

Thameside 90.2
Technical info

Thameside Radio

Thameside Radio

Thameside 90.2
Special events

Thameside Radio
Information sheets

Links to Thameside
and other
pirate radio sites


Whatever happened to the Thameside Radio crew?


Where are they now?

Given the professional approach that Thameside Radio took it's no surprise that many of the people involved went on to work in the media.

Last heard of:

Bob Edwards was developing digital recording studios.

Tony Lloyd disappeared without trace (unless you know better).

The Birdman appeared on other radio stations, mostly licensed RSLs (stations with a 28 day licence). These included Radio Cracker, The Clockwork Wireless Company and Bromley Local Radio. He has now started his own web site about the radio stations he has worked on which incudes Thameside from the DJs perspective.

Sarah became a newspaper journalist and moved to France.

Alex Wright was working at the BBC.

The Curly Man moved to the USA

Paul James was making radio programmes overseas and then moved to the BBC.

Ian Stewart was working in TV.

Terry Anderson bcame an writer and actor in California and now writes a great blog about music

Debbie the Phone Girl is still involved in radio in the UK

Mark is a photographer in the USA

The listeners - well we're still around. Thameside does get discussed in the newsgroups occasionally. It's often with a great deal of fondness for the quality of the programmes which says a lot for the team that made it all happen for so many years for little reward and under great duress.

How about a Thameside Radio listeners' reunion? If you would like to meet some of the old listeners (and staff if we can find them) then do email me.

This page has been based on emailing and talking with listeners and those involved, borrowing their tapes, (I'm amazed how many of us recorded the shows to share with our friends - just check out Radio Eric),  digging out press cuttings, extensive Google searches and my own memories as a listener. However there is still a lot that I don't know; so if you have any memories, recordings, links or know where any of the people involved are now please e-mail me so I can update the site.

Special thanks to (amongst others) , Carol H, Olaf S, Jessica D, Pyers E, Alan Dolby, Warren S, Stephen Sykes, Mike E, itrilby for Radio Eric, Alex Wright, Steve Scribbler, Rachel McIntyre, Aidan S and Dave "The Birdman". I know that a lot of listeners and friends would like to get in touch with each other again. If you are happy to have e-mail forwarded do write in. Even if you don't have any new information it would be great to hear from you.

Thameside Radio Technical informaton - how it all worked->



The Thameside Radio Story is an achive of material about Thameside Radio 90.2, a London pirate station. It broadcast between 1977 and 1982. Tony Lloyd, Bob Edwards, The Intrepid Birdman, Alex Wright, Paul James, Ian Stewart, Terry Anderson and The Curly Man all presented shows, as did many others. More important were the listeners. This is a live site so if you would just like a namecheck, want to get in touch, have a Thameside Radio 90.2 related photo, Thameside Radio recording or a memory please email me.

Special thanks for mp3s, writing in or sending pictures to (amongst others) , Carol H, Olaf Star, Jessica D, Pyers E, Warren S, Stephen Sykes, John G, Mike E, itrilby for Radio Eric, Alex Wright, Aidan S, Dave "The Birdman", Alan Dolby, Rachel McIntyre (for Terry Anderson), Al at for the Thameside Radio Revisited podcasts, Terry/Decibel90 and Steve Scribbler.

I know that a lot of Thameside listeners and friends would like to get in touch with each other again. If you are happy to have e-mail forwarded do write in. Even if you don't have any new information it would be great to hear from you.

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Martin Wood